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You don’t have to break the bank to have flavorful, healthy, seasonal meals that are 100% plant-based. These recipes from the Food Monster App are the top budget-friendly vegan recipes you can make for your family this summer!

Don’t forget to check out our budget-friendly vegan recipes archives, where we bring you our picks every month!

1. Potato Cakes [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

A simple cake made from mashed potatoes and seasonings
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These Potato Cakes from Melissa Tedesco are the perfect way to use up any leftover mashed potatoes, or to just make on their own! You can make this dish by simply boiling some potatoes until soft and giving them a mash. These potato cakes are perfect as a starter or a savory breakfast. They taste great with a dollop of vegan sour cream, or simply garnished with chives.

2. Irish Soda Bread Baked Oatmeal [Vegan]

Irish Soda Bread Baked Oats
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Soda bread is a wonderful treat for any time of the day. It’s best as a side with some soup, but it’s also lovely at breakfast! With jam or butter, it’s a hearty start to the day, worlds better than a slice of toasted WonderBread. Lauren Smith‘s Irish Soda Bread Baked Oatmeal is different than others because it’s significantly less sweet. If you take a look at the recipe, you’ll notice there’s no sweetener involved. After all, it’s meant to replicate the taste of bread, and a very simple bread! You could also top it with your favorite jam.

3. Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips [Vegan, Grain-Free]

Vegan Grain-Free Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
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Nicole Dunai‘s Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and crunchy and delicious. The good news is that these are soo simple to make. Slice, season and bake. That is all. That is all that stands in your way of fresh, homemade, healthy apple chips.

4. Sweet Potato Soup With Ginger [Vegan]

Sweet Potato with Ginger Soup
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This creamy Sweet Potato Soup With Ginger from Gabriela Lupu is a delicious and warm meal! The smell of ginger will brighten up your day, and the wonderful flavors of sweet potato and nutmeg will taste like a fall dream.

5. Corn on the Cob Salsa Stuffed Avocado [Vegan]

Corn on the Cob Salsa Stuffed Avocado [Vegan]
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Roasting brings out a deeper corny flavor and changes the texture just slightly. Roasted corn can be added to slaws and salads but we love to make this Corn on the Cob Salsa Stuffed Avocado from Lisa Dawn Angerame with it! It’s chewy, sweet, spicy and tangy. You could serve it over the half shell (avocado, that is!) or you can dice the avocado and mix it in. Either way, it’s great in tacos, with rice, with potatoes, or chips.

6. Simple Vegan Pasta [Vegan]

Simple Vegan Pasta
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This Simple Vegan Pasta from HeeJee Lee is easy to pull together in the morning, but you can also mix the seasoning ahead of time! You can use the same seasoning to roast broccoli florets on the side. And the nutritional yeast adds an intense umami and cheesy flavor to various food. We do suggest using a smaller amount if you are new to it and add more as you like.

7. Red Lentil Corn Chowder [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Kristen Genton‘s Red Lentil Corn Chowder is such a creamy dish with plenty of protein and flavor. This soup because it’s so incredibly filling and also crazy easy to make. Only about 30 minutes from start to finish and dinner is served!

8. Broccolini Mushroom Stir Fry [Vegan]

Broccolini and Mushroom Stir Fry
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Raymund Macaalay‘s Broccolini and Mushroom Stir Fry is a simple dish of stir fried broccolini and shiitake mushrooms in garlic and shallots seasoned with soy sauce. It may sound simple, but this packs a lot of flavor, from the nutty broccolini, earthy shiitake and savory soy sauce it has the most important taste covered: the umami. It’s great as a side dish and also great on its own.

9. Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sweet and Spicy Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts
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This Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts recipe from Jordan and Clark Cord is completely vegan – no egg dipping necessary. The brussels sprouts are dipped in aquafaba, then panko, then baked until crispy. Oven fried!

10. Grilled Tomato Sauce [Vegan]

Grilled Tomato Sauce
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ThisGrilled Tomato Sauce by Dawn Hutchins from Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness is so versatile and can be used in a number of dishes. Grilling the tomatoes give the flavor a depth and deliciousness that you won’t forget!

Hungry for more? Check out 10 Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes From August 2018! by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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