These 7,500 calorie bowls provide healthy, balanced meals that can help you meet your nutritional needs, feel satisfied, and achieve your health goals.
Thinking of taking on some new healthy eating goals? One way to do this is to eat well-balanced meals that are rich in nutrients, but moderate in calories. But you don’t want to skimp on calories that don’t feel good and energizing. Prepared “snacks” are often so light (around 200 calories) that you’ll be hungry by the time the last bite is gone. But a healthy weight plan should provide more than 200 calories per meal. In fact, aiming for around 400-500 calories at lunch and dinner, combined with a similar meal plan for breakfast and a small snack, provides about 1,500 calories per day, which is a good amount to promote healthy and sustainable weight loss for many people. This collection of Top 7 Healthy Vegetarian Bowls each offers an array of delicious vegan meal dishes that provide around 500 calories each – they’re so delicious you’ll keep you satisfied until your next meal. Plus, they’re packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, slow-digesting carbohydrates, and phytochemicals. It’s great for meal prepping and an easy 500-calorie dinner. You can also make these 500-calorie recipes interactive, so your friends and family can make their dish just the way they like it. Just prepare the ingredients and let everyone make their own bowl.
And just a reminder. It’s not just about calories. If you eat a diet filled with moderate amounts of minimally processed plant foods, like these healthy vegan bowls, you don’t have to worry about counting calories. Sure, calories count. But so it is with activity, rest, and the general balance in your life.
Be vigil, eat and live well. Don’t stress about calories!
Top 7,500 Calorie Meals Bowls
This energy bowl is packed with the nutritional power of baked tofu, kale, sweet potatoes, peas, bell peppers, hemp seeds, and tahini. It’s the perfect lunch to get you through the day satisfied and ready to perform. Best of all, it’s delicious, thanks to the colorful mix of vegan fare, house-baked tofu, and a delicious tahini sauce. Check out the video for this recipe here.
Buddha Bowl is inspired by tempeh – a traditional Indonesian fermented soy and grain cake. It’s filled to the brim with brown rice, crunchy radishes, kale, asparagus, mushrooms, and bell peppers. And topped with ginger and tahini sauce for a bold flavour. Check out the video for this recipe here.
This delicious Greek-inspired salad is a nutritious one-pot dish for lunch or dinner, or the perfect salad accompaniment to a family meal. Full of nutrients and flavor, this will soon be your go-to recipe of the week.
Buddha Bowls—snacks and healthy meals made up of whole grains, plenty of veggies, a healthy protein source, and a tasty sauce—are all popular. This bowl combines the super nutritional power of sorghum and beans with cool green veggies, like arugula, avocado, cucumber, asparagus, and pumpkin seeds. Plus, it’s topped with a homemade Green Goddess Dressing that’s as delicious as it is pretty.
What’s not to love about this golden-yellow exotic rice bowl, packed with powerful flavors and nutrients, complemented by pistachios, chickpeas, spinach, avocado, and cranberries? Simply cook the delicious rice and add the toppings right before you eat it. You can also make this recipe and make ready meals for lunch or dinner. Check out the video for this recipe here.
There’s nothing quite like a plate full of the goodness of whole grains, pulses and roasted vegetables. Moroccan flavors—spices, lemon, and olives—come alive in this easy and nutritious casserole. It’s perfect for meal prep – whip up and pack this recipe for four healthy meals all week long. Or serve it to your next family meal as a one-dish wonder. Check out the video for this recipe here.
The pot meals are fair. So. amazing. Are they not? I love to combine a whole grain foundation with layers of seasonal produce, plant proteins, and fruits. You can use this strategy for meal prep: Simply combine the ingredients together to create several prepackaged, ready-to-eat meals for the week. Or I like to prep all the ingredients and let the whole family build their bowl just the way they like it. Regardless, this is a healthy, plant-powered meal strategy that is here to stay. That’s why I really love this all-vegan (vegetarian) turmeric rice and black bean bowl, which is topped with jewel-colored black beans, pomegranate seeds, avocado, scallions, and yellow peppers. It all starts with delicious golden turmeric rice. Then the whole layer will be fresh and easy. You can even change the toppings according to your taste or the season. Try broccoli florets, cucumbers, radishes, and chickpeas, for example. The sky is the limit for creativity.
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