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If you’re looking to lose weight, there is no other dietary lifestyle that can match nutrient-rich vegan foods. In the video below, you will learn how to create four very easy to follow vegan recipes for weight loss.

1: Spaghetti with vegetables

270 calories (1 serving)

Ingredients:

1.5 oz whole wheat spaghetti
1 small white zucchini
1 clove garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 medium white onion
1/2 medium red bell pepper
1/2 small aubergine eggplant
3 tbsp water
1 small tomato
1 tbsp chopped parsley
salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Cook pasta according to package directions.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add garlic, onion, zucchini aubergine and peppers add 3 tbsp water, cover and cook for a few minutes on low heat until tender.

Add the chopped tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper, and dried oregano.
Add cooked pasta.
Serve with Parmesan cheese on top
enjoy!

2: Easy vegetarian Lentil

270 calories (1 serving)

Ingredients:

1/4 white onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 small carrot cut into squares
1 small white zucchini cut into Squares
1/4 red bell pepper chopped
1/3 cup lentils
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup water (add more water in needed)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin
salt and black pepper to taste
1 bay leave
1/2 tbsp parsley finely chopped

Preparation:

In a pot on medium high heat, add olive oil and saute onion and garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the rest of your ingredients and turn the heat up to high and bring everything to a rapid boil.
Once it starts boiling, turn the heat down to a low simmer and cook for about 20 to 30 minutes, until lentils are cooked through.
Top with fresh parsley, serve and enjoy!

3: Chickpea and tomato quinoa

290 calories (1 serving)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup quinoa
1/4 white onion, chopped
1/4 yellow bell pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 tsp tomato paste
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and black pepper
1 oz spinach
2 oz cooked chickpeas
1 tbsp black olives
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

Preparation:

Bring salted water with quinoa to a boil in a pot over high heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed

Heat up the oil in a large frying pan. Add chopped onion, garlic, yellow pepper and fry on low heat until soft.

Add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, and all spices. Cover the pan with a lid and gently simmer until tomato has turned into sauce.

Add spinach and cover again until spinach is wilted, stir in cooked chickpeas, olives and let them warm through. Serve with cooked quinoa topped with chopped parsley.

4: Veggie Fried Rice

240 calories (1 serving)

Ingredients:

1 medium carrot, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 cup brown rice
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
salt and black pepper
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 dried oregano
2 tbsp tomato sauce
6 grape tomatoes
1 medium green onion
1 tsp cilantro, finely chopped

Preparation:

Cook the rice in water first until done.
Heat a skillet with oil over medium heat. Add bell pepper and carrot and cover until carrot is tender.
Season with salt and pepper, chili powder, cumin, dried oregano. Add cooked rice and mix to combine.
Add tomato sauce, sliced tomatoes, and green onions.
Serve topped with chopped cilantro.

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