10 Amazing Vegan Dinners For Weight Loss

10 Amazing Vegan Dinners For Weight Loss

10 Amazing Vegan Dinners For Weight Loss

Dinner ideas for vegans who want to lose delicious and healthful weight. They're pretty full, with plenty of protein, vegetables, and healthy fats to aid weight loss.

Here's a list of 10 AMAZING Vegan Weight Loss Recipes that can help you lose weight healthily and deliciously! They're all under 350 calories and gluten-free as too!

Tomato Basil Soup

1.Tomato Basil Soup

This is the simplest Tomato Basil Soup you'll ever make, and it's so fresh and vivid. It simply takes 10 minutes to create and only requires 4 ingredients (plus salt, pepper, and optional olive oil).

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4 – 6

Ingredients

  • Olive oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Onion chopped: 1 medium
  • Cloves of garlic chopped: 3 large
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes: 7 cups
  • Basil leaves: 1 handful
  • Salt adjust to taste: 2 teaspoons
  • Pepper adjust to taste: 1 teaspoon

Method

  1. Add the oil or a couple of tablespoons of water to a pan over medium heat.
  2. When the pan is hot, add the onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until the onions and garlic are just starting to turn golden.
  3. Toss in the tomatoes, chopped. Cook, occasionally turning, over medium heat until the tomatoes have broken down and become mushy.
  4. Remove from the heat, add the basil, salt, and pepper, and mix until smooth in a blender or stick immersion blender.
  5. Serve right away.

 

Tomato Basil Soup

2. One-Pot Bean Chilli

This excellent Vegan One-Pot Bean Chili is vegan and gluten-free. This dish is ideal for a quick vegan lunch or dinner. It's also oil-free and gluten-free!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • SunRidge Farms Organic Chilli Colorado Blend: 1 cup + 4 cups water (or 1 cup uncooked beans of your choice)
  • Chopped onion: 1 medium
  • Minced garlic: 2 cloves
  • Chopped bell pepper: 1 yellow
  • Water: 3 Tablespoon + 4 cups
  • Diced tomatoes: 1 can
  • Chilli powder: 1½ tablespoons
  • Paprika: ½ tablespoon
  • Sea salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish: fresh herbs

Method

  1. In a large pot, combine the chilli bean mixture and 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. When the water is boiling, turn off the heat and let the beans soak for one hour.
  2. Strain the beans into a sieve. Drain and rinse.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the pot and cook onion, garlic, and bell pepper for 5 minutes over medium heat. If required, add more water to prevent sticking. Stir the mixture constantly.
  4. Bring the soaked beans, together with the additional ingredients (excluding the optional garnish), to a boil.
  5. Reduce to low heat and cook, covered, for 2 hours, or until the beans have softened completely. To avoid sticking, stir occasionally. Note: after about 1 hour, taste (carefully!) to see if any more spices are needed and if so, add them now.

Baked Tofu

3. Baked Tofu

Baked tofu is a delicious plant-based protein that is quick and easy to prepare. It's effortless to make: just mix up a marinade, soak the tofu, lay it out on a pan, bake, and eat! Crispy, flavorful, and ready to add some zing to salads, noodle bowls, sandwiches, and more.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Extra-firm tofu: 8 ounces
  • Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce): 4 tablespoons
  • Maple syrup: 2 tablespoon
  • Sesame oil: 2 tablespoon
  • Hot pepper sauce: ½ tablespoon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Set out a nonstick pad to cover a cookie sheet or baking dish.
  2. Drain the tofu and press it for 15-30 minutes after wrapping it in a clean cloth.
  3. Cut the tofu in half widthwise when adequately drained, then cut each half into 16 pieces.
  4. Place the cubes in a big mixing bowl and set them aside.
  5. To make the marinade, mix the remaining ingredients in a small dish.
  6. Toss the tofu with the marinade to coat it. Allow for at least 30 minutes of resting time.
  7. Drain and toss out the marinade. Arrange the tofu in a single layer on the baking sheet that has been prepared.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, then flip the cubes and bake for another 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Before serving, allow it to cool somewhat.

Vegan Spaghetti Squash Mac’n Cheese

4. Vegan Spaghetti Squash Mac’n Cheese

This Vegan Spaghetti Squash Mac ‘n Cheese is incredible! This dish is ideal for a nutritious lunch or dinner. It's also paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, high-protein, and gluten-free. The ideal lightened-up comfort dish is this Vegan Spaghetti Squash Mac ‘n Cheese. Spaghetti squash is high in fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins, manganese, and potassium, which are beneficial to one's health. It also has a low-calorie count of only 40 calories per CUP! A cup of genuine spaghetti costs about 200 calories! Crazy.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook  Time:1 hour | Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • Spaghetti squash: 1 large
  • Broccoli florets: 2 cups

