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Dirt Cheap Lunch at Work: Start a Salad Club

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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