>Vegan on $21 a week Challenge Rules
I saw on Twitter that VeganHope is doing something I found pretty interesting to show people that no matter what your economic status; you can afford to be vegan and be healthy! The challenge is essentially to spend $21 per person to eat in a week. You’re supposed to use the food stamp budget amount of money to make your purchases. (In TN you get more than $21/week for food stamps though; I know that for a fact. You get about $45 per week; my single friend with no income gets $180 per month…I’m wondering if the number the challenger issued was based on what her state does.) You’re supposed to show what you bought and what you’ve eaten. Part of the rules of the challenge don’t sit well with me because they don’t seem right; so there are two things I am changing (for myself anyways).
1. The contest states if you use your own oil you’re to deduct $3 from your budget. I can find oil at Dollar General stores for $1 and cooking spray is often even cheaper than that at Big Lots. I will be deducting $1 for oil, not $3.
2. The contest also says if you use your own spices then you’re to deduct $3. Again; Dollar General sells spices for fifty cents each; and getting them at Turnip Truck is even cheaper. The Turnip Truck sells spices in bulk; and when i buy just what I need for a recipe; I spend under 5 cents per spice; so I will buy spices when I need them and in the amounts I need to save money and stretch my food dollars further.
The only thing that will probably bother me on this challenge is not having my morning smoothie (which would actually fit into the budget dollar wise; but if I can’t use anything but an oven and a microwave…no smoothies.
I hope some of you decide to take part in this challenge. You’re to choose any week in the month of August ❤