Healthy Vegan Recipes that are Perfect for Weight Loss

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It is a common misconception that vegans eat tasteless and boring ensembles of greens, fruits, and nuts. Another misconception is that since its all plant-based, it is always a healthy dish. These two wrong perceptions about eating vegan are so outdated because, for one, vegan meals can be bursting with awesome flavors and magnificent taste. Let us introduce you to some healthy vegan recipes!

Also, eating greens do not equate to eating healthy. Before we say that a diet is healthy, it must still comply with the proper balance of nutrients even without sourcing proteins from meats and other animal-based products. To fully achieve the potential of weight loss in going vegan, you should be resorting to healthy vegan recipes that have well-balanced nutrients because fewer nutrients do not equate to weight loss.

Healthy Vegan Recipe: Black Bean Burger

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans
  • One yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • One clove garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • One tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • One tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha

How to Make:

  1. Using a food processor, pulse black beans, chopped red onions, chopped bell pepper, and garlic until everything is blended but still chunky
  • Transfer the processed mixture into a bowl and add barbecue sauce, sriracha, chili powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, and breadcrumbs; combine everything. In a separate bowl, dissolve cornstarch with 1 tbsp water and add it into the mixture, and then mix again.
  • Shape mixture into six patties and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes each side. Assemble the cooked patty in a burger bun with greens or any salad that you may wish to add.

Healthy Vegan Recipe: Vegan Chili con Carne

Ingredients:

  • 400g drained and rinsed red kidney beans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 thinly sliced large red onion
  • 2 finely chopped celery stalks
  • Two peeled and finely chopped medium carrots
  • 2 chopped red peppers
  • One tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 800g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 100g split red lentils
  • 400g frozen soy mince
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp miso paste (optional)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • A handful of coriander (optional)
  • Cooked basmati rice
  • A squeeze of lime juice

How to Make:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and sauté onion, garlic, celery, peppers, and carrots over a medium heat
  • Add cumin, salt, pepper and chili powder and stir
  • Add chopped tomatoes, kidney beans, soy mince, vegetable stock, and lentils and simmer for 25 minutes
  • Serve with basmati rice and some fresh coriander with lime

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