I love good vegan food from the cute spot around the corner, fancy drinks and gourmet pizzas. I also know that I can’t afford to spend money on 3 pricey meals per day. Based on vegan instagrammers- you would think that it would be insanely expensive. Add a dollar for every latte because of non dairy milk, asking for substitutes at every turn, and what the heck are chia seeds and cacao nibs and where do I find them?? It would lead you to believe that being vegan is pricey- but its actually the opposite. The cheapest things at the grocery store are vegan! Rice, potatoes, oats, pasta, and beans can be the base for any meal. Vegetables are cheap when in season, hunt around for grocery stores or farmers markets that have the best price. When you compare a meat eaters receipt to a vegans, the vegan is cheaper! Especially when you factor in your health and how much you save on medical bills in the future.
We just got back from the grocery store and fully stocked Emma’s kitchen. I took notes of everything as we filled up the pantry and fridge. Here are the items we came home with- just to give you an idea.
Grab a piece of paper and pen time to jot down anything that catches your eye from our shopping list!
Total spent for about two weeks worth of groceries for two people: $130
Now that you got your pantry stocked and fridge filled, check out this blog post about 3 simple vegan bowls that have hundreds of combinations!