A 2,000 calorie vegetarian diet, carefully planned, can promote healthy eating habits for individuals aiming for weight loss or maintenance. Be mindful that calorie needs vary, hence caloric intake should align with personal goals and lifestyle.
If you are trying to lose weight, this amount of calories should only be followed by individuals with a higher level of activity.
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.
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1,900 Calorie Vegetarian Meal Plan
We’ve provided a printable 2,000 calorie vegetarian 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 1,966 kcal, 126g Protein, 188g Carbs, 90g Fat per day.
Ideally, use a chilled or even a frozen banana for this splendid mix of nutty goodness.
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 a smoothie that will make you go a little nuts!
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Step 1: Lightly toast the bread before tearing it into bite-size pieces.
Step 2: Slice the cucumber and then create a bed of leaves in a bowl.
Step 3: Layer the cucumber on the leaves before crumbling the feta cheese on top followed by the bread and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and blueberries.
Step 4: Finally, drizzle with a little olive oil, honey, and a touch of lemon juice before tucking in!
150 grams Tofu
30 grams Carrot
30 grams White Button Mushrooms
1/2 medium Red Bell Pepper
30 grams Broccoli
30 grams Asparagus
1/2 medium Yellow Bell Pepper
2 cloves Garlic
3 tsp Brown Sugar
1/4 medium Red Onion
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
3 tsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
75 ml Vegetable Stock/Broth
Step 1: In a wok or large frying pan add the olive oil and bring up to a medium-high heat.
Step 2: Slice up your bell peppers, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, onion, and mushrooms into thin, bite-size slices. Chop the tofu into cubes and finely slice your garlic too!
Step 3: Add all veggies (except the garlic) and tofu to the now hot pan and sauté for around 2-3 minutes until veggies are almost tender.
Step 4: In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, brown sugar, garlic powder, chili flakes and vegetable stock with a little salt and pepper.
Step 5: Pour this evenly over the stir fry and allow the sauce to thicken.
Step 6: Once all is cooked through, serve up!
Step 1: Thoroughly mix the protein powder with the milk along with a little additional water if necessary.
Step 2: Serve up with the watermelon on the side!
This snack is one in a melon…
1 medium Tangerine (mandarin)
Peel and serve!
So, there you have it! A balanced, nutritious, and delicious 2,000-calorie vegetarian meal plan. Enjoy!