Episode 22 – Save Money on Plant Based Groceries

Listen to “Save Money on Plant Based Groceries” on Spreaker.


Let’s help you save money on groceries. In a climate of rising food prices, we take a look at where plant based foods fit into this landscape and how to do plant based on a budget. Guest Colleen Montgomery, a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Certified Plant Based Health Coach and owner of Wellness Within LLC, provides meat v. plant based comparisons with great money saving tips and recipe ideas.

In this episode you’ll hear:

3:15 – Eating plant based foods is expensive: Fact or fiction?

5:15 – Cost comparison: Ground beef v. tofu, lentils and black beans

6:50 – Will plant based proteins give me enough protein?

8:40 – Tofu summer rolls

9:45 –  Lentil tacos

13:30 – Budget friendly pantry staples

18:30 – Top spices to have in your pantry

21:20  – Colleen’s thoughts on buying organic

22:05 – Buying in bulk

22:40 – Buying produce in season

23:05 – Should you buy frozen fruits and vegetables

23:25 – Comparison Shopping: App downloads and digital coupons

24:15 – Batch cooking

24:45 – Limiting your food waste

26:15 – Do plant based foods freeze well?

Guest link: https://www.wellnesswithinhealthcoach.com/

Another episode with Colleen: https://alternativefoodnetwork.com/plant-based-diet/episode-18-heart-health-benefits-of-a-plant-based-diet/

As referenced in this episode:For 25% off on a year subscription to Prevention Magazine, enter code “PLANTS” at checkout at prevention.com/plants (limited time only). 

Plant Based Pantry Essentials: https://alternativefoodnetwork.com/plant-based-diet/episode-12-plant-based-pantry-essentials/

Environmental Working Group “Dirty Dozen” List: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php


Sound Recording and Editing: Will Crann