I have been vegan for almost 8 months now. It took me a couple months and a lot of experiencing with an open mind before I got into a groove with a vegan diet. Now that I have it down I wanted to look at my grocery bill and macro nutrients.
Nearly each day, I eat a pre-workout snack, 3 meals and 2 other snacks. That is 6 sessions of eating, equating to 1,800-2,800 calories a day. I spend $400/month on food, this includes my “eating out” which is about once per week and any alcohol I fancy. I did the math and this equals:
$2.22 per meal/snack = $13.32 per day for food.
Mind you, this includes only non-GMO and organic products when available, 4 cups of organic tea per day, the occasional Starbucks indulgence, and dinners out where I drank 3 glasses of wine or ate more sushi than one should in one sitting.
I have not knowingly consumed cholesterol since switching to a vegan diet and my saturated fat consumption is less than 10 grams per day.
Coming from a family with serious heart disease on one side and cancer on the other I feel good knowing I am reducing my risk for these diseases.
I hear people complain healthy options are more expensive. Yes maybe at a restaurant or store that caters to the unhealthy consumer. Those places do not care about you, they profit off of gluttony and weakness.
Respect yourself and respect your body. You only get one.