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It’s not easy to ensure your whole family are getting the right nutrients, especially if some one in your family has a dairy intolerance or you’re on a budget.
Trying to keep your shopping bill down when vegan can feel impossible, with many household food bills coming in at over £100 a week!
Our really easy vegan menu is completely family friendly and for those who need to curb their spending. None of this is set in stone, and can be changed up depending on what your family likes to eat.
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Check this to know more about a vegan diet.
Easy Vegan Meals for Beginners
This easy vegan meal plan can feed four people (2 adults and 2 children) with leftovers!
It does assume that you have a few of the cupboard kitchen staples in, like herbs, flour, few spices and pasta.
Everything is cooked from scratch and some can be prepared in advance or leftovers be frozen for the following week. Snacks of apples and bananas have been included for the kids too!
This vegan grocery shopping list and meal plan was done at Asda and with fresh vegetables, but to lower the cost a bit more, you could even swap to frozen vegetables and try a local discounter like Aldi or Lidi.
51 Quick Vegan Meals on a Budget
These easy vegan recipes are perfect for the whole family. You can make them in advance or freeze them if you decide to batch cook.
These simple vegan meals can be swapped in and out. Most can be done using some of the staples you already have or can be pre-prepared.
All these vegan meals are quick to make. A win when you have a busy family to please!
Vegan Breakfast Ideas
1. Peanut butter cup pancakes
2. Overnight oats
3. Bruscetta toast
5. Guacamole toast
6. Oatmeal waffles
7. Tofu omlets
8. Baked granola bars
9. Breakfast sandwich
10. French toast
11. Banana nut oat meal
13. Fry up
14. Breakfast muffins
Vegan Lunch Ideas
16. Quinoa salad
17. Tofu tacos
18. Chickpea salad
19. Bean vegetable soup
20. Vegetable couscous
21. Carrot & coriander soup
22. Vegetable tagine
24. Spicy rice
25. Chickpea sub sandwich
26. Spicy noodles with homemade hosin sauce
27. One pot casserole
28. Satay curry
29. Courgette risotto
Vegan Dinner Ideas
30. Spag bolognese
32. Lentil shepherds pie
33. Stir fry
34. Stuffed sweet potatoes
35. Red thai curry
36. Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo
37. Portobello fajitas
38. Tofu steak burger
40. Sweet potato burgers
41. Hearty roast
42. Coconut curry
43. Peanut noodles with veg
44. Avocado pasta
45. Creamy pasta with roasted tomatoes
46. Homemade pizza
47. Pasta Alfredo vegan-style
48. One pot puttanesca
49. Black bean curry
50. Lentil dhal
51. Mushroom & Potato curry
If you need some meal plan inspiration then try this quick and cheap meal plan. You and swap and change the meals out from the above food list.
This vegan menu below costs under £25 for a family of four.
Breakfast: Overnight oats
Lunch: Soup & bread (tomatoes, herbs)
Dinner: Roast (mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, roast parsnips, onion & carrot)
Breakfast: Bruscetta toast (bread,tomatoes,onion & herbs)
Lunch: Salad & falafel (flour, chickpeas, spices, spinach, tomato, onion, pepper)
Dinner: Spag Bol (meat free mince, leftover veg)
Breakfast: Porridge (optional banana)
Lunch: Falafel wrap (carrots, celery)
Dinner: Chilli & rice (mixed beans, lentils, chopped tomatoes, onions & peppers)
Breakfast: Overnight oats
Lunch: falafel wrap (carrots, celery)
Dinner: Lentil shepherds pie (lentils, chopped tomatoes, onions, carrots & potatoes)
Breakfast:Toast & guacamole (bread, avocado, onions)
Lunch: Jacket potato and beans (Potatoes and beans)
Dinner: Stuffed aubergine & salad (aubergine, rice, onions, tomato, spices and spinach)
Breakfast: Bruscetta toast (bread, big tomatoes, onion & herbs)
Lunch: Salad & falafel (flour, chickpeas, herbs, spinach, tomato, onion & pepper)
Dinner: Stir fry (carrots, onion, pepper, broccoli, rice, tofu plus anything else you have)
Breakfast: Eggless pancakes (made from kitchen staples)
Lunch: Soup & bread (tomatoes and herbs)
Dinner: Curry with rice (potato, coconut milk, chickpeas, lentils, spinach and spices)
Vegan Shopping List
If you use the above meal plan then here’s the vegan shopping list to go with it.
2x Aubergine £1
Cherry Tomatoes £1
Big tomatoes £1
Coconut milk 67p
2x Chickpeas 76p
2x Tin chopped tomatoes 60p
Mixed beans 57p
Curry powder £1.13
Meat free mince £1.50
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Vegan Grocery List on a Budget
If you’re new to vegan cooking as a family, then here are a few tips to help you get started on a budget:
- Check the labels on everything! This includes stock cubes, sauces, spreads and breads. Red markers are words like whey, casein and lactose, which all come from milk. Don’t rely on the bolded words.
- Watch out for wines and beers as some non-vegan varieties may have been processed with animal products or even contain dairy.
- Most breads and pastries contain butter and some milk. Always ask or check the label if you’re unsure or make your own to cover your basis.
- If the kids have a sweet tooth, then look for agar-agar or vege-gel which are both made from seaweed.
- If you’re worried about using dairy alternatives, then have a look for silken, soft tofu or fortified soya milk as they contain added vitamins.
Weekly Meal Plans on a Budget
I really hope this vegan grocery list on a budget has helped and goes towards saving your family more money.
If you enjoyed this post and would like some more family friendly budget recipes or meal plan ideas, then head over to the budget food section here on Savings 4 Savvy Mums where you’ll find over 30 cheap posts dedicated to helping you cook and shop wiser for less. There’s enough tips to help you save over £300 a month! You could also pop over and follow my family food Pinterest boards for lots more ideas on how to eat well and spend less; Family Meal Plans on a Budget, Budget Family Meals & Budget Slimming World Recipes for Families.
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