Eating healthy and vegan doesn’t have to be expensive… I will prove it! Join me on a trip to the grocery store and see how I turn $25 into a whole week’s worth of vegan meals!
Tip #1 Dry Rice, Pasta and Beans
A great way to save money is to buy bagged dry rice, pasta and beans. As you can see, from the pricing above, a whole pound of rice at WalMart is $0.78!! A pound of dry beans are a couple dollars at most. Bagged rice and beans take a little longer to prepare, but compared to precooked and canned items, the prices are significantly lower.
Tip #2: Spices
Spruce up an otherwise bland dish with a blend of spices. The McCormick’s Grill Mates: Chipotle & Roasted Garlic Seasoning is one of my favorites. This week I will be using it as my only spice. I’m taking this “budget of $25 dollars” challenge seriously… I promise I won’t consume anything this week that I did not purchase in this haul.
Tip #3: Processed Food
I’ll admit, a select few processed food items make it into my cart regularly. One of these is cashew or almond milk because I love it! Also, I don’t know about you, but I really don’t have the time to make my own milk. I recommend living as “unprocessed” as possible, but I also love to support businesses who make vegan food. That means I eat a veggie burger from Freddie’s every once in a while, and I’m totally content knowing I helped increase the demand for yummy vegan food in restaurants!
Tip #4: Bundles of Greens
I love, love, love greens! There are bundles of all of my favorites for under $1 at WalMart… collard greens, turnip greens, kale, etc. I grabbed four bundles today, which only added about $4 to my grand total!
Tip#5: Have Fun!!
Okay, this is not really a tip on how to eat vegan for cheap, but I had to include these cute pictures of my kids having fun while shopping.
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