Since I wrote an article about how to eat healthy on a budget I’m following up this with a swift list of how to eat vegan on a budget. These are some pointers that I think make a difference to my food budget.
If you want thrifty vegan recipes, check out this new tag on my website for recipes, that is called vegan on a budget, which I will tag all the recipes that are inexpensive to make.
1. Make your own seitan mock-meat
Makeing your own seitan mock-meat does not require that much time. Making setian strips or chunks takes less then 30 minutes, not including the time for the seitan to simmer in a pot of water on the stove. Mock-meat products can be one of the most expensive items in your shopping cart.
2. Make your own cheeses from nuts
Vegan cheese can also be so expensive and the packaging quite small. So make your own, it’s so easy to soak nuts overnight, strain, blend with herbs and spices in a food processor. Then you have a versatile cheese to put on everything from pizzas to add creamyness to soups and gratins.
3. Make your own plant based milks
This is such a money and fridge space saver. All you need is a blender and a nut milk bag and you are good to go. I mean oats are so inexpensive to buy and if you make your own oat milk, then you’ll save loads of money as organic oats are a cheap ingredient.
4. Buy tofu from asian food stores
The prices for organic, non-gmo tofu is much cheaper in asian supermarkets then the ordinary supermarkets, at least in Sweden, so I recommend hitting that asian super market and stock up on tofu and cross-check prices on other items such as tempeh.
5. Buy dry soy protein products
There are a plethora of dry soy mince to a variety of fillets which you can buy dry in bulk. This is a cheap way to stock up on protein as in saving freezer space since you can just prepare these once you need them, by putting soaking in hot water and then marinate or prepare straight away.