It really doesn’t have to be costly to stick to an exciting vegan diet. Here are some tips on how you can eat healthily without breaking the bank.
- 1. Buy in Bulk
You’ve heard it time and time again - buy bulk to save! Of course, this should only apply to products that you are certain you will consume. This can help you save a lot. According to an article published on the CBN.com website, foods that come out with the most savings in bulk include cereal, bread, cooking and baking items, and snacks. These can average almost 40 per cent in savings! Generic items that are bought in bulk also can save you money, according to the article, with savings coming up to almost 83 per cent.
- 2. Buy Things in Season
Being vegan means that you will be adding lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to meals. You can lower costs of these items by shopping in season. This is usually not only kinder to your wallet but the produce is tastier. Added to this, it’s also a good idea to shop locally, such as at your farmer’s market. Here you can find great discounts because you’re purchasing the goods directly from the cultivator.
- 3. Pimp Your Kitchen!
Having the right appliances can go a long way to helping you make your own healthy foods, which can be cheaper in the long run. Some gadgets that can be highly useful include a food processor and rice cooker - this is especially good if you’re committed to a vegan lifestyle.
- 4. Cook Large Meals
Even if you’re not cooking for lots of people, get into the habit of making large batches of food. This can help you save money because you can use the leftovers in new and creative ways for the following days.
- 5. Grow Your Own Food
Having a veggie patch or herb garden can be a great way to ensure that what you’re eating is healthy and budget-friendly! Best of all, you don’t even need a lot of space in the garden. You can create a vertical garden to plant your food. Check out these vertical gardens to inspire you to create your own!
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