Check out those grocery delis – some are HUGE and have like 50+ items. You could be doing extra work for the same price. Look for marinades and salads. Last night I found an INCREDBILY delicious dish for the same price had I made it myself. You do have to tell them to pour off the marinade (that reduced the cost by 2 dollars for me – when I asked them kindly to pour that off and reweigh).
Apple slices (provides delicious light sweetness)
Sunflower seeds (just a few)
Kale (one of the ultimate foods of all time)
Radicchio (I’m a bitter lover so I LOVE radicchio)
There may have been vinegar added; I didn’t see or taste a single drop of oil anywhere – it was fantastic and light – I was SO impressed! They also had a delicious marinade dish of celery, green and black olives, bell peppers, banana peppers.
Check out those delis. Experiment, taste test a few, see if some are the same price as if you had made it yourself. Sometimes items are vegan – you may have to ask. I have complained countless times over the years when everything on the deli/salad bar has mayo, meat, cheese or noodles. It is like – wait are there any green foods without bacon flecks? I was so happy to find some gems out there. It’s a great way to treat yourself!