These vegan sloppy joes are a hearty and delicious meal made lighter and healthier than its traditional version! Sloppy Joes have always been a family favourite, but this version is loaded with plenty of nutrients and tons of protein and fiber. To make things even better, these sloppy joes are much lower in calories than a traditional recipe.
A low calorie meal that is filing and satisfying!
What a combo! This dish will please the entire family, including picky children, and your most carnivorous friends and family. My toddler is a super picky one but he gives this dish two thumbs up! 🙂 In fact, when I asked him what his favourite food was the other day, he said sloppy joes!
Use multi grain buns to increase fiber, or opt for a low calorie pita and wrap it up. Avoiding gluten? Try this with your favourite gluten free bun. Restricting complex carbohydrates? Skip the bun entirely and eat as a soup with a little extra tomato sauce or broth. I regularly choose to eat this as a soup. I just add a little extra tomato sauce and serve it in a bowl. It’s so satisfying and comforting, especially during colder months.
To make this recipe for easy vegan sloppy joes even easier, I also have Instant Pot instructions below. This just might be my favourite set it and forget it recipe! If you don’t own an Instant Pot, no worries! I’ve got you covered with regular stove top directions as well.
For a low calorie meal, you really can’t beat this delicious and nutritious dish. The lentils are filling, hearty and satisfying, and offer everything you’re looking for in a sloppy joe!