Check out my top 10 tips for being vegan on a budget! Eating vegan doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, a vegan diet is often less expensive than one with animal products. These tips will help you spend smart and avoid blowing your budget.
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Want to go vegan but think it’s too expensive? Already vegan but feel it’s breaking the bank? Well, you’re just not doing it right![I’m sorry, that wasn’t very helpful.] Well you’ll love today’s vegan quick tip with my top 10 tips for being vegan on a budget. [tweet this]
Welcome to another vegan quick tip! These vids are all about brevity, so let’s get right to it! Being vegan not only doesn’t have to be expensive but is usually cheaper than eating animal products! [tweet this] Of course every situation is different, but there are links below to some more in-depth video on that subject.
Let’s get to the top ten tips!
When you’re in the grocery story, show the perimeter. This is usually where the whole, fresh foods are kept. Eating fresh, unprepared whole foods is not only better on your wallet but also for your health! Avoid the pre-cut produce bags and go for the source.
Many groceries have a bulk section with grains, beans, cereals and more. Buying in bulk rather than pre-packaged goods is usually cheaper. You can also get friendly with the produce manager and see about getting cases of produce at a discount, which is what I do.
Most groceries will have a unit price on the sticker, which says how much it is per unit. It’s an easy way to compare two products for which gives more bang for the buck
If you’re shopping at a chain store grocery, chances are they have their own brand. You know the Cheerios that aren’t actually Cheerios? Store brands are always cheaper and usually just as good if not better.
Many areas, even big cities, have farmers markets either seasonally or year round. This is where local farmers come to one location to sell their products. They usually have lower prices than stores and will often give bulk discounts as well.
Similar to farmers markets but a little different, with CSAs you sign up with a local farm and have a share of their crops delivered or for pick up usually every week. It’s typically a little bit of everything they have.
Nothing’s cheaper and more fulfilling than growing your own food. I have a whole video on that for more information!
Some fruits and vegetables are very expensive out of season. Shop with the seasons to save.
You can be incredibly efficient with what you purchase if you plan your meals ahead of time, make a grocery list and stick to it! Maybe eat before shopping so you’re not driven by hunger to cram all manner of vegan junk food in your cart…and later your face.
It may sound silly but when we use cards it’s harder to grasp the money we’re losing. Also, you can take out the exact cash for your weekly grocery budget so it’s easy not to go over your allotted amount.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tip! Do you have other budgeting tips? Share them in the comments!
Now go live vegan, spend smart, and I’ll see you soon.
— Emily Moran Barwick
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