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How to go VEGAN when you have a tight budget

Whether it’s to jump on a trend, an environmental awakening or a health conscious decision, there’s no denying that turning vegan is becoming a more popular choice these days.

But at some restaurants, the prices for vegetarian or vegan options can often be pretty eye-watering.

So, how can you ditch the dairy and meat but also make nice meals on a tight budget?

Here’s how to go vegan without breaking the bank

1. Make small changes

Going vegan doesn’t have to be an instant thing. If you’ve got a fridge full of food that is good to eat, why not try swapping out items one by one?

2. Purchase seasonal fruits and vegetable

A lot of the vegan diet is plant-based food, so to save costs purchase food in the supermarket that is seasonal. These items will often be more reasonably priced.

Vegan food can be the most budget-friendly and healthiest!

3. Buy in bulk

Bring the total amount of your weekly shopping bill down by buying food in bulk. You may not be able to get away with buying some fruit and veg in bulk if you can’t freeze it.

But you can buy rice, oats, legumes and grains in bulk from certain shops and use them with your meals. Canned food also lasts a long time and helps minimise waste.

4. Steer clear of processed vegan food

Often vegan-friendly snacks and ‘alternative meats’ are the most expensive items in the supermarkets.

Try and go back to basics with fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and beans. It can sill be nutritional as well as satisfying.

5. Make your own meals

By cooking everything from scratch, you’re going to save the big bucks and also know exactly what you are putting into your meals.

The Healthy Mummy NOW offers VEGAN MEAL PLANS!

Are you thinking of joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and wondering about whether there are plenty of vegan options?

With over 450 vegan recipes available to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, there’s no need to worry that you won’t have enough choice.

All you have to do is opt for vegan meal plans on the Challenge app.

Lose weight while tucking into delicious vegan recipes like the ones below…

Moroccan Vegetables with Mint Cous Cous

A delicious vegan main meal with lots of flavor but very easy to put together.

Members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge will have access to this recipe.

No Egg Chocolate Pudding

A delicious chocolate pudding that is vegan friendly if you choose a non dairy mild to prepare it with.

Join the challenge HERE to access this great recipe.

Almond and Date Protein Bliss Balls

Almond and Date Protein Bliss Balls

These Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls are easy to prepare with a great flavor combination. Store a batch in the fridge or freezer so you always have healthy snacks to hand.

Tofu Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry

Protein, chili, ginger and garlic are all great to help boost your metabolism.  This nutritious stir fry is ready in minutes.

You’ll need to join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to access this recipe.

Vegetarian Satay Noodles

These Vegetarian Satay Noodles are made with a homemade satay sauce that is so easy yet so delicious.

Join the challenge HERE to get access to this recipe.