Ingredients For The Cheese Sauce

  • Unsweetened non-dairy milk: 1.5 cups
  • Dijon mustard: 4 Tablespoon
  • Yellowbird Habañero sauce: 2 tablespoons
  • Low-sodium soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
  • Nutritional yeast: ¾ cup
  • Coconut flour: 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Onion powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Bake for one hour after slicing spaghetti squash lengthwise.
  3. Broccoli cooked in the steamer Place broccoli in a microwave-safe dish, add two tablespoons of water, cover with a microwave-safe plate, and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, or until broccoli is softened to your preference.
  4. In a blender or mixing bowl, thoroughly combine all cheese sauce ingredients.
  5. Remove the seeds and scrape the “noodles” into a large mixing dish with a fork when the spaghetti squash is done.
  6. Broccoli is added.
  7. Mix thoroughly after pouring the sauce on top.

Cauliflower Bites With Tangy Avocado Slaw

5. Cauliflower Bites With Tangy Avocado Slaw

Baked BBQ cauliflower pieces with tangy avocado salad and cilantro lime quinoa make the perfect savoury family dinner. In 30 minutes, you'll be ready to eat!

There's nothing quite like a quick and easy dinner that doesn't involve much thought but still fills you up like a gourmet meal.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients For The BBQ Cauliflower Bites

  • Cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces: 1 head
  • BBQ sauce: 1 cup

Ingredients For The Tangy Avocado Slaw

  • Avocado: ¾ – 1 cup
  • Shredded cabbage: 4 cups
  • Lime juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Sea salt: ½ teaspoon

Ingredients For The Cilantro Lime Quinoa

  • Water: ¾ cup
  • Uncooked quinoa: ½ cup
  • Chopped cilantro, divided: ¼ cup
  • Sea salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Lime juice: 1 tablespoon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (230° Celsius).
  2. In a small pot, combine the quinoa, water, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, and salt if preparing quinoa.
  3. Bring to a boil on the stovetop over high heat (about 5-7 minutes).
  4. Cover, reduce the heat and cook once the water has been absorbed for another 12-15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and set aside until you've finished everything else. Follow the instructions in the notes if you're using ready-made rice.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the chopped cauliflower with the BBQ sauce in a mixing dish.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and sticky. If you prefer your cauliflower al dente, but make the tangy avocado slaw, combine all slaw ingredients while it's baking.
  9. Remember to keep an eye on the quinoa while the cauliflower bakes.
  10. When the cauliflower is done, fluff the quinoa with a fork and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of cilantro as well as the lime juice. Mix thoroughly.
  11. Divide everything into 4 bowls, top with more BBQ sauce if desired, and eat!

Lentil Chilli

6. Lentil Chilli

This meatless lentil chilli is ideal for a weeknight meal. It's flavorful but not too spicy and packed with healthful plant-based protein and fiber. An aromatic base of onion, celery, and green peppers forms the foundation of a fantastic chilli. Sautéed in the saucepan until they soften, the spices are added, and finally, the additional ingredients are added to the pot and allowed to boil for a few minutes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes | Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Cooking oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Diced Celery: 2 stalks
  • Diced Onion: 1
  • Diced Green pepper: 1
  • Cans diced tomatoes: 28 fl. oz.
  • Drained red kidney beans: 19 oz.
  • Drained can pinto beans: 19 oz.
  • Drained lentils: 19 oz.
  • Chili powder: 2 tablespoons
  • Smoked paprika: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cumin: ½ tablespoon
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a big pot over medium heat. Add the celery, onion, and green pepper to the pot once the oil has heated up and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook, occasionally stirring, for 2-3 minutes, or until the veggies begin to release their liquids and turn translucent.
  3. Stir in the chilli powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and crushed cumin until the vegetables are well covered.
  4. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Season the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, pinto beans, and lentils with salt and pepper before adding them to the pot.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and cook for at least 30 minutes.

Vegan Wellington

7. Vegan Wellington

If you haven't had a Vegan Wellington before, now is the year to do it. It's a real eye-catcher! You'll just need a few essential ingredients that you may get at your local supermarket.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 50 minutes | Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Frozen puff pastry sheet: 1
  • Peeled and chopped carrot: 1
  • Celery stalk, chopped: 1
  • Vegan butter or oil: 2 teaspoons
  • Dry lentils (green or brown): ⅔ cup
  • Water: 2 cups
  • Vegan Worcestershire sauce: 2 teaspoons
  • Vegetable or “no beef” bouillon: 1½ teaspoons
  • Garlic powder: 1½ teaspoons
  • Onion powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Paprika: ½ teaspoon
  • Sage: ½ teaspoon
  • Thyme: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper: ¼ teaspoon
  • Chopped kale: 2 cups
  • Chopped roasted unsalted sunflower seeds: ½ cup
  • Panko breadcrumbs: ¼ cup
  • Non-dairy milk: 2 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce or salt to taste

