20 Vegan Diets Meals Ideas

Being vegetarian can be a little difficult when it comes to putting a healthy meal plan together. Making sure you get enough good nutrition with fewer calories is the key. May below vegetarian meals ideas help you overcome the situation, or if you just simply want to put them to your diet for a healthier eating style -- your call.

Breakfast

Cream cheese and tomato bagel (250 calories)
1 toasted wholegrain bagel with 2 tablespoons low-fat soft cheese and 1 tomato.

Milkshake and fruit salad (260 calories)
Make banana milkshake by blending 150ml skimmed milk with 1 pot fat-free banana yoghurt and 1 small banana. Plus a bowl fruit salad.

Scrambled eggs on toast (280 calories)
1 slice wholemeal toast with 1 teaspoon low-fat spread, 2 scrambled egg and grilled tomatoes.

Toast and peanut butter (285 calories)
2 slices wholegrain toast with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 small glass of orange juice.

Fruit salad with yogurt and oats (345 calories)
Bowl of fruit salad, 1 pot low-fat natural yoghurt and 3 tablespoons oats.

Lunch

Tropical fruity salad (330 calories)
Lettuce topped with 6 tablespoons low-fat cottage cheese, 2 chopped dried apricots, 1 tablespoon raisins, 1 chopped apple, 1 slice fresh pineapple and 5 crushed walnut halves.

Egg mayo and tomato sandwich (340 calories)
2 slices wholegrain bread filled with 1 hardboiled egg, 1 tomato and 2 teaspoons reduced-fat mayo. Plus 1 pot fat-free fruit yogurt.

Italian salad (345 calories)
Large salad made from ½ small ball reduced-fat Mozzarella cheese, 2 tomatoes and ½ small avocado with salad leaves, basil and balsamic vinegar. Serve with a 5cm piece Granary bread.

Lentil soup and oatcakes (355 calories)
½ carton fresh lentil soup and 2 oatcakes topped with 2 tablespoons low-fat soft cheese and tomato. Plus 1 orange.

Jacket potato with cottage cheese (295 calories)
1 jacket potato with 6 tablespoons cottage cheese and salad and fat-free dressing.

Dinner

Moroccan salad (475 calories)
Mix 8 tablespoons prepared couscous salad with cherry tomatoes, red onion, coriander, 3 tablespoons each of chick peas and kidney beans, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil.

Cheese omelet (510 calories)
Made omelet from a spray oil, 2 eggs, skimmed milk and 4 tablespoons grated reduced-fat Cheddar. Serve with a 10cm piece Granary bread and salad with fat-free dressing.

Creamy mushroom pasta (285 calories)
Fry 1 small onion, garlic and 1 small pack button mushrooms in a spray oil until brown. Add 150ml veg stock and 50ml dry white wine. Simmer until the liquid has reduced by half. Stir in 2 tablespoons low-fat soft cheese with herbs and 150g cooked tagliatelle. Mix, heat and serve with salad and fat-free dressing.

Veggie stir fry with rice (390 calories)
Made stir fry from a spray oil, 1 small pack of stir-fry veg and 1 tablespoon reduced-salt soy sauce. Serve with 8 tablespoons cooked brown rice. Plus 1 slice cantaloupe melon.

Roasted vegetables (380 calories)
Place ½ red pepper, ½ green pepper, 4 thick slices aubergine, 1 sliced courgette and cherry tomatoes in a roasting tin. Brush with 1 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle with fresh basil. Roast until the vegetables are soft and browned. Top 1 thick slice wholegrain bread with the veggies and ½ small ball reduced-fat mozzarella cheese. Place under a hot grill until the cheese has melted. Serve with salad and fat-free dressing.

Snacks

Crisp breads with Nutella (122 calories)
Two rye crisp breads thinly spread with 10g Nutella

Toast and honey (109 calories)
1 medium slice of wholemeal or seeded bread, toasted, spread with 2 teaspoons of honey

Fruit salad and yogurt (165 calories)
Bowl of fruit salad with 1 pot low-fat natural yogurt

Vegetable soup and toast (175 calories)
½ carton fresh vegetable soup and 1 slice wholegrain toast

Sunflower seeds (185 calories)
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

Interested in giving it a try?

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