Top 5 Vegan Finds Under 5$

There have been a few items I have come across that are almost always in my daily routine. Not only because they are quick go-to’s but also because they are inexpensive, super delicious and versatile.

I also wanted to share my various ways I use all of these products.

My Top 5:

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All of these products prices may vary depending on where you are but the lest expensive are the yogurt cups at around 1.70$ in Calgary, Canada and the quinoa being 4.99$. I picked all of these up at Canadian Superstore but I have also seen them in heath food and organic stores.

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So Nice For Coffee soy cream beverage

I use this in my coffees, teas, and sometimes on fruit as well. Its a great substitute for regular cream and doesn’t have  strong flavour. I also really enjoy this because of the similar cream consistency. Its not like regular almond or soy milk that seem to be a little too watery for coffee, it mixes in well and makes your drink creamier.

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Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Any canned chickpeas work and although not a substitute, these are a great source of protein and I use them constantly in my recipes. If you’re trying to sub out meat, these are a great option as you can throw them in noodle dishes, soups, sandwiches and salads. They also surprisingly contain calcium, vitamin A&C, and iron. They also last long in a can so I always keep a few in my kitchen for the days when I can’t think of what to make.

Check out the ‘Lunch’ category on the homepage to find my chickpea salad sandwich!

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Casbah Quinoa

Quinoa is another staple for me as I use it more so many different recipes. It can however, be costly depending where you get it. I found this bag by Casbah and it was only 4.99 for 200g! Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.

It’s also high in fibre, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin E!

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Almond Fresh Chocolate Milk

I love these chocolate almond milk’s because they taste amazing and are great to grab when you’re in a rush. They’re the perfect chocolate milk substitute and still maintain a high calcium percent. I got a pack of 3 for under 5$ and they don’t have to be refrigerated until opened so they are also a good item to keep a few of for when you want one.

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Daiya Yogurt Cups

These are an amazing substitute for dairy yogurt and you would never tell the difference. They have plenty of flavours but strawberry is my favourite. I got 3 of these for under 5$.

Hopefully this guided anyone towards more animal free options since I know at the start it can be difficult to find whats good. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Where do you find the yogurt in Calgary! I’ve looked everywhere!

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    1. Simply Real says:

      Superstore! They have a cold ‘health’ section with them! Sometimes they’re sold out but I normally find at least one when I go! Also planet organic has them occasionally and I’ve gotten them there too

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      1. Awesome thank you! One more quick question, which store did you find the nutrional yeast/parm cheese at?
        Im so happy I found a vegetarian blog from Calgary!

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      2. Simply Real says:

        Thai vegan cafe on Macleod!! It’s so good! They’re also at the farmers market. Glad you like it!

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