Overworked, broke and unskilled in the kitchen? Yeah, me too. I mean, investing a couple hundred bucks into a Kate Spade purse that will promise you a lifetime of happiness is one thing, but forking over $15 hard-earned dollars for lunch is another. Unfortunately, the last thing I want to do after working a 10-hour day is prepare a gourmet meal.
Enter the salad. It’s the lovechild of easy and cheap. It makes all your frugal dreams come true. Oh, and something about being healthy, that’s probably important too.
Raw, sexy data:
|Buy a salad||Make a salad|
To summarize, buy lunch every day at work and that’s over $45 that could’ve gone toward shoes. Shoes, people, SHOES! Buy ingredients to make a salad, however, and pay approximately 1/5 of that. Plus, it literally takes 10 minutes to prepare a salad, 5 minutes if you don’t believe in sanitation.
*Based on NYC prices for deli chain that will not be named. **Based on Uyen’s receipt from her hoodrat grocery store. Prices may vary by location. Salad dressing not included since Uyen prefers to steal it, because paying for dressing is the bigger crime.