Our Top 10 Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes from February 2024!

March 5, 2024

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. Brownie Brittle With Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

Brownie Brittle With Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip by Chrysta Hiser


On its own, this dip freakin’ rocks. While I have no shame and would just use my fingers to dip into it, I was looking for a snazzy way I could serve this by . And there is only one obvious answer here people—brownie brittle. It’s like a chocolate cracker, which is the absolute perfect edible transport system for the cookie dough.

2. Congee

Congee by S.C. Chuang


This quick & easy by is so good, that you will want to have it every day. Simply dump all the ingredients in one pot, boiling for 20 minutes with no stir!!

3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal by Maria Koutsogiannis


This by is so good, it’s hard to tell if it’s dessert or breakfast.

4. Spicy Peanut Noodles

Spicy Peanut Noodles by Tiffani Thompson and Larone Thompson


We’ve been obsessed with knife-cut noodles ever since being introduced to them through social media. Maybe you’ve seen videos of chefs effortlessly slicing noodles off a big block of dough directly into a pot of boiling water. These by are prized for their texture, which is chewy but soft. When shopping for them in markets or online, look for dao xiao mian, knife-cut noodles, or knife-shaved noodles. Adding peanut butter to this noodle recipe results in a dish that is creamy, crispy, tangy, and spicy. In this case, the chili crisp is not optional! If you want to dial up the heat even more, swap the regular sesame oil for sesame chili oil.

5. Pan-Fried Breakfast Potatoes

Pan-Fried Breakfast Potatoes by Keri Bevan


These by with kimchi are the perfect way to start your morning. They’re gloriously crispy, salty, spicy, and sour. They’re easy to make and are naturally vegan and gluten-free.

6. Crispy Tofu Katsu

Crispy Tofu Katsu by Barbara Zackey


Vegan tofu katsu is the perfect accessory to stir-fry noodles, on top of a fluffy bed of rice, or shared with a light soup. This by can be air-fried, baked in the oven, or seared on a skillet – whatever way you choose, this may become your favorite way of enjoying tofu.

7. Roasted Garlic Chili Peanuts

Roasted Garlic Chili Peanuts by Helen Le


Roasted garlic chili peanuts (đậu phộng rang tỏi ớt) are a popular crunchy snack in both Central and South Vietnam. These by go well with beer, but you can also serve them as a side dish with rice or porridge. Heating the peanuts with salt helps ensure they’re all roasted evenly.

8. The Creamiest Rice Pudding

The Creamiest Rice Pudding by Olga Kouloufakos


Rice pudding is the ultimate, nostalgic, comfort food, and this is seriously by you’ll ever taste.

9. Apple Butternut Squash Soup

Apple Butternut Squash Soup by Shane Martin


This vegan by  is perfect for cool weather. Creamy and loaded with fall flavor, this delicious soup recipe is easy to make, requiring only 5 ingredients. It’s completely oil-free, gluten-free, and perfect for your fall or winter holiday table, especially Thanksgiving.

10. One-Pot Spicy Three Bean Chili

One-Pot Spicy Three Bean Chili by Danielle Clark


Since this by takes only forty minutes total, you still have plenty of time to get whatever work you have done. And all you gotta do when you’re ready to eat it the next day is heat it and go! Serve it with some tortilla chips!

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