Monday, June 27, 2016

Vegan challenge, 25 bucks to feed 3 humans for a week.

 This month groceries ran a little snug with the budget. So, I am turning this into a personal challenge!
I will be feeding my family of 3 on what I previously had in the kitchen and $25 for new items.
I will be posting daily pics of meals created on my instagram, so follow along there if interested.

What I had in the kitchen to work with:
Dry goods- pinto beans (32 oz bag dry,  16 oz bag dry, 2 cans)
1 can of black beans, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 small can tomato sauce, 1 can tomato paste,
1/2 jar of peanut butter, 1/2 bag of basmati rice, canister of oatmeal, bottle of maple syrup,
1 loaf of bread, 1 pkg bagels, almond milk, vegan nacho cheese (homemade)

Produce- half qrt cherry tomatoes, 2 sweet potatoes, 1/2 vidalia onion, 5 bananas,
2 small bell peppers, 2 cucumbers

Freezer- 2 bags of peas, 1 bag corn, sour kraut, frozen banana pieces

Farm market haul - 10 bucks and some change

Aldi Haul - 14 bucks

Currently I have 32 oz of pintos soaking which will be divided for baked beans and re-fried beans for tacos.

Meal plan ideas include:
Baked beans over rice
Sweet potato/black bean tacos
Pasta with broccoli
Loaded oven fries with homemade salsa and vegan nacho cheese
Balsamic rice with veggies
Oatmeal pancakes

pb sandwiches or left overs

Smoothie bowls, granola (i will make tomorrow), oatmeal, toast

I love when the opportunity presents itself to think outside the box. What are your favorite budget meals?

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