22+ Delicious Low-Fat Vegan Recipes (HCLF) (2024)

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Make these easy low-fat vegan recipes for the whole family or during meal prep! Find quick weeknight meals, portable lunch ideas and filling breakfast recipes in this collection.

Can you enjoy delicious food while reducing your fat intake? These easy low-fat vegan recipes will convince you that this is totally possible.

The following collection features completely oil-free recipes, some of which are also low-calorie, but everything’s really satisfying and approachable. Read more about a high-carb low-fat diet here!

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free 7-day vegan meal plan

Your next week of eating is planned out with these quick and delicious vegan bowls, meal prepping steps & full grocery list.

Eating lower-fat dishes can help with weight management and certain health issues. Plus, oil-free cooking is super easy, too!

If you’re interested in higher protein recipes, find everything from breakfast to snacks, full meals and desserts on our website.

Enjoy the following low-fat vegan recipes and don’t miss out on our printable aloo gobi at the end of this article!

Breakfast ideas

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Strawberry Bean Smoothie

This creamy and refreshing smoothie takes only minutes to make and features not only fruit but also a handful of veggies and even white beans!

It’s wonderfully filling, satisfying and great for meal prep.

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Oil-Free Date Granola

Make this low-fat cinnamon date granola without any oil or refined sugar! It’s a super healthy and tasty breakfast option that makes your kitchen smell fantastic and stores well for many weeks.

Enjoy with some plant-based milk and fruit in the morning.

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Healthy Blueberry Muffins

These tasty vegan blueberry muffins are like baked oatmeal in cups! Made with whole grain oats, this low-fat breakfast is gluten-free and sweetened only with dates.

You can enjoy them as a snack, too!

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Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl

Move over traditional smoothie bowls and meet our creamy sweet potato smoothie bowl base topped with tropical fruit!

It’s much more filling thanks to complex carbs yet low in fat and so satisfying.

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Chocolate Overnight Zoats

These chocolate overnight oats require only a handful of ingredients and 8 minutes of prep time to make!

Store them in the fridge overnight and grab a delicious breakfast in the morning.

Lunch & dinner

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Healthy Vegan Bean Burrito

These tasty and filling bean burritos feature brown or white rice, beans of your choice and delicious veggies.

It’s a simple meal prep-friendly recipe that’s highly customizable and decently high in plant-based protein.

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Healthy Vegan Pizza Rolls

The only thing that’s better than pizza is pizza rolls. Fun, tasty and easy to make, they are a must at any party and will convince even the pickiest of eaters to consume more veggies.

These are about the healthiest pizza rolls you can make! Featuring whole grain flour and a whole bunch of veggies in the flavorful sauce, they are high in essential nutrients, fiber and super tasty.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl with Chickpeas

This spiced and roasted chickpea sweet potato nourish bowl is quickly assembled with fresh veggies and a creamy homemade sun-dried tomato hummus! Perfect for a healthy, high-protein weeknight dinner.

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Easy Mushroom Pea Risotto

Rice is one of the staple foods on a low-fat vegan diet — it’s tasty, filling, versatile and cheap! You can use it for Asian, Mexican or Italian recipes, such as this easy one-pot pea and mushroom risotto.

No oil, no dairy, no problem — this 30-minute weeknight dinner is perfectly creamy, comforting and healthy at the same time. Use your favorite seasonal veggies to make this dish!

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One-Pot Pasta Marinara

This one-pot marinara requires only 10 minutes of hands-on time and is so easy to put together.

Using the vegetables of your choice, tomato sauce and your favorite short pasta, this high carb low-fat vegan dinner is highly customizable and really family-friendly.

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Vegan Collard Green Wraps

Who doesn’t love a colorful, portable lunch? Our meal prep-friendly plant-based wraps are the perfect grab-and-go meal, made with crunchy collard greens, millet, roasted veggies and satiating chickpeas.

Instead of using flour tortillas as a vehicle for your veggies, you can turn things around and use collard greens with some starchy goodness inside!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Arugula Salad

Heavenly roasted sweet potato cubes, satiating lima beans and crunchy fresh veggies on a bed of greens — that’s how you make a kickass high carb low-fat vegan salad bowl!

While this recipe features lots of vegetables, we included enough satiating high carb whole starch foods in the form of beans and sweet potatoes, rounding up the flavor with some sweet mustard dressing made with dates.

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Delicious Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Crispy buffalo cauliflower meets crunchy chickpeas for a plant-based protein punch, beautifully layered on a bed of greens and drizzled with low-fat tofu ranch.

These scrumptious and crowd-pleasing tacos are bursting with flavor and are made with all the whole food plant-based goodness you want in a satisfying dinner.

