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The Perfect Care Package for the Cheap Vegan in Your World

As a vegan on a budget, I know there is nothing better than getting a care package full of things that I really want but are just out of my price range. Here is a guide to making a healthy Cheap Vegan care package that’s sure to satisfy your favorite vegan. 

Granola Bars
A convenient breakfast or in between meal snack that we just hate spending with our own dime. Luna and Clif bars are great because they’re all vegan and the flavors are amazing. Key Lime Pie, Carmel Nut, or White Chocolate Macadamia nut are just a few of the interesting flavors Clif offers that vegans usually can’t try. 

Kale Chips
How did something made entirely of a garnish vegetable get so expensive? A gift of kale to the cheap vegan is a break from slow baking it ourselves.

Heat and Go Dinner
These Indian Dinners from Trader Joe’s are so good and so easy to make. Perfect for the vegan working doubles. Be sure to read the ingredients though, only the Punjab Choley is vegan.

Fancy Nut Butter
Specifically Justin's nut butters. These little single-serving packets are oh-so tempting every time you pass them at whole foods. The variety of flavors (all vegan) can't be beat making them the perfect treat!

That rhyme was totally unintentional…

High Quality Dark Chocolate
Fair trade, organic, dark chocolate can be a little pricier than an average Hershey bar. Nothing says “I love you”, like chocolate.

Granola
Next to tofu, granola is probably the most famous of vegan staples, but it can get pricey compared to regular cereals. It’s light-weight and can actually hold your friend over for a week of breakfast, making it a thoughtful and practical care package accessory.

Dried Soup Mix
Another light weight complete meal that you can send in the mail. Soup is the perfect comfort food sure to warm their tummy and their heart.

A Homemade Pastry
No care package would be complete without something homemade. Use www.vegweb.com to find vegan recipes for any treat! 

A Lil Somthing Extra
At the end of the day, a care package is just another way to show your love. Adding a personal touch like a hand written note, an old picture, or an inside joke will mean more than all the granola and chocolate money can buy.

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My dill plant is wild 💛💚

My dill plant is wild 💛💚

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Check out this fan photo from @yvonnerachelle following the New Orleans Style Beans and Rice Recipe from the Cheap Vegan Archive!
Quick Cooking Tips for Dried Beans
Soak overnight - this will prep your beans for cooking and also leech out some of the chemicals that give you gas.
Add Other Ingredients - Beans and rice are good, but beans, peppers, onions, garlic, celery, etc. etc… is better!
Don’t add salt until the very end!!! - This rule is super important! Adding salt before the beans have softened can make for gritty beans.

Check out this fan photo from @yvonnerachelle following the New Orleans Style Beans and Rice Recipe from the Cheap Vegan Archive!

Quick Cooking Tips for Dried Beans

  1. Soak overnight - this will prep your beans for cooking and also leech out some of the chemicals that give you gas.
  2. Add Other Ingredients - Beans and rice are good, but beans, peppers, onions, garlic, celery, etc. etc… is better!
  3. Don’t add salt until the very end!!! - This rule is super important! Adding salt before the beans have softened can make for gritty beans.
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Shout out to CVS for promoting Healthy Living over Profits!

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Today is Cheap Vegan’s 2nd Birthday!!!
Thanks to all of the readers, new and old, that keep inspiring me to write more post and are open to learning about their food and investing in their health.Stay healthy, compassionate, and un-broke!Love,
MadisonCheap Vegan

Today is Cheap Vegan’s 2nd Birthday!!!

Thanks to all of the readers, new and old, that keep inspiring me to write more post and are open to learning about their food and investing in their health.

Stay healthy, compassionate, and un-broke!

Love,

Madison
Cheap Vegan

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Bon appetite! 

 #cheapvegan #vegetables #vegetarian #vegan #carrots #asparagus #beans #beautiful #brusselsprouts #plate #organic #meal #cheap #easy #healthy #produce #freefood #free

Bon appetite!

#cheapvegan #vegetables #vegetarian #vegan #carrots #asparagus #beans #beautiful #brusselsprouts #plate #organic #meal #cheap #easy #healthy #produce #freefood #free

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Garden to table 

From the ground 🌱

#cheapvegan #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #grow #beans #brusselsprouts #garlic #carrots #roots #salad #greens #manderines #homemade #fresh #earth #beautiful #life #nature #vegetables #produce #free

Garden to table

From the ground 🌱

#cheapvegan #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #grow #beans #brusselsprouts #garlic #carrots #roots #salad #greens #manderines #homemade #fresh #earth #beautiful #life #nature #vegetables #produce #free

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Greens from the Garden

From the ground 🌱

#cheapvegan #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #grow #vegetarian #salad #peppers #asiangreens #kale #green #greens #earth #beautiful #life #nature #vegetables #produce #free

Greens from the Garden

From the ground 🌱

#cheapvegan #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #grow #vegetarian #salad #peppers #asiangreens #kale #green #greens #earth #beautiful #life #nature #vegetables #produce #free

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All clean 

From the ground 🌱

#nofilter #cheapvegan #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #grow #earth #beautiful #life #nature #vegetables #produce #free #carrots #asparagus #roots #rosemary #colorful

All clean

From the ground 🌱

#nofilter #cheapvegan #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #grow #earth #beautiful #life #nature #vegetables #produce #free #carrots #asparagus #roots #rosemary #colorful

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From the ground 🌱

#cheapvegan #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #grow #vegetarian #dirt #soil #earth #beautiful #life #nature #vegetables #produce #free

From the ground 🌱

#cheapvegan #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #grow #vegetarian #dirt #soil #earth #beautiful #life #nature #vegetables #produce #free