November 1 to 5, 2021: 5 Vegetarian Eats That Won’t Break the Bank

With inflation going up and Canadians’ grocery bills seeing an obvious increase, we’re all looking for ways to save a few dollars at the grocery store. Adding the occasional meatless recipe to your weekly menu will definitely help, as meat and poultry especially are going up in price. So here are a few of our favourite vegetarian, cost-effective dishes!

Monday: White Chili

Ground beef chili is out, a vegetarian version is in! Beans, potatoes and cauliflower are at the core of this hearty and cozy chili. Top with cheese, sour cream and crushed corn chips, and you just might never go back to your regular chili.

Tuesday: Zucchini and Potato Omelette

Omelettes are the ultimate cheap eats when money is tight. Got a dozen eggs in the fridge? You’ve got a meal! Grab a couple of zucchini and a few potatoes, and you’ve got a dinner that tastes like a winner.

Wednesday: Carrot Green and Lentil Soup

The great thing about this recipe is that you save money by not wasting a single scrap of food. The whole carrot is used in this cozy soup—that’s right, the root, stem and leaves!

Thursday: Spaghetti with Pecorino and Fresh Tomatoes

Looking for a cheap and easy pasta dish that’ll be a hit with the whole family come dinnertime? With pasta from your pantry, tomatoes and salty, nutty pecorino, this dish is the ultimate definition of “budget-friendly.”

Friday: General Tao Tofu

Would we dare forget our ever-popular, ever-affordable General Tao Tofu? A block of firm tofu costs a fraction of the price of chicken, making it the perfect choice when it comes to eating meat free on a budget.