Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Meals: Save Money and Eat Healthier - Chef Cynthia Louise
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Save Money, Eat Healthy

Welcome to the world of budget-friendly plant-based meal prep! In this blog, we’ll explore how to save money while eating healthier. Discover simple tips and tricks for preparing nutritious meals that won’t break the bank. Learn how to make smart choices for your wallet and well-being. Get ready to embrace a delicious and affordable plant-based lifestyle!

This is a gorgeous little vegan Lentil soup that is freezer-friendly with easy-to-find ingredients in your local supermarket. This is my go-to recipe if I really don’t feel like cooking. I made this as simple as possible. No frills. Perfect for the cold weather.

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Mung bean is the main ingredient in this soup. It is cheap and full of vitamins and minerals that your body will love and detoxify. What more can you ask for?

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Chickpeas are also known as gram, Bengal gram, garbanzo, garbanzo bean, and Egyptian pea. There is no middle ground; you either love it or despise it. When prepared properly, it may be magnificent. When cooked incorrectly, it can cause flatulence, bloating, and stomach pain.

Tips for cooking great chickpeas:

  1. Soak em in water: 1 cup chickpeas to 1.5 L of water with 1 tsp of bicarb soda soaking up to 18 + hours changing the water at least twice.
  2. After soaking, thoroughly rinse.
  3. Add 1 crushed garlic clove, a little pepper, and a bay leaf to a pot with 3-4 L of water.
  4. Cook for at least 2-3 hours over high heat with the lid half on.
  5. After cooking time, remove from heat, season with salt, and leave to cool fully in the cooking water.
  6. When completely cooled store in the fridge in that same cooking water.
  7. When ready to use drain and make it into my salad

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My Thoughts

Embracing budget-friendly plant-based meal prep isn’t just about saving money; it’s a journey toward a healthier, happier you. By making mindful choices in your kitchen, you’re investing in both your well-being and your wallet. Remember, small changes can lead to big results. Keep experimenting with affordable, nutritious recipes and discover what works best for you. With these simple steps, you’re on your way to a delicious, money-saving, and health-boosting lifestyle. Cheers to a wallet-friendly and wholesome culinary adventure!

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With love from my kitchen to yours,

Chef Cynthia Louise xx

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About the Author

Chef Cynthia Louise is an Internationally acclaimed MasterChef, speaker, author, restaurant consultant, teacher and television presenter in wholefood, dairy-free cooking. She also has the worlds first online cooking classes focused on dairy-free plant-based whole foods with recipes that people are raving about and changing people's health, one delicious bite at a time. Chef Cynthia loves nothing more than educating people about the simplicity and vitality of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle. Each dish is like art on a plate and her flavour combinations nourish the soul and get everyone talking.