Cooking is a bit tricky for me right now, but luckily it’s the perfect time of year to share a round-up of some of my favourite healthy vegetarian dinners – which means I can put off cooking for another couple of days, hallelujah.
After eating several times my weight in chocolate over the Christmas period, I always try to eat a bit better in January (at the very least, I save the chocolate until after midday) – if you’re the same, hopefully you’ll find plenty of healthy dinner inspiration here. I didn’t include any salads because, although it’s perfectly possible to make a delicious, filling salad, I do generally prefer something hot in the evenings, especially through the winter.
Here goes – 33 healthy vegetarian dinners (that aren’t just salads!):
Creamy three bean stew (pictured above) – full of protein!
Greek fajitas – go easy on the feta and bulk them out with extra lettuce and tomato.
Easy vegan chilli with baked potatoes from Thinly Spread [vegan] – serve any leftovers with brown rice for a bit of a change.
Chickpea dal with spinach from Simply Food [vegan] – a protein-rich side dish or main course.
Very veggie lentil bake (pictured above) – serve it with sautéed kale or a big green salad.
Mushroom and kidney bean koftas with herby pesto [vegan] – I served mine with couscous, but they’re really versatile – try rice or salad instead if you prefer.
Individual shakshuka boats from Kavey Eats – eggs make a great healthy (and cheap) dinner.
Broad bean, fennel and carrot pilaf from The Veg Space [vegan] – I’d try using brown rice to make it extra nutritious.
Low-carb broccoli pizza crust (pictured above) – perfect if you’re following a low-carb diet.
Creamy courgetti with white bean sauce [vegan] – it’s the beans that make it creamy!
Feta, pepper and courgette filo pie from BakingQueen74 – if you’re partial to pastry, filo is a great option as it’s really low in fat.
Roasted pumpkin soup with crispy sage from Domestic Gothess – soup is always a good way to get your veggies in!
Rich and tomatoey white bean gratin (pictured above) – add extra veggies to bulk it out if you like.
Homemade falafel quinoa bowls – just skip the tzatziki for a vegan dinner.
Spiralized veggie noodle bowls with peanut sauce from Domestic Gothess [vegan] – with whole grain buckwheat noodles.
Quinoa, cauliflower and butternut squash curry from Celery and Cupcakes [vegan] – quinoa is already protein-rich, but add a tin of chickpeas for even more!
Mediterranean lentil meatballs (pictured above) [vegan] – serve with wholewheat pasta, couscous, or just a big salad.
Vegetarian sausage casserole – full of protein and veggies!
Carrot, coriander and chickpea burgers from Supper In The Suburbs [vegan] – serve the burgers bun-less to save on calories.
Stuffed zucchini boats with quinoa and pico de gallo from The Petite Cook – great served alongside a big green salad.
Slow cooker burrito bowls (pictured above) – go easy on the cheese and top with extra veggies for an even healthier dinner.
Sausage and puy lentil vegetarian cassoulet [vegan] – another protein-packed dinner.
‘Kill a cold’ lentil curry from Tin And Thyme [vegan] – so full of goodness.
Rice and quinoa with pan-fried tofu from Fab Food 4 All [vegan] – tofu is a great source of protein and is really low in fat.
Chickpea and sweet potato curry from Penelope’s Pantry [vegan] – make an extra big batch for two dinners.
Nutty pumpkin seed baked veggie burgers (pictured above) [vegan] – serve them in lettuce cups like I did to avoid adding empty calories.
Low-carb tikka cauliflower rice [vegan] – a tasty low-carb accompaniment to your favourite curry, or as a light dinner on its own.
Sweet potato and butter bean burgers from Munchies and Munchkins – serve with potato wedges and salad for a nice change.
Greek stuffed tomatoes from Lovely Appetite – stuffed veggies are perfect if you’re watching your portions, as they automatically limit your portion size!
White bean mash with griddled veggies and homemade pesto (pictured above) – white bean mash is a seriously tasty, high protein alternative to mashed potato.
Spicy three bean soup [vegan] – packed with flavour and protein!
Sweet potato, red onion and feta frittata from VeggieLAD – frittatas are one of my go-to healthy dinners.
Hasselback sweet potatoes with guacamole from The Petite Cook – sweet potatoes make a lovely change from normal potatoes.
What are your go-to healthy dinners for this time of year? Let me know in the comments if you have any more ideas!