Wednesday, 24 January 2018

3 cheap easy vegan & gluten free meals


These aren't the most aesthetically pleasing meals, but one things for sure their all delicious, filling, healthy and very cheap, so if your a student or on a tight budget, then you can still enjoy a delicious meal.
A big misconception with being Vegan and/or Gluten free is that its expensive, which is far from the truth, sure it can be expensive just like any food can be but its possible to do it on the cheap.



LOADED SWEET POTATO

This one is like a fresh take on the traditional jacket spud and beans, I just amped up the health benefits by using a sweet potato and a filling of chickpeas in a tomato sauce. 


Ingredients

1 sweet potato
1/2 a can of chickpeas
1/2 a can of chopped tomatoes
dried mixed herbs, salt & black pepper


Recipe 

Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees then bake your sweet potato for approximately 40mins to an hour, you could also microwave your sweet potato. 
To prepare the filling take half a can of chickpeas and your chopped tomatoes place into a pan on the hob and cook until piping hot, stir in your herbs and spices. 
Once its all cooked serve on a plate, and top with nutritional yeast if you like. 

Price
chickpeas 25p
sweet potato 50p
chopped tomatoes 20p
Total: 95p approx 



CHICKPEA & BROCCOLI TAGINE 

You can probably tell that i used the left over ingredients from the above recipe to create this one. 
Its very easy to make and makes for a healthy filling lunch or dinner, you can also serve alongside some crusty bread with pasta, or rice or a potato again. 


Ingredients 

1/2 a can of chickpeas 
1/2 a can of chopped tomatoes 
broccoli 
1 clove of Garlic
mixed herbs 
paprika 
salt & black pepper 
nutritional yeast to top 


Recipe 

Place your chopped tomatoes and chickpeas into a pan on the hob on a medium heat, then add in your broccoli. 
Then add in all of your other ingredients, and leave to simmer for 20-30 minutes. 
Serve warm and top with Nutritional yeast for extra flavour and nutrients. 

Price 
chickpeas 25p 
chopped tomatoes 20p
broccoli 25p 
Total: 70p appprox 



PASTA & PESTO 

Pasta and pesto is probably my favourite meal of all, its delicious, cheap and so easy so perfect if your short on time, you can always change it up by using a different variety of pesto, making your own and adding in veggies.


Ingredients 

Gluten free pasta (any kind will do) 
Vegan pesto
 (you can pick up at most grocery stores or make your own)


Recipe 

I think this ones pretty self explanatory but simple boil your pasta to aldente. 
Once cooked and drained, stir in your pesto and serve. 

Price 
gluten free pasta per serving 30p 
pesto per serving 50p 
Total: 80p approx 




Hope you liked this post! 
And try out some of these recipes for yourself
Let me know your thoughts?


Have a Great Day! 



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