Homemade Weight Watchers Vegan Meals

Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D.
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Spicy Seitan Chili

Whether you're trying to shed pounds or simply eat nutritiously, vegan weight watchers meals can help you meet your goals. If you're tired of eating the same Weight Watchers meals day after day, change things up by choosing delicious homemade recipes and working them into your daily point allotment.

1. Spicy Seitan Chili

This delicious vegan recipe is a knock off of chili with beef, and it will warm you up in a hurry. Use the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Tracker to track calories, sugar, saturated fat, and protein to determine how many Weight Watchers SmartPoints you're getting (use Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator).

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups ground seitan
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 15-ounce cans kidney beans, drained

Directions

  1. In slow cooker, add all ingredients and stir well.
  2. Cook on high for 3 hours.
  3. Serve with breadsticks, or top with shredded vegan cheese.

Servings (about 2 cups each): 6

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving)

Calories: 350

Protein: 26 grams

Carbs: 46 grams

Sugars: 7 grams

Fat: 9 grams

Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams

Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 9

2. Mushroom Fried Quinoa with Tofu

mushroom quinoa

This flavorful vegan dish works well as a breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the mushrooms in 1 teaspoon of olive oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add cooked quinoa and heat for several additional minutes.
  3. Scramble tofu in 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and add to quinoa mixture.
  4. Serve hot, topped with avocado slices, if desired.

Servings (about one cup): 1

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving)

  1. Calories: 331
  2. Protein: 16 grams
  3. Carbs: 32 grams
  4. Sugars: 2 grams
  5. Fat: 17 grams
  6. Saturated Fat: 2 grams
  7. Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 9

3. Chai Banana Smoothie

banana smoothie

When you're on the go, or simply don't have time to cook a meal or snack, pick this satiating banana chai smoothie as your next Weight Watchers vegan recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 ½ cups soy milk (or protein-fortified, unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 small ripe frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

Directions

  1. Combine spices together in a bowl.
  2. Place milk, banana, almond butter, and chai spice mixture in blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Top with chopped pecans, if desired.

Servings (about 1 1/2 cups): 1

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving)

  1. Calories: 374
  2. Protein: 15 grams
  3. Carbs: 50 grams
  4. Sugars: 27 grams
  5. Fat: 15 grams
  6. Saturated Fat: 2 grams
  7. Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 14

Why Choose Vegan Weight Watchers Meals?

If you want to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, Weight Watchers is an effective tool to do so, according to a 2014 study in The British Journal of General Practice. Vegan dieting also has beneficial effects on body mass index (BMI) and disease risks, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. So eat your heart out with these homemade vegan Weight Watchers recipes.

Homemade Weight Watchers Vegan Meals