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.
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1. Easy Black Bean Quinoa Chili
Source: Easy Black Bean Quinoa Chili
An Easy Black Bean Quinoa Chili by Caroline Doucet made with pantry ingredients. This comforting vegan dinner is packed with flavor and contains a generous amount of plant protein from the black beans and quinoa. Serve it with avocados, vegan cheese, green onions, and cilantro to take it to the next level.
2. Almond Butter Vanilla Bean Granola
Homemade crunchy almond butter vanilla bean granola will be your new favorite. Packed with wholesome ingredients like oats, almonds, and coconut oil, you will never want to buy the store-bought kind again! Granola is 100-times better when it is homemade! This Almond Butter Vanilla Bean Granola by Angelina Papanikolaou is great to add to vegan yogurt, eat with almond milk, grab a handful anytime for a snack, or even sprinkle it over some ice cream!
3. Olive Pies
Source: Olive Pies
4. 5-Minute Butterfinger Brittle
Source: 5-Minute Butterfinger Brittle
Oh man, this candy is so delicious! This 5-Minute Butterfinger Brittle by Kristen Genton tastes remarkably like a Butterfinger candy bar, but it only takes six ingredients and five minutes to make. Seriously, just five! It’s crunchy and crumbly, sweet and flaky – you’ll be immersed in chocolate and peanut butter bliss before you know it!
5. Spinach Blender Pancakes
Source: Spinach Blender Pancakes
To make these Spinach Blender Pancakes by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek all you’ll need is – a blender and a pancake pan. It really couldn’t be easier to make: just place the ingredients in your blender, blend until smooth, wait about 10 minutes and then cook the pancakes and serve!
6. Seared Sweet Potato Flautas and Avocado Salsa Verde
Flautas, taquitos, and rolled tacos are all in the same family and all share a special place in my heart. Flautas come in a bigger portion size, which means they hit the spot when you’re hungry. The filling on these guys is a little bit of everything I love about vegan Mexican food: The raw ground walnuts add an amazing meaty texture and pair perfectly with the spices and sweetness of the sweet potatoes. This Seared Sweet Potato Flautas and Avocado Salsa Verde by Bailey Ruskus will become one of your go-to recipes when you’re having friends over for margaritas.
Reprinted with permission from Cook, Heal, Go Vegan! by Bailey Ruskus, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Bailey Ruskus
7. Lentil, Rice, and Bok Choy Soup
Source: Lentil, Rice and Bok Choy Soup
Made with brown lentils, brown basmati rice, carrots, celery, and bok choy, this one-pot soup is a complete healthy meal in a bowl. One serving of this Lentil, Rice, and Bok Choy Soup by Julie Zimmer will give you all the plant protein and phytonutrients that you need.
8. Warm Chia Pudding
Source: Warm Chia Pudding
9. Tostadas de Tinga
Source: Tostadas de Tinga
Bold, spicy, and full of flavor, try thisTostadas de Tinga by Mitch and Justine Chapman made plant-based! Tender jackfruit is cooked down in spicy tomato salsa and served atop a crispy corn tortilla. And don’t forget fresh toppings like lettuce, crema, queso, and avocado!
10. Wholesome Winter Bowl with Miso Ginger Dressing
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 wellbeing, 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, prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
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