33 Vegetarian Joe Wicks Recipes that Make Healthy Cooking in Lockdown Easy
Right now, if it's not fuss-free and uses minimal, easy-to-get-hold-of ingredient it's not happening. Breakfast, lunch and dinner needs to be simple. And that's why, we're calling on Joe Wicks and his recipes loaded with veggies to see us through another week of lockdown.
Once an advocate of red meat, chicken and fish these days the personal trainer and fitness coach with over 7.7 million social media followers is on a crusade to get the nation to eating more veg.
It all began back in 2013, when he posted a 30-second video recipe on Instagram to his handful of followers. Seven years later, and he's the second best selling cookbook author in the world. Not bad.
In recent times, he re-worked many of traditional Joe Wicks recipes into plant-based options in an entirely vegetarian cook book. Most meals are based on the same protein, carb and healthy fat formula that made his Body Coach plan so famous, but this time, sans the meat or fish.
Veggie dishes have been requested by keen Lean in 15 fans for years, and the new recipes certainly look tasty; from breakfast muffins and oat cookies to start the day, halloumi salads and butternut squash-stuffed quesadillas to meal prep for lunch and veg-packed curries and cheese-topped pasta come dinner time, there's something for everyone, whether you're a steadfast vegetarian or Meat Free Monday lover.
Keep scrolling for 33 delicious-looking vegetarian Joe Wicks recipes for every occasion; breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the snack times in between. Oh, and while you're at it, we've got an exclusive Joe Wicks HIIT workout for you to try, too. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for any Lean in 15 vegan recipes, too...
1 Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Muffins
Breakfast muffins have become a bit of a thing on Wicks' page, and these broccoli bites aren't to be skipped over; they contain protein, thanks to the cheddar and eggs, and are super simple to make if you need a breakfast to take to work.
2 Chocolate and Banana Overnight Oats
More of an overnight oats kind of person? Joe's also a huge fan of, well, any kind of overnight oats. These ones use chocolate and banana, for a sweeter start to the day.
3 Banana and Oat Breakfast Cookies
Bored of the more traditional Joe Wicks breakfast recipes? Mix things up a little with these banana and oat breakfast cookies—good for adults in a rush and fussy kids, alike. Cookies? For breakfast? Yeah, we're in.
4 Breakfast Tostadas
Again, not your traditional breakfast meal, but a seriously tasty option. You'll be satiated until lunchtime, thanks to the protein from the eggs, and should have a steady release of energy throughout the morning, thanks to the tostadas. Winner, winner.
5 Cheddar Cheese, Sundried Tomato and Avocado Breakfast Muffins
More breakfast muffins, this time packed with creamy avocado and flavourful sundried tomatoes. Did we mention breakfast muffins are easy to make and seriously tasty? Yep.
6 Coconut and Berry Baked Porridge Oats
Joe shows that sweet breakfasts that actually keep you satiated and offer some nutritional value are surprisingly easy to make with his 101 oat-y creations. These baked oats are as simple as whacking oats, fruit, coconut, cinnamon and milk in an oven-proof dish and baking. Yum.
7 Egg and Avocado Breakfast Bagel
Think your traditional avo and eggs, but better: because who doesn't love bagels? Joe's breakfast bagel creations were one of the dishes stand-out dishes when Lean in 15 first launched. And we can see why: slow release carbs, protein and healthy fats are a yes from us.
8 Walnut and Caramalised Banana Oats
Caramalised banana anything is always going to be delicious. After a winter warmer? Enjoy your oats cold. The beauty of oats is that they're also delicious cold, or left soaked overnight in the fridge. You're so welcome.
9 Bounty Pancakes
Don't say we aren't good to you. These six ingredient protein pancakes are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, well, any meal in between, really.
10 Blueberry and Banana Oaty Breakfast Muffins
More muffins: this time, for the sweet-toothed among you. A bit like your traditional shop-bought muffin, but these homemade versions contain way less sugar, cost a fraction of the price and promise to me just as tasty. Yes, yes, yes.
11 Halloumi Quinoa Salad
Vegetarian meal prep needn't make you want to tear your hair out, as this simple halloumi and quinoa salad demonstrates. Using pre cooked quinoa halves the prep time, but if you'd rather cook from scratch, read our handy guide to how to cook quinoa. You're welcome.
12 Cheesy Chickpea Taquitos
Cheese plus chickpeas plus burrito wraps? Hell, yes. This one's for when you've got guests coming round for lunch. They're not only full of veggies, legumes and spices, but topped with a sprinkling of cheese for flavour, too.
13 Homemade Veggie Pizza
Make the night before, top as you like and tuck in at your desk and you'll be the envy of all of your work colleagues. This pizza takes less than 15 minutes so you've really got no excuse to whip up your own from scratch. Enjoy.
