I have been vegetarian for many years now, so now I am in the process of going vegan. What I want to know if there anyone else here that is vegan that is on a budget. I mean is it possible, Ive had some many people to try and tell me, that its not possible to be a vegan and on a budget, because of getting the proper nutrition . They think its nuts that I am giving up eggs and cheese and dairy. Anyway What would you say to this?
It's great that you're going vegan! I am vegan and on a budget. Buying dried beans, rice and pasta in bulk really helps. Tofu is not very expensive either. And peanut butter as long as allergies aren't an issue.
Working artist mom with scientist husband, one nifty kid, A. (born 8/11), a couple of cats, and a new baby on the way!
I am also newly trying to make my diet more plant-based and have for the most part stopped eating eggs and dairy. We also have a pretty tight food budget and I find it so frustrating that we live in such an ass-backwards world where those of us trying to eat a whole-foods based diet (whether vegetarian/vegan or not) get punished by having to pay more and those who eat mostly processed unhealthy food pay the least. Anyway, I live in the EU but in America you can join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and get local produce for less than in the supermarkets. You could also join or start a food co-op. Someone in the US also told me that she found a grocery delivery service that offered better prices on healthy and whole foods than either the health-food store or regular grocery stores. And I second the idea to bring your own containers and buy in bulk, it's always cheaper. I hope more folks reply here because I too am looking for tips on how to save on a whole-foods and vegan diet. Best of luck to us all!
Mama since 2010
Multicultural living in Europe