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10 BUDGET VEGAN Meals Under $10

Last week I brought you all of my best tips and tricks to make eating vegan accessible on any budget, and this week I wanted to put that plan into action!

I’ve collaborated with the very best vegan food bloggers to round up delicious, nutritious, budget friendly recipes your family will love!

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Here are 10 budget Vegan Meals all under $10

#1 The BEST Vegan Lentil Loaf

This is the best vegan lentil loaf you will ever eat!  This savory vegan meatloaf is healthy, delicious, and packed with protein!  Perfect for a hearty meal or a vegan holiday dish.

#2 Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Lentil Carrot Soup (One-Pot)

Easy one-pot vegan lentil carrot soup with wilted greens and all the cozy spices! This is a budget-friendly anti-inflammatory soup perfect for fall or winter, great for meal prep and lazy weeknight dinners to feed your whole family. Endlessly customizable and so delicious!


A classic coconut curry with lentils, inspired by Indian flavors. This lentil curry is easily made by simmering lentils, tomatoes, spices, and aromatics with coconut milk. Serve with rice for a naturally vegan and gluten-free meal (soy-free and nut-free too!).

#4 Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

This sweet potato lentil stew is a delicious plant-based recipe for weeknight dinner that is ready in 30 minutes. It’s one of those delicious recipes that are perfect for meal prepping.

#5 Aloo Matar — Easy Vegan Pea & Potato Curry

You’re going to flip out over the list of basic ingredients for this exotic tasting dish. Vegan Aloo Matar (an easy Pea Potato Curry) is a healthy veggie-based gluten-free recipe featuring convenient frozen peas without a drop of oil in the intentionally healthier, super-savory, vegan gravy!


This Lazy Falafel is SUPER easy to make, will take up less than 30 minutes of your time, and tastes every bit as delicious as the traditional version!


This vegan garlic chickpea soup is not only super easy, but it’s also tasty and deliciously creamy. Made from a handful of basic ingredients, including chickpeas, garlic, dried herbs and spices, it comes together in less than 30 minutes.

#8 Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Love thy noodles will take on a new meaning altogether once you have tried the extremely popular Vegetable Hakka Noodles. Commonly served in most Indian restaurants and street-side eateries, these Indo-Chinese Hakka Noodles are a perfect balance of crunch, relish, and goodness. Easy to make, these scrumptious stir-fry noodles tossed in delectable sauces and loads of vegetables makes an awesome weeknight dinner.

#9 Easy Mexican Rice and Bean Casserole

This casserole is gluten-free, family friendly and made with pantry staples. It takes no time at all to toss together and you can let it cook mostly unattended.

#10 Easy Vegan Burrito Bowl

These vegan burrito bowls are very simple, full of healthy plant-based foods and a great source of fiber! Make these bowls with either roasted sweet potato, butternut squash or even roasted pumpkin. They’re easily customizable and great to make ahead for easy meal prep or quick weeknight dinners.

Even more vegan budget recipes to try:

Family plant-based recipes are my absolute favorite to feature on my blog.

I hope you’ll find a new favorite here:

  1. Vegan Pot Pie- With Lentils and Potato
  2. Crispy Tofu “Chicken” Three Ways: Dry Garlic, BBQ, and Asian Sesame
  3. Easy Re-Fried Bean Quesadillas
  4. Make BBQ Chickpeas and you won’t eat chips again!
  5. Chickpea Pot Pie

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Megan Kerry

Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!

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