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A common misconception about eating plant-based is that it is expensive 💰 In reality, eating plant-based is actually much CHEAPER if you aren’t eating out all the time and buying a ton of processed foods. When you think about it, the cheapest foods out there are the staples of a plant-based diet - beans, rice, potatoes, corn, etc.🌿
These 4 tips can help you to maximize your food and minimize your spending:
1️⃣ Buy from bulk bins. You know those bins in the grocery store full of chocolate and candy? They also have tons of plant-based staples like beans, lentils, rice, oats, nuts, dried fruit, and more. Bulk bins are awesome because you pay by weight, so it’s generally less expensive than buying pre-packaged foods. Plus, you can buy as much or as little as you want!
2️⃣ Buy frozen produce ❄️ If you’ve seen my blog post on Fresh vs. Frozen Produce, you know that it’s a MYTH than fresh has more nutritional value. Frozen produce is just as nutritious (and sometimes even more) than fresh, and it’s often cheaper. And with buying frozen, you don’t have to worry about your fruits and veggies going bad if you don’t eat them right away!
3️⃣ Opt for minimally processed items. One reason many people think eating plant-based is expensive is because packaged plant-based foods can definitely be pricey 💸 While these aren’t the best option for your wallet, they are also not always the healthiest option (though the packaging may try to tell you otherwise). By sticking to foods in their most natural form, your wallet and your body will thank you.
4️⃣ Cook at home 👩🍳 It’s no secret that vegan restaurants can be expensive, which is another reason eating plant-based may seem costly. But cooking at home shouldn’t be a chore—it can be as simple as batch cooking a few staples, or trying out new recipes and even getting your little ones involved 👶 If you need some inspiration, check out my blog for some of my favorite recipes!——————————————————————
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