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. Depression Era Cake
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What’s fab about this Depression Era Cake by Gabrielle St. Claire, is everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable features minimal ingredients, is rich with flavor, history, buttery soft, has a lil less sugar, features coffee, is perfect for any season, any occasion, you can top with whatever you like or serve plain, and it’s just so good!
2. No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies
These No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies by Taavi Moore are no fail and only contain oats, shredded coconut, coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and flaky sea salt. With only 7 simple ingredients, these no-bake chocolate coconut cookies are the perfect snack or healthy dessert.
3. Blueberry Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal
This Blueberry Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal by Lauren Smith is perfect for summer. It’s so fresh and filling — the perfect way to start a long day of swimming and hanging out in the sun. It will also give you the opportunity to try that new plant-based yogurt that you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy. Vegan yogurt will add some extra protein and creaminess to your oatmeal, which is always a good idea.
4. Bagel Bites
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5. Mushroom & Nut Burgers
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These Mushroom & Nut Burgers by Lydia Filgueras are the best of the bunch…so far, at least! They’re flavorful and moist while maintaining a “meaty” texture that is often missing from patties made from beans and potatoes. This recipe is both vegan and gluten-free friendly as written. The pastiness from the ground nuts helps to hold the burgers together…no need for eggs or flour or bread to act as a binder.
6. Zucchini Pasta with Sweet Corn Cilantro Pesto
This Zucchini Pasta with Sweet Corn Cilantro Pesto by Nikki and Zuzana is light and fresh and the perfect way to take advantage of the season’s vegetables. It makes a quick and easy meal for a busy weeknight dinner as it’s ready and on the table in just 20 minutes!
7. Easy Zucchini Buns
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8. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal
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This Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal by Nikki and Zuzana is a quick, make-ahead breakfast and the perfect choice to enjoy before or/and after your workout. It’s vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free and very satisfying!
9. London Fog Tea Latte
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This London Fog Tea Latte by Caroline Doucet is a simple tea latte made with Earl Grey tea, almond milk and vanilla. This cozy drink is made in 5 minutes of preparation and is perfectly infused with a light vanilla flavor.
10. Southwestern Tofu Scramble With Roast Potatoes
A Southwestern Tofu Scramble With Roast Potatoes by Rini Desai is a hearty recipe is full of flavor and vibrant colors! The southwestern flavors in this tofu scramble are the perfect way to start the day. Tofu is crumbled and cooked with black beans, corn, bell pepper, and Tex-Mex-inspired spices, then served with hearty roasted potatoes. Good morning!
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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