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20 low-fat vegetarian recipes

Published: May 6, 2021 at 11:15 am
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Lighten up your cooking with our low-fat recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from smoothie bowls to curries and pasta

Looking for healthy recipes with that are low in fat? Want the best nourishing vegetarian recipes? We have plenty of healthy meals that contain less than 10g fat, many of which are nearly fat-free, with less than 5g fat. Check out our recipes below, then have a look at our low-calorie vegetarian meals, 10 low-carb vegetarian recipes and best ever healthy low fat recipes.

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Our favourite 20 low-fat vegetarian recipes

Mushroom bhaji

The perfect midweek vegan dinner, this bhaji comes packed with chestnut mushrooms, garlic, ginger and turmeric. Serve with warm, fluffy naans for mopping all those juices up.

Mushroom bhaji

Tofu piccata

Swap chicken for sautéed tofu in this clever vegan twist on a classic, served with a white wine sauce and long-stemmed broccoli.

A fried tofu and broccoli dish

Healthy risotto

Give your risotto a healthy protein boost by swapping rice for quinoa. Flavoured with chestnut mushrooms, baby leeks and pecorino, it's a great meat-free dinner idea.

A quinoa risotto topped with charred leeks

Rhubarb breakfast pots

Breakfast for less than 250 calories... Check out our rhubarb pots for a healthy start to your day. These colourful breakfast pots are super-simple to make and are high in protein, making them the perfect fuel.

Rhubarb breakfast pots with granola topping served on a tray

Vegan aubergine dhansak curry

Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry.

Vegan Aubergine Curry in a Large Dish with Naan Bread

Cauliflower fried rice with crispy baked tofu

Serve golden tofu with cauliflower fried rice and plenty of sweet chilli sauce for a low-calorie, veg-heavy, meat-free midweek dinner.

A cauliflower rice dish with a red sauce on the side

Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans)

Ready in under an hour, this Greek one-pot is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal with less than 300 calories.

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

Bircher muesli with chia seeds

If you're looking for an easy breakfast recipe that you can make the night before, try our bircher muesli with chia seeds. This muesli recipe is perfect for a healthy breakfast, and can be topped with bananas and blueberries.

Bowl of Bircher Muesli with Blueberries, Banana andChia Seeds

Quinoa and black bean chilli

Try our quick and easy vegan chilli. This quinoa and black bean chilli recipe is high in protein, low in calories and vegan, but still tastes impossibly creamy.

Easy Vegan Chilli Recipe with Quinoa

Mushroom dhansak

Check out this easy vegetable dhansak recipe with mushrooms and punchy red chilli. Serve this simple vegetarian curry recipe as a midweek dinner for four.

Dhansak Recipe with Mushroom

Sweet potato groundnut soup

Check out this easy vegan soup recipe with sweet potato and groundnut. Packed with punchy chilli and smooth peanut butter, this flavoursome soup is super-creamy and low in calories.

Sweet Potato Peanut Soup Recipe

Mocha porridge

Morning porridge tastes so much more exciting when you add cocoa powder, espresso, almond milk, dates and cinnamon. The perfect vegan start to the day.

Two bowls of porridge with toppers on the side

Turmeric-fried veggie rice

Make our vibrant turmeric-fried rice. This colourful recipe is packed with punchy flavour and super-simple to make. Plus, it comes in under 300 calories per serving.

Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe with Turmeric

Penne alla norma

Check out our easy gluten-free tomato pasta with aubergine, topped with fresh basil. This simple recipe is veggie-friendly and low in calories.

Penne Alla Norma Recipe

Hasselback harissa roast squash

With sweet, spicy harissa and salty feta, everyone will love this nourishing Middle Eastern centrepiece.

Hasselback Squash Recipe

Mushroom stroganoff

Swap beef for a mixture of porcini and flat mushrooms to create a rich vegetarian version that doesn’t compromise on flavour.

Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe

Chickpea fritters with yogurt, green chilli and cucumber salad

Turn chickpeas into these lightly spiced fritters and serve with a zesty cucumber salad for a quick, low-calorie lunch.

Chickpea Fritters Recipe with Yogurt, Green Chilli and Cucumber Salad

Breakfast smoothie bowl

Breakfast smoothie bowls are a big trend, and it’s all about how you arrange your toppings. Experiment with different fruits and veg and any superfood toppings you can get your hands on.

Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Couscous salad with roasted cauliflower, zhoug sauce and crispy shallots

Check out our vibrant salad recipe with giant couscous. The cauliflower brings fibre to the table, as well as lots of vitamins and minerals. The garlic and herb dressing adds more goodness as well as punchy flavour.

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Cauliflower Couscous Salad Recipe with Zhoug Dressing on a White Platter

Grains, greens and beans salad with pesto dressing

This nutritious salad jumbles healthy storecupboard staples like protein-rich freekah and beans with green veg, and finishes it all off with a tub of fresh pesto. It's ready in 15 minutes.

Easy Grain Salad Recipe with Pesto Dressing

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