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! 

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Don’t forget to check out our budget-friendly vegan recipes archives, where we bring you our picks every month!

1. Three-Bean Salad

Vegan Bean SaladSource: 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

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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

Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Salad buget friendly mealsSource: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This Roasted Sweet Potato Salad by Laine Rudolfa is perfect if you’re looking for a light lunch! It’s not only easy to make, but flavorful!

4. Red Lentil Hummus

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This Red Lentil Hummus by Lenia Patsi is a healthy, easy spread that will be good on anything! Plus, it’s a high protein dip so you’ll feel fuller for longer!

5. 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 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

Vegan Sweet Corn and Potato Mexican Salad Source: 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

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These Marinated Tofu Veggie Kebabs by Sarah Creighton are wonderful to toss on the grill and enjoy at the start of the summer! If you’re craving an easy meal, this one is the you can make!

8. Beefless Vegetable Soup

Vegan Beefless StewSource: 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

Proper Baked BeansSource: 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

Vegan Pretzel BunsSource: 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!

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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.

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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