Omnis can definitely spend less on food than vegans. The omni could buy frozen, seasonal fruit and veg, ready meals, cheap cuts of meat, cheap bread. The vegan could buy lots of fresh, organic produce, expensive vegan 'fake' meats and dairy, organic bread, health shop food. If I made this diagram with those meal plans, the vegan meals could easily be double or triple the omni ones.Originally Posted by luvourmother
so you don't think eating vegan is cheaper than omni and vegetarian?
The PC Organics frozen blueberries are 5.99 at my loblaws.... which isn't too bad for organicOriginally Posted by KrisMTL
I don't like the chart. I eat vegan, largely organic, and GMO-free when I can. I'm pretty sure you can by low quality omni foods and pay WAY less than I do on groceries.
Right off the bat... the organic blueberries I put on my rolled oats in the morning... you don't even want to know how much they cost.
The stores we have here don't have reduced sections for fruits and vegetables. Unless they're hiding it from me? If you're talking about the other non-produce foods, then it's hit or miss depending on the store.Originally Posted by Tofulicious
Reduced sections are the easy way to get things you want for cheap.
Where the heck are you shopping? I want to find frozen blueberries for 80 cents, here it's about $2 (maybe less, I haven't checked lately)!Originally Posted by Malcontent
The blueberries they're talking aboutare frozen. Not fresh. That's why it's 80 cents.
I noticed that the breakfast and dinner plans of vegetarian and vegan are roughly the same except the vegan meal plans are missing a few items (yogurt, taco cheese and sour cream). If they're going to make up for them with other things like soy yogurt (80 cent for soy yogurt? maybe in my dream.), soy cheese and soy sour cream, the amounts are going to come up to roughly the same if not more.
In regards to the cost of specific diets, it varies. it is certainly possible to eat very cheaply on a vegan diet, same as an omni diet. One will be more healthful, for sure though.Originally Posted by Hazelnut
You're not going to find blueberries for .80, and I really don't think that's what's being implied, fresh or frozen.
I can buy a package of frozen blueberries for about $3-$4, and I don't dump the entire bag onto my oatmeal. I'm more likely to use, say, one-fifth of the bag and close it up for later. .80 cents worth of blueberries goes into my breakfast for the day.
Here's another way of looking at it...
The price of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
1 jar of peanut butter = $2
1 jar of blueberry preserves = $3
2 loaf of sprouted bread = $5
Total cost = $10
You must buy all of these things to make a PB&J
But, the actual cost of a single sandwich is:
2-3 TBSP peanut butter = .20 cents
2-3 TBSP preserves = .50 cents
2 slices sprouted bread = .35 cents
Total cost of sandwich = $1.05
But, you can not buy peanut butter for .20 cents, preserves for .50 cents, or some bread for .35 cents.
That's not how grocery stores opperate.