Rule number one: Ignore anyone who says being a vegetarian is more expensive than eating meat.
As a former student, I know that being vegetarian was one of my financial concerns upon moving out by myself. I soon learnt that it wasn’t the vegetarian substitutes that were racking up my bill, but the snacks and extras. This can happen to anyone’s bill easily, but maintaining self control played a huge roll here. All you need to do is source out the best prices for the right foods.
I was also concerned about my intake of vitamins in between studying and having some much needed down time. My speedy meals were either pasta and a jar of sauce, toast or a pack of poppadoms with mango chutney. Let’s face it, none of those meals were giving me any form of goodness or vitamins. No wonder I was constantly tired and in a low mood!
There are so many meals you can make that keep your energy levels up as well as your stomach full. And even better, they are simple, quick and super easy, and mostly cost under £5.
As a vegetarian, I can bet that you have heard the ‘meat gives you more vitamins than vegetables’ speil from your relatives. The endless comments about ‘always eating too much rubbish’ when you’re not eating a pepper like an apple.
Well, this post is all about proving them wrong. You can snack, meal prep and sunday roast the hell out of your friends and family, and prove to them that a true vegetarian really knows how to eat well, vitamins and all.
I really believe that you can make anything if you have even just two of these cupboard essentials. Take that from a graduate who is living like a student three years on.
I always make sure I have the following items in my cupboards, mainly because not only can they be the heart of a meal, but they are also full of the correct vitamins, protein, fiber and so forth that you will need for a happy, healthy brain!
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