How to be a vegan for cheap?
March 19nd 2019
One of the biggest myths around a vegan diet is that it’s expensive. Some people think that when you want to follow a plant-based diet, you have to buy all kinds of fancy and super overpriced meat alternatives and snacks. While indeed, most pre-packaged and processed vegan foods are more expensive than their non-vegan counterparts, perfectly stackable unprocessed foods such as rice, beans and potatoes belong to the world's cheapest foods.
They’re not a meal yet, though. Making sure your eating pattern fits both your budget, your nutritional needs and your ethical and/or environmental diet preferences requires time and effort. And that’s where the comparison comes in. Fast, healthy vegan pre-made meals are way more expensive than their non-vegan counterparts because the average western diet simply does involve meat, eggs, dairy and/or honey. Most pre-prepared foods containing animal products are produced on a way larger scale, hence the lower costs.
Also, as vegan diets are on the rise, so are the marketing techniques. Simple bars, made with just 3 dates and a couple of walnuts are being sold for over €2, which is completely fine if you’re buying them for their delicious taste but is quite expensive considering the very few ingredients and low nutritional value.
The solution? Complete Foods!
Luckily, there are products called Complete Foods, that are cheap as well as whole, proper meals. One nutritionally complete, vegan whole meal shake, bar, or a portion of instant oats is made within seconds and contains a balanced ratio of carbohydrates, fats and protein as well as all 27 essential vitamins and minerals. Vegan eating shouldn't be difficult in the first place, but these products are easy as can be.
In our shop, you’ll find just simple, vegan meals that are cheap as well as healthy. As the shakes and oatmeal come in powder, and the bars too are a properly packaged “dry product”, they have a long shelf life.
No more extremely overpriced ready meals when you’re out of time, and no more effort to create a fresh, healthy and balanced meal with the cheapest ingredients you could find at the supermarket.
Are you ready to try our healthy, cheap vegan meals? Then take a look at our plant-based range now!Shop plant-based Queal