Dollar Store HACK

It is a huge misconception that being and eating vegan is hard and that it is too expensive. We are on a mission to educate people that eating vegan does not need to be expensive and that you do not need to go to all these specialty stores!

Below is a week’s worth (even more) of vegan groceries that you can buy at your local Dollar Tree, that’s right Dollar Tree!!!
Plus, you’ll be getting protein at each meal!
Grocery List (under $30):
  • Quick oats
  • Peanut butter
  • Applesauce
  • Soy milk
  • Beans (any kind)
  • Canned vegetables (any kind)
  • Canned fruit (peaches and pineapples)
  • Canned spinach
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Cannes pasta sauce
  • Seltzer water
  • Spices
  • Hot sauce
  • Rice
  • Vegetable broth
  • Pasta (penne, elbows, spaghetti)
  • Cake mix
  • Frozen veggies (any kind)
  • Frozen fruit (strawberries, mango, pineapple, blueberries)
  • Pretzels and chips (check ingredients list)


SAMPLE MEALS:
Breakfast 1 - Oatmeal: 21g protein
Quick oats (1/2 cup) - 5.5g protein
Soy milk (1 cup) - 6.3g protein
Frozen strawberries (1 cup) - 1g protein
Peanut butter (2 tbsp) -  7g protein
Breakfast 2 - Cereal: 12g protein
Cap’n Crunch (1.5 cups) - 5g protein
Soy milk (1 cup) - 6.3g protein
Frozen blueberries (½ cup) - 1g protein
Breakfast 3 - Tropical smoothie: 18g protein
Soy milk (1.5 cups) - 10g protein
Frozen pineapple (½ cup) - 1g protein
Canned peaches (½ cup) - 1g protein
Oats (½ cup) - 5.5g protein
Breakfast 4 - Breakfast cookies (20g protein)
       Quick oats (1 cup) - 10g protein
      Applesauce (½ cup) - 3g protein
       Peanut butter (1 tbsp) - 3g protein
      Soy milk (½ cup) - 3g protein
      Cinnamon
Lunch/Dinner 1: Pasta and sauce with side of vegetables (17g protein)
Elbow pasta (serving size) - 7g protein
Hunt’s garlic and herb pasta sauce (1 cup) - 2g protein
Canned peas (1 cup) - 8g protein
Lunch/Dinner 2: Chili with rice (26g protein)
Goya kidney beans (1 cup) - 20g protein
Diced tomatoes (1 cup) - 2g protein
Spices
Rice (serving size) - 4g protein
Lunch/Dinner 3: Spicy pasta and veggies (12g protein)
Penne pasta (serving size) - 7g protein
Frozen mixed vegetables (1 cup) - 5g protein
       Spices
Hot sauce
Lunch/Dinner 4: Rice and beans (27g protein)
Goya black beans (1 cup) - 20g protein
Canned mixed vegetables (½ cup) - 3g protein
Hot sauce
Rice (serving size) - 4g protein
Spices
Lunch/Dinner 5: Spinach and bean soup (30g protein)
Vegetable broth (2 cup) - 1g protein
Canned beans (1 cup) - 20g protein
Canned spinach (1 cup) - 6g protein
Rice (serving size) - 4g protein
Lunch/Dinner 6: Vegetables with rice (16g protein)
      Frozen vegetables (2 cups) - 8g protein
      Hot sauce
Spices
Rice (2 serving size) - 8g protein
Miscellaneous snacks and desserts
  • Mango sorbet
             Frozen mango
              Splash soy milk
  • Vanilla soda cake (only 2 ingredients) - Read this soda cake hack post
Box vanilla cake mix (make sure contains no dairy or eggs)
       Seltzer water - 1 12oz can
  • Fudge grahams
  • Frito's
  • Munchies chips
  • Pretzels and peanut butter

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