These 15 budget friendly vegan recipes from the Food Monster App are so good and so cheap! A big concern about transitioning to a vegan diet is the price of groceries and food, but these budget friendly recipes prove that it’s so easy to eat well without spending a ton of money. Eventually you will remember how to make these amazing dishes by heart and learn how to create your own budget friendly dishes from scratch!
We understand the struggle, so we put together a list of the ultimate 15 plant-based budget-friendly recipes of 2019. Don’t forget to check out our budget-friendly recipe archives and also our top budget-friendly recipes from 2018!
1. Creamy Coconut Curry Noodles
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This vegan red curry is fantastic! So flavorful and delicious! These one-pot vegan Coconut Curry Noodles by Lenny Wu are basically heaven in your mouth –– creamy, spicy, savory, you-name-it. Cook up a batch for your dinner meal prep!
2. Baked Potato And Eggplant Casserole
3. Vegan Steak and Eggs
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4. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
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Delicious Lentil Shepherd’s Pie by James Wythe perfect for this time of the year! It’s incredibly easy to make and trust me this will be a massive hit with family and friends. This Lentil Shepherd’s pie really gives you that comforting feel you want from a simple healthy dinner during the colder months.
5. French Onion Pretzels
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If you love effortless snacks after a long day or need a quick option while entertaining, you’re going to love these new vegan French Onion Pretzels by Gabrielle St. Claire! They are quick and easy, feature only three ingredients, can easily be made organic (choose organic vegan butter/pretzels), perfect for entertaining, affordable, can easily be made in bulk, pack tons of flavor, and is just a pretzel lovers dream!
6. Indian Cauliflower Rice
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Indian Cauliflower Rice by Nikki and Zuzana with turmeric, lime and pistachios is an easy and quick side dish that happens to be gluten-free and grain-free. It’s a healthy addition to your veggie curries, buddha bowls and salads. Cauliflower rice (especially the recipe listed below) tastes delicious and is great for weekly meal prep. Make up a batch and add it to your meals for a veggie boost all week long. Cauliflower has anti-inflammatory properties, promotes healthy digestion, and provides a lot of vitamin C. It also belongs to the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. This Indian cauliflower rice is easy, healthy, and delicious!
7. Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls
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More famously known as arancini, these 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.
8. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
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When the cookie craving comes, the easiest thing to do is making a big batch of Easy Peanut Butter Cookies by Laine Rudolfa. They’re easy to make, super delicious and filling. And this recipe is a lot healthier that the classical one (that involves tons of refined sugar and butter!). So it’s a win-win situation – your cookie cravings will be satisfied with no harm done to your health.
9. Vegan Crepes
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10. 15-Minute Tofu Scramble
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11. Banana Ice Cream
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Banana Ice Cream by Christina Bedetta is the epitome of simplicity. The only necessary ingredient to make it is frozen bananas (then you can add as many flavor/texture ingredients as your heart desires!), so you don’t have to worry about the giant list of unnecessary additives and preservatives that you find in most conventional ice cream.
12. Aleppo Pepper Pan Seared Tofu With Confetti Corn and Roasted Potatoes
This spice of Aleppo Pepper is bright and fruity but mildly spicy and it works really well in a lot of dishes. It adds just the right amount of flavor and heat, and this basic Pan Seared Tofu by Lisa Dawn Angerame is the perfect place to start. Paired with fun confetti corn and roasted potatoes, this is a blue plate special sure to please everyone.
13. Ratsherrenpfanne: German Vegetable and Mushroom Stew
This Vegetable and Mushroom Stew by Peffe Stahl is easy to make and incredibly budget friendly. It is a simple coconut cream sauce with lightly browned onions, steamed broccoli, and mushrooms. The simplicity of this stew is its strongest point.
14. Garlic Beet Greens
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These Garlic Beet Greens by Elaine Lander with orzo and cannellini beans is a staple for weeknight dinners. This garlic beet greens recipe with orzo and cannellini beans makes a quick, easy, vegan friendly dinner on a budget.
15. Slow Cooked Black Beans
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