The cost of being Vegan.
Yesterday I went to stock my pantry for my new Vegan diet. Many people think that being vegan will cost an arm and a leg, this is not the case. You will need to shop around to find the best store. I shop at Family Fare. Now there are no farmers markets going on around here until spring, so until then I am stuck going to larger chain stores. Also, I have my own reusable bags. Most stores that sell reusable bags have them for around id="mce_marker". They hold a lot of groceries too.
For my shopping trip, the average cost of my family’s grocery bill per week is around $60-$70. That is buying dairy products, and meats. Yesterday I bought all of my food for the next week for $62.47 after tax. That is a whole week of fruits, vegetables, and pasta items. All of the fruits and veggies were planned out down to the last bell pepper for our breakfast lunch and dinners. Plus most of our meals make about six servings. With only three people in the house, that is a lot of left overs. So really I am just taking the money that I spend on meat, and spend that money on fruits and vegetables. That is very reasonable indeed.
When making the change to Vegan, you do not have to throw out all of your clothes and cleaning products. Use them down and replace them as needed. After all what is the point of just throwing something away. You paid for it, go ahead and use it. Be practical about things. With all of the bills that people have today, we all need to be smart with our bodies, and our wallets. If you are thinking about making the change from a meat based diet over to a plant-based diet, plan things out. Make a menu for your weekly meals. With a little bit of research this only takes about fifteen minutes. Once you have your meals planned out, you can make your grocery list. Remember, you do not need to spend an arm and a leg buying your food.
Thank you for reading. If you are thinking about going vegan, I hope this helps.