Vegan Meal Prep for the Week for $20 (in one hour)


Recently, I gave myself a challenge: to make a full week’s worth of food (working week = 5 days) for $20 and to make it as easy and simple as possible – mainly because I don’t like spending 4 hours in the kitchen. I always stress the importance of meal prep, especially for people who are busy and on-the-go. Meal prepping is a great way to save time, money and also eat healthy.

An intense meal prepping session can also be time-consuming however, which is why I try to keep mine as simple and easy as possible – and cheap, of course.

Since I’m a big fan of these types of “money saving challenges” and I haven’t done a challenge like this in a while, especially since coming back to Canada, I decided to give it a go!

$20 Five Day Vegan Grocery Haul (Everything in Canadian $):

(Note: to my pleasant surprise, there was no tax added on top of the groceries I bought… Usually where I live in Canada, GST is added on top of whatever price is shown. I guess not for grocery/food items? …mind blown!) 

  • Instant Oatmeal – $2.00
  • Bananas (0.945kg @ 1.70/kg) – $1.61
  • Chickpeas (540ml can) – $0.77
  • Corn (341ml can) – $0.87
  • Dijon Mustard – $2.00
  • Diced Tomatoes (796ml can) – $1.00
  • Stuffed Olives – $2.00
  • Black Beans (540ml can) – $0.77
  • Long Grain Brown Rice (900g) – $2.24
  • Smoked Tofu – $2.49
  • Bag of Broccoli (from the reduced pile) – $1.00
  • Penne Pasta (900g) – $1.17
  • Baby Spinach (142g) – $1.00
  • Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.97

TOTAL = $19.89 + $0.05 (plastic bag charge) = $19.94

To see everything I made, please watch my video!

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