Hey there! My name is Aly Michell and I am the pen behind Plant Based and Broke. Our mission is to show the world that it is possible to eat well and green on a budget. We’re super obsessed with finding ways to feed ourselves in a way that’s healthy, yet affordable. We want to share our discoveries and build a community of plant based eaters who also love to save a dime, or two.

We’re not striving for perfection, but for progression in trying to find ways to eating a mostly whole-food, plant-based diet on a budget.


I have always believed in the power in plants and taking care of my body. It all started when I was in college and was looking for ways to take care of myself. I had to think about food differently and change the way I felt about it. I started to eat healthier, started competitive powerlifting, and learned how to eat in a way I thought was good for me. Today, I am your regular 30-something-year-old folk who is trying to just live a life that is about affordable plant-based eating.

Plant Based And Broke