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!
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1. Baked Cauliflower Tandoori
Source: Baked Cauliflower Tandoori
2. Beans and Rice
Source: Beans and Rice
If you’re looking for a simple and veggie-filled meal, try out these Beans and Rice by Nita Ragoonanan! Unlike other recipes, this one includes a variety of vegetables, and feel free to add the ones you like!
3. Chickpea & Lentil Salad
Source: Chickpea & Lentil Salad
4. Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice with Crispy Onions
This traditional Lebanese dish, also known as Mujadara, is made with lentils, rice and crispy golden onions. This Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice with Crispy Onions by Rouxbe is easy to make and full of flavor and nutrition.
5. White Bean Basil Soup
Source: White Bean Basil Soup
6. Rice Krispee Hearts
Source: Rice Krispee Hearts
7. Yuca Con Mojo
Source: Yuca Con Mojo
This Yuca Con Mojo by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is easy, classic dish to make once you understand the prep. When they are fully cooked, the yuca will be soft and fork-tender, similar to a potato, with a silkier and denser texture. They are gently tossed with the deliciously tart mojo sauce that glows like liquid gold.
8. 4-Ingredient Flax Crackers
Source: 4-Ingredient Flax Crackers
These 4-Ingredient Flax Crackers by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are great as a crunchy snack, for packing on-the-go, dipping in hummus or this cashew veggie spread. Also, an easy way to get your daily dose of flax seed.
9. Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Oats
Source: Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Oats
These Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Oats by Hayley Canning for a comforting and cozy start to the day. This baked oatmeal is like having a Lemon and Poppy Seed muffin for breakfast! Except it’s healthy, refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan!
10. Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies
Source: Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies
While these Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies by Amanda Froelich are slightly different in terms of ingredients, they are just as delicious. Most importantly, they are allergen-free! If made with vegan butter, they contain no dairy or eggs. However, they still melt in your mouth.
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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 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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