Meal Prep = Money Saved
A lunch salad at one of my favorite local chains costs $12. That’s a salad made in an assembly line and given to you in a bag to-go. I use to visit that place and several restaurants every day of the week for lunch AND dinner for everyday roots book. How much do you think I was spending on food? (Answer: a heck of a lot).
Luckely, I discovered food prep. I originally bought pre-prepped foods from a local store, which I still visit from time to time. But then, one day, I thought to myself…I can do this. So everyday roots book review, I went to the Dollar General and got food storage containers for a $1 and the rest is history.
You want proof that food prep saves money? Well, this week I prepared food for four lunches (Monday – Thursday, I treat myself to eating out on Friday). I chose my menu (sweet potato topped with quinoa, chicken and avacado with broccoli on the side), made my list and hit the store of everyday roots book pdf.
4 small sweet potatoes ($1.63)
3 avocados ($1.74)
1 lemon pepper rotisserie chicken ($4.98)
quinoa (already has some)
1 head of broccoli ($1.98)
Four lunches cost me a total of $10.33 ($2.58 per lunch) and about an hour and a half of prep time. A crispy $10 bill compared to four lunches out at local restaurants that would cost a minimum of $12 per lunch (totaling $48), fuel costs if you have to drive, and the possibility of limiting your healthy food options.
Give food prep a try. It will save you money (and time in the long run), you’ll know exactly what’s in your food and your waistline will thank you.
What Does Your Fruit/Veggie Bowl Look Like?
Fill your fruit and veggie bowls full of deliciously colorful items and set it in an area you pass frequently. This will encourage you to grab a piece of fruit for a snack or make delightful dishes with the veggies. Challenge yourself to buy one exotic or new fruit/veggie during each grocery store trip. Google a recipe and take a stab at preparing it. Start with jicama!
I Love Gum
Quick tip of the day: If you’re like me….then you love gum. I love chewing gum, I love the taste of gum, and…I just love gum. Most gums say “sugar free” which may be true. But generally there is some artificial sweeter hidden in there to take sweet lady sugar’s place.
Well, if you want a truly sugar free and all natural chewing gum try Spry. It’s sweetened with Stevia (a plant) and tastes great. You can find it at While Foods or any healthy foods store. My favorite flavor is the green tea. Like everything else healthy, it’s likely a bit more expensive than your favorite brand but it’s worth the buy. Enjoy.