You’ve made it through Janu-worry in one piece, and now you want to embrace Flexi February by introducing more plant-based foods to your diet (because Flexitarianism is a vibe, folks!).
But does it make budget sense?
There is a common misconception that eating healthier and transitioning to a plant-based diet is expensive. While it’s true that some specialty foods can be more expensive, it really comes down to your approach.
Let’s break it down
Studies have shown that those who are on a plant-based diet actually spend about R366 less on food a week when compared to meat-eaters. The plant-based proteins available are a lot more diverse so it really is possible to design your plant-based meals around your budget. This means not only is plant-based good for the planet, but it can also be good for your pocket.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to be plant-based is by going back to basics. Stick to vegetables, beans, lentils and chickpeas, and then enjoy your traditional favourites with Fry’s amazing swops and alternatives. You can still enjoy boerie, mince, meatballs, chicken nuggets and burgers. Check this delish meat-free Bolognese – perfect with your favourite pasta!
Being a conscious consumer is fun! Meals and snacks can now be super affordable with delicious plant-based sausages, nuggets, sizzling burgers, plant-based meatballs and more.
Try these affordable meals to see what we mean:
- Try a flavour-packed saucy spaghetti and meatballs,
- go local by making our twist on boerie, pap and sauce,
- enjoy a family braai with a cheesy mushroom braai pie, or
- better yet, try these meat-free burgers three-ways that the kids will love.
Happy eating this Flexi February!