Low income grocery list

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– Bag of potatoes
– Broccoli
– Plain dry pasta noodles
– Hormel chili (veggie)
– Canned/Dry beans
– Spaghetti sauce
– Lentils
– Carrots
– Apples
– Canned Tomatoes
– Onions/Zucchini
– Bananas
– Rice
– Frozen veggies
– Kale/Spinach
– Frozen/Canned corn
– Balsamic vinaigrette
– Tofu


Example meals:

Zucchini/Spinach Pasta

Boil pasta noodles and drain them, sautee the zuccini/tomato/onions together or the spinach/tomato/onions (or combine them Idk I’ve never tried it) mix in sauteed veggies with pasta noodles, season with garlic salt and optionally top them with the vinaigrette.

Broccoli Pasta

Boil lots of broccoli until it’s limp and losses its form with a lot of water. The florets will leave the stems almost completely- probably will take about 20 minutes or so on medium heat. Once its close to that state add the noodles into the same pot the broccoli is boiling in, the broccoli will coat the noodles and you can remove the stems if you don’t like them. Drain the water season the noodles and top with vinigarette 🌳

Tofu stir fry

Press and marinate tofu in soy sauce, once done bake tofu until slightly golden. Pan fry the veggies with soy or teriyaki sauce and add the tofu when they’re cooked all the way through. Have it over rice to make a complete meal.


Boil all of your veggies/potatoes/beans together with broth and seasoning and have over rice


Boil noodles and top with a pasta sauce, season and you can add tvp if you have it on hand but I usually just the pasta and sauce by themselves

Flat Bread

1 cup gram flour (or plain flour/all purpose flour would also work well – either plain or wholemeal)
1/2 cup warm water
1 tbs oil
1 tsp salt (or to taste)

I add sugar to make it a dessert but you can leave it as it is and have it with your soup or stir fry for cheap


I’ll keep adding more and I’ll add the individual cost for the groceries and modify it based on the sum total 💞

Low Income Veganism

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A lot of people are somehow under the impression that all I eat is soy caviar and tempeh filet mignon or something but I am actually very poor. I’ve lived in a single income household my entire life, I’m below the poverty line, and its more annoying than anything when people assume I’m privileged for being vegan when there are people out there too poor to be anything besides vegan. This is generally what I eat. But since people never believe me when I say this, here’s a buttload of recipes and resources on being a low income Vegan (some this is from links I’ve already posted on the recourses page, anyway);

Easy Vegan Cooking

No Bull, No Bucks

Fuck Yeah Poor Vegans

Vegan On A Budget

Cheap Vegan

Low cost Vegan meal plans

Veganism on $2 a day

Veganism on $3 a day

Veganism on $5 a day

Veganism on $10 a day

Veganism on $15 a week


$3 Vegan recipes

Vegan on $4 a day

Eating On a Budget