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Dirt Cheap Lunch at Work: Start a Salad Club

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Do you find yourself staring into the fridge at night wondering what you’re going to eat for lunch at work the next day? Chances are, several of your co-workers are doing the same. If you’d like a tasty lunch that varies daily, Create a Salad Club at work, here’s how it works…

You’ll need 5 or so coworkers willing to participate, a list of ingredients that can be rotated weekly such as:

  • Lettuce (at least different 2 types)
  • Spinach
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Hard Boiled Eggs, cut into slices
  • Croutons
  • Roasted or Grilled Chicken (sliced/cubed)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Pickled Beets
  • Olives
  • radishes
  • Peas
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Cottage Cheese, etc

Each member of the Salad club picks two ingredients to purchase and prepare and brings it into work on Monday. At lunchtime everyone gathers together, pulls out the prepared veggies and creates their own salad, buffet style.

This creates delicious healthy lunches for an entire week for under $7.50 per person, per week. That’s just $1.50 per day to eat a healthy lunch and keep your fitness resolutions!

(Each person is responsible for their own salad dressing).
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1 thought on “Dirt Cheap Lunch at Work: Start a Salad Club”

  1. This is an awesome idea, to bad I am the only one that works in the office. I am usually be my self. No one to do this with.

    But I can see this would be cool. Also if there is a large amount of people you could always go ahead and prepare measured portions in snack baggies, so you do not have a lot of people in and out of the food either. This is what I do on Saturday for the family lunches.

    There is four of us that take lunches, other than the sandwiches all veggies fruits, puddings, dips etc. are put into there containers or bags, so when I make the lunches I pull out the cake pan that they are stored in and pull out what is needed for that person.


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