Vegan Grocery List on a Budget: Easy Vegan Meals for Beginners Under £25 for 4

17 budget friendly and easy vegan meals for beginners. Here’s a whole week’s meal plan and vegan grocery list on a budget. Coming in at under £25 for the whole family. #VeganGroceryList #VeganGroceryListOnABudget #VeganForBeginners #VeganMealPlan

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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.

Doing a vegan grocery list on a budget is almost impossible, with many household food bills coming in at over £100 a week!

This really easy vegan meal plan is for beginners who have a family of fussy eaters and who need to curb their spending. None of this is set in stone, and can be changed up depending on what your family like to eat.

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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.

Vegan Meal Plan

Sunday

Breakfast: Overnight oats

Lunch: Soup & bread (tomatoes, herbs)

Dinner: Roast (mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, roast parsnips, onion & carrot)

Monday

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)

Tuesday

Breakfast: Porridge (optional banana)

Lunch: Falafel wrap (carrots, celery)

Dinner: Chilli & rice (mixed beans, lentils, chopped tomatoes, onions & peppers)

Wednesday 

Breakfast: Overnight oats

Lunch: falafel wrap (carrots, celery)

Dinner: Lentil shepherds pie (lentils, chopped tomatoes, onions, carrots & potatoes)

Thursday

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)

Friday

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)

Saturday 

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 Grocery List on a Budget

2x Aubergine £1

Peppers 97p

Parsnips 60p

Cherry Tomatoes £1

Leeks £1

Broccoli 55p

Big tomatoes £1

Carrots 35p

Onions 68p

Bananas 94p

Celery 54p

Spinach £1

Avocado 67p

Apples 80p

Potatoes £1.18

Coconut milk 67p

2x Chickpeas 76p

2x Tin chopped tomatoes 60p

Hummous £1.40

Tofu £1.75

Lentils £1.15

Mixed beans 57p

Bread 50p

Oats 75p

Rice 45p

Soy 84p

Curry powder £1.13

Meat free mince £1.50

Total £24.35

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Watch out for wines and beers as some non-vegan varieties may have been processed with animal products or even contain dairy.
  3. 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.
  4. If the kids have a sweet tooth, then look for agar-agar or vege-gel which are both made from seaweed.
  5. 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

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I really hope this vegan grocery list on a budget has helped and goes towards saving your family more money.
Laura x

 

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