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17 Cheat Sheets If You're Vegetarian Or Vegan

Or if you're just trying to eat (or spend!) a little less on meat and dairy.

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1. For going green:

To save time, you could also bulk prep your green smoothie of choice — then freeze for an easy grab-and-go option in the morning. More ideas: 19 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Great
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To save time, you could also bulk prep your green smoothie of choice — then freeze for an easy grab-and-go option in the morning.

More ideas: 19 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Great

2. For packing meals with protein:

Meat is often the most expensive thing on a grocery bill, so even if you're not vegetarian or vegan, plant-based proteins can be super handy if you're on a budget. More ideas: 20 Protein-Packed Dinners With No Meat
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Meat is often the most expensive thing on a grocery bill, so even if you're not vegetarian or vegan, plant-based proteins can be super handy if you're on a budget.

More ideas: 20 Protein-Packed Dinners With No Meat

3. Or for packing meals with fiber:

Experts say that we should aim for at least 25 grams of fiber per day — and foods like chickpeas, avocados, and black beans can help with that.More ideas: 16 Delicious High-Fiber Dinners To Try
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Experts say that we should aim for at least 25 grams of fiber per day — and foods like chickpeas, avocados, and black beans can help with that.

More ideas: 16 Delicious High-Fiber Dinners To Try

4. For weeknight meal inspiration:

Vegan meal prep doesn't have to be a huge time-suck. Weeknight staples like garlic and lemon pepper pasta and chickpea taco bowls come together in less than 30 minutes. More ideas: 25 Weeknight Dinner Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy
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Vegan meal prep doesn't have to be a huge time-suck. Weeknight staples like garlic and lemon pepper pasta and chickpea taco bowls come together in less than 30 minutes.

More ideas: 25 Weeknight Dinner Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

5. Or for slow cooker Sundays:

Three cheers for meals that basically make themselves — like sweet potato chili and veggie-packed frittatas. More ideas: 21 Vegetarian Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker
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Three cheers for meals that basically make themselves — like sweet potato chili and veggie-packed frittatas.

More ideas: 21 Vegetarian Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

6. For fresh and seasonal eats:

They’re widely available, good for you, and cheaper now than in the off-season. Triple win.More ideas: 30 Delicious Things To Cook In April
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They’re widely available, good for you, and cheaper now than in the off-season. Triple win.

More ideas: 30 Delicious Things To Cook In April

7. For Buddha bowl inspiration:

🙏 🙏 🙏More ideas: 12 Vegetarian Bowls To Add To Your Arsenal

8. For switching up snack staples:

Hummus is rich in iron and protein — and you only need a few budget-friendly ingredients to make some at home. Find 13 different ways to make it at Shape.
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Hummus is rich in iron and protein — and you only need a few budget-friendly ingredients to make some at home. Find 13 different ways to make it at Shape.

9. For grilling season:

#GrillEverything2017.More ideas: 27 Of The Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Vegetables
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10. For perfect quinoa in less than 10 minutes:

Find the full instructions at Fit Foodie Finds.
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Find the full instructions at Fit Foodie Finds.

11. For easy egg swaps:

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No eggs? No problem. Find more info on substitutions at PETA.

More ideas: 24 Vegan Desserts You Need In Your Life

12. And for becoming an aquafaba expert:

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Aquafaba — or the liquid inside a can of chickpeas — is a vegan-friendly egg substitute that you can use in everything from baked goods to breakfast staples. Learn how to use it here.

More ideas: 23 Amazing Foods You Can Make With Aquafaba

13. For on-the-go salads that won't get soggy:

Jars are perfect for storing salads because you can put dressing on the bottom, then layer fresh ingredients on top — which keeps everything from getting soggy. When it's time to eat, just empty everything into a bowl and mix.More ideas:18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches
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Jars are perfect for storing salads because you can put dressing on the bottom, then layer fresh ingredients on top — which keeps everything from getting soggy. When it's time to eat, just empty everything into a bowl and mix.

More ideas:18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches

14. And for killer DIY dressings:

Find the full infographic here.More ideas: 18 Salad Dressings You Can Make At Home
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Find the full infographic here.

More ideas: 18 Salad Dressings You Can Make At Home

15. For starter swaps:

Thinking about going vegan — or just want to switch up your current routine? Here's a week-long meat and dairy-free meal plan to try.
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Thinking about going vegan — or just want to switch up your current routine? Here's a week-long meat and dairy-free meal plan to try.

16. For optimal storage:

See the full list — from apples to winter squash — here.
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See the full list — from apples to winter squash — here.

17. And for summer-ready sweet treats:

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Pureed frozen bananas + whatever mix-ins you'd like = brilliant, better-for-you soft serve that everyone can enjoy. (Is it summer yet, BTW? 😎)

Recipe and instructions: 8 Vegan Soft Serve Recipes To Keep You Cool

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