Updated: May 17
Groceries tend to be a budget buster category – especially now with the huge increase in food prices.
Myth: Plant-Based Diets Are COSTLY.
A common misconception is that eating plant based is SO expensive. But, if you recently purchased meat such as beef or chicken, then you know the prices are outrageous!
Do yourself a favor. Check out the prices for grains, vegetables, and beans, which are a
fraction of the cost of animal products. And, they have not been dreadfully affected by inflation.
Fact: Meat, Dairy, Prescriptions and Missing Work ARE Costly
BACON PRICES HAVE INCREASED 40% SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC
Substituting animal products with plant-based products can improve overall wellness by reducing the risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other ailments.
The cost of animal products coupled with the health benefits of eating plant based is a motivator for many to make some diet changes. Now is a great time to switch to some plant-based options for your health and your pocket. Check out these alarming statistics if you’re still not convinced:
Burgers, Chicken and Fish…Oh My!
The cost of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs has increased 13% since 2021. (cnbc.com, 2022). And, bacon ALONE has increased a whopping 40% since the start of the pandemic! (Farm Journal AG Web, 2021)
Scary Dairy Rate
Cow’s milk has increased 11.2% since 2021 (cnbc.com, 2022).
$1.3 trillion is spent annually on medical bills and hospital services (cms.gov, 2020).
Over $1 trillion globally is spent on prescriptions each year (Greger, 2015).
It’s no surprise – missing work and absenteeism due to an illness = lost or decreased income.
Take Small Steps…
What small step can you make today?
Changing behaviors with nutrition and finances isn’t easy. Taking small steps towards your wellness will ensure you stick with habits.
A mentor or coach can help guide you through the process and provide support and motivation to help you on your wellness jouRNey. Budget JouRNey is a company that embraces the power of plant-based nutrition and welcomes introducing clients to plant-based eating without breaking the budget as part of their wellness JouRNey!
You can find an abundance of recipes on Instagram or other social media sources.
Here are some resources to get you started: