Simple Vegetarian Recipes Meal Plan with Budget Bytes

Happy Meal Plan Monday! This week I’m so excited to share with you a simple vegetarian recipes meal plan with Budget Bytes!

Budget Bytes is a fabulous budget-friendly cooking blog created by Beth Mancel. Besides her blog, Beth also has a cookbook that would make a great holiday gift- Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half.  Beth aims to inspire others to cook great food on a budget and reduce dependence on the prepared food industry. Budget Bytes has all kinds of recipe categories on her blog but for this week’s meal plan I included a selection of simple vegetarian recipes that I hope you will enjoy!

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Simple Vegetarian Recipes with Budget Bytes | Sweet potato tortilla soup
Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup from Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients: vegetable oil, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, cornmeal or masa harina, vegetable broth, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, black beans, sweet potato, corn. Optional Toppings: cilantro, avocado, cheddar, sour cream, tortilla chips, lime.

Tortilla soups are always a favorite and I love the twist of using sweet potatoes in this variation! In my opinion cilantro, avocado and lime are must-haves for toppings!

Simple Vegetarian Recipes with Budget Bytes | sweet potato tacos with lime cremaSweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema from Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients: sour cream, lime, salt, garlic, olive oil, sweet potato, black beans, cumin, salt and pepper, green onion, cilantro, small tortillas.

Sweet potatoes, black beans and avocados has got to be one of the greatest food combinations ever! It is so filling, satisfying and delicious.  Salsa verde would be another great topping on these delicious tacos!

Simple Vegetarian Recipes with Budget Bytes | southwest spaghetti squash bowlsSouthwest Spaghetti Squash Bowls from Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes Total Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, chili powder, salt, black beans, salsa, Monterey jack cheese, green onions.

This recipe is 17 minutes as long as you cook the spaghetti squash ahead of time. You can cook it however you’d like (here is the suggested slow cooker method), I prefer to roast mine in the oven flesh-side down brushed with a little coconut oil, salt and pepper. I’m late to the spaghetti squash loving party so I’m making up for lost time and trying to eat spaghetti squash a lot this season!

Simple Vegetarian Recipes with Budget Bytes | Weeknight enchiladas
Weeknight Enchiladas from Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients: vegetable oil, chili powder, flour, water, tomato paste, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, small corn tortillas, refried beans (dry pinto beans, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, chili powder), Pepper Jack Cheese, avocado, cilantro.

I usually try to make enchiladas early in the week so I can enjoy leftovers during the following days while my kids are at school.  This recipe uses refried beans and while you are free to buy your favorite canned version there is also a great refried beans recipe on Budget Bytes that you can make in your crockpot!

Simple Vegetarian Recipes with Budget Bytes | Garden Vegetable QuinoaGarden Vegetable Quinoa Soup from Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 10minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients: olive oil, yellow onion, garlic cloves, carrots, celery, kidney beans, fire roasted diced tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, paprika, quinoa, vegetable broth, {frozen} spinach.

This is a perfect soup for the cold weather happening right now! It would be great paired with some toasted and butter bread and parmesan cheese as a topping. You could also totally add in some diced squash or sweet potato if you happen to have some around you need to use up. I always have fresh spinach on hand for smoothies so I use that instead of frozen spinach.

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If you make any recipes from this week’s simple vegetarian recipes meal plan with Budget Bytes please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious & #budgetbytes and tag me at @rainbowdelicious , I’d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen!

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  1. These recipes look really yummy! I was a vegetarian for thirteen years and still cook many vegetarian meals. Those tacos look like they would make a great lunch. I haven’t ever tried a lime crema sauce before, so have been inspired.

    • Thank you, Ali! I’m not a strict vegetarian at the moment either, but I just love cooking vegetarian recipes most of the time. I agree, those tacos are a perfect lunch! So happy to hear this menu gives you inspiration.

  2. I love sites that give people the option to eat better and healthier on a budget! These recipes sound great and are wonderful for people having trouble eating fresh food.

  3. This is fantastic! Veggies are so flavorful and inexpensive– I love how much food you can make with just a few dollars!

  4. Everything looks amazing. I’m not vegetarian but I’m sure I would have no problem eating all of this up. Those tacos look amazing

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