The only supplements that I can determine that are required on a plant based diets are B12 and EPA/DHA which source is lab grown algae.
The cheapest way to get our B12 is probably one 2500 microgram sublingual, chewable, or liquid supplement of
cyanocobalamin once a week.
Becareful, the kirkland version isn’t the right one. Here is an explanation:
Don’t buy me.
Methylcobalamin Form of B-12 (this type of B-12 is not good)
I buy this one. It is a two year supply. I have no affiliation with Swanson.
I take this once a day.
At most Wendy’s you can get 2 orders of salad (toss the cheese) and 2 baked potatoes for about $10.
However, for something more interesting, this website and mobile app can help you find a place nearby.
Another list of places I didn’t know about
Brenda Davis does a great job explaining a topic that can be confusing. Bottom line – sprouted whole grains are the best. I like sprouted buckwheat as part of a morning cereal. It is fast, like in less than 48 hours. I had no luck sprouting oat grouts. I bought Bob Oat Groats
http://www.bobsredmill.com/organic-whole-oat-groats.html. They are hulless. “Hulless whole oats are available, but they may not sprout well. Choose oat groats still in the hull for best results” http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/sprouting/how-to-sprout-oat-groats/
It seems that not all foods are created equal. This will be a page that captures interesting foods that I uncover that have magic properties. Right now this section is dominated by Dr. Greger. If you don’t know who he is, soon you will.
Broccoli Sprouts – The magic ingredient is sulforaphane. Say that 4 times fast.
Turmeric (plus a little black pepper)
Goji Berries (called Amla powder) is cheap.
When I send a URL to more than three people, I am going to post it here:
Useful food recipe – This gal Hannah makes a mexican fiesta bean salad and an Indian type dal that’s great to make in bulk.
5 Epic Low-Fat Vegan Recipes For Weight Loss
Scrambled Eggs like using tofu
Interesting Cheese Like Idea