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. Black Bean Brownies
Source: Black Bean Brownies
These Black Bean Brownies by Julie Zimmer have a fudgy texture but are not overly gooey. They hold together nicely, they melt in your mouth and they are as decadent as a brownie should be. You can eat them with your fingers or with a scoop of ice cream using a fork.
2. Vegan Glazed Donut Holes
Source: Vegan Glazed Donut Holes
Adorable, sweet, and easy-to-make Vegan Glazed Donut Holes by Shanika Graham-White are a healthy dairy-free version of your childhood favorite treat. Colorful rainbow sprinkles and a sweet vanilla glaze make two-bite snacks loved by kids and adults!
3. Carrot Halwa
Source: Carrot Halwa
4. Roasted Cauliflower Buddha Bowl
Source: Roasted Cauliflower Buddha Bowl
This Roasted Cauliflower Buddha Bowl by Bila is a tasty and flavorful way to eat your veggies. It’s full of healthy ingredients, like quinoa, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli, then topped with a delicious tahini sauce!
5. Deconstructed Baked Potato Bowl
Source: Deconstructed Baked Potato Bowl
6. Thai Brussels Sprouts with Noodles
This Thai Brussels Sprouts with Noodles by Denise Perrault with noodles recipe, filled with layers of textures and a lively tamarind sauce for an easy and satisfying plant-based dinner. If you like Brussels sprouts (you don’t have to adore them here), this is a great way to enjoy them disguised as a savory Thai noodle stir fry. The sauce for this one is worth knowing because it’s an easy fix with minimal ingredients and numerous applications.
7. Healthy Lentil and Vegetable Hummus
This Healthy Lentil and Vegetable Hummus by Nikki and Zuzana is a lighter and extra nutrient-dense version of the popular plant-based dip. Made without chickpeas, packed with fresh veggies, and ready to enjoy in about 5 minutes!
8. Quick Tofu Pad Thai
Source: Quick Tofu Pad Thai
9. Mediterranean Lentil Salad
Source: Mediterranean Lentil Salad
This Mediterranean Lentil Salad by Allie Penner takes full advantage of summer vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and parsley. It’s very easy to make and is an excellent source of protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
10. Chocolate Chili
Source: Chocolate Chili
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! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based 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 great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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