Vegetarian Weight Loss Recipes – the Wonderful Collection

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Vegetarian Weight Loss Recipes

Whether you’re looking at the vegetarian diet to lose weight in a month or a year, we’ve got recipes for everyone.

Vegetarians are in a good place when it comes to weight loss – the veggie diet can be surprisingly effective.

Weight loss isn’t just about skipping carbs either – carbs are not the enemy – nor is it about keto, or paleo.

Taking control with healthy but still tasty and satisfying meals is key for effective weight loss.

We’ve scoured the web for vegetarian weight loss recipes that match our criteria – and we’ve compiled them all below.

You’ll find ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner – some low-carb, certainly, while others are not. Each recipe has something special going for it, and we stand firmly behind our picks.

If you need more help, there is also a FREE full one-week vegetarian weight loss diet plan right over here. It is completely free and available as a downloadable PDF.

Breakfast

The 2 Ingredient Banana Egg Pancakes

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4.64 from 97 votes
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: cheap and simple ingredients, light and nutritious meal
231 calories per serving

This world’s simplest pancakes recipe contains just two ingredients (egg and banana) and is super quick – just minutes from bowl to plate! Simple and tasty.

Healthy Yogurt Parfait

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5 from 1 vote
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: quick, light and nutritious breakfast, super yummy 😉
233 calories per serving

This yogurt parfait is rich with fruits and nuts and is a deliciously quick way to start the day. Never get bored of breakfast again!

Pear Walnut Salad with a Mustard Orange Dressing

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4.88 from 8 votes
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super tasty salad, light and nutritious ingredients
309 calories per serving

A beautifully crunchy salad with a mix of rocket leaves, dried fruits, pear and walnuts set this salad above the competition. And it’s vegan too!

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Mini Muffins

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Ready in: 17 minutes
Recipe by: BiteSizedKitchen
Bonus: healthy, easy and quick, perfect as a family breakfast or party appetizer! 🙂
244 calories per serving

These Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Mini Muffins are made with chocolate chips and are flourless! They are incredibly moist and perfect for an on-the-go protein-packed breakfast!

Kat’s Vegan Overnight Oats in a Jar

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5 from 6 votes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: Kat

Bonus: full of health benefits, quick and nutritious breakfast
372 calories per serving

Deliciously tasty and vegan overnight oats in a jar: High in fiber, great against diabetes and heart disease. Did we mention it’s vegan too?

Italian-Style Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins

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4.67 from 3 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: tasty, nutritious and healthy breakfast, works as a snack too 🙂
238 calories per serving

Fresh basil, salty feta, tangy sun-dried tomatoes and sweet cherry tomatoes: that’s the beautiful combo that gives these breakfast egg muffins the name ‘Italian-Style’.

Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes

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4.91 from 40 votes
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: light breakfast, super quick and healthy, just 3 simple ingredients
438 calories per serving

The 2 ingredient Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes. Just mix eggs and cream cheese to get delicious low carb, high taste pancakes. Ready in 10 minutes.

Chia Seeds Natural Energy Drink – Chia Fresca / Iskiate (5 mins)

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5 from 5 votes
Ready in: 3 minutes

Bonus: irreplaceable weight loss drink, healthy and quick, simple ingredients
142 calories per serving

Super-healthy and powerful chia seed energy drink. Fuel up with this five minute recipe used by the best runners of all time for thousands of years!

Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: VanillaAndBean
Bonus: tasty and full of important nutrients, absolutely great for breakfast, lunch or dinner 😉
116 calories per serving

Tangy, a bit spicy, hearty and creamy, this Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich is a delicious way to enjoy nourishing chickpeas. Fabulous as a sandwich or simply as a salad. Vegetarian or vegan + optionally gluten free.

Spinach Feta Pancakes

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5 from 4 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Sofia & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: full of health benefits, easy and very very tasty 🙂
361 calories per serving

These feta and spinach pancakes are quick and easy – and cover a whole range of important nutrition and health topics!

