8 Easy and Affordable Meals to Prep in Advance

Oats and bananas make this vegan baked oatmeal inexpensive. Blending them creates a breakfast cake-like batter.

1. Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Berries

Adding plant-based protein options like chickpeas into your diet is a great way to reduce grocery costs.

2. Smashed Chickpea Salad

I like to whip up a big batch of soup, then portion it out for lunches and dinners for the week.

3. Vegetarian White Chili

Oats are such a high-fiber, budget-friendly and versatile ingredient to keep in your pantry.

4. Strawberry Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk

This prep-ahead bean salad with sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes will fill you up for lunch or dinner.

5. Chickpea Artichoke Salad Jars

Falafel is a great meal prep dish with cheap, tasty beans and grains.

6. Baked Curry Carrot Falafel

Prep this easy green lentil coconut curry and rice ahead of time for a quick weeknight dinner.

7. Green Lentil Coconut Curry

Tofu is cheaper than chicken breasts, which are traditionally used for recipes like this.

8. Tofu Parmesan

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