Achieve your health goals with these satisfying, delicious, and nutrient-balanced vegetarian dishes, providing meals under 500 calories, all with an emphasis on whole, clean, nutrient-dense ingredients.
Are you working towards some new healthy eating goals? There’s nothing better than a great veggie bowl – perfectly balanced in protein, healthy carbs, fat and calories – to get you on the right track. The goal is for you to be satisfied with a hearty, tasty meal packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidant compounds and macros for a modest amount of calories to help maintain your healthy weight goals.
That’s why I recommend 500 calorie servings as a great way to promote a healthy weight, as it’s enough to keep most people energized and feeling energized, while still being moderate in calorie intake for a healthy weight. At the same time, it’s important to shove clean, whole plant ingredients into power-packed vegan bowls, which include plenty of real whole grains, legumes (beans), soy foods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, vegetable fats, herbs and spices. We also want to limit those unwanted ingredients, like added sugars, sodium, and additives.
I asked some of my all-time favorite bloggers to contribute the best vegan recipes under 500 calories that are clean, nutrient-balanced, as well as delicious. I also share a bunch of my healthy vegan bowl recipes too. Each healthy and nutritious bowl provides around 400-500 calories to keep you satisfied for a great day.
Cheers! Let’s eat and live good every day!
25 clean vegan bowls under 500 calories
Blackberry basil bowl with balsamic dressingRenee Dillon fig (as described above)
Black bean, tomato and carrot curry with brown basmati riceChocolate Ammar Tin and thyme
Burrito meal prepJessiana Saville, RDN, RD Kidney (as described above)
Noodle bowl with Thai tofu and vegetablesSharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, Vegetarian dietitian (as described above)
Portobello Poke BowlAnd the Jess plant-based
Nutritious quinoa dishesStacy Gero Stacy Home Maker
Super quinoa salad with lemon tahini dressingVanessa Sturman The Larder is vegan
Rice bowl with smokey tempehElena Zeliga Happy Kitchen. rocks
Roasted sweet potatoes, black beans and lemon rice bowlsHolly Gray This wife is cooking
Bowls of quinoa, cauliflower, and roasted sweet potatoesWhitney Wright salt and baker (as described above)
Simple bowl with peanut sauceVerna Ann Rindler Cheeky chickpeas
Veggie bowl of carrots and quinoaAlina Showalter nourishing (as described above)
Sweet potato bowlMary Ellen Valverde V nutrition
Sweet potato and chickpea bowlClaire Carey Eat clearly
Sweet potato and quinoa bowl with cashew curry sauceJennifer Sebesten Botanical inspiration
Turmeric rice and black bean bowlSharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, Vegetarian dietitian
Roasted vegetable bowl in winterSarah Schlichter, RDN, Belly bucket list (as described above)
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