Making the switch from processed-foods and the carnivore world to whole plant-rich foods can be a little daunting when you start to see the big world of exotic sugars, cacao, flours, fruits etc. But the truth is, learning how to eat a plant based diet on a budget is really easy if you start with very basic eliminations to your diet and replacing those items.
One thing I challenge you to think about, is how much money do you spend eating out right now? How much money do you spend on pre-packaged food? Sodas? Starbucks? Were you making meat (which is very expensive when organic) the center of your meal? How many ailments do you have that require medications? When you heal with food and make everything yourself, you may spend a little extra when you want something special and eat out worthy, but it’s not really that much more than when you were buying these items. If you are still buying packaged foods on top of eating differently, then it can indeed be more expensive.
After eliminating a lot of foods from my diet, I can honestly say this is a lifestyle change, not a diet.
I will talk about 2 things below, tips for saving money and my staples that I always have in the house.