Hey everyone! Ok so here it goes! Im Canadain... living in Canada. and right now its December, so fresh veggies prices are very high and just not that easy to get. so Ive been eating alot of carbs and ... well with that goes... gaining weight!!! This is NOT GOOD!!!! do any of you lovely fellow awesome Vegans/Vegetarians know any way to help this poor girl out... wether it be frozen veggie dishes or places to order food online that deliver to Canada (and dont cost an arm and a leg...Im a college student here lol) Just anything really!!! even motivation!! Ill take some of that too!!! That would be FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks a bunch Hope you all have a Kind Day!!! Liz
I'm Australian so I don't have too much of a clue, BUT I have a friend living in Whistler, and after I posted a link to Earthlings on my Facebook page she was keen to get back into being vegetarian but had the same trouble affording healthy food. I googled 'Whistler Vegetarian Buyers Club' which came up with the local vegetarian society website, and they did indeed have a buyers club. If you have one in your local area they might be able to help bring the cost of healthy veges down.
i no wat u mean spending so much on just veggies in the winter bc nothin is in season n same here im a student and cant spend much and it goes bad quick! i do buy frozen i stock up on it,brussel sprouts broccoli mixed vegg peas etc and i buy usually onion and lettuce for salads spinach and sweet potatos, some squashs to and thats really it.. but most winters it mite not be best but i rely on frozen alot so:)
First, buy healthier carbs online. Switch out your pasta for quinoa. It will cost more but will be cheaper than veggies. You can get everything you need from frozen vegetables (I assume you are not eating raw) so buy frozen whenever you can. Pea, brussel sprouts, corn...if you don't like the way the taste, make them into soups you can eat all week. Garlic, onion, olive oil and frozen veggies with vegetable stock makes a great lunch. If you can buy bananas, and do one banana sliced in a bowel with a nut butter you can afford, so peanut, or almond. Sprinkle cinnamon and microwave for 1 minute. Mix and eat..it replaces oatmeal and is warm (which you need this time of year). If you can get your hands on things like unsweetened coconut that is great in the banana bowl. For lunches and dinners other than soups which should be super affordable try spanish and mexican flavored meals. Beans are better than pastas. You should be able to buy them dry and canned this time of year. Black beans and lentils are staples. Lentils can be used for more soups or burritos, etc. Sweet potatoes topped with black beans and any veggies you can find, like peppers, onions, carrots is a great warm meal. Amy's chilies have extra protein with some tofu and you can buy those online and lastly if you can get your hands on squash you can do a lot. Soups, spaghetti squash (can be made in microwave...) Hang in there!!
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