Healthy Vegan Recipes for Weight Loss – Lose Weight in a Healthy, Delicious Way

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As suggested by the title, here you are presented with easy to make, super delicious and healthy vegan recipes which will help you lose weight. These delicious vegan recipes are also great for weight loss on a budget when you do not want to overspend on ingredients, and when you do not have much time to invest in preparing your meals. The recipes listed are also low in calories while packed with nutrients, including protein and healthy fats with low and moderate amounts of carbohydrates.

Our healthy vegan recipes for weight loss are also perfect for individuals who just turned vegan as you have all ingredients and steps included. If you are interested in learning more delicious, healthy, and low in calories vegan recipes, check our high protein vegan wraps recipes to get some delicious ideas. Without any further ado, let’s dive into healthy vegan recipes which will surely boost your weight loss progress any time.

  • Gluten-Free Chickpea Stew

This is a healthy vegan recipe for weight loss packed with basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. This gluten-free chickpea stew is also super delicious packed with twenty grams of protein and 400 kcal in one portion. The recipe listed is for six servings of this delicious vegan stew.

Ingredients you need:

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  • 1 cup of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 minced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of basil, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, dried
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 2 cups of liquid from chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Instructions:

  1. The first step is to wash dried chickpeas. Make sure you soak them for several hours or overnight. The following day, drain chickpeas. Once done, cover them with about two inches of water and bring to boil on low to medium heat.
  2. Lower heat to allow chickpeas to simmer and cook them about one hour until chickpeas turn tender. Drain chickpeas and place aside two cups of drained chickpeas liquid. If you will be using canned chickpeas, you skip these steps and start with heating water or oil in your large saucepan placed on medium to high heat. You cook about three minutes after adding onions
  3. The following step is to add garlic and cook for thirty seconds while stirring. Once done, you add oregano, basil, parsley, chickpeas, carrots, tomatoes, and bell pepper.
  4. The fourth step if to add vegetable broth or chickpeas water and tomato paste. You cover the saucepan and let the mixture boil. Once done, reduce to let it simmer for around twenty to thirty minutes until the mixture has thickened.
  5. Once done, you mask the chickpeas using a fork. Then, check your seasoning and add extra salt and pepper or extra cayenne if needed. Your delicious chickpeas stew is done. Serve and enjoy it immediately.
  • Delicious Zucchini Soup

Our list of healthy vegan recipes to try out today would be incomplete without this super delicious vegan zucchini soup that bursts with flavor as it is packed with herbs, garlic, onion, white bean and of course, zucchini. This creamy zucchini soup is also gluten-free, packed with healthy fats.

Ingredients you need:

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  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 1 spring of fresh thyme, you can use dried
  • 1 chopped celery rib
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 2 zucchinis, cut into smaller slices
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 can of white bean, fifteen-ounce
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Salt

Instructions:

  1. The first step if to prepare a pot where you heat olive oil on medium to high heat. Once done, you add Italian seasoning, thyme, celery, green onion, and onion and cook until onion turns soft.
  2. The next step is to add white beans, carrot, and zucchini alongside salt, cayenne pepper, and vegetable broth. It should be noted that you may rinse and drain white beans if you like.
  3. Once done, you bring your delicious vegan soup to a boil, after which you reduce heat and let your healthy vegan soup simmer for around twenty minutes. You can also add some extra vegetable broth if your vegan soup is too tick. On the other hand, if your soup is too thick, you should let it simmer for longer. Adding more beans can also thicken the vegan soup.
  • Breakfast Tofu Scramble

Packed with only 160 calories per serving, this breakfast tofu scramble recipe deserves its spot on our list of healthy vegan recipes for weight loss. The recipe is super easy to follow, perfect for individuals who are looking for delicious recipes for weight loss on a budget that does not require too many ingredients and too much time invested.

