Time is money.

Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy will save you both!

100 vegan recipes for meal prep, one-pot and one-pan meals, make-ahead dishes, sheet pan suppers, and more

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Photo of Toni Okamoto standing in front of a camelia bush and wearing a rainbow apron.


Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and social media platform that teaches millions how to save dough by eating veggies. She’s also the author of the Plant-Based on a Budget Cookbook, and the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. Okamoto’s work has been profiled by NPR, NBC News, Parade Magazine, and she’s a regular presence on local and national morning shows across the country, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget. She was also featured in the popular documentary What the Health. When she’s not cooking up a plant-based storm, she’s spending time with her husband and their rescued dog in Sacramento, CA.

Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy has everything you need to get inspired in the kitchen: a shopping list, meal plan, cooking tips, and gorgeous photos for every recipe. Most importantly, Toni shares how you can get a delicious and nutritious meal on the table without spending a fortune on groceries or too much time in the kitchen.

— Carleigh Bodrug, New York Times–bestselling author of PlantYou

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Breakfast burritos stuffed with veggies and hash browns

Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Breakfast is rightly considered the most important meal of the day. But for many of us, finding time on busy mornings to prepare and enjoy this fundamental meal is practically mission impossible. Thankfully, I’ve unlocked the secret to a stress-free breakfast, and it’s all in the prep work.

Bowl of penne pasta and spinach with alfredo sauce

One-Pot Meals

One-pot meals are the best—especially for people like me who dread kitchen cleanup! Besides the ease of preparation and having fewer dishes to wash, cooking an entire meal in one pot encourages me to get creative with ingredients and make delicious meals that are simple to pull together but complex in flavor.

Pizza topped with hummus, tomatoes, olives, and basil

30-Minute Meals

The key to a relaxed evening at home after a long day at work is a nourishing meal that doesn’t require a lot of time to prepare. Each of these flavor-packed recipes has been designed to come together in just 30 minutes, and they’re budget-friendly to boot. That means more time for doing the things you really enjoy with the people you love.

Red peppers, carrots, broccoli, onions, and garbanzo beans wrapped in foil and baked

Sheet Pan Dishes and Casseroles

When it’s cold outside, I love to warm up my home with the savory aromas from my favorite sheet pan dishes and comforting casseroles. These meals have the added advantage of keeping dirty dishes to a minimum and making great leftovers that last throughout the week.

White bowl filled with tofu, vegetables, and quinoa on a white textured background

Mix-and-Match Bowls

Of all the recipes in this book, it’s the ones featured in this chapter that most accurately reflect the way my husband and I eat on a regular basis. For instance, I’ll cook a big batch of quinoa for the week, and then, for a weeknight dinner, I’ll make a quick and healthy meal by pairing the quinoa with cooked tofu or beans, a tasty sauce, and cooked veggies.


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Photos of two vegan waffles on plate with butter and syrup

"Add time to your day, money to your wallet, and years to your life all while enjoying delicious food that nourishes both you and your gut microbes. Sounds too good to be true, but it's not. You'll find it in Toni's fantastic book!"

Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI, New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook— Name

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