8 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Both Economical and Enjoyable

Jun 29, 2019


Welcome to Reflection Living, where we believe that delicious vegetarian dishes should not only be enjoyable but also economical. In this article, we present eight budget-friendly recipes that are perfect for clearing out your freezer.

1. Hearty Lentil Soup

Looking for a comforting and nutritious meal? Our Hearty Lentil Soup is packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins. With staple ingredients like lentils, carrots, onions, and spices, this recipe is not only delicious but also affordable.

2. Veggie Stir-Fry

When it comes to quick and versatile meals, Veggie Stir-Fry is a winner. Sauté your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, and mushrooms, and toss them with a flavorful soy-based sauce. Serve it over steamed rice or noodles for a satisfying, budget-friendly dinner.

3. Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

Nothing beats a classic plate of Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce. In this recipe, we use budget-friendly canned tomatoes, herbs, and spices to create a rich and flavorful sauce. Pair it with whole wheat spaghetti and a side salad for a wholesome and affordable meal.

4. Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers are not only visually appealing but also a great way to use up leftover cooked rice or quinoa. Fill bell peppers with a mixture of grains, vegetables, and aromatic herbs, and bake them until tender. This budget-friendly recipe is perfect for meal prepping too!

5. Curried Chickpea Salad

Explore the vibrant flavors of curry with our Curried Chickpea Salad. This recipe combines affordable canned chickpeas, colorful vegetables, and a tangy yogurt dressing. Enjoy it as a light lunch or stuff it into a pita for a filling and economical meal.

6. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Indulge in the delicious combination of sweet potatoes and black beans with our enchiladas recipe. These budget-friendly delights are bursting with flavor and make for a hearty meal. Top them with salsa and cheese, bake until golden, and enjoy a Mexican-inspired vegetarian dish.

7. Quinoa and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Quinoa and Vegetable Stir-Fry is a nutritious and affordable recipe that will satisfy your taste buds. This versatile dish allows you to use any vegetables you have on hand and combine them with protein-packed quinoa. Don't forget to season it with your favorite spices for an extra kick!

8. Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

If you're looking for a lighter, low-carb option, our Zucchini Noodles with Pesto is the perfect choice. Replace traditional pasta with zucchini noodles and toss them with homemade pesto sauce, made from fresh basil, nuts, and olive oil. This recipe is both economical and refreshing.


At Reflection Living, we believe that delicious vegetarian cooking can be enjoyed on a budget. These eight recipes not only provide excellent options for clearing out your freezer but also deliver mouth-watering flavors without breaking the bank. Embrace the versatility of vegetarian cuisine and try these budget-friendly recipes today!

Kathy Dunmire
These recipes are a game-changer for my budget!
Nov 8, 2023