Hello my Veganese friend,
Today I’m going to debunk the myth that I hear all the time regarding eating vegan.
A lot of people tell me I would love to eat vegan, but it’s just too expensive. Let me tell you something, if eating vegan was too expensive I would not be doing it!
Those of you who know me personally know that I love to save money. I want to share with you my five tips on eating vegan on a budget.
Tip Number One – Eat at Home
This tip is really easy for me because I live in Oklahoma City and we don’t have a lot of vegan restaurants. However, if you live in a vegan friendly city and have lots of options, try to limit the times you go out to eat to 1 to 2 times per month.
Tip Number Two – Buy Whole Foods
It seems obvious, but sometimes when we change into a vegan lifestyle, we end up eating a lot of faux meats and processed foods. These are not only bad for you, but they are a lot more expensive than natural whole foods.
Now don’t get me wrong I like to have some Daiya “cheese” and earth balance “butter” from time to time, but I try to limit the amount of packaged and processed foods as much as possible.
Tip Number Three – Simple Meals
Now I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record but if you’re trying to save money the best thing to do is to stick to simple meals with limited ingredients.
Tip Number Four – Buy in Bulk
Most supermarkets now have bulk bins. These are great because you’re able to save money even if you’re buying small amounts.
Tip Number Five – Create a Grocery Envelope
While you may have a budgeted amount for your groceries, it’s really hard to keep the budget if you’re using a debit card.
However, if you have an envelope with cash you will be able to physically see when the money is gone and you’ll know to eat rice and beans for the rest the week. 😉
Well there you have it, five steps to eating vegan on a budget.
In the comments bellow, tell us which tip you will implement this week!
And remember food is your medicine!