For those of you following me on my Going Vegan on a Budget Challenge, I thought I’d share another tip with you for saving money on a specialty diet…. keep an eye out for online deals!
If you’ve not taken advantage of the FREE $10 Vitacost credit yet, you might just want to do that. As a reminder, you can get an email good for $10 off your purchase of $10 or more when you sign up for Vitacost via my invite link.
I wanted to share with you some good ideas for how you could use this coupon to save on items that you may have difficulty saving on otherwise…
Amy’s Soups! I love these! They are organic, and many of them are vegan, too. If you’re not sure which to try – I recommend the Fire Southwestern Roasted Vegetable and Thai Coconut Soup. I just had the Black Bean chili for lunch, and it’s tasty and filling, too. These soups range from about $2.50 – $3 per can.
Red Star Nutritional Yeast. I picked up one of these myself and have been using it for my B12 intake. It’s a mild-flavored food that can be added to soups, stews, pastas, sauces, and I even used it last weekend to make some killer vegan sausages with vital wheat gluten. It’s priced at $4.76. I plan on saving the container and reusing it with bulk nutritional yeast going forward.
Chia seeds – they aren’t just for growing! They are packed with omega-3s and protein! I’ve enjoyed these in smoothies and hot cereals for good nutrition. This tub of organic chia seeds is just $7.49.
Bob’s Red Mill. I LOVE this brand so much! Vitacost offers a huge array of Bob’s Red Mill products! One of my favorites is the 10 Grain Hot Cereal. It’s only $2.73 for a 25 oz bag, and you only need 1/4 cup per serving – so that one bag would make 17 servings! As a point of comparison, a box of cereal usually contains 8-10 servings. This is what I actually ate for breakfast this morning. I like throwing in a handful of dried fruit – such as raisins, currants, or goji berries in with the cereal to soften while it cooks. Then I top with almond milk, cinnamon, a little syrup or a sugar substitute. At 6 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per serving, it makes for a very nutritious and filling breakfast!
Bragg’s Liquid Amino. Caveat here – I’ve not personally tried this item – yet – but I plan to. I keep seeing it pop up in many of my vegan recipes as an all-natural, vegetarian seasoning. It’s also non-GMO which is always a plus. The small bottle is just $3.22. (If you’ve tried this item, could you let me know your thoughts?)
Whether you are dairy-free, Gluten-free, or meat-free, chances are that Vitacost has the items to support your unique diet! To search for them easily, head to the Food/Organic tab and then you can search by diet type!
PLUS, Two Free Samples!
Here’s one more tip: when you go to place your order, make sure to add a couple free samples, too! You can add up to two FREE samples onto your order. I found several varieties of organic tea. Yum!
Remember that you will still have to pay shipping, which seems to be priced at around $5. So in my mind, this works out more like a really hot coupon which is why I think using it on items that are hard to save on otherwise makes the best sense. I’d love to hear what you’re able to snag!
Snag your FREE $10 Vitacost credit here. (And then remember the code will come to you in a separate email – so you’ll want to watch your inbox!)