“I can’t afford to eat like that!” WRONG! Plant-based foods are some of the cheapest foods on the planet; especially, when you consider the ratio of nutritional value per penny spent. I consider myself frugal (re: cheap). I want to get the most outta my buck, too! Fact: plant foods are much easier on your wallet (and planet) than animal-based foods.
Let’s take a look at these comparisons:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cheapest cuts of beef, such as ground round, average $4 per pound; boneless chicken breasts cost $3.40 per pound; canned tuna costs around $2 per pound and cheese is around $5 per pound. In comparison, dried beans and lentils cost less than $1 per pound, and rice is cheaper than $0.70 per pound. Tofu usually costs less than $2 per pound. Even vegans who buy costlier products like soy sausage, faux meats and nondairy ice cream, cheese, and yogurt can still spend less than people who load up on beef, chicken, and fish.
I would like to share with you five of the, not only healthy, but cheapest foods on the planet!
How does that sound for your bank account?! Did you think eating plant-based was going to be too expensive for your budget? Think again. You can eat plant-based for just a few dollars a day. A healthy life can be a cheap life and that’s what I like to hear!!
I’d like to share a recipe with you that is part of our meal plans. It is so quick and easy, but super delicious and budget friendly. It doesn’t get any better, right? This recipe serves two people, but feel free to double or triple and have leftovers all week!! Yum!! (Click on the image for the printable version)
Peace, Love, Plants,
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