We love to eat a salad every day and I tend to mix it up with whatever we’re having for lunch/dinner.
I know all grocery stores sell the ready to go mixed salad bags for around $4 or more a bag. This is a great idea for anyone that doesn’t have a lot of time. As my husband would always say people would pay more just to save them time. With one income we always want to stretch each dollar and we know with the time we put into it we can save a lot to help out so many people and animals in need. With that said~ here’s my way to save on eating healthy and it doesn’t take a lot of time at all. It will also save you a lot of money in the long run.
I usually buy romaine lettuce when there’s BOGOF promotion at Giant. The cost for two is $3.99 and that will usually last us for more than a week since we’re a family of two. If Giant doesn’t have a promotion (they usually do) on romaine lettuce I’ll just buy it at Target. I buy almost everything I can from Target; the five percent savings from our debit card really helps us.
Pick the best looking and heaviest bag of romaine lettuce you can find since the store doesn’t charge by pound. A bag of romain lettuce usually has three fresh hearts.
A ready to eat salad bag is good enough for two servings and it’s usually $3 per bag with a good sale/coupon. I always add in tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, red onion and everything else that you see in a salad…we buy everything we need to make our favorite salad when we buy the romaine lettuce. It’s still less than $3 per bag.
The time it takes to prepare our salad (romaine only) less than five minutes.
•Chopping one romaine heart into bite size pieces will take me no more than one minute.
•The time it takes to rinse the romaine heart very well and using our OXO salad spinner to get all the water out usually takes less than three minutes.
•Chopping all other vegetables to add to our salad and repeat with the rinse and spin process will take me another five minutes.
As you can see from the picture~ on the plate is one beautiful and very fresh plate of romaine lettuce and we still have five more hearts left. One romaine heart is usually good enough for both of us for one lunch/ dinner.
The cost for six fresh romaine hearts, $3.99 or $0.67 per romaine heart. Combining all the special fixings and other vegetables for our salad~ it’s estimated to be around $6.50 for twelve salad servings.
If you were to buy six bag of ready to eat salad in a week that would be $18 and not counting the time driving, buying and standing in line to buy more ready to eat salad in the week (if you only buy one or two at a time)
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