This collection of high-calorie vegan recipes features flavorful meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you're looking to gain or maintain weight on a vegan diet, you're sure to find some tasty dishes to suit your needs.
Whether you’re new to a vegan diet or have been eating vegan for a while, it’s important to ensure your nutritional needs are met.
This includes making sure that you’re eating enough calories each day.
Many new to plant-based eating experience weight loss, sometimes unintentionally, due to eliminating high-calorie foods from their diet such as meat, dairy and other animal products.
According to Medical News Today, women typically need 1600-2400 calories daily and men need between 2000-3000 per day depending on age, height, activity level, and other factors.
It’s important to discuss your individual situation with your healthcare professional or a registered dietitian to determine your calorie needs and goals.
One way that I make sure I am eating enough each day is by including healthy fats such as nut butters, avocados, olive oil, etc. in my meals.
My favorite way to start the day is by eating a satisfying breakfast such as loaded avocado toast, tofu scramble with veggies and a side of roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes, or overnight oats topped with both fruit and nuts or nut butters, and seeds such as flax or chia.
If you’re a smoothie lover like me, adding peanut butter, almond butter, hemp seeds, or vegan protein powder is a great way to increase the calorie content of your favorite smoothies.
Sandwiches and wraps paired with a side salad or cup of soup are a winning combination for lunch.
Chickpea salad on a sandwich or wrap is a great option and happens to be one of my favorite lunches because it can be made so many ways and enjoyed with a variety of toppings.
For dinner, I love to fill my plate with a decent amount of whole grains such as brown rice or quinoa and pair it with some tofu/tempeh, beans, and/or hummus as well as a generous helping of veggies and top it all off with some roasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds or toasted sesame seeds.
I also find legume-based pastas such as chickpea or lentil to provide a hearty meal when enjoyed with my favorite meat alternatives and nut-based cheeses or sauces.
There are so many tasty and satisfying ways to increase your daily calorie intake on a vegan diet whether you are looking to either gain weight or maintain it.
This collection features some great high-calorie vegan meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to get you started.
High-Calorie Vegan Breakfast Recipes
High-Calorie Vegan Meals for Lunch
High-Calorie Vegan Recipes for Dinner
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