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51 Affordable Vegan Recipes For Every Situation

From cruelty-free snacks to impressive vegan main courses.

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1. The Quick Midweek Meal

These quick and easy recipes are great for that weekday rush. Try these Moroccan Chickpea Pockets (make sure to buy tinned chickpeas), or this delicious Bean Burrito. Save on time and dishes with this One Pot Pasta recipe, or keep it fresh with this filling Garlicky Kale and Chickpea Salad. This West African Peanut Soup only takes 25 minutes to make, and it's worth every minute of it.
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These quick and easy recipes are great for that weekday rush. Try these Moroccan Chickpea Pockets (make sure to buy tinned chickpeas), or this delicious Bean Burrito. Save on time and dishes with this One Pot Pasta recipe, or keep it fresh with this filling Garlicky Kale and Chickpea Salad. This West African Peanut Soup only takes 25 minutes to make, and it's worth every minute of it.

2. The Dinner Party Main

Impress your guests with this Mediterranean Vegetable Tart, or fill them up with a tasty Greek Potato and Courgette Bake. Wow your omni friends with these protein-rich Mushroom Quinoa Burgers (be sure to use guac instead of mayo), and go all out with some Spiced Roasted Cauliflower. Try this Stuffed Squash Recipe out for size!
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Impress your guests with this Mediterranean Vegetable Tart, or fill them up with a tasty Greek Potato and Courgette Bake. Wow your omni friends with these protein-rich Mushroom Quinoa Burgers (be sure to use guac instead of mayo), and go all out with some Spiced Roasted Cauliflower. Try this Stuffed Squash Recipe out for size!

3. The Low-Carb Main

For a spicy low-carb kick, look no further than this Chickpea Curry recipe. This gluten-free Cauliflower Pizza with Kale Pesto guarantees a tasty light meal, while these Tofu-Broccoli Stuffed Avocados are sure to leave you feeling full. A hearty Tahini-Roasted Lemony Cauliflower goes great with greens or a salad, and a trusty Scrambled Tofu recipe is good at any time of the day.
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For a spicy low-carb kick, look no further than this Chickpea Curry recipe. This gluten-free Cauliflower Pizza with Kale Pesto guarantees a tasty light meal, while these Tofu-Broccoli Stuffed Avocados are sure to leave you feeling full. A hearty Tahini-Roasted Lemony Cauliflower goes great with greens or a salad, and a trusty Scrambled Tofu recipe is good at any time of the day.

4. The Dessert

These three-ingredient Flapjacks are great for family get-togethers or office potlucks. Check out these low-maintenance Poached Pears for a simple, classy dessert, or try this filling Paleo Apple Crumble for something with more bite. This Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread is incredible, and there's nothing quite like a refreshing Strawberry Sorbet after a heavy meal.
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These three-ingredient Flapjacks are great for family get-togethers or office potlucks. Check out these low-maintenance Poached Pears for a simple, classy dessert, or try this filling Paleo Apple Crumble for something with more bite. This Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread is incredible, and there's nothing quite like a refreshing Strawberry Sorbet after a heavy meal.

5. The Breakfast

These Greek Chickpeas on Toast are sure to kick your day off right. You can't go wrong with a simple Oatmeal Breakfast or the classic Avocado Toast, either (because Gordon Ramsay says so). The protein-packed Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is great for a breakfast on the go, while this decadent French Toast recipe is perfect for a weekend morning in.
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These Greek Chickpeas on Toast are sure to kick your day off right. You can't go wrong with a simple Oatmeal Breakfast or the classic Avocado Toast, either (because Gordon Ramsay says so). The protein-packed Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is great for a breakfast on the go, while this decadent French Toast recipe is perfect for a weekend morning in.

6. The Lunchbox-Friendly Midday Meal

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwiches make for an amazing lunch, as does this delicious Pasta Salad. These three-ingredient PB&J Cups will make anyone who sees them jealous. Some Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas make a great replacement for chips, though you can indulge your sweet tooth too with some awesome Banana Muffins.
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Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwiches make for an amazing lunch, as does this delicious Pasta Salad. These three-ingredient PB&J Cups will make anyone who sees them jealous. Some Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas make a great replacement for chips, though you can indulge your sweet tooth too with some awesome Banana Muffins.

7. The Meal Prep

Save time, money, and energy with these Butternut Squash Chickpea Fajitas. These Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers will keep you fed for days, as will these classic Chickpea Buddha Bowls. Check out this Easy Red Lentil Dahl recipe for a cheap and easy meal prep, or try these Oatmeal Breakfast Cups 6 Ways.
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Save time, money, and energy with these Butternut Squash Chickpea Fajitas. These Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers will keep you fed for days, as will these classic Chickpea Buddha Bowls. Check out this Easy Red Lentil Dahl recipe for a cheap and easy meal prep, or try these Oatmeal Breakfast Cups 6 Ways.

8. The Kid-Friendly Food

Kids will love these adorable, four-ingredient Zucchini Tater Tots. It's easy to see why both Carrots in a Blanket and Strawberry Coconut Popsicles are a hit with children, too. Broccoli Wings and Easy Lo Mein Noodles make great midweek meals for kids of any age.
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Kids will love these adorable, four-ingredient Zucchini Tater Tots. It's easy to see why both Carrots in a Blanket and Strawberry Coconut Popsicles are a hit with children, too. Broccoli Wings and Easy Lo Mein Noodles make great midweek meals for kids of any age.

9. The Snack

This simple Oven-Roasted Tomato Bruschetta makes a great snack at any time of the day. Sweet Potato Fries are always delicious, but if you're craving something sweet, try some ridiculously easy Frozen Grapes. These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips will make your sweet tooth happy too, but if you're on the hunt for something savory, pita bread with Homemade Hummus will more than likely do the trick.
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This simple Oven-Roasted Tomato Bruschetta makes a great snack at any time of the day. Sweet Potato Fries are always delicious, but if you're craving something sweet, try some ridiculously easy Frozen Grapes. These Baked Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips will make your sweet tooth happy too, but if you're on the hunt for something savory, pita bread with Homemade Hummus will more than likely do the trick.

10. The Struggle Meal

Some tasty Rice and Beans will keep the hunger at bay until your paycheck comes in, as will this Spiced Lentil Soup. Try some Vegan Fried Rice with frozen veggies, or this delicious Vegan Ramen. Some hearty Chilli and some decent Potato Cakes have seen many a broke vegan through a struggle week, too.
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Some tasty Rice and Beans will keep the hunger at bay until your paycheck comes in, as will this Spiced Lentil Soup. Try some Vegan Fried Rice with frozen veggies, or this delicious Vegan Ramen. Some hearty Chilli and some decent Potato Cakes have seen many a broke vegan through a struggle week, too.

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