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