Regardless of whether you’re vegan or not, you’ve definitely heard other people say before that “eating healthy is expensive”. And veganism is commonly known for being expensive, but that’s just not the case, and I’m going to show you 20+ cheap vegan meals to start cooking this week!
I’m a frugal gal who loves cooking and eating, but you won’t catch me spending a ton of money on my shopping bill every week. Why? Because vegetables, leafy greens, legumes (beans, lentils, peas), rice, tofu, potatoes, bread & most fruit are cheap as f**k and that’s what I eat every day. I like to try & keep my meals as plant-based as possible because its cheaper, but I do treat myself to the odd meat-substitute.
Being a vegan on a budget is possible if you know what ingredients to use and what meals to cook. With these cheap vegan recipes you can start thriving as a vegan without spending a fortune!
1. Firecracker Lettuce Wraps by Pinch Of Yum
2. Healthy Vegan Collard Wraps by Feasting At Home
3. One Pan Mexican Quinoa by Vegan Heaven
4. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing by Budget Bytes
5. Tofu + Roasted Vegetable Rainbow Bowl by The Vegan Afterglow
6. Broccoli With Garlic Sauce by Build Your Bite
7. Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff by Rhians Recipes
8. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes by Minimalist Baker
9. Roasted Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Tacos by Plays Well With Butter
10. Creamy Cashew Mac + Cheese by The Vegan Afterglow
11. Vegan Red Thai Curry by From A Chef’s Kitchen
12. Vegan Carbonara by Anna Banana
13. Vegan Mexican Stuffed Peppers by Happy Healthy Mama
14. Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta by Minimalistic Baker
15. Lemon + Herb Tofu Buddha Bowl With Cauliflower Rice by The Vegan Afterglow
16. Chilli Garlic Noodles by Salt & Lavender
17. Vegan Crispy “Chicken” Caesar Sandwich by Rabbit & Wolves
18. Loaded Mexican Style Potato Skins by Deliciously Ella
19. Hearty Vegan Shepherdless Pie by The Vegan Afterglow
20. Vegan One Pot Pasta by Sunkissed Kitchen
21. Sweet Potato Pizza Crust by Blissful Basil
22. Golden Coconut Broth Bowl With Crispy Tofu by The First Mess
23. The Vegan Power Bowl by Well And Full
Do you have any nifty saving tips for eating vegan on a budget? Comment below!
Thanks for some great recipes. I’m not vegan, but I don’t eat dairy, so I enjoy vegan meals. Thanks again for great recipes!
Fruit and vegetables are very expensive in the UK I find – prohibitively so. Especially if you have no choice but to buy from standard supermarkets. Tofu is also out of my price range.
Where do you normally shop? Aldi & Lidl both sell fruit and vegetables really cheap. Kiwis are 10p, a cauliflower is 59p, butternut squash is 49p (https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/fruit-and-vegetables?text=fruit). And Tesco & Asda do pretty cheap fruit & veg too. I usually get 2 bags full of plant-based food from aldi for less than £20.
And I get my tofu from asian supermarkets. I just bought 3 blocks of fresh firm tofu for £1.50. Is there any in your area? Also, the silken tofu in supermarkets is around the same price which you can make scrambled tofu with.
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Will save your blog as there’s some great recipes. I have done a vegan diet before and really felt &seen the benefits. Being a working mum of 4 i do struggle to find the time to shop and cook. My advice would be to other busy people is pick a recipe with ingredients that you like and make this meal once a week then when you are confident at making it introduce another meal. In my experience the plant way is by far the best way for good health ✨️