Get prepared to host the perfect holiday dinner. Eat Local brings you delicious entertaining meals that will appeal to your guests’ diverse needs and tastes.
Keto, Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free: your guests may all be looking for different kinds of foods, but planning a delicious holiday dinner can actually be quite easy. Simple variations on traditional holiday favorites allow you to host the perfect dinner while fulfilling the needs of all of your guests.
These comfort foods and holiday favorites are loved by almost everyone, and we can’t imagine a holiday dinner without them. That’s why we’re happy to bring you these delicious meals tailored to suit specific lifestyles:
1. Keto-Friendly Turkey
Those following the Keto lifestyle need to avoid carbohydrates in their diet. This means they need to steer clear of rice, bread, or pasta. That can be particularly difficult around the holidays, especially Thanksgiving when the traditional meal is a turkey with bread stuffing. But there is a way to be keto-friendly without missing out on turkey. Simply replace the bread with bacon and pork sausage, and you get a meal that’s naturally high in protein and fat. If you’re thinking about taste, imagine this—bacon, pork sausage, and turkey breast—you know it’s going to taste great! We call it the Carb-Wise Turkey Roulade.
2. Turkey for the Mediterranean Diet
Whole grains and vegetables are an integral part of the Mediterranean diet. That’s why we make our Mediterranean Style Turkey Roulade by stuffing the turkey with a delicious blend of whole grains, artichokes, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. The perfectly cooked, juicy turkey is complemented by the crisp vegetables. Whole grains round out the savory taste of the meal. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how flavorful and delicious this Mediterranean turkey is.
3. Meatloaf for Vegans
Our Mushroom and Walnut Loaf is completely meatless, but you’ll find it just as appetizing as a traditional meatloaf. It’s made with mushrooms, lentils, bread crumbs, and walnuts, and served with a savory mushroom sauce. The beauty of this vegan meatloaf is that it’s so rich and comforting that you can serve it to vegans, vegetarians, and even meat-eaters. It’s loved by everyone.
4. Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Classic
We make our Beef Bourguignon with 100% grass-fed beef, smoked local bacon, mushrooms, and caramelized shallots, with plenty of Burgundy wine. We’ve reimagined this French favorite so that it’s naturally dairy-free and gluten-free. Its wide appeal makes it one of our most popular entertaining meals.
5. Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Mediterranean Recipe
The Mediterranean diet recommends a lot of whole grains, which can be challenging to follow for those who are looking for gluten-free recipes. That’s where our Mediterranean Style Red Wine Chicken comes in. Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, this oven-roasted chicken is slow-cooked in red wine and served with mushrooms and caramelized shallots. The red wine slowly infuses into the chicken, for a rich flavor that your guests will absolutely love.
Entertaining guests can be a challenge. If you or your guests are on a specific diet, it can make meal preparation even more complicated. Simplify your holiday cooking by trying some of our Entertaining Meals. We cook our meals in small batches and then blast-chill them to lock in nutrients and flavor. All our meals are hand-crafted at our kitchen in Burien, Washington.
This year, leave the holiday meal preparation to us and focus on what the holidays are meant for: great conversations, relaxation, and enjoying time with your friends and family.