Method

  • Place the puff pastry on the counter to thaw.
  • Sauté the carrots and celery in the vegan butter/oil or vegetable stock in a medium-sized pot until soft.
  • Combine the lentils, water, bouillon, onion powder, garlic powder, vegan Worcestershire sauce, paprika, sage, thyme, and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and continue to cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the lentils are soft and the liquid has been absorbed. If necessary, season with salt or soy sauce.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat but leave it on the burner. Combine the kale and sunflower seeds in a mixing bowl. Five minutes, or until the kale has wilted, cover the pot.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and mix well. Allow the lentil mixture to cool until it is just warm, not hot.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • You can start building your vegan wellington once the puff pastry has thawed and become malleable.
  • Fill the center third of the puff pastry with the lentil mixture and roll it into a log. Allow an inch of space around the edges. Make sure it's tightly packed.
  • Tightly fold the puff pastry sides over the top of the lentil mixture. There should be about a half-inch overlap on each side. Pinch the edges, seal them, and tuck them in. Use water to aid in the formation of a more secure seal.
  • Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to line a baking pan. Place the wellington, seam-side down, on top of it.
  • After scoring the pastry, brush it with the non-dairy milk (this will create a golden crust as an egg wash would.)
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes or golden brown.
  • Allow cooling for 5 minutes before cutting slices with a sharp knife.

Jackfruit Chili

8. Jackfruit Chilli

This vegan jackfruit chilli is the perfect comfort food. This is the weeknight wonder dish you've been seeking, packed with plant-based goodness and zesty spices. You can set and forget your crockpot until dinnertime with just 15 minutes of prep time! This easy vegan jackfruit chilli recipe just calls for a few ingredients, most of which are likely already in your pantry.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes | Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • Jackfruit: 20 oz.
  • Onion chopped: 1
  • Red pepper chopped: 1
  • Crushed tomatoes: 20 oz. can
  • Tomatoes with chilli peppers: 10 oz.
  • Diced green chilli peppers: 4 oz.
  • Corn: 1 cup
  • Black beans drained and rinsed: 15½ oz.
  • Vegetable broth: 1 cup
  • Garlic powder: 1½ tablespoons
  • Oregano: 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder: ½-2 tablespoons
  • Paprika: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin: 2 teaspoons
  • Maple syrup: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper: 1 teaspoon
  • Juice of one lime

Method

  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Separate the pieces a little. You can toss the seeds if you don't like them. Another method is to pulse the jackfruit many times in a food processor until it resembles pulled pork.
  2. In a crockpot, combine all of the ingredients.
  3. Cook for 2½-3 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low.
  4. Enjoy!

Avocado Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps

9. Avocado Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps

Vegan Avocado Peach Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps are a quick and easy dinner recipe that is delightfully green and healthful.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Servings: 2-3

Ingredients

  • Ripe avocado: 1
  • Chickpeas, drained and rinsed: 1 ½ cups
  • Diced stalk celery: 1 medium
  • Diced bell pepper: ½ large
  • Diced carrot: 1 medium
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Chopped cilantro: ¼ cup
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper: ¼ teaspoon
  • 6 collard leaves
  • Mash the avocados in a small bowl.

Method

  1. Chickpeas should be placed in a large mixing dish and mashed thoroughly using a potato masher or fork. Stir in the carrots, celery, and bell pepper. Stir in the lemon juice, cilantro, mashed avocado, salt, and pepper until everything is well mixed.
  2. Using a chopping board lay a collard leaf flat. Fill the leaves with roughly ⅓-½ cup chickpea salad. Roll the leaf-like a tortilla by folding it in the edges.
  3. Rep with the remaining chickpea salad.
  4. Refrigerate for up to 5 days if stored in an airtight container.

Tangy Tempeh Salad

10. Tangy Tempeh Salad

As a vegetarian or vegan, getting enough protein isn't difficult. Tempeh is a good source of protein and manganese (a vital nutrient involved in various biological processes), iron, and calcium.

If you're interested in learning more about protein, check out our vegan protein guide.

Ingredients

  • Radishes: 6
  • Tempeh: 200g
  • Cucumber: ½
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Green beans: 1 cup
  • Maple syrup: 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato paste: 1 tablespoon
  • Paprika: 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame oil: ½ teaspoon
  • Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons

Optional:

2 tablespoon of your favourite vinegar for extra tang. Also, throw in whatever leftover vegetables you have!

Method

  1. Peel and thinly slice the cucumber and radishes—place in a large mixing bowl with a pinch of salt. After around 10 minutes, the salt will take out any extra water, which you may tip away.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the tempeh into small pieces.
  3. Green beans should be roughly chopped.
  4. Cook the tempeh for five minutes on medium heat before adding the green beans, maple syrup, soy sauce, tomato paste, paprika, and sesame oil.
  5. Cook for a few minutes longer, then combine everything in the bowl with the radish and cucumber. Mix everything up well, then serve and enjoy! Tempeh is best eaten as soon as possible.

Conclusion

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