Monday, November 29, 2010

Vegan Mofo: Last Day, Simply Spaghetti

Well today I'm wrapping up my last post for vegan Mofo. While I didn't get in my five posts a week, I still feel that I did pretty well.

I will do my best to continue providing information about the cost of each meal I post. It illustrates how easy it is to feed your family vegan. Check out the USDA's four different meal plans, for an idea of the average cost to feed a family. In October this year, the low-cost to moderate plans ranged from spending $148.80 to $183.70 per week for meals. Our family easily falls into this range.

Many of the meals I made this month, would be great options for public school system's cafeteria food, which is often unhealthy. There is a great campaign led by PCRM to revolutionize the lunch program to provide more healthy options to our children. Fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and protein variety, what a concept!

Items Used for Meal:

1) Organic Spaghetti ($1.00, Trader Joe's)

2) Pre-made Falafel ($2.00, Costco)

3) Organic Marinara Sauce ($2.00, Trader Joe's))

4) 1/3 Package Organic Steamed Broccoli ($1.00, Trader Joe's)

5) 2 Organic Apples, ($1.00, Trader Joe's)

Total Time Spent Making Meal: 20 minutes

Total Cost of Meal for Family of Four: $7.00, or $1.75 per person


  1. Well done for your MoFo posts - I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I'll be back.

  2. Love this post. Never thought of using Falafel in spaghetti. So sad vegan MoFo is over.

  3. It looks lovely! I am happy that I stumbled on your lovely blog - I have a 2yo vegan toddler and my wife and I are vegan. Best wishes!

  4. Thanks! It is always nice to hear good things about your blog :-)

    I'll miss vegan MoFo, but have enjoyed meeting new people. It is great hearing from other vegan parents.