found this great site: http://www.vegsandiego.com/veg/8/Veganism_on_a_Budget.htm here is a sample: Veganism on a Budget Vegan money saving tips for San Diego | Budget Plan #1 | Budget Plan #2 Budget Plan #1 Here is a weekly meal plan that will be followed by a grocery list, approximate costs, and recipes. Every month the meal plan will change, and anyone who would like to contribute their own inexpensive meal plan ideas or recipes may submit them via email. This month's meal plan is based on three meals per day for two people. Day 1 Breakfast granola, soy milk, banana Lunch grilled "cheez" sandwiches Dinner lentil loaf, mashed potatoes/gravy, organic greens salad Day 2 Breakfast potato pancakes, whole grain toast, o.j. Lunch leftover lentil loaf and gravy Dinner organic greens salad, with broccoli, raw sunflower seeds, tomatoes, red onion, and lemon-olive oil dressing Day 3 Breakfast scrambled tofu, o.j. Lunch leftover salad, black bean soup, corn bread, salsa Dinner homemade pizza Day 4 Breakfast granola, soy milk, banana Lunch leftover pizza Dinner blackeyed peas, sesame kale, roasted sweet potatoes, corn bread Day 5 Breakfast granola, soy milk Lunch broccoli stir fry and brown rice Dinner blackeyed pea burgers on whole grain bread, leftover roasted sweet potatoes Day 6 Breakfast corn cakes, salsa, o.j. Lunch organic greens salad, tofu salad sandwiches Dinner zucchini linguini marinara, organic greens salad Day 7 Breakfast granola, soy milk Lunch leftover zucchini linguini marinara Dinner lentil soup, cornbread, organic greens salad Shopping List Essentials Bulk Produce two liters soy milk, (one plain/unsweetened; one vanilla) ($3.50) one load whole grain bread ($2.00) one 1 lb. package linguini ($1.00) two 4 oz. cans tomoat paste ($1.50) one 22 oz. can diced or pureed tomotoes ($2.00) *olive oil ($6.00) *toasted sesame oil ($3.00) one gallon orance juice ($3.00) *one 5 lb. bag self-rising white corn meal ($2.00) two 1 lb. packages firm tofu ($3.00) *tamari ($2.50) *yellow mustard ($1.00) 2 14 oz. cans black beans ($2.00) one bag frozen fruit ($2.00) at least 4 packages baking yeast ($1.00) *non-hydrogenated margarine (e.g. Earth Balance) ($2.50) salsa ($2.00) 2 lbs. granola ($2.50) 1/4 lb. nutritional yeast ($1.50) 1 lb. green lentils ($1.00) garlic powder ($0.25) onion powder ($0.25) dried basil ($1.00) cumin ($0.50) 1 lb. whole grain flour ($0.30) 1 lb. brown rice ($1.00) 1 lb. oats ($0.70) 1 cup raw sunflower seeds ($0.50) 1 lb. blackeyed peas ($1.00) sesame seeds ($1.00) 4 bananas ($1.00) 5 lbs. potatoes ($2.50) 4 sweet potatoes ($2.00) 2 lbs. broccoli ($3.00) 1 bunch kale ($1.00) 2 bunches romaine ($2.00) 1/2 lb. mushrooms ($1.00) 1 large red onion ($0.50) 1 large tomato ($0.50) 2 lemons ($0.50) 3 large zucchini squash ($1.50) 1 bulb garlic ($0.50) 1 small ginger ($1.00) *items that will last more than one week Total estimated cost: $68.00 , or $33.50 per person. now that is cool!