The Vegan Society is marking World Vegan Day on 1 November with the launch of budget tips, a recipe hub, blogs and cost comparison research on its website – to help hard pressed Brits to manage on limited incomes during these difficult times.
Covid-19 has led to many struggling to manage on reduced incomes following a reduction in hours or redundancy. Many more people have used lockdown as a time to look at ways to reduce their expenditure on food while maintaining or improving their diet.
Many people still believe that vegan food is always more expensive than non-vegan food. While some of the latest ready-made or processed plant-based alternatives to meat and cheese are exciting, the cost can also add up. At The Vegan Society, we know from experience that being vegan doesn’t have to break the bank. Live Vegan for Less aims to demonstrate a more cost-effective way of preparing nutritious vegan meals, showing that vegan living can be affordable for all.
The Vegan Society’s research shows that plant proteins are in fact some of the most affordable sources of protein on the market:
*Research has been conducted by calculating average price per portion, across 8 major supermarket retailers in the UK. Price data is correct, as of April 2020. Full methodology available here.