A 1,500 calorie vegan diet, carefully planned, can promote healthy eating habits for individuals aiming for weight loss. Be mindful that calorie needs vary, hence caloric intake should align with personal goals and lifestyle.
Who should try this diet?
If you’re focused on losing weight, a diet that aims for an average of 1,500 calories can be a highly effective approach. This calorie level provides ample energy to support your daily activities and exercise routines, while creating enough of a caloric deficit to encourage weight loss.
However! It’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s calorie requirements are unique. Therefore, determining the appropriate daily calorie intake based on your specific goals, whether it be losing fat, building muscle, or adopting a healthy lifestyle, is paramount for success.
If following this style of meal plan creates unwanted weight loss, it may be necessary to increase total calories consumed accordingly.
We’ve provided a printable 1,500 calorie vegan meal plan PDF, including recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It’s structured over 5 meals (3 mains and 2 snacks).
Download the meal plan in the link above or continue reading for recipes.
Provides 1,533 kcal, 105g Protein, 139g Carbs, 60g Fat per day.
Ideally, use a chilled or even a frozen banana for this splendid mix of peanutty protein power.
Step 1: Place the oats and milk into your favourite blender and allow to soften for about 1 minute before adding the remaining ingredients.
Step 2: Securely fasten the lid and blend thoroughly for around 15 – 30 seconds while gradually adding water (if necessary) to create desired consistency.
Step 3: Pour into a glass for that fresh serving of muscle-building goodness.
Simply multiply all ingredients if you wish to bulk cook!
Step 1: Start out by placing your rice in a saucepan to cook over a medium heat with 1 part rice to 2 parts water.
Step 2: Allow to gently simmer for about 15-20 minutes until all of the water has been absorbed.
Step 3: In the meantime, take out a bowl and combine the seitan with the brown sugar, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Step 4: Take out your most loved frying pan or skillet and bring to heat over a medium-high temperature.
Step 5: Add the olive oil and then the seitan to this desirable pan and cook for around 3 minutes per side.
Step 6: Once the seitan has developed a nice browning colour on both sides, turn off the heat and allow it to rest for a further 5 minutes.
Step 7: While the seitan is taking it easy, bring a pot to boil over a high heat and add the broccoli florets. Allow to blanch for 1 minute.
Step 8: Slice the seitan into bite-size pieces and then (if meal prepping) pull out your meal prep containers. Divide the portions evenly among your meal prep containers.
Step 9: If meal prepping – cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days. To serve, reheat in the microwave on a high setting for 2 minutes (adding spicy sauce is a treat!).
You’re all set!
Step 1: Slice your seitan and lightly fry in 1/2 the olive oil. Peel and shred that carrot on the side.
Step 2: Whisk the sugar, mustard, and remaining olive oil to create a nice dressing.
Step 3: Toss the mixed leaves in a bowl with the sweet mustard dressing and place into a bowl.
Step 4: Layer the seitan, sun-dried tomatoes, and carrots on top and refrigerate for a few minutes to cool.
Step 5: Serve up!
This one will ignite your taste buds more than expected!
Step 1: Place your bread into a toaster and let things heat up while you scoop out the avocado and chop it into thin slices.
Step 2: Once the bread has made the wonderful transformation into its crunchy counterpart, layer the avocado on top.
Step 3: Sprinkle with some watercress and a little sliced radish if you have it! Get crunching.
So, there you have it! A balanced, nutritious, and delicious 1,500-calorie vegan meal plan. Enjoy!