The Best 8 Packaged Vegan Foods From Walmart Under $5
Going vegan can seem intimidating for many reasons— one of them being having to change the way you shop for groceries. However, Whole Foods isn’t the only place to stock up on vegan pantry staples and plant-based frozen foods. Walmart now carries a wide variety of vegan foods, most of them at unbeatable prices. We’ve scoured our local Neighborhood Market for the healthiest and tastiest options.
Happy Healthy Smoothie Cups
These were a hit with most of our staff. They thought the convenient smoothie pack was healthy and refreshing, but some suggested it should be considered more of a smoothie base. At only 140 calories per cup, adding a tablespoon of almond butter, non-dairy milk or yogurt, and some fresh greens would still keep this smoothie under 300 calories (and add some major flavor and staying power, too.)
Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pita Bread
If you’ve been searching for a healthy bread option, look no further. Joseph’s Bakery makes wholesome, whole-grain breads, and several of their products are stocked at Walmart. Several people said this was their favorite product we tried, for its fluffy texture and nice flavor. Joseph’s pita breads have only 60 calories and 10 grams of carbs per serving, along with 4 grams of fiber! You’ve finally found the low-carb, high-fiber bread of your dreams.
Yves Falafel Balls
These ready-to-bake falafel balls were also a hit, as they crisped up nicely on the outside and were surprisingly tasty. However, some said the falafel could certainly use some extra spices or a dipping sauce to give it a little more flavor. These falafel were high in fiber and iron, while staying low in saturated fat, but a few chemical additives make these more of an occasional treat for when you need dinner ready ASAP.
Looking for more ready-to-eat vegan food finds?
Healthee Organic Turmeric Brown Rice
We were seriously impressed with the nutrition and texture of this microwavable rice dish. It also is a simple way to get one of the most powerful spices, turmeric, more regularly in your diet. However, like most microwavable rices, it was pretty bland and would best be served as an addition to curries, stir fries, or burrito bowls.
Shop Now: Healthee Organic Turmeric Brown Rice, $2.44
Gut health is the wellness trend that won’t quit, and for good reason. Drinking kombucha is one easy way for those on a plant-based diet to get the probiotics their bodies need for improving digestion, boosting immunity, and possibly even warding off obesity. Get the best deal in town on one of our favorite brands at your local Neighborhood Market.
Sweet Earth Foods The Big Sur Breakfast Burrito
This breakfast burrito stacked up pretty well for a frozen meal, as it is full of protein, vitamins, and minerals and comes in at under 300 calories. While most of us thought it was a little bland, we all agreed a little hot sauce (or salsa) would be the perfect addition to this on-the-go dish.
Great Value Organic White Quinoa
Walmart has private-label versions of quinoa, almond milk, and other plant-based staples for low prices. You can buy a whole pound of organic quinoa for only about $4 in-store, and it is a great way to boost your protein, fiber, and iron intake.
Shop Now: Great Value Organic White Quinoa, $6.97
Sam’s Choice Creamy Almond Butter
High-quality almond butter is one of those kitchen staples that feels more like a luxury—especially since some brands can cost up to $10! This option by Great Value comes in at under $5, and has no added salt or sugar. Now there’s no need to ration out your favorite nut butter!
Shop Now: Sam's Choice Creamy Almond Butter, $4.98