The 3 Best Vegan Meals for University Students on a Budget

Now I’m sure we’re all well aware of the stereotypical university/college student diet: 

Mac and cheese, ramen and pizza (anything that’s microwavable really)

These foods tend to be the go to for students because of how easy they are to make and how cost effective they are. (Hey...A student has to eat somehow!)

While we certainly welcome the occasional cheeseburger and chicken nugget meal, eating such foods in excess can actually make a student’s life quite difficult!

You see...the body thrives on a balanced diet! (Our friends at NYU said so!

A balanced diet can increase concentration, reduce stress levels and allow your immune system to work at its best!

Exams will come and go but your body's here to stay! Be sure to take care of it as much as you can.

That being said, we already know that plant-based foods can be affordable, super yummy and good for the body (Don’t believe us? Check out our Incredible Blog for the tea👀)

So...how do broke college students eat plant-based anyways?

Look no further fellow readers, the Zoglo’s Incredible™ Team is here to show you how!

We’ve scoured the interwebs to find 3 of the best vegan meals for university students on a budget!

These recipes are some of the easiest, cheapest and yummiest recipes that you’ll encounter

We dare you to give them a try😉

1) The Breakfast Noodle Bowl

Are you tired of eating those overnight oats for breakfast? Or maybe that kale smoothie isn’t hitting the spot. 

Regardless of your reasoning, this breakfast noodle bowl is sure to make you realize how versatile breakfast can be!

Rose, the beauty and brains behind the CheapLazyVegan, gives us a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a breakfast noodle bowl. 

A link for video to the CheapLazyVegan's Vegan Breakfast Noodle Bowl Recipe!The Breakfast Noodle Bowl / thecheaplazyvegan.com

This hearty AND healthy meal is bound to make your heart leap! 

The soba noodles soak up the soy-based sauce to create a meal that tastes better and better with each bite. 

Once you top it all off with scrambled tofu and green onions, you’ll find this meal in your daily breakfast lineup!

How’s that for plant-based perfection?

A photo of the delicious Breakfast Noodle Bowl by the CheapLazyVeganThe Breakfast Noodle Bowl / thecheaplazyvegan.com

2) Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Now when we say NOTHING gets easier than Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce...we mean it.

A step by step guide to Cookie and Kate's Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut SauceFresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce / cookieandkate.com

Not only are all the (albeit cheap) ingredients readily available at your local grocery, the spring rolls are so easy to make!

Once you get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself making these spring rolls in record time! 

(Our personal best was 25 rolls during the must-see documentary, The Game Changers)

If you thought that was great, wait until you hear about why we love Fresh Spring Rolls so much!

It’s totally customizable!

You can choose to add as many or as little veggies, tofu and plant-based meats and your taste buds would be none the wiser!

Did we mention yet we have a hand full of delicious and affordable plant based meats you can also add to these rolls! 

University students...rejoice!

Cookie and Kate's Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut SauceFresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce / cookieandkate.com

3) Pasta, Peas and Plant-Based Ground

Now you know we had to save the best for last.

If it’s one meal on this list that is guaranteed to make both your stomach and wallet sing, it’s Chef Pino’s very own Pasta, Peas and Plant-Based Ground!

Zoglo's Pasta, Peas and Plant-Based Ground

This meal is most definitely a triple threat!

It’s delicious, takes 20 minutes to cook and only costs $20!

(We don’t call it a 20&20 high protein meal for nothing!)

Pino’s Pasta, Peas and Plant-Based Ground is sure to give you all the nutrients you need to breeze through those assignments and ace those exams💪

Zoglo's Pasta, Peas and Plant-Based Ground

Still not feeling inspired? Take a look at all of our recipes and try one out for a spin!

Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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