If you don’t make home cooked meals often, or rely on convenience foods or eating out, eating a healthy, affordable vegan diet might seem a little difficult. However, these five cookbooks are perfect for new or lazy vegans, or those who want to be able to put together easy and satisfying meals without the pain in your wallet. If any of these things apply to you, make sure to check these out…
1. The Vegan Stoner Cookbook
The Vegan Stoner Cookbook is a must-have for any and all vegans who are lazy or have a limited income. The recipes feature kitschy, fun illustrations, and average about 5-6 ingredients total. All of the ingredients are common, easy to use items like canned beans, store baked bread, and fresh vegetables, and the recipes are relatively easy to make even for the least experienced cook, and hardly take any time at all to put together.
2. The Vegan Stoner Snackbook
Like the Vegan Stoner Cookbook, this snack book features a boatload of easy peasy recipes for your favorite snack foods and appetizers. If you want more Vegan Stoner recipes, you can also head to their website for more recipes.
3. PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook
PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook is a great collection of recipes and general ideas for food prep if you have limited cooking tools or live in a college dormitory. The recipes require little more than a mini fridge and microwave oven, and cover a range of easy recipes including fancied-up microwave oatmeal and ramen noodle meals. It really doesn’t get any easier or cheaper than the recipes in this book.
4. Oh She Glows Cookbook
Oh She Glows isn’t exactly marketed to lazy vegans, but most of the recipes are so easy to follow, and it’s easy to re-use ingredients throughout the different recipes of the book. Everything this book has to offer is on the healthy side and is absolutely fresh and delicious without a crazy amount of effort, or tons of uncommon ingredients. Another great plus is that every recipes lists both the prep time, and cooking time, so you know exactly what you’re getting into before you start cooking! There are also a few great no-bake recipes, like overnight oats.
5. How it all Vegan!
How it all Vegan! is a great cookbook for any new vegan, specifically because it does a good job with explaining vegans’ dietary needs and how to get them, along with discussing cooking short-cuts and ways to substitute non-vegan items to create vegan-ized everyday meals that anyone can enjoy. The recipes use mainly common, easy to find ingredients. This a great starter cookbook for any transitioning vegan.