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. These meals are simple and cheap, so you don’t have to spend your entire paycheck to enjoy being 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. Funfetti Pancake Cereal
Source: Funfetti Pancake Cereal
Taking pancake cereal to the next level with this funfetti pancake cereal recipe! This Funfetti Pancake Cereal by Alchemy Eats is perfect for when you’re looking to shake up your breakfast. It’s such a fun and delicious way to start your day!
2. Simple French Onion Soup
Source: Simple French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup is normally cooked with beef broth, but it can easily be made vegan with a combination of different sauces and spices! This Simple French Onion Soup by Sarah Ottino is super close to the real thing. I prefer using croutons in my soup since I’m not a fan of soggy bread. It’s also easy to make for anyone who doesn’t own French Onion Soup ramekins since this doesn’t require baking the bowls in the oven. This simple vegan soup can be whipped up in under an hour, making it a great option for dinner!
3. Roasted Veggie Pasta With Sage Cream Sauce
When we think of fall, we think of flavorful comfort foods and roasted veggies. This Roasted Veggie Pasta With Sage Cream Sauce by Kristen Genton with seasonal and colorful root vegetables, is just that kind of meal. Covered with a cream sauce made from garlic and fresh sage, it provides a balance of flavor between roast vegetables and herby sauce.
4. Morning Glory Muffins
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These Morning Glory Muffins by Maggie Wescott are gluten free, oil free and refined sugar free. These healthy muffins are packed full of flavor, are very nutritious and will quickly become a breakfast staple in your home. You can add these to your breakfast repertoire alongside Maple-Vanilla Granola and Banana Muffins.
5. Mushroom Sage Stuffing
Source: Mushroom Sage Stuffing
Traditionally made with chicken or turkey broth, this Mushroom Sage Stuffing by Taavi Moore is entirely plant-based. The flavorful mushroom broth brings the rich, umami flavor that you may think you’d be missing with an entirely vegan stuffing.
6. Pumpkin Cheesecake
Source: Pumpkin Cheesecake
7. Pulled ‘Pork’ Sandwiches With Carrot Apple Slaw
Get ready to meet your new favorite vegan sandwich. These Pulled ‘Pork’ Sandwiches With Carrot Apple Slaw by Robin Browne are drool-worthy. They are filling, with a smokey flavor and a hint of sweetness. These bbq jackfruit sandwiches are accompanied by a yummy carrot + apple slaw. It’s crisp, sweet, and loaded with the good stuff.
8. Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
Source: Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes can be dressed up with all sorts of delicious things, from sweet maple tahini to fluffy marshmallows to cauliflower cheese. This Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes by Holly Bertone for cinnamon sweet potatoes lets the natural flavor of sweet potato shine, elevating it with a few select seasonings: cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, salt, and pepper. Just a quick toss, some time in the oven, and voila! A delectable side dish you will use time and time again.
9. French Toast Bread
Source: French Toast Bread
Does this recipe even need an explanation? This French Toast Bread by Gabrielle St. Claire is effortless, doesn’t require vegan eggs, has minimal ingredients, low sugar in the bread itself, you can cut the sugar content by opting out of either topping, takes minimal time, and tastes like french toast through and through! If you’re craving modern vegan breakfast sweets, you have to try this french toast bread.
10. Black Bean Loaf
Source: Black Bean Loaf
A savory bean-based take on the traditional meatloaf. This Black Bean Loaf by Natasha Condie comes together with black beans, oatmeal, and a medley of spices. This black bean loaf has a nice crust and soft interior that just melts in your mouth. This vegan meatloaf will be a hit at your next dinner party! Serve it with a side of creamed spinach and mashed potatoes for a hearty comforting, and tasty meal!
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.
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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