Still think it’s expensive to live a meat-free lifestyle?
Three Cork college students are on a mission to prove that following a plant-based diet can be easy on your pocket too.
To launch their new website, The Nasty Vegans, savvy vegans Angie, Úna and Dev came up with a way for other students to eat a filling vegan menu for less than the price of a bag of chips.
Shopping mindfully in supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl and Tesco, the trio purchased everything they needed for two weeks of meals and snacks for a total of €36.08.
That works out at just €2.57 per day.
For lunch, you can choose from veggie bagels, soups and homemade hummus – all easy, hearty options to keep you fuelled at work or college.
Dinner is quick and filling, with the Nasty Vegan’s own sweet potato pie on the menu, alongside mushroom pastries with potatoes and broccoli and another filling soup.
Angie told Yay Cork:
“As students, each of us are living on a budget. Videos like the Live Below The Line Challenge on YouTube inspired us to create our own series here in Cork, for example Caitlin Shoemaker’s video on living on $1.50 a day. So we decided to start the #2FiddyChallenge.
A lot of work has gone into our website and it’s still a work in progress, but we are so excited to share our ideas and see where it goes!”