We know that eating a plant-based diet (or just a diet with more plants) is great for your body, but we wanted to see if it was affordable, too. Holistic health coach Annie Markowitz set out on a mission to find out exactly how much it costs to eat vegan.
She was able to find a way to do it on the cheap with some simple (and delicious) recipes.
Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy, plant-based foods doesn’t have to be costly.
It’s actually quite inexpensive if you know the pro tips and tricks! Here are a few guidelines I follow to make sure I’m eating healthy foods that will nourish me and fill me up and won’t break the bank.
1. Buy in bulk.
The bulk foods section of the grocery store is your friend! Buy beans, grains, flours, dried fruit, and nuts in this section to save a boatload of cash.
2. Stock up on in-season produce and freeze for later.
Leafy greens, berries, peaches, and pears are some of my favorite items to snag when they are on sale and freeze to use in smoothies year-round. I also like to freeze broccoli and bell peppers to use in stir-fries.
3. Do the prep yourself.
When buying produce, stay away from the prewashed, precut, and prepackaged items. If someone else had to do extra work, it’s going to cost you!