I know you all are going to think I am the dumbest person out there ,but I do not have a clue what I am doing on thjs site . I wrote something hoping to get a response but I do not think anyone has even read it ,so now I am getting frustrated cause I am not getting any answers . Why does everything you do have to be a chore? Know your probably thinking this guy has emotional problems. And I do. We're talking about changing your whole way of life and converting to a totally new way of being. If I am in the wrong forum , I need to Know so I am not hear spinng my wheels on the hopes that I am going to get any kind of an answer on very important life altering questions. Again, I am not trying to offend any one I am just looking for help.
Victor - you need a snappy title to your posts....like "I do not know what i am doing"! now that you have got this thread going, take advantage and ask away - would love to be of any help if possible - it is really overwhelming to completly change your way of life/eating, and its great that you are giving it a shot! most of us here are doing/have done the same and will help in any way - as michele suggest, just keep posting - there are some times when traffic is slow here and threads get buried - I actually dont' think I"ve EVER started a thread that got a response.....but I have responded to many and interacted in that way, and then slipped my questions in that way!
hi Victor. I don't like a lot of spices so a lot of times I just stick to the basics. Brown rice with any kind of beans, kale, fresh veggies with hummus and whole wheat pita, stir fry, whole wheat spagetti with tomato sauce, etc. In TKD, Alicia gives suggestions for vegan products to replace animal based products, so that's really helpful. Also, the 21day vegan kickstart site has a lot of info for people just transitioning. Best of luck to you!
I beleive I am in the right place . So I will just ask this. We are down to our last 100.00 for the week and we want to have enough supplies to last the week and we are not sure what to get , what is it that you would buy to get you through the week ? We know we need at least three meals a day . Right? For instance, converting from 2% milk to soy milk or other alternative your still paying a considerable difference . I mean that is just one example . I am not trying to have a defeatest attitude, I just can't see the light at the end of the tunnel . I understand the benifits of converting but,monetarally I am strapped. My frustration is this, the over whelming down turn of our economy has left me and many others out of work . Myself , I have been out of work for 10 months. We are living off of one income and an unemployment check, which is about to run out .It looks like our only choice for the time being is to eat just to survive , and that means the cheap stuff. We all know what that is . It may sound like I am stewing in a pitty pot ,but Iam not . To me it is pretty much fact, unless there is someone out there that can enlighten me. I know it's sad to say , but it feels like an up hill battle and I am not winning.
You need to stick to the bare basics, which can be cheap. There are some links on here about shopping wisely and on a budget. Is that $100 just for groceries, because that is plenty. Also, the more junk you eat, the more you want to eat, and the more money you spend, because junk doesn't fuel or feed your body. The better you eat, and the more well-rounded, the less money you need to spend to eat.
Buy some brown rice, quinoa, and beans or lentils, whatever variety, in bulk. You could also buy oatmeal in bulk for breakfast or you could have brown rice porridge for breakfast. If you are familiar with spices, you can buy some to add to your beans, or just add onions, garlic, and salt (not too much) and pepper. If you're not ready to go really pure, you could also buy some veggie broth to cook your rice or beans in, but mix it with water to make it go further. If you need some sweet, you can buy fresh or frozen fruit, whichever is cheaper, to put on your breakfast cereal or to have for a snack. Then, buy lots of veggies, but don't buy them if you don't know what you're going to do with them. You can start simple and have a huge salad with beans and rice, or you could saute up some veggies. If you can get kale, try it. You could saute up some squash, peppers, kale, onions, green beans, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, any combination or by itself.
Hi Victor, I hope you are finding the info that you need. The basics are very cheap. Beans and brown rice can be bought in bulk for very low prices. If you buy your veggies and fruit in season they also can be cheaper than veggies that are not in season. If you are using milk substitutes like soy or rice milk they are both half the price of a gallon of traditional milk. I have noticed when i buy processed vegan products they are very expensive(like vegan junk food). My big ticket items are organic olive oil and brown rice syrup, but i save so much money not buying meat and dairy i can afford to splurge. Please don't give up. Just think of the money saved in doctor bills and medicine when you aren't sick anymore.