The Vegetarian Resource Group Blog

The Vegetarian Resource Group Blog


Posted on
October 16, 2020 by
The VRG Blog Editor

Several months ago, The Vegetarian Resource Group began a lengthy research
project with the goal of creating a Low-Cost Vegan Menus Based on USDA
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Budget. Little did we know how
important this piece became during the pandemic. With so many people
out-of-work there’s even greater need for food budgeting.

The piece states, “How inexpensive can a vegan diet be and still provide
health-supporting food without requiring hours of travel to different stores
and lots of meal preparation? Sometimes vegan diets are perceived as expensive.
Our experience has been that they can be pricey if we choose lots of
convenience foods and out-of-season produce, and mainly shop at specialty
stores. We’ve also found that vegan diets can be incredibly inexpensive and can
be planned using foods that are readily available in supermarkets and big-box
stores. We decided to plan a week of vegan menus whose cost would not exceed
the food cost allotment from the United States Department of Agriculture’s food
assistance program.”

The article includes a SNAP Weekly Low-Cost Vegan Menu, as well as several
vegan recipes.

You can read the entire article that ran in the most recent Vegetarian
Journal
here: https://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2020issue2/2020_issue2_vegan_menus.php

You can also find a Spanish version of this information here: https://www.vrg.org/blog/2020/06/09/snap-recetas-semanales-de-menos-costos-para-veganos-low-cost-vegan-menus-based-on-usda-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap-budget-spanish-version-available/

To support this type of research, please donate to The Vegetarian Resource
Group here: www.vrg.org/donate

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