500-calorie Vegan Lunch Recipes for Weight Loss

Meal prepping and trying to lose weight doesn’t have to be sad and boring! These 4 super tasty lunch recipes are around 500 calories and are actually easy to make.

 

500-calorie Vegan Lunch Recipes for Weight Loss

These 500-calorie Vegan Lunches are great for a weight loss meal prep routine. Easy and tasty meals that will fill you up until dinner. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #weightloss #mealprep

These 500-calorie Vegan Lunches are great for a weight loss meal prep routine. Easy and tasty meals that will fill you up until dinner. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #weightloss #mealprep

 

 1. Smoky Mexican Quinoa

Total calories: 528

Smoky Mexican Quinoa - These 500-calorie Vegan Lunches are great for a weight loss meal prep routine. Easy and tasty meals that will fill you up until dinner. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #mealprep #weightloss

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup quinoa (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup black beans (canned)
  • 1/2 cup corn (canned)
  • 3 small slices avocado
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 corn tortilla (cut into wedges)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/4 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf
  • 2/3 tsp salt, pinch of pepper
  • 2/3 cup water

Instructions:

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a medium pan and caramelize the onion.
  • Add in all the ingredients (except the avocado, bell pepper and tortilla).
  • Stir everything for about 15 minutes on low heat.
  • In the last 2 minutes add the bell pepper.
  • Serve with 3 small slices of avocado and corn tortilla wedges.

 

2. Pesto Pasta Salad

Total calories: 525

Pesto Pasta Salad - These 500-calorie Vegan Lunches are great for a weight loss meal prep routine. Easy and tasty meals that will fill you up until dinner. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #mealprep #weightloss

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pasta (cooked)
  • 3 tsp vegan basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup artichokes (quartered)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 olives
  • fresh basil (to taste)

 

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

 

3. Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Total calories: 518

Rice Noodle Stir Fry - These 500-calorie Vegan Lunches are great for a weight loss meal prep routine. Easy and tasty meals that will fill you up until dinner. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #mealprep #weightloss

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup rice noodles (cooked)
  • 1 cup broccoli (steamed)
  • 1 block tofu (6.3 oz)
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 lime wedge (juice)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • optional: chives/scallions, sesame seeds

 

Instructions:

  • Cut the tofu into small cubes and fry them in 1 tsp oil.
  • Add the broccoli, soy sauce, rice vinegar and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the rice noodles and very gently combine with all the ingredients in the pan.
  • Add the lime juice and/or the optional ingredients.

 

4. Grilled Tofu and Mash

Total calories: 512

Grilled Tofu and Mash - These 500-calorie Vegan Lunches are great for a weight loss meal prep routine. Easy and tasty meals that will fill you up until dinner. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #mealprep #weightloss

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup green beans (steamed)
  • lemon juice
  • 1 block tofu (6.3 oz)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp grill spice mix
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 cup mashed potato
  • 1 tbsp oat milk
  • optional: 1 tsp nutritional yeast

 

Instructions:

  • Cut the tofu into smaller slices.
  • Put the slices in a bowl, add the oil and spice mix, then shake the bowl, so the tofu gets “coated” with the seasoning.
  • On medium heat, fry/grill the tofu slices on both sides.
  • Make mashed potato and measure out 1 cup. Add the oat milk, salt and pepper (and maybe nutritional yeast).
  • Add lemon juice and salt to your steamed green beans.
  • Place all elements in your lunch box.

 

Do you have any questions? Did you make any of the lunch boxes? Let me know in the comments!

12 thoughts on “500-calorie Vegan Lunch Recipes for Weight Loss”

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