Right now I’m 15, almost 16, and a vegan. However, I’m questioning whether I should go back to being vegetarian. I’ve noticed it taking financial toll on my parents always having to by different types of food for me. The other day we had to go to a different fast food restaurant just for me and then to another for everyone else. So should I go to just being vegetarian, for now?
Being part of a mixed-diet family means having to make sacrifices. They don’t need to buy you Boca burgers or vegan ice cream to keep you fed. Canned and frozen foods are generally cheaper if they are whole foods. Make enough rice to last 3-5 days and customize meals to use it. Learn how to use a slow cooker if you have one (hint: it’s really easy.) Your parents will notice your perseverance in the grocery bill, even if it’s for a week. Salads, rice, beans, and frozen foods will be your allies. Opt out of fast food or eat a snack before your family heads out to save your health and their money.