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4 Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes

People switch to a more plant-based diet for a multitude of reasons!

Sometimes they do it for health reasons. Other times they do it for religious reasons.

But did you know that people make the big switch because plant-based diet meals can be easy-to-make and budget-friendly?

(No, we aren’t lying to you.)

A new study published by Sous Vide Guy titled "Exploring Opinions on Plant-Based Eating” looked into the diets of about 1000 participants and found that meat eaters spend approximately $23 more on groceries (per week) as compared to vegetarians, vegans and those who don't eat meat for any reason!

So, now that you know the truth, you might be asking yourself this: “Where can I find quick, cost-effective and delicious plant-based diet meals for beginners?”.

Have no fear, the Zoglo’s team is here!

We’ve compiled a short list of Chef Pino’s latest and greatest plant-based recipes that are budgeted under $20 and take no more than 20 minutes to complete! (How’s that for 20/20 vision?)

1) Katsu Cutlet with Tonkatsu Sauce

If you’re looking for new ways to eat high protein plant foods, look no further!

Chef Pino takes us to Japan with his Katsu Cutlet with Tonkatsu Sauce!

Using the infamous Zoglo's Incredible™ Cutlets alongside basmati rice and a too-good-to-be-true Tonkatsu sauce, you’ll be able to make this mouth-watering meal at any time!

Incredible cutlets

As promised, this $20 meal only takes 20 minutes to prepare and feeds up to 4 people!

It’ll definitely leave you wanting more!

With the Zoglo's Incredible™ Shawarma Strips at its centre, Chef Pino’s Shawarma Summer Salad is sure to rekindle your fondest summer memories!

plant based chicken

This light salad works great as a snack or an appetizer and pairs pretty well with your favourite croutons or crackers!

Lightly toasting the corn kernels give the salad some added crunch and adds to its addicting aroma.

You won’t ever see salad the same after eating this!

Did we mention that this $20 appetizer only takes 20 minutes to prepare and feeds 4!

plant based chicken

Plant foods for the win!

3) Mushroom Burger with Goat Cheese Spread

As you might have already guessed, Chef Pino is a recipe master.

He successfully transformed crowd favourites like the Zoglo's Incredible™ Cutlets and the Zoglo's Incredible™ Shawarma Strips into delicious works of art. 

As expected, the Zoglo's Incredible™ 3 Mushroom Burger was treated no differently!

mushroom burger

Once grilled, this heavenly burger is coated in a goat cheese spread and topped with onions and arugula, all to make a meal that is bound to leave you speechless. 

Who knew plant-based foods were so versatile? (We sure did!)

Imagine, you can make this tasty burger with just $20 and 20 minutes, and of course feed up to 4 people!

mushroom burger

Don’t believe us?

Give it a try and see for yourself 😉 

4) Meatballs in Coconut Curry Sauce

Last but certainly not least is Chef Pino’s Meatballs in Coconut Curry Sauce!

Now, don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list! 

These meatballs are as easy as they are tasty! (And just wait until we tell you how much it costs to make them!)

Chef Pino’s takes the Zoglo’s Incredible™ Meatballs and moves away from your run-of-the-mill “Spaghetti and Meatballs” to create something that’s rich, different and most importantly, yummy.

plant based meatballs

What’s more is that you can serve the meatballs alongside rice, roti or thai noodles for an even heartier meal!

Look at how far $20 and 20 minutes can take you! (and you've guessed it, FEEDS 4! 

plant based meatballs


Now that you have the recipes, pick up any one of these Zoglo's Incredible™ foods at your local Metro and get cooking!

Which one of Chef Pino’s recipes was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

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