This Alternative to the My Plate Nutrition Plan Could Save You $750 per Year

updated May 1, 2019
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We’ll give you one guess what the biggest difference is between the My Plate meal plan, championed by the USDA, and the Raising the Bar on Nutrition plan, put forth by The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.

Did you guess getting rid of meat? Then you’re exactly right.

Being billed as the more economical version of My Plate, the new plan could save as much as $14 per week, which adds up quickly. And it actually contains more servings of vegetables than the My Plate plan does.

One other interesting thing to note is that My Plate recommends canola oil because it is more cost-effective, but the Raising the Bar plan budgets in for olive oil — a more heart-healthy and expensive option — and still comes in under budget. Read the Quartz breakdown comparing a daily meal plan, and see if it’s something you could switch to.