I hear this all the time. Almost as much as “but, like, where do you get your protein?” There’s a common misconception that following a plant-based diet can be very expensive and the reason people don’t adapt it is because they can’t afford it.
Beans, rice, potatoes, vegetables, pasta…THIS IS THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY!
I can totally understand where people are coming from. It’s absolutely possible to spend way too much on vegan alternatives such as vegan cheeses, milks, and imitation meats! These will absolutely add up. There’s this bag of frozen fishless filet I love by Gardein. It comes with 6 medium-size filets for about $5-$6. That’s one meal for me! (I also eat a lot!)
I’m here to tell you that you can absolutely follow a vegan or plant-based lifestyle and not cut into your budget. I spend around $30-$40 a week on groceries for myself and honestly, I am definitely buying too much food. I’m one of those people who have no idea how to cook for one person so if you and 76 of your friends want to come over for dinner, message me!
So I know what you’re thinking. “Well, what should I buy?” “What should I make?” “Where do I start?!” Not to worry! That’s why you’re here. I’ll be posting many recipes, tips, meal ideas, budget challenges, and all things plant-based! Please stay tuned for upcoming posts regarding easy, simple ways to spend less and get more on a vegan lifestyle! I am not a “preachy vegan”. All herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores are welcome! Everyone deserves to try something new without feeling judged and that’s what I’m here for. I was once an omnivore. I can relate to the people who find it difficult to change- but I can assure you it’s possible! I will not be focusing on the ethical side of veganism as much as the ability to eat delicious plant-based foods on an affordable budget.
Soon, this will be the future of grocery stores:
If in any case you’re wondering, this was the night before a huge snow storm a few months ago. Why everyone needed romaine lettuce this badly is still a mystery. Forget cucumbers though.