10 tips to save money eating a plant based diet

Let me ask you this first, can you put a price on your health?

Many people ask me if it is expensive being on a plant based diet. For me, my health and well-being is very important so I am happy to pay whatever amount it takes so that I can feed my body a whole variety of nutritious foods. I am always up for trying out new recipes so you’ll find me browsing around the health aisle of the supermarket a lot sourcing out new ingredients to stock up my kitchen cupboards with.  That’s the part that makes my plant based diet expensive.

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Plant recipe: Spicy Breaded Tofu Strips

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These crispy Tofu Strips with some Sweet chilli dipping sauce are a perfect snack for any occasion. They also make a great addition to a salad. Or you could add them to a wrap with greens or crunchy lettuce and veggies.

I often get the question as a new vegan, but.. where do you get your protein from? Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.

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Plant recipe: Fried Potato with Grilled Sweet Pepper

This meal was super easy and fast to make after getting home from a long day at work. I thought I’d share it with you all. Potatoes are easily one of my favourite foods. They are so versatile you can eat them in so many different ways and also because I think my mom made potatoes or “spuds” with every single dinner when I was younger.  I love when they’re all crispy like chips. Cutting them up nice and small into small cubes and frying them up is one of the quickest ways to cook them too. You could have this for lunch or dinner or for leftovers the following day.  Continue reading

Plant recipe: Potato & Red Lentil Dahl

This is an all time favourite Indian curry dish that everyone has a palate for. Dahl’s are super versatile as you can make almost any vegetable your core ingredient for the dish, lentil being the most popular. I used red lentils and baby potatoes as my core ingredients for the curry.

Potatoes are a great addition to a curry, loaded with B vitamins, Vitamin C, Copper, Manganese,  and Zinc. They taste great too in curry.

This dish is perfect to cook for friends or family who aren’t vegan to prove to them that meals CAN taste great without dairy or meat.  Continue reading