3 MUST TRY Vegan Meal Recipes [Easy & Budget-Friendly]

3 MUST TRY Vegan Meal Recipes [Easy & Budget-Friendly]

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Hi Guys!! Here are 3 Healthy vegan meals that we’ve been enjoying lately at home. I hope you guys enjoy. Much LoVe.
Recipes below!

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Gratin Dauphinois recipe


– 10 red potatoes (firm and moist with a smooth texture)
– 1 cup coconut cream (unsweetened)
– 3/4 to 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk ( I used unsweetened almond milk – no vanilla or any other flavor)
– 1 onion, finely sliced
– 6 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 heaped tablespoons arrowroot (you can also use cornstarch)
– 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
– 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional – you can use about 3 tbsp of water instead – to stir-fry the onions)
– 1 Vegetable bouillon cube (optional)
– Salt and pepper to taste


1 – Preheat the oven to 410 F.
2- Slice the potatoes very thinly. I use a mandoline to save time and I slice them to 3 mm. You can also use a food processor or simply by hand.
3 – Spread the sliced potatoes in a large baking dish.
4 – In a saucepan, add the oil (or the water), the sliced onions, garlic and cook at medium heat for about 6 minutes (stir frequently). Until soft and slightly translucent
5 – In a large bowl, add the plant-based milk and the arrowroot and whisk vigorously to combine.
6 – Once the onions are soft and translucent, add in the milk mixture along with the nutritional yeast, the vegetable bouillon cube, salt and pepper. Bring it to boil then turn the heat to low.
7 – Cook for 5 more minutes until the sauce has thickened. STIR FREQUENTLY.
8 – Pour the sauce over the sliced potatoes in the baking dish.
9 – cover the baking dish with baking paper or tin foil and bake for 30 minutes at 420 F.
10 – Take off the baking paper/ foil and bake for another 30 minutes at 420F this time. You know it’s ready when the top get crispy and golden brown.

We like to have it with steamed veggies like broccoli and green beans.

Creamy Oatmeal


1 cup rolled oat ( I use the organic old fashioned rolled oats by Bob’s Red Mill)
2 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup to sweeten (optional)

Toppings (optional)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon Almond butter or any nut butter of your choice
A handful Frozen wild blueberries (or any other fresh or frozen fruits you like)


Bring water and salt to a boil. Add rolled oat and reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. Then add the almond milk and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and let stand for 2 minutes before serving. Add the toppings and enjoy!

Vegan, Gluten-free, oil-free pancakes


– 1 ripe banana
– 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
– 1 cup rolled oats
– 2 tablespoons maple syrup
– 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
– 1 teaspoon baking powder

Toppings of your choice. Our favorites are fresh or frozen blueberries and maple syrup.


– Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. (We use healthy ceramic nonstick cookware by the brand Greenlife)
– Once hot, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. If you find it hard to get a round shape with the method I use in this video, you can also use a squeezable bottle to pour the batter onto the skillet.
– Carefully flip the pancake and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes.
Add your toppings and enjoy!!

Hey there! Welcome to my Channel! I’m Fabiola and I’m a young mom currently based in Chicago. This Channel is all about sharing my journey to spread awareness of the plant-based lifestyle.


  1. Hi, love your lovely family! I would like to know what healthy non-stick pan do you have, because I just got rid of all my teflon pans, but most of my food burns and sticks lol… but yours is worth the investment, I look amazing, I would appreciate if you could share which one you have. Thanks.

  2. I will try this recipe but I just want to say baking with foil isn't a good idea when you are trying to be healthy, it defeats the purpose. Research shows it causes dementia and other memory issues later in life. I don't want that for your beautiful family. Use baking paper instead.

  3. Does your blog have recipes written down?

  4. I tried your pancakes and omg!!! Kid approved!!! 🙏🏼

  5. Gratin looks amazing!! And your little girl is adorable ❤️

  6. she know how to cook lol mind blown

  7. Oh! I made the vegan gratin today for Sabbath dinner tomorrow and I. Can't. Stop. Eating. Bites!! 😋 This dish will definitely be a regular part of our diet. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  8. i love the way you say potatoes 🥔❤️

  9. use a peeler to save time too..IMAOO

  10. Made potato gratin, delicious! Hubby loves it too 😊

    Thank you x

  11. Love your accent , your family unit is awesome. Your daughter is so sweet and adorable. Thanks for the great recipes!

  12. – This video will shine a little light on the vegan diet.

  13. I love the way you say potato

  14. Thank you so much for the pancakes!!! They were so delicious yummy !!!

  15. Just found your channel, thank you for the recipes and have a great day!

  16. Delicius!!!🤗🤗thank you

  17. I have a question.. do you have a Pinterest??😊. Love everything about your channel I’m actually thinking of becoming a vegan 🌱💛.

  18. Love seeing you and Chelsea making healthy meals together! I’m doing my best to introduce my little girl to healthy and wholesome foods. I’m going to make everything from this video this week. Merci Fabiola!

  19. Your pancake recipe is much more simple than the one i use so I'll be trying yours😊😊

  20. This was great! Recipes are easy to follow and you and your daughter are SO CUTE. Thank you for posting this!

  21. I can't imagine Chelsea getting in trouble as a toddler…she's so sweet

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