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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 Black Bean Quinoa Chili

Vegan Easy Black Bean Quinoa Chili

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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

Vegan Almond Butter Vanilla Bean Granola

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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

Vegan Olive Pies

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With a few simple ingredients, we make an amazing appetizer, ideal for parties, but also for snacks for school! These Olive Pies by Lenia & Dimitra are worth trying!

4. 5-Minute Butterfinger Brittle

Vegan 5-Minute Butterfinger Brittle

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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

Vegan Spinach Blender Pancakes

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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

Vegan Seared Sweet Potato Flautas and Avocado Salsa Verde

Source: 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

Vegan Lentil, Rice and Bok Choy Soup

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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

Vegan Warm Chia Pudding

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Warm and cozy Chia Pudding made in about 10 minutes!  This Warm Chia Pudding by Hayley Canning is thick, creamy, cozy, and makes the perfect grain-free breakfast!

9. Tostadas de Tinga

Vegan Tostadas de Tinga

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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

Vegan Wholesome Winter Bowl with Miso Ginger Dressing

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This bowl is pure deliciousness! From the lentils to the dressing, this Wholesome Winter Bowl with Miso Ginger Dressing by Dominique Ebra will have you feeling full and satisfied!

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

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.

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