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10 Healthy Cheap Plant-Based Foods to Eat Now

Brielle Merchant

I'm not vegan, but I do follow a plant-based lifestyle. It's allowed me to eliminate bloating, save money, and so much more!

A plant-based lifestyle is a flexible way of eating that puts you in control of your health. Do you need more information about what a plant-based lifestyle is? Read What's a Plant-Based Lifestyle: A Beginners Guide here.

Do you need recipe ideas? The Affordable Plant-Based Recipes e-book features plant-based ideas that are delicious, cheap and healthy. I enjoy eating plant-based meals because it allows me to eliminate bloating, feel and look better, save money, and gain more energy!

Do you need suggestions on cheap foods that are delicious and healthy? Keep reading!

Here are 10 cheap foods that are healthy and delicious:

Almond Butter

Eat with fruit, as an oatmeal topping, or alone! Peanut butter is not bad for you, but Almond Butter is better. Ideas:

  • bananas
  • cookies
  • apples
  • oatmeal
  • cinnamon
  • waffles
  • other fruit

Apples

Apples taste delicious with Almond Butter or Peanut Butter, but there are also many other options. Ideas: 

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  • oatmeal
  • salads
  • apple pie
  • almond butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Applesauce
  • Honey roasted apples
  • Apple chips
  • Eat apples raw or enjoy them cooked! 

Spinach

Spinach can be added to almost anything. Ideas:

  • It's a great base for a salad
  • Omelets
  • Wraps
  • Pizzas
  • Bowls
  • Smoothies
  • Sandwiches
  • With pasta

Eggs

Ideas:

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  • Eat alone
  • Create an omelet
  • Enjoy a cooked egg in the middle of your avocado
  • Use for fried rice or fried quinoa 
  • Boiled
  • Make a frittata or quiche
  • Create Breakfast Fajitas

Oranges

Oranges are refreshing and great for your body. Ideas:

  • Oatmeal
  • With yogurt
  • Alone or with other fruit
  • Orange juice

Kale

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Ideas: 

  • Kale chips
  • Create a salad
  • Enjoy it on a pizza
  • Place it in a wrap
  • With pasta
  • Cook in soup or with beans

Bananas

Ideas: 

  • Eat with oatmeal
  • Add almond butter or peanut butter
  • Place in a sandwich or wrap
  • Enjoy alone

Beans

I love adding beans to meals when I can. They are super filling, delicious and a good source of protein. Ideas:

  • Create a soup
  • Cook with vegetables
  • Make fajitas 
  • Create a bean dip like Hummus

Vegetables:

Fresh, frozen, and sometimes canned.

I rarely find canned vegetables that are packed with nutrients, but they do exist. Check your food labels if you'd like to purchase canned vegetables. Try to select low sodium or no salt added cans. Ideas:

  • Use in a soup
  • Add to beans 
  • Roast in oven (so easy, yet so delicious)
  • Eat raw (if fresh and not frozen/canned)
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Oats

Oats are quick, easy and delicious. Use a variety of toppings to create new and exciting versions of oatmeal. Oats can also be used to make fun snacks. Ideas:

  • Make an apple crumble
  • Oatmeal
  • Make snack bars
  • Create granola
  • Trail Mix with nuts and fruit

How do you like to enjoy these foods?

Let me know!

Related Resources:

>> Get free Plant-based meal prep ideas here

>> Read about How to find Cheap, Healthy Plant-Based Foods

>> Learn what a Plant-based lifestyle is here

>> Grab Affordable Plant-Based Recipes here