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A common misconception about vegan food is that it’s really expensive. But, there are so many budget-friendly vegan recipes to try! Plus, so many vegan ingredients (like oats, potatoes, and beans) are pretty cheap. 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 the top budget-friendly vegan recipes you can make for your family this fall!

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

1. 5-Ingredient Chia Pudding

Vegan 5-Ingredient Chia Pudding

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Here is a basic 5-Ingredient Chia Pudding by Petra Vogel that is absolutely delicious and so easy to make! Just combine the ingredients and put in the fridge overnight. Easy as that. Chia pudding is a great breakfast for busy mornings when you don’t have time to make a breakfast or sit down to eat one. Just grab one of these babies from the fridge and head on your way.

2. Fruitless Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Fruitless Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie Bowl

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This rich and creamyFruitless Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie Bowl  by Kat Condon is made without any fruit, making it low in sugar but still high in protein and delicious chocolate flavor! Frozen bananas are included in almost all smoothie because they add sweetness and create a luxuriously creamy texture.

3. Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls

Vegan Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls

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More famously known as arancini, these Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls by Kristen Genton are a magical food that everyone needs to make at least once in their life! They are quite time consuming, but it’s well worth the effort.

4. Blanched Collard Wraps

Vegan Blanched Collard Wraps

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We really like Blanched Collard Wraps by Molly Patrick wraps. They are full of nutrients and they’re fun to eat. Sometimes they fall apart and that’s okay.

5. Whole Wheat Sourdough Pizza Crust

Whole Wheat Sourdough Pizza Crust topped with broccoli and vegan cheese

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We all know that a good crust makes or breaks a pie. This Whole Wheat Sourdough Pizza Crust by Travis Piper will not disappoint because it tastes just like the sourdough bread we all know and love! Top it with whatever toppings you enjoy and dig in. It’s so worth it.

6. Homemade Granola Bars

Vegan Homemade Granola Bars

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These Homemade Granola Bars by Tara Sunshine are way lower in sugar than most store-bought versions. They are also loaded with healthy fats, fibre, and plant-based protein! Now you can fill the house with the wonderful aroma of fresh baked granola and have some deliciously nutritious portable treats too!

7. Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Spaghetti Squash Pasta

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Spaghetti squash is a delicious pasta alternative for when you want something a bit lighter. You can eat with just a little salt, pepper, and olive oil or spice it up with a pesto. This Spaghetti Squash Pasta by Claire Ragozzino is a really wonderful combination. However, there’s a delicate art to making a red sauce. A good sauce takes a minimum of 8-10 hours, beginning with the slow process of sweating the onions on a low heat.

8. Cocoa and Oat Biscuits with Rosemary and Flaky Sea Salt

Vegan Cocoa and Oat Biscuits with Rosemary and Flaky Sea Salt

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Rosemary and cocoa contrast each other quite well as the resinous and piney flavors of the rosemary cut through the bitterness of the cocoa. These Cocoa and Oat Biscuits with Rosemary and Flaky Sea Salt by Courtney West are finished off with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt to balance out the flavors.

9. Fennel and Brown Rice Salad

Vegan Fennel and Brown Rice Salad

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This Fennel and Brown Rice Salad  by  Taryn Fitz-Gerald is so easy to throw together and would be a great idea to use up brown rice from whatever you cooked the night before. The fennel really gives a great, strong flavor to the dish, and compliments the surrounding flavors. With so many nutritional benefits, this is a pretty complete dish, and one that’ll tick all the boxes. Nutrition – Check! Flavor – Check! Quick & Easy – Check!

10. Cilantro Lime Glazed Chickpeas With Mango Salsa

Vegan Cilantro Lime Glazed Chickpeas With Mango Salsa

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Listen up…this recipe for Cilantro Lime Glazed Chickpeas With Mango Salsa by Taavi Moorewill leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied after a long day. It is extremely easy and quick while not sacrificing any flavor. Chickpeas are tossed in a quick cilantro lime sauce and then topped with a mango salsa consisting of mango, red onion, cilantro, lime, and salt.

Hungry for more budget-friendly vegan recipes? Check out 10 Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes From August 2019! by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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