Make one of our healthy vegetarian recipes for a colourful, low calorie midweek meal. Our low calorie vegetarian dishes make healthy meat free eating really easy. They all have less than 300 calories, so you can enjoy as part of the 5:2 diet and still have room left to play with.
Try vegetarian curry recipes, quick vegetarian pasta dishes and low calorie one pots. We also have vegetarian salad recipes, including courgetti salad, noodle salad and falafel.
Here are our easy healthy vegetarian recipes…
A fab healthy vegetarian brunch recipe. Shakshuka, traditionally a North African dish, is typically comprised of spices, eggs and tomatoes, but here we’ve decided to mix things up a little… make it green and healthy with asparagus tips and broad beans. Try our low calorie breakfast ideas here.
Try our simple healthy twist on a family classic, chilli con carne. This version is vegetarian, low in calories and gluten free too, a great midweek meal.
In need of a healthy yet warming midweek meal? Try our low calorie, vegan miso shiitake mushroom ramen for an easy dinner for two.
Try our vibrant turmeric-fired rice. This colourful recipe is packed with punchy flavour and super simple to make. Plus, it comes in under 300 calories per serving.
A healthier vegetarian fried rice. Check out our Korean fried cauliflower rice recipe. This easy vegetarian dish is gluten free and low in calories, a super quick and simple midweek meal.
Lentils are a great way to make a meal vegetarian. Swap these for your usual meatballs and your family will hardly notice the difference. Plus, they’re low-cal and ready in just 40 minutes – perfect for a low calorie meal.
Try this roast pumpkin and chickpea vegetarian salad for a healthy dinner recipe. Our super easy gluten free recipe makes an ideal midweek meal for the family. Plus, it’s low in calories, too.
Try our vegetarian spiced crispy egg and lentil curry. This easy curry recipe is low in calories and gluten free, perfect winter comfort food. Here are our healthy curry recipes to try.
You’ve heard of courgetti and cauliflower steaks, but what about beetroot rice? Try this beetroot rice recipe for a low calorie, healthy dinner.
Try our recipe for Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce. This dish is quick, easy and simple to make, a great low fat vegetarian midweek meal.
This gluten free miso soup with crispy smoked tofu is a perfect low calorie midweek meal, it’s warming, cleansing and super easy to make.
Make our healthy vegetarian curry recipe. This chickpea and squash coconut curry makes an easy midweek meal. Try our veggie curry for a healthy dinner recipe.
Use freekeh to make this spring greens risotto. This healthy dinner recipe is a hearty dish that’s a good low calorie meal. Try our favourite risotto recipes here.
At under 200 calories, this colourful crudo veg salad is crunchy and refreshing, a great summer starter. Most of these veg are best sliced on a mandoline – but if you’re not comfortable using one, or don’t have one, slice everything as thinly as possible or use a vegetable peeler. Make it as a low calorie meal.
This low calorie vegetarian recipe is super zesty and buttery and great when you’re short on time. Try making our low calorie pasta recipe for a family friendly dinner.
Our low fat spicy caramelised beetroot salad with marinated ramen eggs, pak choi and sriracha, is a quick and easy meal. Raw pak choy gives a delicious crunch, but steam it if you prefer. Try making it for a healthy dinner.
Check out this crunchy vegetarian salad with chickpeas, it’s packed with fresh and tangy flavours and is low in calories, too. This recipe comes from chef Dhruv Mittal at DUM Biryani House in London. Vegan and gluten free, this dish takes under 30 minute to prepare.
Our quick and easy vegan som tam salad uses courgetti for extra colour, taste and substance. Try making our vegetarian salad for a healthy lunch recipe or a light dinner.
These vegetarian soba noodle pots are a great lunch box idea. Ready in just 20 minutes, under 500 calories and packed full of flavour. We have plenty of ideas for healthy lunch boxes here.
Our broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata makes for a quick, healthy and delicious midweek meal. It’s on the table in just 20 minutes, plus it’s low-cal and 5:2 diet-friendly. Plenty more frittata and omelette ideas here, folks.
Our easy vegetarian yaki udon noodle recipe is ready in 20 minutes and under 300 calories. Make this low calorie meal for a healthy dinner recipe.
This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and low in calories. Made with aubergines and packed full of spices, this dish is the perfect go-to dinner for Meat Free Monday.
Our quick and easy soba noodle salad with teriyaki mushrooms is vegetarian, ready in 30 minutes, and under 300 calories. Try making it for a healthy dinner recipe midweek.
Our spinach and ricotta vegetarian pie made with filo pastry is very light at under 200 calories per slice. Ready in under an hour you can make it ahead and cook it when you need it. Try making it for a healthy dish for a dinner party.
Our pan-roasted cauli steaks with sauce vierge are a great way to use this on-trend ingredient. They’re vegetarian, ready in 30 minutes and under 300 calories. Make one of our cauliflower recipes here.
Make this pizza alternative for a healthy pizza recipe. This pizza recipe uses pesto and is a healthy dinner recipe and a great low calorie meal.
Our quick and easy vegetarian mushroom and tarragon stroganoff makes for a great, healthy midweek meal, ready in just 15 minutes and under 300 calories. Try making it for a healthy dinner recipe.
A great low-calorie recipe for vegetarians. A hearty chickpea burger stuffed into a pitta pocket. Try making these for a healthy dinner recipe for all the family. Try our falafel guide and recipes here.
Quick, easy and healthy vegetarian stir-fry. This vegetarian stir-fry recipe is a low calorie meal to make for a quick and easy midweek meal.
This hearty vegetarian salad is easy to make but is packed full of different flavours and textures. Try making it for a healthy dinner recipe or as a side dish recipe. Make our low calorie meal for a fresh salad recipe.
A few clever cheats make this satisfying sesame falafel salad with tahini sauce quick and easy. Serve as part of a vegetarian dinner party spread or as a main with another salad for a low calorie meal.
Still looking for brussels sprouts recipes? Try our low calorie take on a waldorf salad recipe using brussels for a healthy dinner recipe. Make this as a lighter salad recipe.
Our recipe for spring veg and lemon broth is a quick, easy and healthy meal to make midweek – plus it’s under 300 calories. Try making this vegetable broth for a warming winter dish.
This spring salad with purple sprouting broccoli, peas and mozzarella is a quick and easy veggie meal for two, and it’s under 300 calories. Try making this spring salad for a lighter dish and a low calorie meal.
Okra, or ladies fingers, is a subtle-flavoured vegetable that works well with strong flavours. This recipe with bulgar wheat, mint, parsley and lemon is ideal. Try making our healthy dinner recipe for a low calorie meal.
This recipe for za’atar aubergine steaks with sesame dressing and pomegranate makes for a quick, easy and delicious veggie dinner. Plus, it’s under 300 calories and gluten free.
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