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Come and discover some more of my Easy Vegan Meals on a Budget
So the last time I made a post like this it proved very popular, I think because people who want to try veganism are concerned that it costs a bomb to eat vegan food.
But what they don’t always realise is that you CAN eat delicious, nutritious vegan food on a tight budget. It doesn’t have to be boring, it doesn’t have to be SUPER clean and SUPER healthy.
You can be a little naughty 🙂
Even if you are not vegan I guarantee you the majority of the below ingredients will either be in your kitchen already, or already on your next shopping list. It’s funny but meat-eaters don’t realise that if they are eating a balanced diet, majority of their food is already vegan…. food for thought <3
Baked Sweet Potato with Homemade Baked Beans and a Mustard and Dill Sauce
When I first went vegan, I had a love for sweet potato like no other. I guess I was still trying to satisfy the part of me that felt like it needed meat with this delicious filling potato. Then I started Raw Till Four and I didn’t touch one for a long time.
I ate in Ikea with my boyfriend a few weeks ago, and we tried out their new Vegan veggie balls (lol) and mustard and dill sauce. WE WERE OBSESSED! The dill sauce is like something from another planet! We basically ate the entire jar with our dinner right there in Ikea. So I just HAD to recreate it. It’s simply just polish deli mustard (tesco 60p) agave, salt, pepper and chopped dill. I kept adding and adjusting till it tasted just right.
This is a simple, quick, cheap and filling meal.
Hoisin dumplings are one of my favourite meals! although they are the most time consuming of all these dishes they still only take around 15 minutes to prepare (and they taste better than any dumpling I’ve had in a restaurant)
The filling is made out of simply just defrosted frozen soya mince (Tesco) mixed with a good hoisin sauce, you could also add in some spring onion for an extra zing! I part boil the dumplings, let them dry for a minute then fry them in a little coconut oil to get the edges all crispy!
Low Carb, High Protien Fry Up
So your’e trying to loose weight, and you have been sticking to a raw till four, all organic, low carb, low fat, low salt, low oil restrictive diet. Then Sunday hits and all you want is a tasty vegan fry up but you don’t want to feel bad about it for the rest of the day.
Look no further, this low carb, high protein vegan fry up will not let you down! Take any vegan sausages (these are Fry’s) a tin of mushy peas (or make your own) some fried garlic mushrooms, fresh tomatoes and tofu scrabble with a little turmeric added in for colour!
Chinese Vegan ‘Chicken’ Salad with a Twist
If your one of those people who feel repulsed by any site of pineapple on anything other than a fruit salad… maybe skip this one.
If you are like me and will throw warm pineapple onto just about anything, I’m your gal. For the “chicken” I used Quorn vegan meat pieces and friend them off in a little hoisin sauce, then added it to a delicious salad and topped it with warm pineapple
Tomato and Caper Spaghetti salad with Homemade Garlic Baguette
If you love tomato pasta, you will love this.
Add capers and cherry tomatoes to your passata when mixing in with pasta and throw it all on a bed of fresh spinach and steamed greens. For the garlic bread I simply made a garlic butter out of Vitalite free from dairy butter, garlic granules and mixed in a little fresh parsley, then spread the mixture onto a fresh baguette and grilled it for about 5 minutes
Hope this helped you think of some tasty meal ideas for the weekend, and if you have any questions feel free to contact me via Facebook – RaeLikesFroot Vegan Blogger
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