Eating for $11 (£6) a week (vegan)

$11 Australian dollars is equal to:£6.15 British pounds$8.12 US dollars€6.97 EuroSo recently I’ve had a lot of messages asking how I’ve managed to travel for now three years and eight months.One of the many answers to this question is: Cutting back on the things you want, just buying the things you need.Asking yourself if you need it, or just want it is (for me) the easiest way to save money. Sounds easy right? Well actually it can be really difficult. It’s a known fact that the strategic layout of a supermarket has been carefully designed to make you buy more food and things you probably don’t need.Another way I’ve been saving money on this road trip around Australia is by sleeping in the boot of my car every night for four months… But let’s save that story for another blog post.So I’m going to start by delving into what I’ve been eating each week during this road trip around Australia.All the foods listed below do not need refrigerating or freezing, which is why they are perfect for a road trip.Obviously if I am living somewhere with facilities I’ll swap most of the things on this list for fruit and veggies from local farmers markets. Even then I never go over $15 per week.Okay before we do this particular road trip food list I must note that everybody’s body is different, this is just an example of how I save money on food per week.Shopping List ⁃ One loaf of bread: $1.50⁃ One Rockmelon: $3.00⁃ Instant Noodles for one week: $0.60 ($1 pack of 5)⁃ One can of peas: $0.80⁃ One can of can of sweet corn: $0.80⁃ Three apples: $0.35⁃ 100g of pasta: $0.65⁃ One jar of pasta sauce: $1.50⁃ Muesli bars: $0.80⁃ Bakes beans: $80Meal PlanMonday.Breakfast: Two slices of bread with vegemite.Lunch: Half a rockmelon.Dinner: Half can of chickpeas, half can peas, half can sweet corn.Tuesday.Breakfast: Two slices of bread with peanut butter.Lunch: Muesli bar and apple.Dinner: One packet of instant noodles.Wednesday.Breakfast: Two slices of bread with peanut butter.Lunch: Muesli barEarly Dinner: Big portion of pasta with pasta sauce.Thursday.Breakfast: Two slices of bread with vegemite.Lunch: One apple.Early Dinner: Big portion of pasta with pasta sauce.Friday.Breakfast: Two slices of bread with peanut butter.Lunch: One packet of instant noodles.Dinner: Half can of chickpeas, half can peas, half can sweet corn.Saturday.Breakfast: Two slices of bread with peanut butter.Lunch: Baked beans.Dinner: One packet of instant noodles and an apple.Sunday.Breakfast: Two slices of bread with vegemite.Lunch: Half a rockmelon.Dinner: Leftover pasta.So there you have it. A cheap road trip food plan for around $11 a week that can be cooked using only a camping stove and one saucepan.Happy road tripping, happy money saving.⁃The Lost Girl

4 Comments

  1. Wow! Well that certainly is saving you money Betty, but it’s not giving you all the vitamins you need. I guess I could manage on that if I was just driving but I dont think it would give me the energy to do long hikes. I’ll feed you up when you get home 🙂 xx

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  2. I would be starving on that diet! and thinking of nothing but food! I admire the minimalist approach to life (financially) but there is something to be said for a real good blow out delicious meal!

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  3. Hey Beth! I have enjoyed watching your blog grow over the last few weeks. Your content is interesting, relatable, and helpful in helping us prepare for our move to Oz! We leave in exactly one month. Over the past few months, I have been transitioning to a dairy free, mostly plant based diet. This post is refreshing. I love reading that Will and I will have affordable options for simple and healthy foods while on the road. I didn’t know that “rock melon” was another term for “cantaloupe”…I had to use Google! I personally can’t wait to visit the local markets.

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    1. Aw thank you guys! Please message me on insta if you have questions about anything (bank stuff, etc etc) you guys are so sweet and I wish you all the happiness on your travels 😍 I can’t wait to see all your pictures and blog posts!

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