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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:

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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:

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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:

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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

    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

    6. For fresh and seasonal eats: / Via

    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:

    8. For switching up snack staples:

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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:

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    10. For perfect quinoa in less than 10 minutes:

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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:


    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:

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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:

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    Find the full infographic here.

    More ideas: 18 Salad Dressings You Can Make At Home

    15. For starter swaps:

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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:

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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