Not only is going vegan good for the environment, but it’s also good for your body and when done the right way can be good for your wallet too! Tara Pilkington brings you 5 easy steps for going vegan on a budget.
- Buy Frozen. Frozen vegetables such as broccoli, peas and spinach can often be cheaper than buying fresh and can even have more nutrients. And frozen fruit such as berries can be easily added to your smoothies for a daily treat.
- Purchase more canned food. There’s no reason to turn your nose up at canned food, as these can be used to create easy, cheap and tasty meals! You can use canned black beans in your tacos, and delicious pasta sauce from canned tomatoes.
- Buy in bulk. Buying nuts, grains and legumes in bulk can be an affordable way to add these great ingredients into your daily meals. Grains like these also often freeze really well, so you can also cook in bulk to save time!
- Make your own snacks. If you’ve ever taken a look at the vegan snacks in your supermarket, you’ll find that they are often more expensive than the non-vegan alternatives. So why not make your own? Doing this is also a healthier alternative as you can control what ingredients you’re putting into your body.
- Season, season, season! Even the most simple meals can be made delicious if you use the correct seasoning. Things such as nutritional yeast, vegetable broth, soy sauce and coconut milk are great things to have in your kitchen to add something extra to your meals.