Outside of America, in a lot of countries a vegan way of eating as actually much more commonly known to be a cheaper way of eating, and animal products are seen as a luxury. Most global companies that package and send food to people in financially unstable positions often send staples of rice and beans, and no meat, because meat is more expensive. Rice, beans, potatoes and bananas are my bigger staples when I’m trying to be more cost effective, and those food items are definitely livable on. There have been people that have solely eaten copious amounts of bananas or potatoes and nothing else, and gotten their blood work done to find out they met every nutrition requirement! How crazy is that?! Making meals in huge batches and portioning them along the week also will tend to bring down the costs tremendously, everything’s cheaper if you buy in bulk!
Eating cheap and on the go? No worries, fast food is definitely vegan friendly!! At Taco Bell, you can get a burrito loaded with potatoes, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, and rice. At Burger King, you can get their french toast sticks and fries. Wendy’s has a black bean burger, and baked potatoes that are not only vegan, but also can be made oil free! Chick-Fil-A has waffle fries and hash browns. Other options are Denny’s, Pizza Hut, and Dominos, and more! A lot of cheaper foods at the grocery store are also accidentally vegan and surprisingly cheap, including most cereals, some off-brand chocolate chip cookies, certain popcorns (even buttery ones), frostings, cake mixes, some canned soups, most potato chips (be cautious of the BBQ flavored ones!), Little Debbie’s Bacon Bits, and Hershey’s chocolate syrup to name a few! Happy cheap, cruelty free eating!
Signing off for the sentient,