These budget-friendly meals mean you don’t have to break the bank to have flavorful, healthy, seasonal meals that are 100% plant-based.
We 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!
Don’t forget to check out our budget-friendly vegan recipes archives, where we bring you our picks every month!
1. Three-Bean Salad
Source: Three-Bean Salad
This Three-Bean Salad by Jessica Bose with avocado is the perfect healthy, yet filling salad. It’s also so easy to make! Just combine the beans, cucumber, bell pepper, and spices, then top with avocado. Voila! A delicious and nutritious salad in under 5 minutes! Such a great meal for busy days~
2. Ultimate Veggie Sandwich
Source: Ultimate Veggie Sandwich
Oh yes, this is the Ultimate Veggie Sandwich by Gina Fontana. This beast of a veggie sandwich consists of several layers. You can choose to use regular bread or bagel bread, and add plant based cream cheese, avocado, sprouts, and all the good green stuff! This sandwich is definitely goals and it’s a budget-friendly meal!
3. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Source: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
4. Red Lentil Hummus
Source: Red Lentil Hummus
5. 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 or budget-friendly meal, 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.
6. Sweet Corn and Potato Mexican Salad
This Sweet Corn and Potato Mexican Salad by Amy Height is gorgeously seasonal platter of tomatoes, sweet corn, roasted sweet potatoes and caramelized onion, served atop quinoa and greens with an avocado kale dressing.
7. Marinated Tofu Veggie Kebabs
Source: Marinated Tofu Veggie Kebabs
8. Beefless Vegetable Soup
Source: Beefless Vegetable Soup
This Beefless Vegetable Soup by Robin Runner is a spin on the classic beef and vegetable, and is made with a vegan beefless crumble. It’s protein-packed and is the perfect way to clean out your veggie bin. This recipe is super flexible so go with the flow. Taste and adjust the seasoning and enjoy. This soup also freezes beautifully and is a budget-friendly meal!
9. Proper Baked Beans
Source: Proper Baked Beans
Baked beans are always something to get excited about. These Proper Baked Beans by Olivia Andrews are sweet, saucy beans served on white toast slathered with margarine: so delicious, but hardly the most nutritious start to the day. This budget-friendly meal has a few veggies snuck in for a slightly healthier version!
10. Pretzel Buns
Source: Pretzel Buns
These little fluffy pillow are going to be your new favorite thing! These Pretzel Buns by Kirsten Kaminski are ridiculously easy to make and come out perfectly. In fact, these Vegan Pretzel Buns only require 6 very basic ingredients, no fancy equipment and they come out better than the bakery ones – you’ll see!
If you’re looking for some more budget-friendly meals, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! It’s a brilliant food app for anyone looking to cut out or reduce allergens like meat, dairy, soy, gluten, eggs, grains, and more! You can also make meal plans, add bookmarks, read feature stories, and browse recipes across hundreds of categories like diet, cuisine, meal type, occasion, ingredient, popular, seasonal, and so much more! You can also check out our other budget-friendly meals, too!
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 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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