3 Ingredient Vegan Meals

Going plant-based doesn’t have to break the bank. And these 3-ingredient meals are my testament. My favorite meals are the easiest and quickest to make.

There’s been so many times that I finished my workout only to realize I had to wait at least 30 minutes to cook my fuel.

But these 5 recipes take very little thought and preparation, so meal prepping isn’t even necessary. Since we’re only using 3 ingredients, they are all budget friendly, so these are perfect for students!

1 Granola Yogurt

non dairy yogurt + granola + berries

Yes, they really are all as easy as they sound. But this is the easiest breakfast you’ll ever make. Open a can of non dairy yogurt, add half a cup of your favorite granola and a ½ cup of berries. Boom! Nothing better than getting in your protein and antioxidants first thing in the morning.

2 Rice & Beans

beans + rice + avocado

Beans are kinda my thing. But if I’m being honest, I undercook or overcook my rice, so I just grabbed some microwaveable rice to save myself some trouble. I also used a can of Bush’s chili beans, which are quick to make.


3 Pita Pizza

pita + pizza sauce + nutritional yeast

Much to my surprise, some pizza crusts aren’t even vegan. But why make a pizza with pizza crust when you can use pita bread? Especially when you can have more protein and healthier whole grains! I actually made this stovetop and just added pasta sauce and nutritional yeast. Of course, you can add all the veggies you want.


4 Baked Chickpea Potato

chickpeas + potato + corn

I know this one looks the least exciting, but it’s still tasty. And if you haven’t had chickpeas, don’t knock them until you try ‘em. They are packed full of protein, fiber and vitamins. I used to love the potato bowls from KFC and this meal reminds me of them. Of course it’s not the same, but who doesn’t love a good corn and potato combo? And yes I cheated and threw in some green onions.

5 Sweet Quinoa

quinoa + sweet potato + kale

You really can make a high protein meal with quinoa, especially if you added in some black beans! But since were using 3 ingredients I thought that adding a green would be more nutritious and it’s what I had left. People don’t realize how much protein and nutrients are in kale. If you have limited ingredients to use, make sure one of those is a leafy green.

I’d love to know in the comments what your favorite quick meal is!

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Heather

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Vegan Black Beans & Rice | Quick & Dirty Recipe

Quick & Dirty Vegan Black Beans And Rice

 

Hey foxes! I don’t know about you, but the simpler my meals are, the better. That’s why I am a huge fan of rice and beans. It can’t get any easier (or more budget-friendly) than this! This simple vegan black beans and rice recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make.

 

vegan black beans and rice

 

I know we all live busy lives to be cooking every single meal. But when you are meal prepped and have a big batch of something already made, it makes living a healthy lifestyle that much more convenient. And this recipe definitely classifies as simple and convenient.

 

vegan black beans and rice

 

I don’t really share much about my personal life, but I’m also a dog trainer outside of this blogging world. This means I travel pretty often. I am also in the middle of remodeling my house, so I don’t exactly have a full kitchen yet.

 

When I first went plant-based, I heated up black beans, potatoes, and kale in the microwave for a week. I finally bought a hot plate to cook my meals and started cooking! This is one of my first recipes that I experimented with. Easy and convenient, remember? I’m also fan of a little spice, but if you’re not, forgo the chili powder. You can also serve this dish with a side of kale or wrap it up in a tortilla!

 

vegan black beans and rice

Ingredients:

1 can black beans
1 cup water
½ cup wild and grain rice
1 ⅔ cup water
½ onion, diced
3 garlic cloves
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon chili powder
pink salt & pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Add ½ cup of wild and grain rice to 1 ⅔ cup of water. Reduce the heat and cover for 30 minutes

While the rice is cooking, add a few tablespoons of water to a skillet and add the garlic & onions

Sauté for 3 minutes or until lightly brown

Next, add black beans, 1 cup of water, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes

Once the beans are soft, take your spatula and smush the beans enough to thicken the mixture

Then squeeze in the lime juice and serve with the rice!

 

 

To watch the full recipe and 2 other cheap & easy vegan meals, check out the video below!

 

 

 

 

 

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