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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?

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You could post or look around here. We are talking about being on a budget and some of the mamas are vegan.
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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. 

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I guess it depends on how tight your budget is. It's hard to afford fruits and vegetables on a deeply restricted budget, but that's a problem for omnivores, too. I think that if you avoid pricey substitute foods, and focus on the cheaper whole foods, it's totally doable. Eat with the seasons - don't buy fresh tomatoes in February. Eat beans, split peas and lentils, whole grain pastas, rice, and oatmeal.
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Buy produce that is in season, buy grains and beans in the bulk section. Do your best to keep prepackaged, processed items to a minimum.

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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!

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