Being vegan over 3 and a half years, I have been able to perfect my plant based food shopping list. When I first went vegan, I wish I had more resources to help me when grocery shopping. It was a little overwhelming at the shop as I was so used to buying certain foods for years which I was now no longer purchasing. I was left thinking, well what do I buy now?
So I have put together a one page essential shopping list that will help anyone who is new to plant based or vegan eating. This list is a minimum essentials list of foods that I enjoy and love but feel free to pick and choose what you like from this list. I hope at least it gives you an idea what a plant based shopping list looks like and that it will help you develop your own list in the future. And of course, if you want some vegan ice cream, add that to your list 😉 Everyone needs ice cream in their life!
While shopping as a new plant based eater, focus on the outer aisles of a supermarket. This is where you will find all the fresh and frozen produce which will make up the majority of your shopping week to week with minimum foods required from the middle aisles as they are mostly filled with processed or junk foods.
It’s also worth noting that when you first go vegan, condiments, herbs and spices are SO IMPORTANT. This is what gives your food flavour, making it your food dishes so much more tasty. Therefore, you’re first shop may be a little bit more expensive stocking up on these, but they will last a multiple weeks or months! I have also found that in Australia buying your herbs/spices in a local health food store seems to be a lot cheaper than buying them in the supermarket. So be sure to check out you local health food store or local market to find the best deals.
So here it is, you’re free one page essential plant based food shopping list for anyone who is new to the plant eating lifestyle. I hope it helps!
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