14 BBQ Butternut Squash Quesadillas
Butternut squash and beans may not be the first veggie filling of choice you think of when making quesadillas, but trust us when we say, this vegetarian Joe Wicks recipe promises to make you forget it's even meat free. It's creamy, warming and cheesy. Ideal.
15 Curried Veg Pie
A pie? That takes 15 minutes? You're in luck. If you're cooking for company and want to make a healthy dinner recipe that can be the centrepiece of the table, but are also short on time, because, well, life this filo pastry topped pie is the one. It's one of Joe's favourite recipes from his Veggie in 15 book, and full of flavour thanks to the PB, spices and soy. Trust us on this one.
16 Broccoli, Red Pepper and Pesto Pasta
This one's for the pasta lovers: a simple-as-anything midget tree (ahem, broccoli), pepper and pesto mix perfect for lunch or dinner. Now that's what we call Lean in 15.
17 Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese
Also part of the Lean in 15 pasta party is this mac and cheese. The best part? it's packed full of hidden vegetables to up your vitamins and nutrients without sacrificing any of the flavour.
18 Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Baked potatoes are a simple, easy and nutritious lunch or dinner option, but this sweet potato Joe Wicks recipe really takes things up a notch, stuffed with a creamy spinach, onion and Greek yoghurt stuffing. Drool.
19 Veggie Satay Curry
Stray from your go-to chicken curry recipe with this veggie satay option; it's packed full of veg, legumes and healthy spices, and pleases all the PB lovers out there with a hearty dollop providing the base of flavour for the sauce. Dreamy.
20 Mexican Rice and Veggie Tortilla Bowl
Now that's what we call a delicious looking vegetarian Joe Wicks recipe. Spicy Mexican rice, guacamole, tomato and sour cream stuffed in a pre-baled tortilla. Need we say more?
21 Creamy Garlic Mushroom Linguine
An easy lunch or supper recipe, this linguine recipe uses just a handful of ingredients, so is one o the speediest recipes of the lot to make, plus won't set you back much on the cost front, either.
22 Thai Green Aubergine Curry
Keen to try your hand at a Thai curry but not sure how to maximise flavour sans meet? Try using spices to cook and toasted nuts to top. Plus, aubergine is always a winner in our eyes.
23 Roasted sweet potato and squash, curried cauliflower, coconut rice and peanut satay sauce
Vegetarian Joe Wicks recipes normally just use a handful of ingredients, but this sweet potato, squash and cauliflower dish is for if you've got an evening at home and fancy making something, er, fancy. Peanut satay sauce, anyone?
24 Butternut Squash and Parmesan Risotto
Risotto is a vegetarian classic, but this recipe elevates what an be a bit of a meh dish by using caramelised roasted butternut and lots of parmesan. NB: some vegetarians don't eat parmesan due to how it's produced, so make sure to sub in cheddar here, if that applies to you.
25 Halloumi and Cashew Nut Curry
Another day, another vegetarian Joe Wicks recipe that takes the shape of a curry. This option contains delicious, delicious halloumi, so promises to please all the cheese lovers.
26 Buffalo Cauliflower with Cashew Dip
In a word: yeah. Finding actually good vegetarian 'fakeaway' recipes that you can kick back in front of the TV with are really hard to come by. No longer, with this Joe Wicks buffalo cauliflower recipe. Don't skip the cashew dip—it's essential for dipping purposes, after all.
27 Veggie Stuffed Peppers
Another classic veggie recipe to add to your repertoire of Lean in 15 recipes are these stuffed pepper. Top with avo for an extra hit of healthy fats.
28 Indian Inspired Veggie Burger
Now that's what we call a veggie burger—no bland patties over here, instead, an Indian-inspired, spice-heavy ensemble topped with creamy raita, chutney and salad and sandwiched in a brioche bun. Drool.
29 Coconut and Cacao Protein Energy Balls
Save yourself from mindless snacking with these simple Joe Wicks energy balls, proving that high protein snacks can easily be vegetarian. It's as easy as oats + protein powder + PB = roll.
30 Green Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes
More a savoury type of snacker or in the mood for a lighter lunch or dinner? We say stuffed, you say potatoes. With the addition of pesto and sundried tomatoes in the middle, these potatoes are good. Like, really good.
31 Cauliflower Cheese Snack Bites
Sounds weird, tastes great: blitzing cauliflower into recipes can provide a tasty and nutrient-rich low carb option. Plus, using Greek yoghurt as a dip is a great way to up your protein intake and swerve added nasties.
32 Broccoli and Cheddar Bites
Cheesey, warming goodness in the form of broccoli and cheese bites? We're in. Trust us when we say, these six ingredients snacks are delicious any time of day.
33 Homemade Veggie Nuggets
Sometimes, you just need nugs. Next time you do, why not give these veg-packed Lean in 15 bites a go? You'll feel super wholesome for making them yourself, plus swerve any additives in the shop bought versions.