3 Vegan + Budget Dinner Recipes! Collab with Fablunch!

Hey, guys you’ve been asking for Vegan recipes out the wazoo. So today I have a meatless Monday treat for you. My YouTube friend Olga from Fablunch and I are teaming up to bring you three affordable vegan dinners each. Olga shares delicious recipes from her plant based diet. So whether you’re looking for Vegan recipes or meatless Monday options. You’re definitely going to find something for you. Let’s check her out. Hey Alyssia I’m so excited to show you three of my favourite Vegan dinner ideas. All of the recipes are really simple to prepare and most importantly very affordable which is a huge plus in my books. So today I will
show you my ‘Cauliflower Mash Potatoes’ made with Mushrooms, Red Lentil soup and perfect stuffed bell pepper recipe which is absolutely amazing. So head over to my channel, say hello and
subscribe. Check out some of the deliciousness that I’m cooking over here. I’m sure you
are going to find something that your tummy is going to love. She is so great and all of her food looks
amazing. I will link her video and her channel in the description box below. My first budget meal of the day ‘Creamy
Avacado Pasta’. For this dish you will need cooked pasta, any type will do, a ripe Avocado, Spinach for extra colour and a nutritional boost. And for flavour we have Basil, Onion, Garlic, Lemon juice and Salt and Pep. Add your ingredients into the food processor and blend it on up. It is that easy. You may need a few tablespoons of Almond Milk or Water just to get that nice creamy consistency. Pour your sauce onto your cooked pasta and stir well to coat. So creamy and delicious. Now this pasta is delicious when warm but I actually prefer it after its chilled in the fridge, so it’s like a cold pasta salad.
So yummy and would you believe that this meal is only 65 cents per serving. Of course prices are going to vary by location. But for this video I’ve done my best to calculate with
general US prices using affordable ingredients. Next up, my ‘Veggie Packed Chilli’. For
my chili recipe you will need Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Black Beans,
Kidney Beans or any Beans you prefer. Diced Tomatoes, Vegetable Broth, Chili Powder, Cumin and Salt. Add your Olive Oil to a large pot over medium heat and sauté the Garlic and Onions until they become translucent and tender. Then you can add in your chopped Bell Peppers and Carrots and sauté until they begin to soften, about five minutes. Add your seasonings and stir to combine. Lastly we’re going to add in our beans, tomatoes and broth. Now using canned beans and tomatoes is optional but it is a great way to keep the cost down, and still add protein and fibre to your vegan dishes. Stir well, bring to a light boil and then you could turn down the heat and allow it to sit covered for about 20 minutes. Stir it up once more and allow it to sit uncovered for another 15 to 20 minutes until you reach your desired thickness. I love this chilli
when it’s topped with a little bit of fresh avocado and cilantro. At only 67 cents a serving, this hardy chilli can’t be beat. Alright for my final recipe today, I am going to be sharing my meatless balls, I mean my Vegan balls, I mean my Vegan meat balls. Thumbs up for balls. For this recipe you will need black beans, oats or oat flour, onion, garlic, garlic powder, paprika and salt. Combine your ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend them on up. You don’t need to over process this mixture, just until it’s
combined. So this is pretty much inspired by black bean falafel but in ball shape. Spray down a large baking dish as well as a small cookie scoop and scoop out some of that meat ball mixture. Roll it in your hands to create the perfect
meat ball shape. Repeat until you fill the baking dish. Bake in an oven preheated to
350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. Remove and devour in your favourite meat ball style. I love them with a little zucchini pasta or as a meat ball sub. And what’s that you
say? Only 30 cents a serving, who knew vegan could be so affordable. Thumbs up for these cheap vegan recipes! You know I’ve got a PDF download available right here or in the description box below from
my mobile friends and it has all three of these recipes on it with the grams and with the macro nutrition. Did you give this video a thumbs up yet? I hope you enjoy these affordable vegan dinners. You can now go find three more affordable vegan dinners on Olga’s channel, Fablunch, it’s time, go. I’ll be back on Thursday with another meal prep episode so don’t forget to subscribe. Have an amazing week and remember it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch. Vegan dinners, no vegan recipes. So rather…. Don’t look at me. You either have to look at me the whole time or not look at me at all.

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  1. made the vegetarian chili it was really good. For my ( year old daughter I added ground beef to hers and she loved it. thank for the recipe.

  2. I'm basically the most unhealthiest person in the world so I have no idea why I'm watching this.. great video though, it honestly looks so delicious (:

  3. If it's vegan it's not meatless Monday it's "meatless dairyless and animal products at all Monday" to be specific ๐Ÿ˜‚ jk but seriously love this video!

  4. You are amazing. I just found your Chanel and can't get enough to of your videos. Don't know how I have not found you before. Love your meal preps

  5. I ran the calculations for the avocado pasta. It nets you ~225 kcals per portion. And thats being GENEROUS. Eat like that 3 times a day, and you are NOT gonna enjoy your short vegan-trip. Thats not just borderline, thats HARDCORE STARVATION. So please feel free to triple serving size. If you leave your bed at all, and/or do some thinking during the day, then quadrupling might be the better option. Also i realized that all your portions are small like that(exept the "Healthy Mac and Cheese" and the like), so its not even because you want to catch some ppl saying its only some cents per serving… Adding insult to injury, you seem to think that adding 3 leaves of spinach provides notable nutrition. You could eat only the most nutritionally dense food on the planet and still not get enough vitamins and minerals with those little calories! Sincerely, #ctfu

  6. I'm here from Olga's channel bc that pasta looks amazing. (Yo vegan foodies!! Fablunch is a fantastic vegan cooking channel and Olga is such a sweetheart so check her out!)

  7. I'm not vegan, either. But, those vegan meatballs look good. I'm sure if I made it for my husband, he'd love them.

  8. Made the pasta and added smoked paprika to the sauce, as well as some sauteed shitake mushrooms. Delicious.

  9. Thank you so much for all of the vegan recipes! Even though I am not vegan these help me figure out what I can cook from what I have once I usually eat the meet that I buy first… a video on how to spread out and plans meals for the week would be awesome!

  10. Look at the date on this video I could have been healthy a year ago. Great vid each weekend I will be doing your menu. Now question how much is a food processor?

  11. Made the chili and it is absolutely delicious! Especially when you pair it with sour cream and cheddar cheese ๐Ÿ˜‹.

  12. Oh no! Derp. I went off searching for your falafel and hadn't posted my comment yet. Ah well, not gonna recreate all that. Suffice to say I love these, I love, I love chili and pesto and eating on the cheap.


  13. You use a lot of spinach in your recipes, is there something I can use in place of spinach. It can cause kidney stones which I'm very susceptible to. So if there's a general alternative I can use that'd be greatly appreciated!

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