10 Recipes Using 5 ingredients Or Less (And Save Money!)

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Do you hate cooking and having to use a million ingredients for one dish? Join the club!

I love cooking, but I hate having to bring out 10-20 ingredients for one meal.

With these 10 easy 5-ingredient recipes, you can eat on a budget and eat a yummy meal!

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These 10 recipes with 5-ingredients or less will more than satisfy your taste buds (and your budget!).

1. Banana Egg Pancakes

These banana pancakes are filling and super easy to make, which is a must when you’re trying to cook breakfast in the morning.

Get the recipe here.

2. Easy Protein Bars

I’ve been on a dessert recipe kick lately and trying a bunch of different recipes. These protein bars are next on my list!

Get the recipe here.

3. Festive Avocado Pomegranate Sweet Potato Toast

Instead of bread, use a sweet potato as a piece of toast. How amazing does this look!?

Check out this amazing recipe from Blissful Basil. 

4. Spicy Chile-Garlic Tofu

Pair this delicious tofu with rice and the meal is done. I’ve been vegan for almost 5+ years (and Korean for 26!) which means I’ve had a lot of tofu. I love finding new ways to cook it!

Get the recipe here.

5. 4 Ingredient Vegan Chili Verde

Doesn’t this chili look so filling and satisfying?

Get the recipe here.

6. Superfood Quinoa Salad Bowl

I love eating quinoa – it’s so good for you and it’s so filling!

Get the recipe here.

7. Protein Quinoa Bowl

How delicious does this protein bowl look? 

Get the recipe here.

8. Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Check out this easy and super delicious cheese soup that will turn anyone into a broccoli lover. 

Get the recipe here.

9. Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Rice

Another recipe with broccoli for anyone trying to get more veggies in.

Get the recipe here.

10. Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

This is the perfect (easy!) soup as the weather starts to get colder out. 

Get the recipe here.

11. Healthy Green Vegan Pea Soup

Peas are super nutritious and filled with tons of vitamins that are great for the body. Major bonus, this soup is so easy to make!

Get the recipe here.

12. Vegan Chocolate Almond Pudding

I miss buying pudding (store-bought pudding is rarely vegan) and it’s always filled with a ton of processed ingredients. Now, I can make my own pudding at home! I haven’t made this recipe yet but it’s on my to-do list. 

Get the recipe here.

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I also recommend checking out the book Plant-Based On A Budget. It’s one of my favorite recipe books for cooking plant-based recipes. Plant-Based On A Budgetteaches you how to cook healthy, satisfying meals for under $30 a week.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Freya Kuka

    I really needed this ! Those recipes are yum and they work well with my cooking abilities 🙂

    1. Alexis

      Awesome!

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