'Buying vegan food is expensive.' If you've heard this a lot, you'll know how daunting it can be. But it doesn't have to be a reality. Here are some quick and easy ways to save cash when shopping for vegan foods.
- Keep an Eye Out for Sales
Check out what's on sale in the produce section and be flexible with your shopping list so that you can save some money. Buying produce items that are on sale instead of the ones you initially wanted that aren't can also be an easy way to get more creative in the kitchen and infuse your diet with different nutrition!
- Skip the Store and Make Use of Your Leftovers
You'll be surprised how much your leftovers can keep hunger at bay for days while also adding bite to your meal ideas. You might even be able to delay another trip to the store for a day or two.
- Plan Your Meals
Plan your meals a few days or a week ahead of time. This enables you to see what you really need from the supermarket - instead of buying things you see that end up rotting at the back of the fridge.
- Buy Generic Brands
They really are just packaged differently but inside they're almost exactly the same, so why spend more for big brands instead of choosing generic ones? And speaking of packaged foods…
- Head to Farmers' Markets
Once a week, head to your local farmer's market instead of your supermarket. Here you can find a wonderful variety of fresh produce as well as organic options, while saving money that would go to processed, heavily-packaged goods which just end up in the bin - all that plastic is bad for the environment!
- Buy Your Favorite Foods in Bulk
If you have certain staples you can't go without, such as oats and potatoes, buy them in bulk. This can save you money in the long run.