Can you go vegan on a budget? Yes, in fact, many plant-based staples are cheap. Fruits and vegetables do not cost much, neither do grains and seeds. I consider quinoa, tofu, soy, tempeh, and seitan also well-priced. If you’re not sure, a basic vegan shopping list quiz will tell you how much you already know. 🙂 (if you want to take the quiz now, please scroll down)
A plant-based diet does wonders to you, not only to your physique. It is not only nourishment for your body, but also your spirit, which is an extra I discovered when I began my vegan journey.
They don’t always tell you everything when you change your lifestyle. No one gives you a manual when you take a certain course in life, do they? It would be interesting to receive some manuals though. I wonder if they’d really help 😉
“How to move to another country” “how to be vegan and keep your friends” (someone actually wrote a book about that) “how to find a partner and keep him/her (ha! Is there an accurate manual for that? Kidding)
Much of what I know is based on accidents, experiences, mistakes, conversations, cooking experiments, and much research. You cannot learn otherwise, can you? 😉 And one more thing which I accidentally found out was how my vegan diet and lifestyle not only improved my health, but also positively impacted my energy and my spirit.
The latter is something that is hard to explain, but it is a beautiful discovery to make. You begin to see the world differently.
So, let’s start the quiz, and see how prepared you are to make a basic vegan shopping list. Hint, it’s not all soy and tofu. I hardly ever eat that 😉 I do like tofu though, and it is a surprisingly versatile food staple that has received a bad rep, unfortunately, because you have to marinate it to make it tastier (but don’t we do that for many other food staples too?).
Basic Vegan Shopping List Quiz
Let’s see if you’re a beginner or a pro 🙂 Happy shopping!