Cheap Vegan: saving money on produce

November 17, 2010

Saving money as a vegan isn’t totally necessary, because our food isn’t as expensive as you’d think, but hey, why not keep a little money in the bank to fuel projects like the drinkaphone?

Every grocery store I’ve ever been to has them: the discount produce rack.  Sure, they might look a little wrong, but there are lots of ways to hide that: freeze ’em for later, put ’em in smoothies or sauces, or just cut around the really bad bits (though frankly, there’s usually a good enough selection that you don’t need to pick the really nasty looking ones.

Tomorrow I’m going to share some tips from my non-vegan stepmother, but here’s what happens every time I announce a multi-parter: someone in the comments gives it away and then it looks like I’m stealing the idea from them by posting the exact tip before the next video goes live.  Well, the joke’s on you this time, because I already recorded the video and you can tell because I’ll be wearing the same clothes and my magnificent beard will still be there.  All you’ll have is bragging rights, so go to it: what’s my next tip going to be, and if you’ve scored anything as magnificent as 8 organic lemons for a buck, now’s the time to brag in the comments!

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Colleen November 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I freeze a lot for smoothies but not, sadly, because I bought the stuff cheap to begin with but because I’ve generally forgotten they’re there. Since it’s bound to happen it seems, I should maybe just start in the rotting food section. 🙂

However, we’ve been getting some good deals for our bunnies lately. At one local health food store, we’ve been getting them free organic carrot tops by being willing to exchange our dignity for the opportunity to dig around in their compost bin before it goes outside.

Danielle May 25, 2012 at 12:25 am

I disagree. Buying vegan food can be expensive if you like to buy veggie meats, vegan milks, all that. I love that stuff, so my food is expensive. :/

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