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 Post subject: Eating ethically does not have to cost you an arm and a leg.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:35 am 
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..or your soul. I challenge anyone to tell me eating Vegan/Vegetarian is expensive. Mom and I are tight on money but manage to eat well and healthy considering.

Mom and I made our monthly pilgrimage down the mountain to go grocery shopping today. We spent $150.00 plus $10.00 in gas for 1+ months worth of food for two people.

Here are a couple photos and our shopping list.

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15 Non-GMO Quinoa Milks
8lbs Rolled Oats
8lbs Split Peas
8lbs Garbanzo Beans
5lbs Organic Whole White Wheat Flour
1 Bottle Organic Molasses
10 Packets of Organic Yeast
1/2lb Organic Coconut Shreds
1lb of TVP
1 Carton of 0 MSG Vegetable Broth
1lb Yerba Mate Tea
1 3/4lb Organic Coffee
1lb Organic Corn Grits (Mom's polenta is just ridiculous, I am so excited for her to make it)
1.5lbs Organic Flaxseed
2 Cans of Vegan Chili
2 Cans of Organic Dolmas
2 Bags of Natural Ginger/Lemon Snaps
1 Natural Snack/Energy Bar
1 Bag of Organic Pretzels
1 Box of Organic Cereal
1 Box of Organic Crackers
8lbs Organic Frozen Vegetables
5lbs Fresh Organic Vegetables
2lbs Frozen Strawberries
1 Can of Natural Pineapple
2 Packages Tofu
1 Package 'Cheese'
1 Package 'Cream Cheese
1 Package Faux Meat
1 Tub Soy Yogurt

And some bulk bin snicky snacks to munch on, on the way home. :D

On a side note I am very proud of mom for adopting a Vegetarian lifestyle. All the tofu, faux meats, and a few packaged things are hers as I mostly eat beans, legumes, TVP, and vital wheat gluten and rarely eat prepackaged things. There are some non-Vegan things in there as mom isn't Vegan, but compared to other people's shopping baskets and the way she ate just 6 months ago, I say mom has her head on straight, considering she has lost over 40lbs going Vege. Way to go mom!

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 Post subject: Re: Eating ethically does not have to cost you an arm and a
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Wow I didn't even know there was such thing as quinoa milk! I eat quinoa pretty regularly. How is the milk as far as nutrient content? I will research it myself, I am just very curious. Great post by the way. That seems to be a big concern for a lot of people that eating healthy costs too much.
Eating organic fresh produce is the cost issue that I run into the most. That and cost of any and everything in NYC is way over priced.

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 Post subject: Re: Eating ethically does not have to cost you an arm and a
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:58 pm 
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It tastes freaking great! It is not fortified, but it's calcium content is great and has 4g complete protein per cup. Also, most importantly, it doesn't have carrageenan.

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I didn't know quinoa contained calcium. That does sound great that its natural and not fortified. And it tastes good, dang I am going to have to go on a mission to find quinoa milk now. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Eating ethically does not have to cost you an arm and a
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mom cooks good, too. we need a mom to make use with all that food! hey, did the computer work?


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