Saving up for your dream vacation over the summer? Luckily, we’ve gone through the recipes we published in May and found the best of our budget-friendly variety!

1. Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower BitesRoasted Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

These Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are so delicious! And plus, cauliflower is super affordable! Plus, this dish is loaded with veggies and plant-based goodness!


2. Marinated Zucchini and Seaweed Salad

Who said interesting, healthy food had to be expensive? Just look at this vibrant Marinated Zucchini and Seaweed Salad!

3. Easy and Quick Summer Minestrone

This Easy and Quick Summer Minestrone is so healthy and vibrant! This particular recipe is lighter for summer and has a fast cook time, so no waiting around while it simmers. Packed with fresh summer veggies, this is sure to become a favorite.

4. Homemade Peanut Butter Homemade Peanut Butter

Just look at this creamy Homemade Peanut Butter – it’s so much more affordable than store-bought peanut butter! ! You’ll want to eat this household staple with everything. Spread it on toast, add some to oatmeal and smoothies, or just grab a spoonful right from the jar.

5. 5-Ingredient Cauliflower Soup 

Look at how delicious this 5-Ingredient Cauliflower Soup looks! Plus its super affordable!  The trick to adding lots of flavor without a ton of ingredients or time is in the onions.


6. Lemon Zucchini Mug CakeVegan Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

How adorable is this Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake?! The ingredients are simple and the serving is just enough after a meal! The fresh shredded zucchini keeps this mug cake moist and the coconut milk adds just enough creamy richness to make this your new favorite mug cake recipe.

7. Curried Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower SoupVegan Grain-Free Curried Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

This Curried Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup is so vibrant and delicious! Creamy and filled with roasted vegetables with a light curry flavor, this soup is a quick, simple meal for a light lunch or dinner. It’s the perfect healthy way to warm up on a cold fall day!

8. Raw Zucchini Marinara Pasta 

Can you say – gourmet? This Raw Zucchini Marinara Pasta is super fancy! It is incredible how light and energetic you can feel after eating a delicious pasta, no tired, and sluggish feeling.

9. High Protein Spinach and Rice Balls

Protein, and protein on a budget! These High Protein Spinach and Rice Balls are the perfect salad or wrap topper!


10. High-Protein Curry Chickpea Sandwich 

Make this High-Protein Curry Chickpea Sandwich for an affordable lunch. Chickpeas are mashed to a chunky paste and mixed with a fragrant spice blend. Some crunchy raw vegetables give this sandwich an extra dimension.

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Lead image source:  5-Ingredient Cauliflower Soup