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.
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. Easy Marinated Vegetable Kabobs
Source: Easy Marinated Vegetable Kabobs
An easy summer side dish and an easy way to amp up veggies on your plate! These Easy Marinated Vegetable Kabobs by Barbara Zackey make the perfect wingman for your next bbq or weeknight dinner. Bright, colorful vegetables straight from the garden, farmer’s market, or produce stand marinated in a citrus-herby lightly flavored sauce that screams summer. These veggies are perfectly paired with your favorite plant-based protein slathered in bbq sauce or mixed in with your favorite grain, like pasta.
2. Butterbean Salad with Green Herb Dressing
3. Cucumber Melon Gazpacho
Source: Cucumber Melon Gazpacho
4. Orange Banana Smoothie Bowl
Source: Orange Banana Smoothie Bowl
5. No Bake Cookie Energy Balls
Source: No Bake Cookie Energy Balls
Only five ingredients are needed to make these No Bake Cookie Energy Balls by Hayley Canning. They are a delicious, easy, and speedy treat. Plus, they are pretty healthy, but still taste delish! Vegan and gluten-free.
6. Loaded Breakfast Casserole
Source: Loaded Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole is great to serve a crowd or to prep at the beginning of the week and enjoy each morning. It’s loaded with tofu, veggies, vegan cheese, and spices. Serve this Loaded Breakfast Casserole by Six Vegan Sisters with a slice of toast, Tofu “Bacon” and Sweet Potato Hash for a breakfast that will fuel you for the day. Reprinted with permission from The Six Vegan Sisters Everyday Cookbook by Six Vegan Sisters, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Hayden Stinebaugh
7. Lentil Salad
Source: Lentil Salad
This Lentil Salad by Dominique Ebra is a classic combination of fresh green lentils, crunchy cucumber, red bell pepper, red onions, and herbs, with a simple lemon and maple syrup dressing. A satisfying, healthy staple protein-packed dish, this lentil salad recipe is great to make for lunch, dinner, or a side dish.
8. Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies
Source: Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies
9. Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Source: Avocado Chocolate Mousse
This Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Carol Clayton is fool-proof decadence at its best. It’s ultra-rich and creamy with a powerful chocolate flavor. No one will guess this 10-minute dessert is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
10. Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats
Source: Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats
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 well-being, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan 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 resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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