Ingredients you need:

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  • 14 ounces of drained, firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black salt
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • Spring onion slices

Instructions:

  1. The very first step to make this healthy vegan recipe for weight loss is to place tofu in a big bowl. Then, you mash using a potato masher or a fork. Once done, you add in salt, turmeric, and nutritional yeast. Set the bowl aside.
  2. The following step it to heat avocado or olive oil in a big non-stick skillet placed over medium to high heat. Then, you add garlic and onion. Cook for about two minutes until onion is tender.
  3. Then, you add the coconut or unsweetened almond milk and the seasoned tofu and cook until the mixture turns golden. This will take around three minutes. Once done, you garnish with onion slices and serve.
  • Delicious Vegan Lemon Pie

The fourth recipe on our list of healthy vegan recipes for weight loss is this delicious, gluten-free lemon pie which will definitely win you over with its perfect creaminess. In fact, the recipe is a perfect combo of creamy and lemony for the best dessert ever when trying to shed excess pounds. Keep in mind that the ingredients listed below are for twelve servings of the delicious lemon pie.

Ingredients you need:

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  • Cracker Crust, gluten-free
  • 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup of organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, non-GMO
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, place aside half for the pie’s topping
  • Coconut whipped topping

Instructions:

  1. The first step is to prepare a smaller saucepan where you whisk together cornstarch, sugar, and milk. Once done, place the saucepan over medium heat. Make sure that you constantly whisk until the mixture turns thick.
  2. The following step is to add lemon zest, lemon juice, cashews, and your thickened mixture to your blender. Turn on the blender and blend until all ingredients turn smooth. Once done, you pour your blended mixture into already prepared pie crust. Place the lemon pie into your refrigerator and leave for at least four hours.
  3. The last step is optional. You can add some whipped cream on top of your vegan lemon pie and serve. Either way, you will love the perfect creaminess.
  • Vegan Guacamole Salad

This is another super delicious, nutritious, healthy vegan recipe that can boost your weight loss progress. This delicious vegan salad is packed with cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, tomato, and onion. You will definitely want more once you try it. It is also packed with healthy fats and two grams of protein while the ingredients listed are enough for eight servings.

Ingredients you need:

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  • 3 avocados, ripe
  • 1/4 cup of red onions, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup of peeled and diced cucumber
  • 1 pinch of cayenne or jalapeno, optional
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Instructions:

  1. This is probably the simplest healthy vegan recipe here. The first step is to chop the avocados you have already prepared in halves. Make sure you discard the avocado seeds and carefully scoop out the avocado flesh. You can use a spoon. Place the avocado flesh into a large bowl.
  2. Once done, you mash the avocado flesh using a potato masher or a fork. Mash until you get the texture you prefer. This is up to you and your preferences. Once done, you add salt, cilantro, lime, garlic, and jalapeno. If you like, you can also add cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, and onion. You stir everything together and serve.
  • Healthy Cauliflower Casserole

We finish our list of healthy vegan recipes for weight loss with this super delicious side dish, vegan cauliflower casserole, which makes a perfect addition to almost every main entrée. This creamy cauliflower casserole is also a healthy, comfort meal whose rich flavor will most certainly win you over. The recipe is also packed with fourteen grams of protein, while the ingredients listed below are enough for four servings.

Ingredients you need:

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  • 1 cauliflower head, chopped into florets
  • 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked for at least two hours
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Parsley and paprika for garnishing

Instructions:

  1. The first step is to preheat your oven to four hundred degrees Fahrenheit. Then, you oil your casserole dish and leave it aside.
  2. Wash the cauliflower florets for around five minutes until they are tender. Following, reserve one cup of cauliflower which you will blend with cashew sauce. You place the remaining cauliflower florets into your casserole dish.
  3. The next step is to rinse and drain the already prepared cashews. Place drained cashews in your blender where you will also add cayenne pepper, salt, tahini, garlic, onion, red bell pepper, water, and nutritional yeast flakes.
  4. Blend until your mixture gets creamy and smooth. Once done, you add the already prepared cauliflower florets and proceed with blending. You may need to add some extra water depending on the texture of your mixture.
  5. The following step is to pour your cashew sauce over prepared cauliflower florets. Add on top some paprika if you like and bake for thirty-five minutes until casseroles edges turn golden, brownish. Remove your casserole from the oven, set it aside to cool off, garnish with some parsley, and serve.

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