Low-calorie vegetarian meals
These well-balanced, meat-free recipes are all under 500 calories per portion. From orzo risotto and veggie lasagne, to mushroom stroganoff and red pepper soup, you're sure to find something you'll love
Looking for low-calorie vegetarian meals? Check out our ideas below, then discover our favourite vegetarian slow-cooker recipes, low-carb vegetarian recipes, healthy vegan recipes, dairy-free dinner recipes and healthy vegetarian recipes.
It's important when following a vegetarian diet that you keep an eye on calories, as it can be easy to overdo it with dairy products such as cheese. These vegetarian meals are perfectly balanced, with lots of vegetables, beans, wholegrains and some dairy, which means you can still enjoy a vegetarian meal knowing that you're getting the most out of it.
Low-calorie vegetarian meals
Ready in under an hour, this Greek one-pot is packed with fresh flavours, as well as protein and fibre. A healthy vegetarian meal with under 300 calories per serving.
With sweet, spicy harissa and salty feta, everyone will love this nourishing Middle Eastern centrepiece.
Make our creamy veggie orzo risotto with cavolo nero, sweet peas and punchy chilli for a warming midweek meal. Orzo pasta makes a great base for risottos.
Try our vegetarian lasagne for a nutritious alternative to this classic family dish. With layers of greens and fresh pesto, this kale, ricotta and leek lasagne is low in calories and super-easy to whip up – a great midweek meal.
Turn chickpeas into these lightly-spiced fritters and serve with a zesty cucumber salad for a quick, low-calorie lunch.
This veggie biryani is great served on special occasions – lift the lid at the table and enjoy the fantastic aroma as the steam fills the room.
Make our nourishing vegetarian broth, packed with nutritious veg such as celery and cauliflower. Top with homemade sourdough croutons for added crunch.
Avocados make salad dressings and ice creams super-creamy, so why not put them in a pasta sauce? It’s a great way of using up overly ripe avocados and adding some healthy fats to your meal.
Check out our nourishing vegetable salad recipe with roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes and onions. Ready in 45 minutes, this simple salad will make an easy midweek meal for two.
A vibrant and antioxidant-rich red soup recipe, perfect for sunny days. You'll need plenty of red pepper, garlic and dried chilli flakes for this one.
Swap beef for porcini and flat mushrooms to create a rich vegetarian version that doesn't compromise on flavour.
Hetty McKinnon’s easy cumin and tofu stir-fry is low in calories but doesn’t compromise on flavour. Brilliant for a punchy midweek dinner that’ll serve up to four.
This vegan sushi bowl is low in calories and full of comforting, zingy flavours – proving that healthy can be satisfying, too.