One of the biggest misconceptions about adopting and adhering to a vegan lifestyle is that you have to spend tons of dollars to eat from the bounty of Mother Nature. You owe it to yourself and your body to only allow the foods that will nourish and promote health. Today’s article is going to give you some tips on how to maintain your vegan lifestyle without breaking the bank.
Tip #1: Buy Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are most economical when in season. Take full advantage of this and stock up.
Tip #2: Buy in Bulk Quantities
Buying your food in bulk quantities may seem more expensive in the front end, but when you put pen to paper and break down the costs, you are literally saving a ton of dough.
Tip #3: Freeze What You Don’t Eat (Immediately)
This tip piggy-backs off of the previous tip. When buying bulk, you will have a surplus of fruits and vegetables that you may not eat immediately. Since these are perishable items, you want to preserve your investment. Freeze any fruits and vegetables that you will not be consuming within a week. Mark your freezer bags identifying the food and the date.
Tip #4: Be a Coupon Clipper
The Sunday paper in your town will usually have a hefty number of coupons in the savings section and sometimes you can find coupons for your favorite vegan foods such as veggie burgers.
Tip #5: Look for Reduced-Priced Produce
Many times the produce section at your local supermarket will mark down produce that is near their expiration date. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this produce and you can even freeze it if you will not be eating it immediately.
You don’t have to cash out your 401k for a consistent vegan lifestyle. Using the tips in this article will save you hundreds of dollars throughout the year without lowering your culinary standards. So cheers to a healthier, happier, and more prosperous you!
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