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. Tofu Bouillabaisse
Source: Tofu Bouillabaisse
2. 4 Ingredient Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
3. Purple Sweet Potato Chia Pudding
Source: Purple Sweet Potato Chia Pudding
4. Sweet Potato Spelt Roti
Source: Sweet Potato Spelt Roti
Want a healthier option to store-bought flatbreads? This is the perfect solution for you. These Sweet Potato Spelt Roti by Trudy Geneus are moist, flavor-packed, and have no gums, additives, or sugars like the store-bought stuff. The best part is, it’s so easy and quick to make! These rotis are sweet, crispy, and soft. They are the perfect side to your next curry dish, soup, or wrap.
5. Whole Wheat Vanilla Cake
Source: Whole Wheat Vanilla Cake
This Whole Wheat Vanilla Cake by Namrata Edward Kshitij is a basic recipe for a whole wheat vegan vanilla cake. You can add roasted nuts and soaked raisins to the batter before baking for a more festive treat. If you love coffee, feel free to add 2-3 heaped teaspoons of instant coffee powder to the batter for a delicate coffee flavor.
6. Easy Banana Bread Brownies
Source: Easy Banana Bread Brownies
Overripe bananas have never tasted so good! These Easy Banana Bread Brownies by Alexandra/Eian Kelly are the perfect way to use up your leftover bananas. Just add cocoa for the best healthy brownies ever!
7. Black Bean Tortilla Soup
Source: Black Bean Tortilla Soup
8. Cheesy Broccoli Potatoes
Source: Cheesy Broccoli Potatoes
These Cheesy Broccoli Potatoes by Allison Reynaud are amazing. Large roasted potatoes smothered and covered in a vegan nacho cheese broccoli sauce with added chickpeas to amp up the nutrition. The time may look daunting but most of the time it’s a hands-off recipe (except for making the cheese) since the potatoes and broccoli get roasted in the oven.
9. Super Simple Potato Curry
Source: Super Simple Potato Curry
It takes about 5 minutes to prepare this Super Simple Potato Curry by Jennifer Harmon! All you have to do is cut the potatoes and then dump everything in a large sauce pan and simmer. Then, you just have to wait 20 minutes for it to get hot and the potatoes to get soft.
10. Coconut Curry Linguini
Source: Coconut Curry Linguini
This Coconut Curry Linguini by Jess Hoffman is called coconut curry linguini. It has the texture and creaminess of a fettuccini Alfredo, but with Thai ingredients and flavors like rice noodles, coconut milk, red curry paste, and lime. It’ll quickly become one of your favorite dishes to whip up last minute when you want something easy that packs big flavor.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate 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.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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