Light Plant-Based Meals for Weight Loss

By Marni Wasserman

If you eat the right things in balance, you naturally achieve a healthy weight. That being said, choosing certain foods over others helps you get to your goals a little bit more quickly. The table shows some lighter options for plant-based meals.

Weight-Loss Meal Plan
Breakfast (for recipes, see
Light Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes
)
Lunch (for recipes, see
Light Plant-Based Lunch Recipes
)
Snack (for recipes, see
Light Plant-Based Snack Recipes
)
Dinner (for recipes, see
Light Plant-Based Dinner Recipes
)
1–2 cups Liquid Nutrition Smoothie Kale and Cabbage Slaw with 1/4 avocado and topped with a
handful of sprouts
Apple or pear with a handful of walnuts or 1 tablespoon of
almond butter
Hearty Vegetable Cacciatore with or without 1/2 cup brown-rice
pasta and a large green salad
1 cup Soaked Oats with Goji Berries 1–2 cups of Citrus Wild Rice and Broccoli served over
spinach
Brown-rice cake with almond butter Tangy Tempeh Teriyaki Stir-Fry with 1/2 cup brown rice
1/2–1 cup Morning Millet Granola with Homemade Hempseed
Milk
Vegetarian Nori Roll with a green salad Carrot and celery sticks with 1/2 cup Edamame Hummus or Sweet
Pea Guacamole
1–2 slices of Mushroom and Chickpea Loaf on a bed of
steamed greens topped with 1 tablespoon of Tahini-Miso Gravy