Meet your health goals with these vegan bowls that are satisfying, delicious, balanced in nutrients, and provide meals under 500 calories, all with a focus on clean, nutrient-rich, whole ingredients.
Are you working on achieving some new healthy eating goals? There’s nothing better than an amazing vegan bowl—perfectly balanced in protein, healthy carbs and fats, and calories—to get you on the right path. The goal is to be satisfied with a hearty, delicious meal, packed in vitamins, minerals, antioxidant compounds, and macros, with a modest amount of calories to help maintain healthy weight goals.
That’s why I recommend 500 calorie meals as a great way to promote healthy weight, as it’s enough to keep most people fueled and feeling energetic, while still moderating your calorie intake for a healthy weight. At the same time, it’s important to push up the clean, whole plant ingredients in power-packed vegan bowls, which include plenty of real whole grains, pulses (beans), soy foods, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, plant fats, herbs, and spices. We also want to limit those unwanted ingredients, such as added sugars, sodium, and additives.
I asked some of my favorite bloggers of all time to contribute their best under 500 calories vegan bowl recipes that are clean and balanced in nutrients, as well as delicious. I’m also sharing a bunch of my own healthy vegan bowl recipes too. Each healthy, nutritious bowl provides around 400-500 calories in order to keep you feeling satisfied for a fabulous day.
Cheers! Let’s eat and live the goodness every day!
Blackberry Basil Bowl with Balsamic Dressing, Renee DeLeon, Veeg (shown above)
Black Bean Tomato Carrot Curry with Brown Basmati Rice, Choclette Ammar, Tin and Thyme
Buffalo Tortilla Tofu Bowl, Renee DeLeon, Veeg (shown above)
Chickpea Power Bowl, Emily Wilson, This Healthy Table
Easy Burrito Bowl with Black Beans and Fajitas, Julianne Lynch, No Sweat Vegan (shown above)
Fajita Rice Bowl, Terry Lisa Goodwin, 2 Share My Joy
Go-To Bowl, Sarah McMinn, My Darling Vegan (shown above)
Grain Bowl with Pesto, Kelly Jones, RDN, Kelly Jones Nutrition
Meal Prep Burrito Bowl, Jessianna Saville, RDN, The Kidney RD (shown above)
Noodle Bowl with Thai Tofu and Vegetables, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Portobello Poke Bowl, Plant-Based Jess
Quinoa Nourish Bowls, Stacey Gero, Stacey Homemaker
Quinoa Super Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing, Vanessa Sturman, The Vegan Larder
Rice Bowl with Smoky Tempeh, Elena Szeliga, Happy Kitchen.Rocks
Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Lime Rice Bowls, Holly Gray, This Wife Cooks
Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Quinoa Bowls, Whitney Wright, Salt and Baker (shown above)
Simple Bowl With Peanut Dressing, Verna Anne Rindler, The Cheeky Chickpea
Southwest Quinoa Bowl, Emily Miller, Resplendent Kitchen (shown above)
Spring Bowl, Simple Spoonfuls
Spiralized Carrot Quinoa Veggie Bowl, Alena Schowalter, Nutritiously (shown above)
Sweet Potato Bowl, Mary Ellen Valverde, V Nutrition
Sweet Potato Chickpea Bowl, Claire Cary, Eat with Clarity
Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Cashew Curry Sauce, Jennifer Sebestyen, Veggie Inspired
Turmeric Rice and Black Bean Bowl, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian
Winter Roasted Vegetable Bowl, Sarah Schlichter, RDN, Bucket List Tummy (shown above)
For other 500-calorie recipe collections, check out:
6 Plant-Based Dinners Under 500 Calories
Top 7 Healthy Plant-Based Bowls for 500 Calories
20 One-Dish Plant-Based Meals Under 500 Calories