Lunch

Mouthwatering Meatless Chili Con Carne

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4.68 from 25 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: very tasty and full of nutrients, can be stored for a while in the fridge
300 calories per serving

Who said meat-free recipes can’t deliver? This meatless (aka vegan) chili proves that you can still enjoy your favourite meals, but in a new, animal-friendly way.

Vegan Chickpea Summer Salad – Ready in 15 mins

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5 from 5 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Jansen & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple and tasty, full of health benefits
445 calories per serving

An animal friendly, fresh and tangy summer salad with some serious health benefits. It’s fresh and new, but still prepped within 15 minutes – awesome!

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5 from 1 vote
Course Lunch, Post-Workout, Side
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 445kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas (1 can = 15.5 oz)
  • 1 bunch parsley, fresh
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 1 beetroot, pre-cooked
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds (eg. pumpkin & sunflower seeds)
  • 1 orange (sliced in filets)
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (eg. sriracha)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional:

  • 1 tbsp capers (roughly chopped)

Instructions

  • Drain the chickpeas and give them a good rinse. Roast the seeds in a pan on medium heat until fragrant (no oil needed).
  • Chop the parsley, put it in a food processor or mortar. Add the lime zest, lime juice, garlic, hot sauce, olive oil, salt, pepper and blend it until it’s green and smooth.
  • Put the chickpeas into a bowl, add the the ‘parsley dip’. Give it a good toss ;), add some salt to taste, and get it on a plate.
  • Filet the orange (this video is cool, just slice the orange after you’ve peeled it), cut the beetroot into nice pieces and garnish the salad.
  • If you like, add some capers on top, throw on the seeds, and enjoy.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Weight Loss Recipes – the Wonderful Collection
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 230
% Daily Value*
Fat 25.6g39%
Saturated Fat 3.6g23%
Sodium 433mg19%
Potassium 777mg22%
Carbohydrates 50.4g17%
Fiber 10.8g45%
Sugar 13.5g15%
Protein 10.2g20%
Vitamin A 4700IU94%
Vitamin C 145.2mg176%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Turkish Lentil Salad

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5 from 5 votes
Ready in: 7 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick and nutritious salad, can be stored for a while in the fridge
360 calories per serving

Our stress-free take on the cauliflower classic. Sweet yet punchy, spicy yet smooth. Perfection is here.

Spinach and Quinoa Vegan Meal Prep Bowls

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: SaltAndLavender
Bonus: healthy ingredients, keeps well for a couple of day, tasty and nutritious
304 calories per serving

These vegan meal prep bowls are loaded with quinoa, spinach, carrots, almonds, and a delicious ginger/garlic/soy dressing!

Tangy Veggie Wrap

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4.56 from 29 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: can be stored for a while in the fridge, easy to transport for food on the go
342 calories per serving

A refreshing and tangy summer veggie wrap that’s easy to make and perfect for on the go – ideal for bbqs, picnics or wherever it’s needed!

Vegan Spanish Beans with Tomatoes

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Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieDesserts
Bonus: very delicious and healthy, simple ingredients, can be stored for a while in the fridge
125 calories per serving

These vegan gluten-free Spanish beans are packed with flavour, but are so easy to make in less than 20 minutes with just 7 ingredients! Perfect served with rice or fresh bread and only 125 calories per serving.

Bonus: easiest soup ever, keeps well for a couple of days
169 calories per serving

No complicated cooking steps means this refreshing carrot and ginger soup is ready in just ten easy minutes, and perfect for any weather. Take the stress out of cooking.

Thai Quinoa Salad

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5 from 1 vote
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: Jansen & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: light and very tasty, full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge
271 calories per serving

Thai Quinoa Salad – Tropical Vibes. A refreshingly light, tasty Asian super-dish with lots of protein, fiber and tropical flavour. Get your summer feeling here.

Vegetarian Tacos – Authentic Mexican Flavours!

