How I’m Saving My Health, PLUS Lots of Dollars…

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Financial Tip of the Day

I rarely post pics of food simply because rather than photographing it, I would simply rather just eat it 😊. But I was inspired to post about my new lunchtime meal for 2 reasons: 1) I’m eating healthier AND 2) I’m saving lots of MONEY doing it.

To be 100% honest, I LOVE junk food. Yes. I said it. But junk food doesn’t love me back. It leaves both my waistline and my pocketbook in worse shape. You know what I mean? Plus, I’ve committed to taking much better care of myself because I’m worth it. I want to continue to have my good health until I’m no longer here.

The truth is, I like salad, but am very picky about which ones I’ll eat. So far only McDonald’s and Chopt have had chicken salads that I enjoy and would happily eat every day. But spending about $7 a pop every day for salad just DOESN’T work for my budget.

So while shopping at Walmart recently I spotted these Bistro pre-packaged individual salads and got so excited! They cost $3 each. And while I know it would be cost even less to buy a head of salad, fixings and everything, and mix them myself, I know how I am. That’s just NOT going to happen. I’ve thrown away way too many heads of lettuce and salad fixings because I didn’t have the patience to toss together a salad once my stomach began rumbling.

Anywho, I bought a bunch of these salads, some tomatoes and a bag of breaded chicken cutlets. I baked the cutlets and diced them up. Now I just mix in tomatoes and chicken and replace their dressing with Light Balsamic Vinagrette. And I genuinely look forward to my healthy salad every day.

I feel good about my food choice AND I’m saving money in the process (which ALWAYS makes me happy). I figured out how to make my own “gourmet” salad that I enjoy just as much as the restaurant ones.

What about you? What food hacks do you have that save both your health and your wallet? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear some more great ideas from you!