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5 Quick Vegetarian Dinner Recipes – Fuss-free evenings

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Have you ever asked yourself “what should I make for dinner?” and felt completely out of options? With this compilation of 5 quick vegetarian dinner recipes, worry no more – we have you covered!

If cooking after a long day doesn’t feel like an easy task, these quick dinner recipes may just become your saving grace (or simply something to look forward to in the evening).

They’re set on creating a perfect dinner plan for you. Your main duty will be to relax because all the recipes are incredibly easy.

You’re getting Monday to Friday healthy vegetarian dinner ideas which require little effort to throw together. All are speedy and lazy but incredibly delicious!

5 quick vegetarian dinner recipes – no more boring meals

Want to start your week with a delicious dinner ready in no more than 25 minutes? We’ve got rice, toast, tacos, salad or pizza – a new option for each day of your working week!

Choose whatever you’d like to start with – there’s no chance of getting bored or tired of cooking.

What’s more, our quick vegetarian dinner recipes provide protein and nutrition to make your meals super filling (as do these healthy vegetarian dinner ideas which you should also check out!). Your appetite and satiety will be right under control.

What you need to know about dinner timing

Some of you may be wondering what’s an ideal time to eat dinner. Does dinner timing actually matter?

Maybe! There’s not evidence yet to know for sure.

But some studies suggest that the best time to eat dinner for weight loss is a couple of hours before going to sleep, to give your body some time to digest food.

Of course, everything depends on your health goals and medical conditions. If you find yourself really hungry before bedtime, you can still choose some healthy snacks to support weight loss.

Check out our compilation of low-calorie healthy snacks for extra nutrients and snacking advice.

Healthy dinner recipes for weight loss

Of course, dinner can be part of healthy weight loss, should you wish it.

If you’re trying to lose weight, you should never go to bed mad or hungry. You really need a nutritious dinner to control your cravings and prevent over-snacking or overeating in the morning.

Our 5 quick vegetarian dinner recipes can help you meal prep to achieve your weight loss goals without sacrificing taste and flavours.

Need any ideas for breakfast and lunch as well? Check out our free vegetarian weight loss meal plan for essential nutrition basics and more easy recipes.

Our quick vegetarian dinner recipes are all homemade which can bring a lot of health benefits. You can control the quality of ingredients and calorie count to go for the best dinner recipes for weight loss (try our vegetarian low calorie dinners where we’ve done the calorie counting for you!).

1. Vegetarian Fried Rice

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4.74 from 50 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 537kcal
Ready in:15 minutes

Bonus: healthy, easy, no ingredients left behind
619 calories per serving

Everybody should know how to make veggie fried rice. Hands down one of the most delicious and easiest ways to use up leftovers. Ready in max. 15 minutes!

2. Smooching Mushrooms on Toast

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4.74 from 23 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 409kcal
Ready in:12 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: light and nutritious
329 calories per serving

Our delicious vegan take on the trendiest cafe food of the moment, Mushrooms on Toast. It’s perfect for everything from a savory breakfast to a light dinner.

3. Lentil Tacos

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4.89 from 17 votes
Protein: 29g
Calories: 599kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: packed with protein and fiber, comfort food
599 calories per serving

These veggie lentil tacos are our new go-to meal. SO TASTY and stacked with lentil protein and fiber, it’s time to take dinner up to the next level.

4. Healthy Egg Salad

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5 from 5 votes
Protein: 25g
Calories: 419kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: high-protein, extremely healthy and filling
446 calories per serving

Looking to up your salad game? Try this healthy egg salad recipe with quinoa and beets – the perfect weight loss lunch (and why not try it with one of these low calorie salad dressings?)! Lots of balanced proteins here too!

5. Perfect Pizza Pancake Recipe

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4.68 from 31 votes
Protein: 24g
Calories: 394kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Dave

Bonus: healthy and easy-to-follow recipe, divine taste
405 calories per serving

These pizza pancakes are perfect for lunch or dinner – super simple and full of the most exciting base and taste combos make it the best of both worlds!

Enjoy our quick vegetarian dinner recipes for each day of your busy week (and if you want more, try these easy vegetarian meals too!)! Feel free to share more of your favourite dinner ideas with us (and why not check out our vegetarian high protein dinners if you want to more inspiration!).


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