How to Be A Food Stamp Vegan

Featured BlogHer Network Post

[Editor's Note: Is it possible to maintain a vegan lifestyle—without sacrificing nutrition and physical health—while on food stamps? This illuminating post from Andrew Johnson shows how he stayed healthy and kept himself fed, while not getting bored with the choices he had in front of him. --Genie]

From the Giant’s Kitchen: I Was A Food Stamp Vegan

With a little under $140 a month in food benefits—supplemented by my tips from work—I managed to keep myself well fed throughout my use of food stamps. Whoever said being vegan is expensive? I even competed in a triathlon during this time and placed first in my age group, so I’d say that I was still being healthy, too.

Food Coupons

Image Credit: ieatgrass(dot)com, used by permission.

Read more from From the Giant’s Kitchen: I Was A Food Stamp Vegan at


In order to comment on, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.