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Is a vegan diet is more expensive?

December 13, 2013

Many people tell me they cannot consider a vegan diet for financial reasons.  The number one reason:  organic food is more expensive.

The vegan diet is not an organic diet.  It does not need to be organic in order to be vegan.  It only needs to avoid cruelty against other living beings.

As far as expense is concerned, everyone is already eating 75% vegan.  Let’s use a hamburger meal as our example.  The vegan parts of the meal are as follows:

Lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, barbeque sauce, ketchup, mustard, burger bun, french fries, the oil in which the fries were fried and perhaps a soda.

Let’s look at the non-vegan parts:  A patty made out of animal.  A cheese square made from a baby’s milk.

When we leave those last two things off we have a hamburger meal that is less expensive, not more.  And if we really want to have a patty we can insert a portabella mushroom cap or a veggie burger for the same or probably less money than the animal patty.

The same goes with any other meal.

Spaghetti, garlic bread, marinara sauce, salad, dressing, wine.  No ‘meat’balls.  Less expensive.

Pizza on bread dough with sauce, olives, onions, mushrooms, artichokes.  No cheese or flesh.  Less expensive.

At almost any restaurant or fast food place, the veggie option is the least expensive.

And the fact that you can grow a lot of what you  now eat at home or get it at a farmer’s market and supplement it with rice and beans or pasta means it can be dirt cheap to eat a vegan diet.

Peace ❤

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