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.
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1. Buttermilk Waffles With Fresh Strawberry Compote
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Try out this Buttermilk Waffles With Fresh Strawberry Compote by Dominique Ebra! These crispy waffles with a smooth compote will have you starting your morning off right!
2. Brown Butter Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread
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This fudgy and moist Brown Butter Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread by Shanika Graham-White has an extra note of complexity from the nutty browned butter.
3. Quick Stir-Fry Water Spinach with Garlic and Chili
Source: Quick Stir-Fry Water Spinach with Garlic and Chili
This is a Chinese vegetable stir-fry ideally for your last-minute side dish. It’s quick, tasty, and healthy! This Quick Stir-Fry Water Spinach with Garlic and Chili by S.C. Chuang with garlic and chili only requires five ingredients( including salt! Yeah, that’s right!) One wok stir-fry in under 5 minutes!
4. Tofu Sausage Crumbles
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These Tofu Sausage Crumbles by Denise Perrault are delicious homemade vegan tofu sausage crumbles that quell your sausage cravings with bites of savory, smoky satisfaction with an easy plant-based recipe.
5. Ginger Miso Vegan Chick’n
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This Ginger Miso Vegan Chick’n by Katherine Henderson is simple to put together, but the taste is full of flavor and amazing!
6. Banana Nut Muffins
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Moist and fluffy banana muffins studded with chunks of walnuts. These Banana Nut Muffins by Taavi Moore are perfectly spiced and sweetened with simple ingredients.
7. Chocolate Chip Muffins
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These Chocolate Chip Muffins by Robin Browne are airy, slightly moist, and use a really simple gluten-free flour-oat! Whether you are on the go or working from home these days, these gluten-free muffins are bound to bring a little boost to your day (and your belly!).
8. Ultimate Mac and Cheese
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When it comes to this Ultimate Mac and Cheese by Shanika Graham-White recipe, it is by far more than a fork full of goodness! Super creamy, ‘cheesy’, and loaded with flavor, this ‘Mac + Cheese” is made from gluten-free macaroni, savory seasonings, nutritional yeast, and cashews soaked overnight (which makes the cream cheese base).
9. Indian Rainbow Carrot Dip
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There is nothing like smooth, creamy hummus. It was one of my favorite foods when I was a kid, but chickpeas became too hard for me to digest—so I can no longer enjoy it. Luckily, I’ve found ways to create dips inspired by the other ingredients that make hummus so delicious. In this recipe, I roast colorful carrots with classic Indian spices and then blend them with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. This Indian Rainbow Carrot Dip by Shivangi Rao is a great dip to pair with gluten-free crackers, grain-free tortillas, or fresh, crunchy veggies.
10. Butter Chick’n
Source: Butter Chick’n
This Butter Chick’n by Taavi Moore contains no tofu, but a whole lot of flavor. This dish is simpler to make than you may think. Want another comfort dish to add to your menu this fall? I got you.
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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.
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