Welcome to week 3 of the budget challenge. It has been a lot of fun, but a lot of work! I hope you all are enjoying the meals.
The items came in under $100 for me again. Also, I understand you may not all live on the westcoast and have access to these prices, but I encourage you to shop around, use coupons, and look for the best deal. Good luck, and have fun!
If you’re looking for additional resources to help you with a plant-based diet: Check out this support group on Facebook where you can share tips and low-cost plant-based recipes. The New York Times bestseller called How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger is a fantastic resource to learn about plant-based nutrition. He also has a great website, Nutrition Facts, that has a ton of free resources. If you’re interested in stopping your consumption of dairy, The Dairy Detox can help you out with an entire online detox guide for only $10!
10-14 Bananas Bag of Apples 3 Onions Bulb of Garlic 6 Green Bell Peppers 3 Red Bell Peppers Bag of Carrots 2 Heads of Kale Head of Celery Alfalfa Sprouts Lime Tofu Tofurky or Vegan Lunch Meat Shallots 1lb of Green Bean (frozen is fine) Head of Broccoli Zucchini 2 Cups of Basil 2 Heads of Romaine 3 Sweet Potatoes 5 Tomatoes 4 Cucumbers Vegetable Bouillon Tortillas Hard Shell Tortillas 4 Cans of Black Beans 4 Cans of Chickpeas Kidney Beans Angel Hair Pasta Jelly Peanut Butter Lemon Juice 1 1/4 Cup of Walnuts 1 Cup of Cashews 1 Cup of Quinoa Brown Rice 2 Cans of Fire Roasted Tomatoes Bread Crumbs Buns Pita Bread Whole Wheat Bread Oatmeal Apple Sauce Frozen Blue Berries 4 Bags of Frozen Vegetables (stir fry blend, California blend, etc)
Total Cost: $91.00
Breakfast: Toast with Peanut Butter and an Apple Kids Lunch: Hummus and Cucumber Sandwich Adult Lunch: Hummus and Cucumber Sandwich Dinner: Sweet Lime Tofu & Green Bean Bowl
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Banana and Apple Kids Lunch: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches with Celery Sticks Adult Lunch: Steamed Stir Fry Veggies Dinner: Veggie Pesto Pasta with Side Salad
Breakfast: Toast with Peanut Butter and a Banana Kids Lunch: Tofurky and Veggie Sandwich with Carrot Sticks Adult Lunch: Tofurky and Veggie Sandwich with Carrot Sticks Dinner: Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chips and Salsa