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26 Budget-Friendly Dinners With No Meat Or Dairy

Plant-based meals on a budget.

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2. Blackened Tempeh, Avocado, and Charred Corn Salad

3. Protein Packed, Twice-Baked Potatoes


4. Easy Vegetable and Dumpling Soup

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Do you have a bag of flour lying around the house? Then you've also got soup dumplings. Get the recipe here.

5. Almond Butter Noodles

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This recipe costs a total of $7.35 for the ingredients, which equals about $1.84 per serving. Get the recipe here.

6. Corn Fritters

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Eat them over greens, on their own, or in a bun like a burger. Get the recipe here.

7. Veggie and Black Bean Enchiladas

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The only ingredient that could potentially be pricey is the raw cashews used for the cream — save yourself some $$ by buying the 1/3 cup required for this recipe from the bulk bins so you can pay for the amount you need. Get the recipe here.


8. Roasted New Potatoes and Lentils

9. Sheet Pan Mexican Veggie Dinner

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Make your entire meal at once in your oven on one sheet pan. Get the recipe here.

10. Vegetable Fried Rice


12. Buffalo Chickpea Wraps

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You can, of course, use taco shells for this recipe as well, but consider the cheapness of lettuce as a wrap! Get the recipe here.

13. Loaded Nacho Plate

14. Ultimate Vegan Chili

15. Pita Tostadas With Butternut Squash, Black Beans, and Avocado

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The exciting part about this recipe is that the crust is made from pita bread — how easy is that? Get the recipe here.


17. Mexican Tortilla Roll Ups

19. One-Hour Shepherd's Pie

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This masterpiece takes only nine ingredients to make and is ready within 60 minutes. Get the recipe here.


20. Pad Thai

21. Quinoa Tacos

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The trick here is to use a lot of spices in the quinoa so that it tastes smoky and savory. Get the recipe here.

23. Falafel Burgers


24. Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

25. Tomato and Arugula Balsamic Pasta

26. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup