If you’re looking for healthy and satisfying vegetarian dinner recipes that won’t weigh you down, look no further! This collection of low-fat recipes is packed with nutritious ingredients and bold flavors that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
- Broccoli florets
- Red bell pepper
- Garlic cloves
- Soy sauce or tamari
- Rice vinegar
- Toasted sesame oil
- Sriracha (optional)
- Cook the quinoa according to package instructions.
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Roast them in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes until they’re crispy.
- In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry broccoli florets, red bell pepper, carrots, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until tender-crisp.
- Add cooked quinoa and roasted chickpeas to the pan with vegetables.
- Stir together soy sauce/tamari, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil and sriracha (if using) – pour over the mixture in the skillet or wok.
- Toss all ingredients together to thoroughly coat everything in the sauce; continue cooking until heated through.
Cooking Time / Temperature Guidelines:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- You can add any other veggies such as zucchini or spinach based on your preference.
- Double up the recipe so you can have leftovers for your lunch tomorrow!
- If you’re not into spicy food but still want some extra flavor kick, try adding shaved fresh ginger instead of Sriracha.
1 tsp honey may be added for additional sweetness.
Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe:
- Large skillet or wok
This Lean & Green recipe is a great way to up your veggie intake while keeping the calories low. Prep ahead for an easy midweek dinner, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different vegetables and seasonings!
Q1: Are the recipes in this collection suitable for vegans?
A1: Yes, all of the recipes in Lean & Green: Delicious Low-Fat Vegetarian Dinner Recipes are suitable for vegans as they contain no animal-derived ingredients. However, some recipes may include dairy or eggs as optional toppings or mix-ins.
Q2: Can I freeze leftovers from these recipes?
A2: Yes, many of the recipes in this collection can be frozen if stored properly. We recommend cooling the leftovers to room temperature before storing them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Make sure to label and date the container/bag so you know what it is and when it was made.
Q3: Will these low-fat vegetarian dinner recipes be filling enough?
A3: Yes! The meals featured in this recipe collection are designed to be satisfying and filling despite being low in fat. They include plenty of fiber-rich vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes which help keep you satiated longer. Additionally, adding healthy fats such as avocado slices might also make your dish more substantial while still keeping it mostly low-fat.