These budget-friendly vegan recipes mean you don’t have to break the bank to have flavorful, healthy, seasonal meals that are 100% plant-based. These meals are simple and cheap, so you don’t have to spend your entire paycheck to enjoy being plant-based!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Budget-Friendly Archives!


1. Creamy Yellow Bean Soup

Vegan Creamy Yellow Bean Soup

Source: Creamy Yellow Bean Soup

This Creamy Yellow Bean Soup by Lena Novak is an Eastern European inspired comfort food. However, this recipe is healthier version, yet equally satisfying and delicious.

2. Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

Vegan Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

Source:  Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

This Sweet Potato Lentil Stew by Nele Liivlaid is a delicious plant-based weeknight dinner that is ready in 30 minutes. It’s one of those delicious recipes that are perfect for meal prepping.


3. Sesame Cauliflower Bites

Vegan Sesame Cauliflower Bites

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These Sesame Cauliflower Bites by Annie Kimmelman are sweet, filling, sticky, and so flavorful.


4. Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Scone

Vegan Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Scone

Source:  Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Scone

These Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Scone by Nikki and Zuzana are a delicious, quick and easy vegan breakfast that’s loaded with plant protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber, and they are naturally sweet!


5. Peanut Butter Bars

Vegan Peanut Butter Bars

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These Peanut Butter Bars by Harriet Porterfield are super delicious, loaded with protein and sure to please every peanut butter lover. Quick and simple to prepare with just five ingredients! These are a no-bake treat to so easy to whip up in a snack emergency.

6. Garlic Butter Cauliflower Steaks + Balsamic Veggies

Vegan Garlic Butter Cauliflower Steaks + Balsamic Veggies

Source:  Garlic Butter Cauliflower Steaks + Balsamic Veggies

If you have Gremolata left over, it’s great on any roasted veggie + it’s incredible on avocado toast! Without further ado, here is your deceptively easy, but fancy AF looking sheet pan meal: Garlic Butter Cauliflower Steaks + Balsamic Veggies by Megan Calipari!

7. Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Vegan Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Source: Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup 

Simple to prepare but packed full of flavor with the most amazing creamy texture, this cheesy cauliflower soup will become a staple in your household. If you were ever a lover of cauliflower cheese, then this Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup bDan Waters will be something you adore. This would also make an amazing starter for a dinner party.


8. Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Ramen Noodles

Vegan Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Ramen Noodles

Source: Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Ramen Noodles

This Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Ramen Noodles by  Jenn Sebestyen and Kelli Foster Kelli Foster is everything: cozy, comforting, healthy, easy, and so delicious. Make it when you feel yourself coming down with a cold. It’s soothing and nourishing.

9. Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

Vegan Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

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This Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie by Shanika Graham-White is the best version of pie you’ll ever enjoy! Made from the best Fall flavor duo— cranberries + apples, this pie comes based with a delicious, flaky vegan crust (infused with hints of citrus) and topped with a crunchy brown sugar crumble that simply melts in your mouth with every bite. Just like with your other favorite pies, a generous scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream makes everything better!

10. Healthy Vanilla Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Vegan Healthy Vanilla Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Source: Healthy Vanilla Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This Healthy Vanilla Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by  Hayley Canning is an easy healthy vanilla chocolate chip banana bread recipe that gives perfect results every time.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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