NEW Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Under $2! Easy Vegan Recipes! – Mind Over Munch

NEW Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Under $2! Easy Vegan Recipes! – Mind Over Munch

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Easy vegan budget meals! Healthy homemade wheat bread, potato soup, DIY peanut butter, roasted veggies, lentil patties and more! Ideas inspired by an amazing cause: The #PassMyPlate Campaign from The American Foundation for Children with AIDS!
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The American Foundation for Children with AIDS:
#PassMyPlate Campaign Info:
How to Participate (sign up through link above, and see more info there)
– Calculate what you normally would have spent on food during that week and donate anything over the $1.90 allotted for daily consumption
– If you are unable to take the challenge, you can donate an amount equal to what you normally spend on food for a week.
– Ask friends and family to support your efforts to help provide food for AFCA’s children.

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STUFF From this video:
► Cast Iron Pot:
► Food Processor:
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1 cup cooked red lentils
1 sweet potato, mashed
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients. Mix to combine.
On a baking sheet lined with parchment and sprayed, dollop lentil mixture and press down lightly into patties, around ¼ inch thick. (I used an ice cream scoop to portion each patty.)
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until just beginning to brown on top and crisp on the outside.
Serve and enjoy!
Yields 10 patties.

Per serving of 5 patties:
281 | 3F | 54C | 13P


8 Roma tomatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
⅓ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss to coat.
Serve on your favorite bread and enjoy!

Per 1 cup, yields 5
72 cal | 2F | 11C | 2P

16 oz peanuts
other seasonings if desired

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth butter forms.
Transfer to a jar to store.

1 lb carrots, sliced into rounds
1 lb green beans, cleaned and trimmed
drizzle of olive oil
salt, pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
On a baking sheet lined with parchment, add veggies.
Drizzle with oil, season to taste, & toss to coat.
Roast ~25 minutes, until softened & just beginning to brown on top.

2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 zucchini, cut into thick rounds
drizzle of oil
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup water
½ cup broth
½ cup milk of choice

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
On 2 baking sheets lined with parchment, toss potato & zucchini in oil and seasonings
Roast both pans for 25-30 minutes, until vegetables are browning.
Add oil and garlic to a saucepan over medium heat and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
Add water, broth, milk, & roasted vegetables to saucepan.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer covered for 20 minutes.
Once vegetables are fork tender, pour contents of saucepan into a blender or food processor & blend, until smooth or chunky as preferred. (An immersion blender works, too!)
Season to taste.
Yields 6 cups (4 servings).

Per serving of 1 ½ cups:
122 cals | 5F | 19C | 4P

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  1. please please make more plant based cheap meals like this!!!!!!!! my kids love this!!

  2. Did you really do a yin and yang with the salt and pepper

  3. Nice soup especially if you don’t food process it too.

  4. Thank you so much for this video! The bread and soup in particular look delicious! I would like to point out, though, that people living in extreme poverty may be able to make bread but are rarely if ever going to have a food processor, much less a high power blender! Counting the blender as an investment made over a full year, i'm rather sure that puts you above the $1.90. honestly, i think this challenge is extremely problematic and, i worry, potentially even counterproductive to the cause of awareness about what extreme poverty really is, and that is definitely not your fault, as you didn't make the campaign–anyway these recipes look delicious and deliciously affordable, so thank you!

  5. 0:08 you should tell that to the Kardashian’s

  6. How much protein in a day of meals?

  7. when you say 1.90 a day, this would be for a week or a month? i have a hard time not shopping so often for groceries

  8. WOW.
    You truly are amazing!

  9. I'm gonna send this to my uncle. He, his wife, and 4 kids live below the poverty line. Problem is the little ones will probably refuse the veggies…

  10. While with a lot of. Savvy shopping you could get food for these prices but you could afford some of the equipment. Growing up my family went through a period of time when a max daily budget was $5 for four people plus anything else we needed. But in particular were out of the question unless they were on clearance. We ended up having to visit a local food bank which was a huge blessing. I know this video is old but if you can help a local food bank you should. <3

  11. I have to live on $2 a day for food it's not easy but I now found your ideas and some other ideas for help. Thank you so much!

  12. I dont know where you live, but i could not get any of those items for $1.90. I live in Connecticut. One zucchini is $1.99. I wish i could shop where you do.

  13. If i don't have that thing in the oven, what should i do?

  14. Love your Recipes, Adore your Videos 🙂 ! Greetings form Egypt! Bisous Alysia 🙂

  15. I'm sorry I really tried to make that soup but the veggies that came out if the oven were so good I enden up eating them all before I could think straight 😂😂😂

  16. Can I just say, I love how Alyssia made a yin-yang with the salt and pepper with the tomato thing…… I can't spell it, nor pronounce it LOL.

  17. that's cheap ingredients but low income people might not have a food processor or oven. this might be a good video for people who actually have these tools and are cutting on budget. i would appreciate if your next video would be recipes for charcoal pots or stoves 😉

    the recipes look delicious. i might make the bread 🙂

  18. Wait… RAW potato and zucchini soup? How’d I miss that the first time around?

  19. your bread recipe says 1 5/8 cups of water. i have no idea how to measure 5/8. please guide

  20. Can you use brown rice gluten free blend for the bread?

  21. Where is the bread recipe?

  22. Do you know when the challenge will be this year (2018)? I'm interested!

  23. I am OBSESSED with your content and that is an understatement !!!!

  24. I wish someone would do this qith shit poor people have. Poor people dont have blenders and food processors and cant buy in bulk


  26. Ugh I wish oats were affordable in my country… I live in Cambodia and oats are three times more expensive here than in the US.

  27. I do agree with the posts about it all adding up and being unrealistic.  But, I did enjoy this video and loved the ideas and tips.  And I would love to try them.  I really enjoy getting ideas from all the youtubers.  Even if it isn't always cheap!  Thanks for sharing your ideas!  Keep it up!  Cause, I will be watching for sure!

  28. You didn`t put the mesurements of the bread recepie! Can you please give me them?

  29. You are a rockstar!!!!!! <3

  30. This bread looks really good, but can you please write down the measurements for the ingredients please? Thank you

  31. Great to think about other countries, but what about our own?

  32. Hi Alyssia! I'm excited to try these recipes I just have a question, can I make the bread into little rolls? Also I really admire you helping out with this great cause!

  33. Great ideas! Thank you. On Mexico you can have a great Lunch on street for less $3. Food is less in other countries. They get paid less but also they pay less. for food, gas, rent, etc..

  34. Pine nuts? This is great anyway.

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