When if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself
  1. Guacamole
    Too much filler, not enough avo, not chunky enough, too expensive. Will the supermarkets ever get this right? No. They are incompetent.
  2. Anything mayonnaise-based
    Potato salad, cole slaw, egg salad, tuna salad. None of these sound-appealing to me. Mayo requires a light touch, and sadly, these preparations often wind up swimming in the stuff.
  3. Oatmeal
    You can make oatmeal for dirt cheap and make it as customizable as you want. I don't want to pay 6 bucks for a few tablespoons of sugar-laden cake-y muck. Steel-cut or not, keep that flashy branded cardboard cup to yourself.
  4. This cover more or less depicts the volume of the package's contents
  5. Fruit salad
    Weirdly, this item directly contradicts my other list extolling the virtues of pre-cut fruit. But it's a sham what markets and restaurants alike peddle as the nutritional maverick of the sides menu. 80% soggy melon, 10% mealy brown apples, 9% sadness, and a grape. