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!

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1. Baked Cauliflower Tandoori

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This Baked Cauliflower Tandoori by Molly Patrick is flavorful and comes together so simply! Even if you’re not a fan of cauliflower, you have to try this cauliflower!

2. Beans and Rice

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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!

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3. Chickpea & Lentil Salad

Vegan Chickpea and Lentil Salad

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This Chickpea & Lentil Salad by Stephanie Davies is perfect to eat if you’re looking for a high protein meal!

4. Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice with Crispy Onions

Vegan Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice with Crispy Onions Source: 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.

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5. White Bean Basil Soup

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This White Bean Basil Soup by Sarah Creighton is both high protein and filling, perfect for a night where you need something cozy to eat!

6. Rice Krispee Hearts

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Just like you remembered them, rice krispee treats, the plant based version. These Rice Krispee Hearts by Tara Binder are the perfect dessert!

7. Yuca Con Mojo

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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.

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8. 4-Ingredient Flax Crackers

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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

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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

Vegan Snickerdoodle CookiesSource: 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 inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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