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Going Vegan on a Budget, Part One

People give many excuses as to why they can’t go vegan. One reason that you may have heard is that a vegan diet is too expensive to maintain. However, this could not be further from the truth. Many staples of the vegan diet are affordable, such as beans, seeds, grains, and legumes. Many delicious vegan foods can be made without spending an arm and a leg. Believe it or not, you don’t need any fancy vegan products from a speciality health food store. Everything you need to eat vegan is readily available at your local grocery store. In this blog, we will go over tips to help you can enjoy vegan foods on a budget.

Go seasonal

When you are shopping for produce, opt for what is in season because it will be less expensive. As an added bonus, fruits and vegetables that are in season are both more delicious and nutritious!

Compare fresh and frozen

Sometimes, frozen fruits and vegetables will be cheaper than their fresh counterparts. Frozen fruits are great for oatmeal, smoothies, and baking, and they will also last much longer than fresh produce. If you do come across a good deal on fresh produce, buy a bunch of it and freeze it for later. 

Buy bulk

Many go-to vegan foods, like oats, quinoa, nuts, spices, and flours, are sold in the bulk sections of grocery stores. Particularly if you do not need a lot of a specific ingredient, you can save a good amount of money by opting for food from the bulk section instead of packaged foods. This also gives you the opportunity to try different foods before committing to a large package.

In our next blog, we will continue to go over some ways you can save money while shopping for vegan foods. In the meantime, when you need an egg free, dairy free protein bar, try Badass Power Cookie!

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