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There is a big misconception that going vegan costs more because of all of the specialty products out there or needing more ingredients, when in fact the opposite is true. I’ve found going vegan really helps our weekly grocery budget and I usually pay about 1/4 less that I did before so I can add those pretty flowers to my weekly list! My cousin asked me the other day if I was paying more or less for groceries and she was surprised when I said much less! (She said I should include this fact on the blog for those money minded people out there.)
When you think about the price of a can of beans to a pack of chicken, the difference is huge! I get mostly fresh produce, beans, grains, and occasional frozen food or seafood and still pay less for fresh ingredients so we’re eating healthier too. Meat and dairy are the two priciest grocery store buys, so next time you think going vegan will be too costly, think again!
P.S. I got all of those groceries for under $75. Have I mentioned I love Trader Joe’s?
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Good point! We get a Farm share and that way pay even less for Farm-fresh veggies through the summer and into the fall! It’s a great way to support local farms and get the highest quality seasonal produce.
I would love to do something like that! My sister does that in Philly.