Chickpea and Squash Vegetarian Curry Recipe

Healthy vegetarian recipes

From fragrant aubergine currey to fresh, veg-packed shakshuka, try our vibrant and healthy meat-free meal ideas

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 (you can make them for dinner if following the 5:2 diet). For more healthy inspiration, check out our low-calorie vegetarian recipes, low-carb vegetarian recipes and healthy vegan recipes

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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. Or why not go for an on-trend cauliflower steak?


Healthy vegetarian recipes

Mushroom bhaji

The perfect midweek vegan dinner, this bhaji comes packed with chestnut mushrooms, garlic, ginger and turmeric. Less than 100 calories per serving, it’s great served with warm, fluffy naans for mopping all those juices up.

Mushroom bhaji

Healthy tacos

This healthy twist on tacos comes bursting with vibrant veggies – they’re easy to assemble and are sure to go down well with vegan and meat-eaters alike.

a taco topped with sliced charred courgette, black beans and red onion slices next to a chopping board with a bowl of yoghurt and half an avocado

Healthy pizza

This healthy twist on a family favourite is full of our favourite veggies: aubergine, onion, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and pine nuts. Perfect for a meat-free weeknight dinner.


Tofu piccata

Nadine Brown’s speedy vegan dish makes the most of tofu and long-stemmed broccoli, offering fresh and zesty flavours which vegans and meat-eaters alike will enjoy.

A fried tofu and broccoli dish

Aubergine dhansak

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

A large silver pot filled with cooked lentils and chunks of aubergine

Cumin tofu stir-fry

Try Hetty McKinnon’s healthier take on a classic stir fry for a dinner that’s easy to rustle up yet offers bold, punchy flavours due to cumin and chilli.

A white plate with a tofu stir-fry on it

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 idea with less than 300 calories.

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

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.


Mushroom dhansak

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

Dhansak Recipe with Mushroom

Vegetarian ‘meatballs’ with fresh tomato sauce

Lentils are a great way to make a meal vegetarian. Swap these for your usual meatballs for a low-cal dinner that’s ready in just 40 minutes.

Lentil ‘Meatballs’ With Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spring greens shakshuka

We’ve given shakshuka a green twist by adding asparagus tips and broad beans for a vibrant veggie meal. Try more of our low-calorie breakfast ideas.

Green Shakshuka Recipe (Plus How To Video)

Turmeric-fried veggie rice

Make 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.

Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe with Turmeric

Healthy risotto

Searching for a risotto with added health benefits? Our meat-free risotto with chestnut mushrooms, baby leeks and pecorino swaps rice for quinoa to make a dinner that’s rich in protein.

Check out more nutritious quinoa recipes.

A quinoa risotto topped with charred leeks

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

Roast pumpkin and chickpea salad with coriander dressing

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.

Roast Pumpkin Salad recipe with Chickpeas

Beetroot rice with feta

You’ve heard of courgetti and cauliflower steaks, but what about beetroot rice? Try this beetroot rice recipe for a low calorie, healthy dinner.

Beetroot Rice With Feta Recipe

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

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.

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Chickpea and squash coconut curry

Hunker down with a big bowl of our warming chickpea and squash coconut curry. Our veggie curry makes for a healthy way to feed a family.

Chickpea and squash coconut curry in a grey pan

Freekeh risotto with spring greens

Use freekeh to make this spring greens risotto. This healthy dinner recipe is a hearty dish that’s also low calorie. Try our other favourite risotto recipes, too.

Risotto Recipe With Freekeh and Spring Greens

Broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata

Our broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata makes for a quick, healthy and easy midweek meal. It’s on the table in just 20 minutes, plus it’s low-cal and 5:2 diet-friendly.

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Broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata

Spring veg and lemon broth

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.

Spring Veg and Lemon Broth Recipe