These budget-friendly vegan recipes mean you do not have to break the bank to get tasty, healthy, seasonal meals that are 100% plant-based. These meals are simple and inexpensive, so you do not have to spend your entire paycheck to enjoy being plant-based!
We also highly recommend downloading Food Monster app With over 15,000 delicious recipes, it’s the largest meat-free, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you stay healthy! And don’t forget to check out our budget-friendly archives!
1. Fruit-sweetened peanut butter & jelly muffins
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Fruit-sweetened peanut butter & jelly muffins. These fruit-sweetened peanut butter & jelly muffins by Caroline Doucet are sweetened with bananas and jelly and are made with whole wheat flour for a nutritious snack!
2. Lentil mushroom Bolognese
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If you are lucky enough to find canned lentils in the grocery store, this lentil mushroom Bolognese by Sarah Ottino recipe will be easy. If you need to use dried lentils, be sure to soak them according to the instructions on the package before preparing this dish. This lentil bolognese is easy to take on your wallet and proves tasteful, solid and thick.
3. Sweet Potato Deluxe
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This sweet potato Deluxe from Lena Novak is a dish that looks impressive, yet simple and cost-effective. Not to mention tasteful and very nutritious. It’s also fun at any time of the year!
4. Cranberry cakes
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These cranberry cakes from Aaron Calder are incredibly delicious and great for you. Although they take a while from start to finish, you can get on with other things as they rise. Using spelled instead of white flower increases the fibers, and nutrients and cranberries give them a unique flavor over the traditional sultana aversion.
5. Easy cinnamon pecan cookies
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These Easy Cinnamon Pecan Cookies from Hayley Canning are cool on the outside, soft on the inside. Who doesn’t love a buttery, gluten-free pecan cookie.
Crispy Thai-inspired Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing
Source: Crunchy Thai-inspired Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing
This crispy Thai-inspired quinoa salad with peanut dressing by Molly Thompson is filled with flavor (hey, red chili paste!), Vibrant colors and lots of vitamins and nutrients that help fight inflammation. We love doing this on a Sunday and throwing several servings in meal containers to take to lunch during the week. You can add fresh herbs to brighten up – my favorites are cilantro and Thai basil.
7. Fruit-Sweetened Cardamom Blueberry Muffins
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Are there others who hate making their lunch for work or school? Get ready for back to school season with these fruity cardamom blueberry muffins! This little treat is only sweetened with bananas, making it a perfectly healthy breakfast or snack. These fruity cardamom blueberry muffins from Caroline Doucet would be a great addition to any packed lunch – for kids or adults! They also have a few possible substitutes for a gluten-free and nut-free version.
8. Pineapple Tepache
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Pineapple tepache is a naturally fermented beverage originating in Mexico. This Pineapple Tepache by Jamie Raftery is a recipe that is easy to make and provides a deliciously refreshing home brew.
9. Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls
Source: Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls
These fresh vegetable spring rolls from Lena Ropp are the perfect way to detox after a long weekend. Fresh and full of vegetables. Beautiful, colorful and super crisp. These are super fun to make. The spring rolls are paired with a spicy curry sauce that requires only 6 ingredients.
10. Coconut Banana Baked Oatmeal
Source: Coconut Banana Baked Oatmeal
This coconut-baked oatmeal from Lauren Smith is a nice and easy recipe (it can technically be made with just five ingredients!), But it also tastes much more decadent than it really is, thanks to the creamy coconut milk and the airy banana bread-like texture .
Learn how to make 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! Consumption of dairy products has also been linked to many health problems including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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