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How To Eat Healthy For a Week on a Vegetarian Diet With Only $20

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Did you know over five years those who eat meat gain more weight than non-meat eaters? And girl does those years add up! Several studies prove that vegetarians have a lower risk of obesity, hypertension, and a lower risk of developing diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. With that said, you cannot just cut out meat and instantly be healthy if you are still filling your body with junk food. A healthy vegetarian diet consists of lots of fruits and vegetables, high-fiber, and whole-grain foods.

Don't know where to begin on your vegetarian journey? Are you fearful of "whole food" prices? PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT'S got you covered! We created the most delicious meal plan within a $20 budget to help you make it through the week on a FULL stomach! That's right Sweat Sister with just $20 you can eat like a healthy vegetarian, and your wallet won't hate you for it! Now let's get shopping at our local Walmart where we can find the lowest prices!
 

Walmart Grocery Shopping List 

Brown Rice $1.26
Eggs $1.16
Spinach $1.98
Apple $0.94
Whole Wheat Bread $1.08
Beans $2.98
Lentils $0.98
3 Tomatoes $1.50
California Mixed Veggies $1.00
Assorted Mixed Veggies $0.77
Peanut Butter $1.18
Eggplant $2.99
Fresh Mozzarella $1.43
TOTAL $19.25

MONDAY

Breakfast: Two Poached Eggs on Whole-Wheat Toast with Spinach
Lunch: Cooked Lentils with Spinach
Dinner: Assorted Veggie Fried Rice with Egg
 
Start your day off right with a delicious poached egg sandwich!  
 
 

 

TUESDAY

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast with Sliced Apples
Lunch: Egg and Spinach Omelet
Dinner: Rice and Lentils
 
Stay on that health grind with some delicious rice and lentils!  
 
 

 

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast: Two Poached Eggs on Whole-Wheat Toast with Spinach
Lunch: Assorted Veggie Fried Rice
Dinner: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Stacks
 
Now let’s try some delicious grilled eggplant parmesan stacks!
 
 

 

THURSDAY

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast with Sliced Apples
Lunch: Cooked Lentils with Spinach
Dinner: Veggie Fried Rice with Egg
 
No need to go to a fancy Chinese restaurant when you can make your very own mouthwatering fried rice in the comfort of your home!
 

 

FRIDAY

Breakfast: Egg and Spinach Omelet
Lunch: Rice and Beans
Dinner: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Stacks
 
Nothing like a good ole breakfast omelet!
 

 

SATURDAY

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast with Sliced Apples
Lunch: Veggie Fried Rice
Dinner: Rice and Lentils
 
Peanut butter toast with sliced apples again? I hear you girl, but think of all the money your saving!
 

 

SUNDAY

Leftover day!
 
By the end of the weak you should have a good amount left over, pick and choose what you would like to eat for the day!

 

 
 
I hope this article helped you plan out your vegetarian meals like it helped me! Happy vegetarian eating! Now go save that money!  

Grace Mastronardi is a Senior at Rutgers University studying Communications and Digital Media. The New Jersey native is also a contributing writer for Her Campus Rutgers. When she’ s not writing, she can be found drinking smoothies, swimming in the ocean, painting on a canvas or hiking with her precious dog Teddy!