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4.86 from 7 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: tasty and full of important nutrients, perfect as a family meal or party appetizer 🙂
310 calories per serving

Mexican Vegetarian Tacos. Incredible taste with loads of veggie fiber and protein means this recipe makes you wonder why you ever wanted meat in the first place.

Vegan Cauliflower Risotto

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Ready in: 12 minutes
Recipe by: TheHiddenVeggies
Bonus: super easy, quick and light, works as a main or side dish
70 calories per serving

This creamy vegan cauliflower risotto with spinach will amaze you! Made with riced cauliflower and cooked to perfection, it’s dairy-free, gluten free, and low in carbs and calories, yet rich. Make a creamy, delicious meal in less than 15 minutes! If you want a low carb vegan meal or side dish, this is it!

Curried Parsnip Soup

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4 from 3 votes
Ready in: 40 minutes

Bonus: full of health benefits, very easy to make, can be stored for a while in the fridge
128 calories per serving

This curried parsnip soup is creamy yet vegan, spicy yet not overpoweringly so. It’s also incredibly easy to make – chop, chop cook!

Fitness Lentil Bean Salad (25 Min, Vegan)

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5 from 3 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes

Dinner

Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers in Mediterranean Tomato Sauce

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5 from 1 vote
Ready in: 55 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: healthy dinner, simple ingredients, can be stored for a while in the fridge
380 calories per serving

Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers baked in a delicious tomato sauce – foolproof instructions and packed with vitamins and nutrients – bring the health back!

Easy Cauliflower Curry

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5 from 2 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: healthy ingredients, keeps well for a couple of day, tasty and nutritious
485 calories per serving

Our stress-free take on the cauliflower classic. Sweet yet punchy, spicy yet smooth. Perfection is here.

Roasted Eggplant And Tomato Gnocchi

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Ready in: 40 minutes (5 minutes prep)
Recipe by: TheForkedSpoon
Bonus: simple ingredients, can be stored for a while in the fridge
287 calories per serving

This easy and delicious vegetarian Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Gnocchi is made with just six simple ingredients including ripe tomatoes, eggplant, sweet basil, parmesan cheese, store-bought gnocchi, olive oil, and salt and pepper.

Baked Ricotta

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4.5 from 6 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Bonus: you can completely remove the oil from this recipe dropping the already low 492 calories per serving to an amazing 370 calories per serving!

With a preparation time of just five minutes this has to be one of the best quickest weight-loss recipes in the world!

Easy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

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4.57 from 23 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: light, easy and healthy soup, can be stored for a while in the fridge
446 calories per serving

Make the most out of your veg with this Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup – tasty, easy, healthy, full of vitamins and only five mins to prep!

Speedy Vegan Burrito

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5 from 2 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: quick and easy, delicious and healthy 🙂
361 calories per serving

The new vegan burrito is here, paving the way and setting the standard. Mega quick and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Best Ever Traditional Meatless Meatloaf

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Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes (20 minutes prep)
Recipe by: KeepingThePeas
Bonus: very tasty and full of health benefits, keeps well for a couple of days
130 calories per serving

With all the traditional seasonings of the original this vegan meatless meatloaf with chickpeas, peppers, and onions is big on flavor topped with a tomato maple glaze. Perfect as the main dish at your next dinner party, or easy enough to pull together for a weeknight meal.

Spicy Black Bean Soup (20 Min, Vegan)

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4.78 from 18 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, delicious and nutritious, keeps well for a couple of days
536 calories per serving

So comforting you want to sit in it. Only vegan ingredients, great taste and ready in 20 minutes. High in protein and fiber. You won’t be disappointed!

Red Lentil Spinach Soup

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: FoodMeanderings
Bonus: delicious and healthy, can be stored for a while in the fridge
272 calories per serving

This easy and healthy Red Lentil Spinach Soup is a hearty and delicious vegetarian meal that’s ready in 30 minutes! It’s only 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of vegetarian weight loss recipes from around the globe and we wish you much success on your weight loss journey.

Don’t forget to grab your free weight loss meal plan if you haven’t already.

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