Cheap Easy Vegan Meals: 50+ Vegan Meals for Beginners

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50+ Cheap Easy Vegan Meals for Beginners | Whether you’re looking for vegan recipes for beginners or just need some new plant-based inspiration to keep your menu fresh and appetizing, we’ve got over 50 vegan meals you’ll love, and we’ve even thrown in some gluten-free options for those with allergies! With easy to make, high protein vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes at your fingertips, embracing the vegan diet and eating clean has never been easier!

Have you recently transitioned to vegan? Or are you thinking about it? The vegan diet is completely plant-based, with no animal products whatsoever. That means no eggs, no milk, no cheese, no fish, and of course, no beef, chicken, or any other animal products. A typical vegan diet includes veggies, fruits, grains, beans, legumes, and soy-based proteins like soy milk and tofu. If you recently started a vegan diet, you might be wondering what exactly you can eat, so we decided to put together a list of 50+ vegan meals for beginners!

I’m not completely plant-based, but I’ve never been a huge fan of meat. From since I can remember, I’ve always gone for the tofu option if there is one, and I love experimenting with recipes from cookbooks like Oh She Glows and Vegan for Everybody. Plus, Pinterest is your best friend when it comes to finding delicious recipes. When you can have a hearty black bean burger or even vegan mac n’ cheese, it’s no wonder so many people are transitioning to plant based diets.

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In the past week alone, I’ve talked to at least 3 people who are eliminating animal products from their diet. Some have gone cold turkey, while others are slowly weaning off meat. Today, there are so many vegan options out there, from vegan hotdogs to vegan cheese, and even vegan mayonnaise, that it makes vegan meals a lot easier and more appetizing! There are even vegan restaurants and cafes that solely sell vegan eats.

If you’re looking for a guide to a vegan diet for beginners, take a look at what you can and cannot eat on a vegan diet, and 50+ easy vegan recipes to add to your recipe arsenal.

What You Can Eat on a Vegan Diet

Tofu
Soy Milk
Soybeans
Soy-based meat substitutes (like soy burgers and hotdogs)
Chickpeas
Lentils
Black beans
Peanut butter
Almonds
Cashews
Walnuts
Other nuts and nut butters
Seeds
Spinach
Kale
Broccoli
Cereal
Vegetables
Whole grains
Quinoa
Flaxseeds
Canola oil
Avocado oil
Coconut oil
Vegan dairy products

What You Can’t Eat on a Vegan Diet

Meat
Poultry
Fish and seafood
Eggs
Dairy products
Bee products like honey
Gelatin
Omega-3 fatty acids
Whey, casein and lactose
Refried beans
Jell-O

As you can see, there’s still a ton of awesome foods you can eat on a vegan diet. We’ve rounded up some cheap easy vegan meals so you can start the diet off right! Here are 50+ vegan recipes for beginners!

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Light and Fluffy Vegan Pancakes| The Pretty Bee
Simple Healthy Vegan Breakfast Toast| Veganosity
Gluten-free Vegan Cauliflower Hash Browns| Healthier Steps
Simple Vegan Breakfast Hash| Build Your Bite
Sweet Potato and Tofu Breakfast Tacos| Veganosity
Vegan Chia Seed Pancakes| Running on Real Food
Vegan Eggs- Silken Tofu Scramble| Educating Earthlings
Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oats| Running on Real Food
Whole Grain Raspberry Breakfast Bars| Jessica Gavin
Quick and Easy Vegan French Toast| Wallflower Kitchen
Vegan Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast Sticks| Rabbit and Wolves

Vegan Lunch Recipes

Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato| Kara Lydon
Vegan Tomato Basil Soup| Vegan Heaven
Vegan Meatballs| The Stingy Vegan
Better Than Tuna: Chickpea Salad| Full of Beans
Enchilada Zucchini Boats| B. Britnell
Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas| The Savory Vegan
Hummus and Avocado Toast| Where You Get Your Protein
Asian Noodle Soup| The Garden Grazer
Homemade Veggie Burgers| Casey Jade
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower| Chocolate Covered Katie
Easy Vegan Fried Rice| Minimalist Baker

Vegan Dinner Recipes

Portobello Fajitas| The Garden Grazer
One Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Lentil Pasta| Tedi Sarah
Spicy Black Bean Burger| The Glowing Fridge
BBQ Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos With a Creamy Lime Slaw| She Likes Food
Instant Pot Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowls| Detoxinista
Vegan Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry| Green Healthy Cooking
Spicy Vegan Jambalaya| Life as a Strawberry
Vegan One Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta| Delicious Everyday
Sweet Potato and Kale Chilli| Wallflower Kitchen
The Best Easy Vegan Lasagna| Hummusapien
Vegan Creamy Chipotle Pasta| Dora’s Table

Vegan Snacks Recipes

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Ranch| Vegetarian Gastronomy
Life-changing Vegan Cheese Sauce| Eat Healthy Eat Happy
Carrot ‘Bacon’| Yum Some
Vegan Scallion Pancakes| Cilantro and Citronella
Spicy Chipotle Hummus| My Darling Vegan
Easy Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze| Ahead of Thyme
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas| Joy Food Sunshine
Vegan Tzatziki Sauce| Sweet as Honey
Vegan Pretzel Bites with Spicy Maple Mustard Dip| Hot for Food Blog
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms| Cilantro and Citronella

Vegan Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Covered Vegan Cookie Dough Bars| Fooduzzi
Vegan Meyer Lemon Bars| My Darling Vegan
Pumpkin Pie Cups| Feasting on Fruit
Cappuccino Vegan Cups| Lazy Cat Kitchen
Easy Vegan Brownies| Baked by an Introvert
Vegan Pumpkin Doughnut Holes| Cook with Kushi
Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Mug Cake| Kitchen Treaty
Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins| Baker by Nature
Homemade Twix Bars| Bakerita
Easy Vegan Coffee Cake Donuts| Sweet Like Cocoa

I don’t know about you, but that list sure made me hungry! We hope you love this round-up of cheap easy vegan meals for beginners!

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50+ Cheap Easy Vegan Meals for Beginners | Whether you’re looking for vegan recipes for beginners or just need some new plant-based inspiration to keep your menu fresh and appetizing, we’ve got over 50 vegan meals you’ll love, and we’ve even thrown in some gluten-free options for those with allergies! With easy to make, high protein vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes at your fingertips, embracing the vegan diet and eating clean has never been easier!

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Kate
Kate
Kate is a freelance writer with a background in fashion, beauty and wellness. When she’s not trying out new recipes, taking a hot yoga class, or curled up with a good book, you can find her blogging about lifestyle tips and entrepreneurialism at Layered Indulgence.