We’ve already brought you 7 Survival Tips For Vegans On A Budget so now you’ve completed your thrifty grocery shop, you may be wondering what delicious meals you can put together. If you’re a student or on a student budget and in need of recipe inspiration, here is a collection of the easiest and tastiest meals which won’t break the bank but will leave you with both a full tum and some very happy tastebuds.

For students, simplicity is often key, so we’ve hand picked 5 easy-to-prepare meals that don’t scrimp on nutrition or flavour. Enjoy!

5 Easy Veg and Budget-Friendly Student Dishes


Posh Beans on Toast

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Quite possibly one of the most popular, classic student meals – beans on toast is beloved for being cheap, easy, filling and a great comfort meal. You don’t have to get fancy if you don’t want to (a tin of Heinz and a couple of slices of wholemeal bread will suffice when you’re in a pinch) but if you wanted to spruce up your BOT, try this delicious smokey recipe made with cannellini beans instead. A high protein meal which can be whipped up in minutes!

Get the recipe here.

Spaghetti Bolognese

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Spaghetti pasta meets delicious vegetables and flavour in this harmonious combination. Good ole’ spag bol never gets old and this veganized classic recipe trumps all your old favourite mince dishes.

Get the recipe here.

Tofu Scramble
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Easy, vegan, packed with ample protein and boasts a high nutritional value – this tofu recipe is the perfect replacement for scrambled eggs. Ideal on toast, by itself or added to a noodle stir-fry.

Get the recipe here.

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

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Who doesn’t love a grilled sandwich with mounds of melted cheese? For those who eat dairy-free however, these sandwiches are your new go-to. Pair it with a warming tomato soup for the ultimate lunch time combo.

Get the recipe, (among other delicious vegan sandwiches) here.

Jacket Potatoes

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 Potatoes are quite possibly the cheapest, filling and versatile vegetables known to man. Their price point suits a student budget and if you get creative you can make many different dishes from a humble sack of spuds. Jacket potatoes can be made with much ease – such as these loaded baked jacket potatoes or these two-bite Tex Mex baked potatoes.