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. Rich Vegetable Pasta Sauce
Source: Rich Vegetable Pasta Sauce
2. Cream of Broccoli Soup
Source: Cream of Broccoli Soup
3. Italian Chickpea Burgers
Source: Italian Chickpea Burgers
Please don’t let the longer list of ingredients scare you away from this recipe! The ingredients are simple and tend to be household staples–perhaps with the exception of fresh basil. You’ll end up with an amazing Italian Chickpea Burgers by Wholesome LLC!
4. Made-In-Minutes Veggie Hummus Wrap
Paired with a piece of fruit and handful of nuts, this Made-In-Minutes Veggie Hummus Wrap by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD makes a healthy and portable on-the-go meal. If you’re packing it to eat later in the day, make the wrap and then roll it in aluminum foil. This makes it both durable and easy to eat.
5. Meal Prep Sesame Tofu Bowls
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Nutritious meal prep sesame tofu bowls. This Meal Prep Sesame Tofu Bowls by Caroline Doucet is perfect for lunches at school or work. It’s vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and delicious! Packed with vegetables, protein and fiber to satisfy you for hours, while still being flavorful.
6. Strawberry Pretzel Overnight Oatmeal
7. Peanut Chickpeas
Source: Peanut Chickpeas
Vegan Peanut Chickpeas by Chickpea Express are one of the quickest, easiest, and most nutritious recipes! Packed with plant protein from the chickpeas and lots of vitamins thanks to the spinach, this makes an awesome weeknight meal!
8. Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans
Source: Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans
If your diet consists of beans and rice, then you need to have this Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans by Kristen Genton in your recipe book on hand at all times! It’s not just your typical beans and rice, but it adds LOADS of flavor for not that much more work. This will definitely jazz up your weekly beans and rice kick. It’s great on its own, but in tacos or burritos it would shine!
9. Black Bean Falafel
Source: Black Bean Falafel
These Black Bean Falafel by Yana Chistyakova are full of protein and flavor! Seasoned with garlic, parsley, cilantro, salt, and pepper, they are the perfect savory snack or meal! They are great to pack in lunch boxes or bring on-the-go. You can also put them on salads, rice, veggies, or anything else you want! These black bean falafel taste delicious and are so easy to make! What more could you ask for?
10. Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese
Source: Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese
Amazing and easy vegan Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese by Caroline Doucet , made with basic pantry ingredients! This simple pasta dish is extra creamy, flavorful and comforting. It’s everything you love from mac and cheese.
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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