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Vegan Lentil Carrot Soup

There’s nothing better than a pot of hot, fragrant and cozy vegan soup on a cold day!

This easy-to-make and nutritious dinner idea is protein-packed, great for batch cooking and full of delicious flavors. Made from only whole foods, it has only 2 grams of fat per 260-calorie serving!

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Easy Baked Ratatouille

Best prepared when Summer veggies are in season, this colorful high-carb low-fat dinner can be made in the oven or as a simplified stovetop version.

It’s nutritious, low in calories and loaded with fresh aromatic herbs. If you’re looking for a fun-to-make vegan recipe that is sure to impress your guests, this is it! Serve with herbed millet or rice.

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Whether it’s a hot Summer day, picnic or potluck time or you just want to meal prep a few days in advance, this Mediterranean pasta salad ticks all of the boxes.

Loaded with color, flavor and nutrients, this crowd-pleasing and scrumptious vegan pasta salad features cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, chickpeas, quinoa, artichokes, olives and a creamy vegan yogurt dressing.

Snacks & treats

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Oil-Free Roasted Chickpeas

Skip the bag of fatty chips and make these roasted chickpeas instead! They are a super low-fat, crispy and fun snack.

Coated with spicy chili and lime flavors, they are such satisfying party food.

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Chocolate Mango Smoothie

This creamy vegan mango chocolate smoothie combines two deliciously sweet and refreshing layers in one glass and makes for a fun and tasty treat!

It’s packed with healthy ingredients, family-friendly and especially delicious during summer.

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Crispy Baked Vegetable Chips (Oil-Free)

Make these baked vegetable chips for a fun and oil-free family-friendly treat! This easy recipe is customizable, flavorful and perfect for your favorite dipping sauces like ranch, sour cream or ketchup.

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Healthy Carrot Cake Bites

Made with whole grain flour, shredded carrots and applesauce, these low-fat vegan carrot cake bites are incredibly healthy!

Sweetened with brown sugar and full of cozy spices, they are so crowd-pleasing — especially when topped with homemade cashew frosting.

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Sugar-Free Apple Crumble

Bake this easy and flavorful apple crumble for a healthy, family-friendly dessert! It’s sugar-free, low in fat and tastes fantastic fresh out of the oven.

Plus, this crumble makes for a great leftover breakfast idea the next morning!

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Cheesy Roasted Broad Beans

These roasted broad beans are oil-free, low in fat, vegan and protein-packed!

Coated in delicious spices, they make for a crowd-pleasing cheesy snack you can serve during parties or top salads and soups with.

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Fluffy Chocolate Mousse

Made with chickpea liquid (aquafaba) and protein-rich silken tofu, this quick vegan chocolate mousse is such a great treat!

It’s sweetened only with dates and can be topped with fresh fruit of your choice.

More healthy vegan recipes

Explore our website for more delicious goodness and check out these recipe collections next!

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  • 40+ Best Vegan Wraps

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Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Make these easy low-fat vegan recipes for the whole family or during meal prep! Find quick weeknight meals, portable lunch ideas and filling breakfast recipes in this collection. The following Indian curried potato and cauliflower Aloo Gobi is ready in under an hour, super flavorful and perfect for meal prep.

Ingredients

Aloo Gobi

  • 1 lb potatoes (450 g), cubed
  • 2 cups cauliflower (210 g), chopped into small florets
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric, ground
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 15-oz (425 g) can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegan yogurt (to garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400° F (200° C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange cubed potatoes and cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet in a singer layer and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place them into the oven and roast for around 15 minutes, until the potatoes and cauliflower are slightly tender. It’s okay if they aren’t all done yet – they will finish cooking on the stovetop.
  3. Add onion, garlic, and ginger with a splash of water to a medium pot and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and translucent, around 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add cumin, curry powder, turmeric, red pepper flakes, and smoked paprika. Cook and stir for 1-2 more minutes, until the spices become fragrant.
  5. Add the canned tomatoes, roasted potatoes and cauliflower as well as more water so that everything is covered in liquid.
  6. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes until the potatoes and cauliflower are fork-tender.
  7. Remove from heat, divide between serving bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro and a dollop of vegan yogurt.

Notes

  • This Aloo Gobi can be enjoyed on its own or alongside some rice, green salad or freshly baked bread!
  • For a creamier version, add some coconut milk towards the end of the cooking process.
  • If you don’t have an oven (or don’t want to use it), you can just cook the potatoes and cauliflower in the pot alongside the spices for the additional 15 minutes they would take in the oven.
  • Find more high-carb low-fat vegan recipes in the article above and on our website!
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 2Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 446Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 98gFiber: 21gSugar: 32gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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