Cheap and Easy Plant Based Meals

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Cheap and Easy is a tongue-in-cheek meal plan that proves eating plant based can be delicious, filling, and thrifty. Not to mention fun! The family-friendly meals come together quickly after batching and hit you with a wallop of flavor. This plan includes meals that could work for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so make extra and save money and skip the stress all week.

Gourmet Plant Based Meal Plan

Cheap and Easy Vegan and Oil Free Meals

Start your week off right with Penny-pinching Banana Bread Overnight Oats and Peanut Butter Apple Wedges. These budget-friendly overnight oats pack all the flavors of banana bread. Served with sliced apples spread with peanut butter, it’s a perfect meal for any time.

“I had my first Dirty Girl meal last night! It had so much flavor that I was completely satiated and didn’t need to surf the pantry or fridge after dinner. Very thankful I stumbled into this community. It’s going to be a game changer for my health and journey on this plant-based lifestyle”

Plant Fueled Life member
Mushroom Masala over Lemony Rice with Vegan Sour Cream and Cucumber Salad

Let the heady aroma of ginger, cumin, and garam masala carry your senses away with our mouthwatering Mushroom Masala over Lemony Rice with Sour Cream and Cucumber Salad. This classic Dirty Girl meal is a real crowd-pleaser!

Thrifty Spuds Beans Greens Plant Based Cheesy Wrap and Carrot Sticks

Wrap your mouth around our Thrifty Spuds, Beans & Greens Cheesy Wrap and give your taste buds a party! Carrot sticks are a refreshing and affordable side.

“Even my husband agrees, the depth of flavor are off the chart!!! You don’t have to worry that one recipe will be great and the other “meh” – there’s so much flexibility with menus and the built in grocery lists and batching makes life simple.”

Lindsey Deal, Plant Fueled Life member
Fun Frugal Broccoli Rice Whole Food Plant Based Casserole and Crisp Bell Pepper Slices

Keep the flavor party going with our Fun & Frugal Broccoli Rice Casserole. Crisp bell pepper slices are the perfect accompaniment to this easy-to-put-together and budget-friendly classic casserole topped with creamy plant-based sour cream. You’ll be delighted when your loved ones gobble it up and ask for more!

Cheap Cheesy Vegan Black Bean and Rosemary Potatoes Bowl

Finally, our Cheap & Cheesy Black Bean and Rosemary Potatoes Bowl is jam-packed with yums. It features lemon herb rice, black beans, and roasted onions with potatoes smothered in Colby Jack-style cheesy sauce. This is a cheap and cheesy crowd-pleaser of a meal!

See how easy it can be

Simple Cheap and Easy

Similar in flavor to its Gourmet counterpart above, Simple Cheap and Easy is a meal plan that’s been streamlined and designed to get you out of the kitchen even faster. Spend about two hours batch cooking over the weekend and then marvel at how quickly you have delicious, homemade, plant-fueled meals on the table all week. 

Simple Cheap and Easy Plant Based Meals
  1. Penny-pinching Banana Bread Overnight Oats and Peanut Butter Apple Wedges
  2. Simple Mushroom Masala over Lemon Parsley Rice and Cucumber Salad
  3. Thrifty Roasted Spuds and Garlicky Beans & Greens Wrap with Carrot Sticks
  4. Simple Broccoli Rice Casserole and Crisp Bell Pepper Slices
  5. Budget Black Bean and Rosemary Roasted Potato Salsa Bowl

Plants for your health and your wallet

Most of us know eating plant based is good for our bodies and minds, but did you know it can also be good for your bank account? When you eat a whole food plant based diet, your grocery cart is full of grains, legumes, beans, veggies, spices, and minimally processed items like tofu. These ingredients are cost-effective and will help you save money over time. In fact, one member of Team Dirty feeds her family of five for about $6 a day using Plant Fueled Life. Put it to the test yourself and sign up for a free trial.

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