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55 intensely satisfying vegan recipes for weight loss

by | Jun 10, 2022 | Last updated Dec 22, 2023

When you eat the same meals every week, it’s easy to get bored. And when you get bored, you’re more likely to stray from your weight loss goals.

If you’re following a vegan diet to lose weight, you might find yourself in this predicament.

You need to add new recipes to your repertoire to keep from burning out on the same meals (or relying on less-nutritious processed vegan foods).

To that end, we’re sharing 55 vegan recipes for weight loss: 

11 each for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert.

Since weight loss requires a calorie deficit, we kept this list to recipes with 500 calories or fewer (most have fewer than 300).

Note: Consult with your health care provider before making any dietary changes

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Some like it hot—others cold. Some like it sweet—some savory.

Whatever your breakfast preference, you might just find your new favorite morning dish among these low-calorie vegan recipes:

Peanut butter chia pudding (187 calories)

Southwest vegan breakfast skillet (361 calories)

Quinoa porridge with maple and brown sugar (330 calories)

Vegan banana pancakes (151 calories) with maple syrup (52 calories)

Avocado toast (237 calories)

The best tofu scramble (140 calories)

For breakfast on the go, you can make these recipes ahead of time and grab one on your way out the door:

Magic breakfast cookies (245 calories)

Oatmeal breakfast bars (292 calories)

The best carrot cake overnight oats (355 calories)

Or you can whip up one of these high-protein vegan smoothies in less than 10 minutes on a busy morning:

Green breakfast smoothie (343 calories)

Blueberry peanut butter protein smoothie (388 calories)

Few people have the time to cook an elaborate vegan recipe for weight loss every day. With a little meal prep over the weekend, you’ll have lunches ready to assemble all week long.

Vegan flatbread pizza (230 calories)

Speedy vegan burrito (316 calories)

Cauliflower BBQ bites with cilantro lime quinoa and tangy avocado slaw (316 calories)

Vegan Italian pasta salad (227 calories)

Avocado tomato salad (384 calories)

Greek salad wrap (274 calories)

Roasted vegetable healthy lunch bowls (478 calories)

Save time and money by cooking up a big batch of dried chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) early in the week. They’ll keep nicely in the refrigerator for up to five days and set you up to make these recipes:

Chickpea of the sea sandwich (154 calories)

Jennifer Aniston salad (391 calories)

Spicy Mediterranean lunch bowl (355 calories)

Vegan Cobb salad (423 calories)

From hearty chili to bright, lemony pasta, this list of vegan weight-loss recipes runs the gamut of flavors—so there’s something to please every palate:

Spicy sofritas tofu (135 calories) with cilantro lime rice (203 calories)

Easy vegan stuffed peppers (155 calories)

Red curry lentils (249 calories) with Basmati or brown rice (105 calories)

Sweet potato black bean chili (183 calories) with vegan cornbread (201 calories)

Crunched for time on a busy weeknight? These weight loss friendly dishes take 30 minutes or less to make:

Instant pot vegetable risotto (324 calories)

Easy zucchini noodles with pesto (235 calories)

Thai vegetable stir-fry (255 calories) with coconut rice (191 calories)

Chipotle portobello tacos (307 calories)

BBQ jackfruit sandwiches (396 calories

Jamaican jerk tofu skewers (163 calories)

Lemon asparagus pasta (408 calories)

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Does your stomach start growling around 3 p.m.? You’re not alone.

Make a batch of one of these recipes on Sunday, and you’ll have sweet and savory bites to last through the week.

If you’re a candy lover, you’ll want to try out these goodies. These low-calorie vegan recipes all use dates, which magically taste like caramel when blitzed in a food processor:

Antioxidant double chocolate energy bites (97 calories)

Vegan popped amaranth balls (100 calories)

Date and walnut cinnamon bites (168 calories)

These healthy yet delicious recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth without busting your calorie budget:

Raw vegan carrot cake bites (87 calories)

Healthy oatmeal banana cookies (43 calories)

Jamaican peanut drops (267 calories)

Mango chia pudding (182 calories)

Summer fruit spring rolls with mango dip (93 calories)

When you want a savory snack, these crispy treats are as satisfying as potato chips—but a lot more nutritious:

Dairy-free cheese crackers (9 calories each)

Air fryer kale chips (140 calories)

Curried roast chickpeas (200 calories)

Who says dessert is off the menu when you’re looking to lose weight? Not us. Every one of these delicious vegan dessert recipes has fewer than 300 calories:

Vegan vanilla bean ice cream (283 calories)

Vegan banana pudding (181 calories)

Easy vegan chocolate cake (155 calories)

Perfect vegan chocolate chip cookies (79 calories each)

Incredible baked vegan gluten-free churros (202 calories)

Peanut butter chickpea blondies (273 calories)

Chewy vegan chai-spiced cookies (137 calories)

Vegan blueberry and lime tart (258 calories)

Ooey gooey vegan Rice Krispie treats (74 calories)

Vegan maple pecan bars (288 calories)

Easy vegan lemon bars (185 calories)

If you’re a vegan looking to lose weight—or considering a vegan diet for weight loss—Noom Weight can help. 

And you’ll find more satisfying low-calorie vegan recipes like these in the app when you start your Noom trial