22+ High-Calorie Vegan Meals

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Trying to bulk up or maintain your weight on a plant-based diet? These high-calorie vegan meals are made with accessible and healthy ingredients and are truly crowd-pleasing.

If you’ve been unintentionally losing weight on a vegan diet, it’s not because animal products contain anything magical that plants don’t.

Naturally, many plant-based foods are high in fiber and lower in calories, which may result in you eating the same volume of food that you’re used to, but falling short on energy from your meals.

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But, trust us, there are many high-calorie vegan foods that need to make an appearance on your plate if you want to gain weight as a vegan.

The following list of delicious high-calorie vegan meals that are great for families with kids who aren’t big eaters as well as meat-loving partners will be exactly what you need!

From tacos to pizza, colorful bowls, burgers, wraps and casseroles, you’ll love these dishes.

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20+ High-Calorie Vegan Meals + Weight Gain Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Trying to bulk up or maintain your weight on a plant-based diet? These high-calorie vegan meals are made with accessible and healthy ingredients and are truly crowd-pleasing. Find 10-minute tacos, creamy pasta, colorful bowls and more! The following snickers weight grain smoothie is great for breakfast or as a high-calorie snack.


Snickers Smoothie

  • 2 bananas, frozen & chopped
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp vegan chocolate protein powder
  • 1.5 cups soy milk (360 ml)



  1. Place the frozen bananas, maple syrup, peanut butter, flax seeds, chocolate protein powder and soy milk in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding more soy milk or a splash of water if needed (this depends on how large your bananas are).
  3. Pour the mixture into a large glass and add any toppings of your liking! Enjoy immediately.


  • Nutritional value has automatically been calculated without any toppings (which could easily add another 100 calories).
  • Feel free to use another vegan sweetener or a different type of vegan protein powder! Soy milk can also be swapped for another plant-based milk of your choice.
  • Nutrition information has automatically been calculated without any toppings.
  • Find 20+ more high-calorie vegan meals in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 861Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 492mgCarbohydrates: 110gFiber: 14gSugar: 65gProtein: 63g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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