Best Vegan Recipes for Weight Loss | Modius Health

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The vegan lifestyle has massively grown in popularity over the past few years. For example, in 2017 the demand for meat free products in the UK increased by more than 900% and UK supermarkets introduced more meat free products to the market than any other country in the world in 2018. There has been a 600%  increase in the number of people stating that they are vegan in the US since 2014. It is safe to say that veganism is here to stay. In this article we are going to give you some of the best vegan recipes for weight loss to help you on your vegan journey and to provide you with some delicious and healthy plant based meals to facilitate your weight loss goals. 


Vegan Recipes 


Here are some of the best vegan recipes for weight loss: 


Healthy Vegan Recipes For Weight Loss 


Tofu Scramble 

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Tofu is one of the most versatile plant based products out there, you can use it to make mock chicken, burgers, scrambled egg replacement and you can even use the silken tofu variety to make desserts. This recipe will create a tasty scramble that tastes and looks similar to scrambled eggs. It is simple, healthy and delicious, a great addition to your vegan diet plan. 


Serves 1

Calories: 140 

Cooking time: 15 minutes 



½ block of firm tofu 

½ tbsp olive oil a few sprays of your favorite oil spray 

1 clove garlic, minced or finely chopped 

1 tbsp nutritional  yeast 

1 tsp powdered tumeric 

Pinch of ground cumin 

Veggies of your choice 

Sea salt to taste 

Pinch black salt (optional but gives it an eggy flavour) 



-Press the liquid out of the tofu using a tofu press or a two small plates 

-Break the tofu into chunks until they resemble scrambled eggs 

-Place a frying pan over medium/high heat and add the olive oil 

-Add the garlic and veggies

-Add tofu and quickly stir to prevent burning 

-Add the turmeric and ground cumin and stir until the pan becomes dry 

-Season with salt and the optional addition of the black salt 


Serving suggestions: serve with wholemeal or low calorie toasted bread or a healthy vegan side salad. 


Here is another tasty and simple vegan diet weight loss recipe 


Quinoa Black Bean Vegan Chilli 

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Quinoa is an excellent alternative to rise, it is easy to prepare and it serves a great addition to this tasty vegan chilli recipe. This recipe serves 4, perfect for a quick family dinner. 


Serves 4 

Calories: 343 

Cooking time: 50 minutes 



1 red onion or 2 shallots, finely chopped 

2 medium garlic cloves, minced or finely chopped

1 red chilli, chopped(remove the seeds for less heat) 

Olive oil spray or 1 tbsp olive oil (if you don’t consume oil, use water instead) 

2 tsp smoked paprika 

½ tsp red chilli powder 

300g quinoa(washed and drained) 

600 ml vegetable stock 

400g can of chopped tomatoes 

400g can of black beans(washed and drained) 

1 medium avocado (sliced) 

Sea salt to taste 

Chopped coriander leaves to garnish 




-Stir fry the onion, garlic and chilli in olive over a medium high heat until cooked through 

-Add the spices 

-Add the quinoa, stock, tomatoes and black beans 

-Taste and season according to preference 

-Cover and reduce the heat 

-Cook for 25 minutes or until the quinoa is soft and the liquid has been absorbed 

-Serve with avocado and coriander leaves to garnish 


High Protein Vegan Recipes 


Here are some more scrumptious yet to easy to prepare vegan weight loss meals. These are high in protein and excellent for anyone who is protein conscious. 


Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry

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This is a delicious, restaurant standard meal that will surely impress your vegan and non-vegan friends and family, and with 19g of protein per serving this is a great addition to any high protein vegan diet. Read on for some delicious high protein vegan recipes. 

Serves 4 

Calories: 411 

Cooking time: 30 minutes 




-1 block firm tofu, cubed 

- 1lb asparagus, chopped or any other veggies of your choice 

-1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari 

-1 small bunch scallions, finely chopped 

-2 tsp red chilli sauce 

-2 tsp sesame oil 

-4 cups quinoa 



-3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari 

-1 tbsp sesame oil 

1 tbsp rice vinegar 

-3 cloves garlic, minced 

½ tbsp ginger, minced 

½ cup coconut sugar or agave nectar 

2 tsp cornstarch 

½ cup water 



-Remove excess water from the tofu by pressing it with two small plates and some paper towels. 

-Cut the tofu into medium sized cubes and fry over medium/high heat using a little oil 

-Once the pan is dry and the tofu is slightly browned, add 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce and mix well. Take the tofu off the heat and put to one side. 

-Make the sauce by whisking the sauce ingredients in a bowl until well combined 

-Prepare the veggies by chopping roughly and sauteing them slightly with a little oil(do not overcook) 

-Add the tofu 

-Add the sauce 

-Add the red chilli sauce and continue to cook until everything thickens up 

-Serve with cooked quinoa 


For more plant based diet recipes, keep reading 


Chickpea and Edamame Salad 

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Chickpeas and edamame are high in protein, very filling and they are the perfect addition to any high protein vegan meal. Store this recipe in your healthy vegan recipes for weight loss collection. 


Serves 3 

Low calorie meal 

Preparation time: 20 minutes 


2 400 g cans chickpeas 

¾ cup edamame beans 

1 red bell pepper, chopped 

1 green bell pepper, chopped 

2 small carrots, diced 

1 handful dried cranberries 

1 medium clove garlic, minced 


For the dressing 

2 tbsp grapeseed oil 

2bsp olive oil 

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 

1 teaspoon agave nectar 

1 teaspoon oregano, dried 

1 tsp rosemary, dried 

Salt and ground black pepper to taste 



-Place chickpeas, edamame, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, carrots, cranberries and garlic into a mixing bowl 

-Create the dressing by whisking together the dressing ingredients until well combined 

-Add the dressing to the chickpeas and veggies, toss well 

-Add salt and pepper to taste 

-Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour 

-Serve cold 



These vegan diet recipes are healthy, tasty and excellent for weight loss. Here are some more delicious vegan weight loss  meals: 


Vegan Diet Recipes 


Vegan Thai Green Curry 

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This is a showstopper meal, bursting with flavour and color, it is a wonderful dinner party meal. 


Serves 4 

Calories: 332 

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 



-2 tbsp sesame or olive oil 

-1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed 

-2 tbsp tamari 

-1 wedge of lime 

-Small handful of fresh coriander leaves 

-1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped finely 

-1 scallion, chopped roughly 

-Jasmine or basmati white rice 


Green Curry Sauce 

-1 piece lemongrass 

-2 tbsp Thai green curry paste 

-2 400 ml cans low fat coconut milk 

-sugar snap peas, chopped 

-Asparagus, chopped

-Handful green beans, chopped 




-Put the oil into a pan over medium high heat, add the sweet potato and add some tamari. Cook for about 10 minutes until cooked through. 

-Make the curry base by heating the rest of the oil in another pan, place the lemongrass into the pain and the Thai green curry paste, stir fry until the veggies are cooked. 

-Add the coconut milk and stir until well combined. Let the curry base cook for around 9 minutes. 

-Take the lemongrass out and add the sugar snap peas and other veggies. Cook for around 3 minutes. 

-Once the curry is cooked, serve it with cooked Jasmine rice 

-Garnish with coriander leaves, squeeze of lime and chilli pieces 

Plant Based Recipes 

These are some of the best and most delicious plant based recipes for weight loss. When you want to lose weight on a vegan diet, eating plenty of fresh vegetables is an essential component in your weight loss success.