5 Vegan Meals You Can Make for Under a Fiver

With so many fantastic plant-based foods available in supermarkets, you don’t have to sacrifice taste or quality to embrace a vegan lifestyle, whatever your budget. Here are some of our favourite animal-friendly big-batch meals to make for under a fiver:

  1. Veggie Burgers

    Not only do veggie burgers outdo meat burgers in ethics, they can also be cheaper – the PETA Vegan Food Award–winning No Bull Burgers from Iceland are only £2 for two patties. Grab some burger buns, lettuce, and tomato and whip up a feast.

  2. Vegetable Stir-Fry

    A bag of stir-fry veggies won’t cost you more than £1 at most major supermarkets, so you’ll still have plenty of budget left to spend on noodles and tofu or vegan meat. For a protein kick, pick up a bag of Morrisons’ Market St Protein Noodles for £1.10 or Marks & Spencer’s High Protein Pea Noodles for £1.50.

  3. Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

    You can buy meat-free mince at most major supermarkets, and it’ll cost you anywhere between £0.80 and £3.50 – check out our vegan meat guide for some PETA faves. Once you’ve taken your pick, also grab some spaghetti, tomato sauce, and herbs and get cooking!

  4. Vegan Mac and Cheese

    Add some homemade vegan cheese sauce to cooked macaroni to make this hearty, comforting classic. ASDA sells its own-brand Free From Mature Cheddar Alternative for £2, or you can buy a Violife Original Flavour Block for £2.30 . For the ultimate rundown of the vegan cheeses available in the UK, head to our guide.

  5. Lentil and Chickpea Curry

    Packed full of goodness, a veg-based curry is a staple meal for anyone who wants to make something easy, quick, and cheap. All it takes is some coconut milk (usually £0.55 to £1.00), vegetables, lentils, and chickpeas. This recipe offers plenty of inspiration.

Increased awareness of animal suffering in the food industry as well as a deeper understanding of the devastating environmental impact of meat-eating are prompting people to make the switch to vegan living.

Order our free vegan starter kit to embark on your journey, or take our 30-day vegan pledge to see for yourself just how easy it is to eat with compassion: