I will discuss some sites here and leave you with some suggestions based on conditions in our own neighborhood.
Here is one great site:
but the best one is perhaps Plant-based on a budget, just like the title of this article.
But, there are plenty of ideas. It starts with buying in bulk wherever suitable.
I always like to point out that on our street in the Bangladeshi stores, there is an absolute feast of staples available...
- 10 lbs brown basmati rice $12-15
- 10 lbs onions $1.99 - $5.99, depending on the grade of onions and with seasonal variations
- 4 lbs red lentils $3 or 2x4 lbs for $5.
"People say they can’t afford to eat healthy, and it makes my eyes roll. At Costco, a 25-pound bag of pinto beans costs $8.97. I can eat for year off that bag.” (Dan Buettner, National Geographic) #Parentingtips #HealthyEating pic.twitter.com/8CkXmnKkCB— Elizabeth Wallace (@ElizaWallace27) October 26, 2019
Once you have those kinds of things in stock, and some condiments, the sky is the limit and for your other veggies you buy whats on sale/in season, and of course various fruits in between.
You start your days with steel cut oats, 30 Oz is still $3.29 at Shoprite, and I make it with a constantly varying set of fruits, usually starting with a Granny Smith Apple, and some Blueberries, some raisins and goji berry, and whatever else comes along - I usually add a banana as well.
I usually decorate it with balsamic vinegar (4% acidity) and hemp seeds.
You can also work wonders with frozen vegetables of various kinds. Or, when I find some great vegetable on sale, I might cook ahead.