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!

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1. Raw 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Raw 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet

Some days are too hot to wait for a cold treat which is why this 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet is so amazing. Just toss your frozen strawberries into a blender with the almond milk and maple syrup, blend them until they’re smooth, and then pop the mixture in the freezer to set. The best part is that because this recipe calls for frozen strawberries, the time the freezer is cut way down so you don’t have to wait as long to eat your sorbet.

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

Red Lentil Corn Chowder

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

3. Oil-Free Roasted Carrot Fries [Vegan, Grain-Free]

Oil-Free Roasted Carrot Fries

These Oil-Free Roasted Carrot Fries are out of this world! Carrots are usually juicy enough that you don’t need to put oil on them for the spices to stick to them, (if they are dry-they are old ha) so sprinkle the spices over the carrots and give them a toss using your hands just to make sure they are coated in the spices! And that’s it, you bake them, make the dip real quick and you have a healthy, easy, nourishing snack!

4. Spicy Garlic Edamame [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Spicy Garlic Edamame
If you are a fan of garlic, then you are going to be obsessed with this Spicy Garlic Edamame. The salty edamame is tossed in into a hot pan with seared garlic, spicy chili oil, and a splash of tamari to give it a little extra salt. This fiery snack is dangerously addictive – you have been warned.

5. Baked Hash Browns [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Baked Hash Browns
Crispy potato goodness. Enjoy your favorite breakfast potato the healthy way by baking these Baked Hash Browns instead of frying them! The potato is mixed with carrots for added nutrition.

6. Bean and Mushroom Fajitas [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Bean and Mushroom Fajitas

This vegan take on Bean and Mushroom Fajitas is such a go-to dinner recipe for busy weeknight evenings. It’s quick to make, doesn’t create a lot of dirty dishes, and if you don’t feel like mixing your own seasoning and making the pico de gallo and guacamole, these can be readily purchased in almost any store to speed things up. The biggest bonus is that everyone around the table gets excited when they realize it’s fajita night.


7. Stretchy Potato Cheese [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Stretchy Potato Cheese

Stretchy, gooey, dairy-free cheese … made with potatoes? While most melty vegan cheese is made from cashews, this Stretchy Potato Cheese genius recipe makes the magic happen with just veggies! A simple cheese that goes great on sandwiches and pizza or that can be used as a dip!

8. Fresh and Light Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Fresh and Light Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups

A light and fresh Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups recipe for summer! Rolled with hummus and fresh spinach, then topped with simple tomato sauce, fresh basil, and toasted pine nuts – this zucchini lasagna will be a warm weather favorite!

9. Creamy Cauliflower Chickpea Soup [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Creamy Cauliflower Chickpea Soup

This decadent, dairy-free Creamy Cauliflower Chickpea Soup is just perfect in its simplicity. The creaminess is unparalleled. Yet, there’s no cream — there’s not even any non-dairy milk in it. The base of this soup is entirely made from cauliflower, onion, and garlic. It gets whizzed up in the blender and the result is like a bowl of chowder that tastes like it’s made with heavy cream. It works perfectly as leftovers — so, if you make a big pot and put it in the fridge, you will be able to eat healthy all week long.

10. Sweet Potato Boats With Chickpeas and ‘Cheese’ Sauce [Vegan, Grain-Free]

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Boats with Cheese Sauce

In this Sweet Potato Boats With Chickpeas and ‘Cheese’ Sauce recipe, baked sweet potatoes are topped with spicy, roasted chickpeas and a super creamy vegan cheese sauce that you won’t believe is made from cauliflower. This combination is amazingly delicious and very filling.


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