You don’t have to break the bank to have flavorful, healthy, seasonal meals that are 100% plant-based! These recipes from the Food Monster App are some of our favorite budget-friendly meals you can make for your family this summer!

1. Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings
Vegan Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings

Sticky, salty, spiced and totally addictive: these Sticky Peanut Cauliflower ‘Wings’ might be a side dish, but this is one recipe that will have everyone overlooking the main meal at dinner; and once served, these tempting morsels don’t hang around for long on the table (never mind even making it to a plate).


2. Buffalo Sweet Potato, Black Rice, and Avocado Wrap 
VEgan Buffalo Sweet Potato, Black Rice, and Avocado Wrap

Meet the tastiest Buffalo Sweet Potato, Black Rice, and Avocado Wrap that will definitely become your new dinner obsession. Let’s talk about the flavors: roasted sweet potato, creamy avocado, nutty black rice, and a generous helping of spicy vegan Buffalo sauce — yum. You just can’t beat simple and delicious.

3. 15-Minute Hot and Sour Thai Noodles
Vegan 15-Minute Hot and Sour Thai Noodles

These 15Minute Hot and Sour Thai Noodles make a bright and healthy side dish or a dinner for a small family. It’s all about the combination of textures and flavors — there’s tangy lime, crisp vegetables, salty tamari, zesty cilantro, crunchy peanuts, and chili peppers for heat. These noodles will be your new go-to. Take it to work for lunch, take it to cookouts, make it for your family. Trust us – you’ll knock their socks off with this one.

4. Thick and Creamy Veggie-Filled Cornbread Pot Pies
Vegan Thick and Creamy Veggie-Filled Cornbread Pot Pies

Pot pies and cornbread makes this Cornbread Pot Pie magical. Two all-time favorite comfort foods just became BFFs. Can you even imagine? That thick and creamy veggie filling is sure to send herby fall aromas all throughout your house. When the cornbread starts to rise and turns golden brown, it’s a magical moment. Break through that crispy crust with a spoon to get the perfect filling-to-crust ratio. These pot pies are beyond easy to make! The sauce takes 10 minutes and you can use boxed cornbread to speed things up. They’re the perfect savory and hearty fall comfort food.

5. Smoky Lentil Hummus Quesadilla 
Vegan Smoky Lentil Hummus Quesadilla

Say hello to the ultimate fusion food: these Lentil Hummus Quesadillas. They have everything you love — sweet potato, vegetables, and warm spices with a smoky lentil hummus — grilled between two tortillas. Don’t want tortillas? Make it as a sandwich!


6. Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque 
Vegan Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque

You don’t need cream to make a rich and creamy bisque — in fact, this dairy-free version of Sweet Potato Bisque doesn’t even include coconut cream. Sweet potatoes are cooked until tender and then blended with sautéed onions, non-dairy milk, and plenty of spices that’ll bring the heat and keep you warm. Serve with a dollop of cool coconut sour cream and crackers for dipping.

7. Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters
Vegan Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters

These crispy Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters are the perfect lunch! Typically, fritters are a batter deep-fried with bread crumbs, but this recipe gives you all the flavors without the deep-frying! Sweetcorn, coriander, and onion are mixed together into a batter and the center of each fritter has an onion ring that is not only delicious, but it also keeps the fritters together while they cook. Chili flakes give these a little kick while the dairy-free yogurt sauce balances it all out.

8. Black-Eyed Pea Burgers With Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Burgers With Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce

These yummy Black Eyed Pea Burgers have Southern flair! They are made from black-eyed peas, oats, and buckwheat flour, so they are hearty and filling and they’re served with a smoky, sugar-free barbecue sauce. You can make these any time of year, whether it’s summer and you’re eating dinner on the porch or if it’s winter and you’re wishing for warmer days. Serve these with some vegan cheese, onion, plenty of barbecue sauce, and your favorite greens.

9. Easy Chickpea and Vegetable Stroganoff 
VEgan Easy Chickpea and Vegetable Stroganoff

Make pasta night exciting with this simple Chickpea and Vegetable Stroganoff made from chickpeas, meaty mushrooms, and other flavorful veggies cooked in a savory tomato sauce. From start to finish, it takes about 20 minutes – and you can’t beat that! Not only is this dish easy and delicious, it is also a great option for weekday meal prep!


10. Smashed White Bean Avocado and Basil Sandwich 
Vegan Smashed White Bean Avocado and Basil Sandwich

Instead of your typical chickpea salad, white beans are the star of this Smashed White Bean Avocado and Basil Sandwich. They’re mashed together with creamy avocado, whole grain mustard, lemon, and fresh basil. Leaving the beans slightly chunky gives them the perfect texture as a base for creamy avocado and crisp, fresh lettuce. Mixed with all those fresh flavors and tangy mustard, this easy sandwich is the perfect lunchtime staple for anybody.

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