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Eating Vegetarian/vegan on PPS

Answered 12 months ago

Rent makes up just over half my income.
But my teenage daughter won't eat meat and I should probably eat healthier too. How hard is vegan or vegetarian on a tight budget, but still getting all your nutrients?


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12 months ago
Veggies and dried lentils are cheap.

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12 months ago
It can be done but she can’t be picky - she needs lots of legumes like chick peas. Avoid ready made vegan products sealed in plastic - they cost a bomb. Vegetarian is much easier than vegan on a budget - so if everyone is having sausages and veg for example you just cook her a couple of eggs and she skips the sausages. And some nights the whole family can eat vegetarian - chilli (beans) and rice, a good pumpkin and chick pea curry, fried rice with egg or tofu and veg in it.

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12 months ago
In the in the supermarket fridge for are some vegan sausages, which are good & not too expensive. Vege Delights, Classic Hot Dogs are the best, use them like regular sausages. You can also try TVP - textured vegetable protein, you rehydrate it & use it like mince. Another good recipe to google is Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni (I add cottage cheese as well). Try not to fill up on lots of empty cards.

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1 year ago
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Extra info. We are family of 4. Mum plus 3 kids