eat healthy cheap

if you’re a student like me, you probably don’t have much time or money to make nice food (we’ve all lived off ramen/bread at least once). allow me to introduce you to my super easy, cheap, creamy, delicious vegan pumpkin soup. this is my absolute favourite autumn meal, especially now that the november chill has set in. I love to sprinkle seeds and some parsley from my lil plant on top and have it with lots of yummy homemade bread. keep reading for the recipe & a price breakdown 🍂✨

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Soba Buddha Bowls (vegan)

A super easy vegan dish that I’ve been loving lately! Something about laying out a “Buddha bowl” is so therapeutic. This is also pretty cost efficient, since Soba is fairly cheap. You could also swap our some of these veggies for frozen edamame or canned chick peas to make it extra efficient for your budget.

Ingredients:
- Soba (the T&T brand one comes divided as four servings. I made two servings, one for me and one for Momo)
- Veggies of your choice! I used Diced cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped green onion, sliced bell pepper, and torn kale massaged with sesame oil and a sprinkle of salt. 
- Per serving: 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tsp sesame oil, salt and pepper to taste
- Extra sauce: 2 tbsp sesame oil, 3 tbsp rice vinegar, 3 tbsp soy sauce

Instructions:
1) Prepare the soba as instructed on the packaging. Drain and since well with cold water. Transfer into a large bowl (if making more than one serving) and drizzle with 1 tbsp rice vinegar and 1 tsp sesame oil (per serving). Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper. Use tongs or your hands to toss the noodles.
2) Prepare all your veggies and set aside.
3) To prepare the Buddha bowls: Add your noodles to the centre, and arrange your veggies around. You can get creative with this!
4) I liked to prepare an extra sauce to drizzle on top as a dressing. In a squeeze bottle, I just combined 2 tbsp sesame oil, 3 tsp rice vinegar, and 3 tbsp soy sauce. I gave it a good shake, and just brought the squeeze bottle to the table with the Buddha bowls. That way everyone can use as much or as little dressing as they want.
5) ENJOY!

There is a widespread myth that eating healthy is more expensive than eating junk. This is absolutely not true! If you purchase healthy whole foods and prepare them yourself you will save money and stay satiated longer than if you eat junk food!

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New video! 

So i’m starting a new series called vegan on a budget! This is my intro video where I explain to you some basic tips I have if you’re on a tight budget and also introduce this new series! 

It will be a 10 part video series full of cheap, healthy and affordable vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. There are many videos to come, each video featuring a new, cheap and healthy vegan recipe.
I will also put the cost of the entire meal together and compare it to a normal meat based dish so you guys can see for yourselves that veganism is affordable! 

I hope you guys enjoy it and find it helpful! I will try to get 2 videos per week up for this series, if not more :) 

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qpbGKjQ18M)   (watch in HD) 

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Food Weighouse haul! Sunflower seeds, raisins, mixed vine fruit, sultanas, golden raisins, trail mix and crystallised ginger. All for about £5! Dried fruit is my favourite treat and lasts forever so it’s worth restocking the cupboard 😁

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learn how to make vegan peaches and cream popsicles as well as pb&j protein ice cream sundaes!

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Learn how to make my 3 best beauty bowls for radiant skin, digestive health, and overall immune strength to keep you from getting sick! Have fun watching. They taste so good!

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Hey guys! This is the first episode of my Vegan On a Budget series- How to make low fat, homemade vegan pizza from scratch. Full recipe in the video, as is the complete price breakdown, enjoy!

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHlUP1H5j0)