30+ Low-Calorie Vegan Recipes For Weight Loss

Photo of author
by Alena Schowalter
Pinterest Hidden Image

These easy and delicious low-calorie vegan recipes help you enjoy a filling dinner without compromising on taste. Lots of nutritious veggies, protein and fiber support easy and healthy weight loss!

Everything you want a delicious plant-based meal to be but without any excess calories! Even though vegan meals on average are more weight loss-friendly, some recipes can call for quite a bit of high-calorie vegan foods.

To make reaching your health goals less frustrating, we decided to hand-select over 30 low-calorie vegan recipes that are still satiating, delicious and familiar family favorites.

WL Challenge iPad on beige BG

free weight loss email series

Getting lean while feeling full? Yes, that’s possible! Find out about easy food swaps, calorie density and 3 full days of eating for sustainable weight loss.

Rich in nutritious ingredients like beans, veggies, whole grains and some healthy fats, these light dinner ideas range from colorful salads to stuffed veggies, filling bowls, pasta dishes and even pizza!

Depending on your favorite way to lose weight, you can find more oil-free vegan recipes, high-carb low-fat vegan recipes, high-protein vegan meals and vegan keto recipes on our website.

Enjoy the following low-calorie meals and don’t miss out on our flavorful Mexican fiesta bowl at the very end which you can print and rate!

Tasty Low-Calorie Vegan Recipes

More Healthy Vegan Recipes

If you enjoyed this list of low-calorie vegan recipes, be sure to try some of this plant-based goodness next!

Did you like these low-calorie vegan recipes and tried any of them? Be sure to check out the Mexican Fiesta bowl below, give it a rating and share your thoughts in the comments. You can Pin this article here!

collage of 4 easy low-calorie vegan recipes like veggie stir fry, pasta salat, ratatouille and stuffed peppers

30+ Low-Calorie Vegan Recipes for Weight Loss

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These easy and delicious low-calorie vegan recipes help you enjoy a filling dinner without compromising on taste. Lots of nutritious veggies, protein and fiber that support easy and healthy weight loss! The following Mexican Fiesta Bowl recipe is an exclusive snippet from the 3-day meal plan in our free Weight Loss Challenge, easily customizable and ready in around 30 minutes.


Mexican Fiesta Bowl

  • ½ cup brown rice (90 g), dry
  • ½ cup chickpeas (160 g), cooked & drained
  • ¼ cup corn kernels (40 g), drained
  • 1 small bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 cup mixed greens (55 g)
  • Salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar-free salsa (130 g)


  1. Cook our rice according to package directions. Once all of the water has been absorbed, remove the pot from heat.
  2. In the meantime, prepare the other ingredients for your low-calorie bowl: the chickpeas, corn, bell pepper, tomato and mixed greens.
  3. Arrange them nicely in a dinner bowl, add the cooked rice and season with salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin and lemon juice.
  4. Top the Fiesta bowl with sugar-free salsa and enjoy!


  • Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for some easy meal prep or leftover lunch!
  • You can use any veggies you like for this bowl. Feel free to swap chickpeas for another type of beans.
  • We also like to add a dollop of dairy-free yogurt or cashew sour cream to this bowl.
  • Find 30+ more low-calorie vegan recipes in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 375mgCarbohydrates: 92gFiber: 9gSugar: 59gProtein: 9g

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

Please rate & share if you like this!

Leave a comment on our blog or share on Pinterest or Instagram.

Browse these categories

Alena sitting in a cafe with a bowl of fresh plant-based food and a glass of coffee in front of her

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.

2 thoughts on “30+ Low-Calorie Vegan Recipes For Weight Loss”

  1. All of these look amazing! I am loving this roundup of low calorie vegan recipes and am so excited to try them all! I get stuck eating the same rotation of meals every week so it will be nice to switch things up!


Leave a Comment

Skip to Recipe