I’ve seen a lot of people (not here, but in the Raw Food community) saying how they can’t adapt to a raw vegan diet because it’s too expensive.
I’m on food stamps for a one person household (no shame. no shame.), which means $200 a month for food. I also use my food stamps to buy most of my “cleaning” and “beauty” products (vinegar, baking soda, etc.), and I generally stick to an 80%-90% raw vegan diet, and fully unprocessed (I supplement with beans and grains).
So, I’ve decided to start a blog to try to help people who are interested on transitioning to a raw vegan diet, but who are on a limited budget.
I’ll be the first person to admit that a fully raw diet on $200 or less a month, is just completely impossible if you want to meet all your nutritional and caloric needs. Unless you have access to an awesome garden… which I do not.
But 80%-90%… even 50%! raw is soooo much better for you than a diet full of cooked and processed foods. And I want to share how I manage to achieve it, with anyone who is interested.
I’ll be posting weekly meal plans, the shopping lists, and how much everything ended up costing/which stores I bought it at http://nearlyrawonabudget.blogspot.com/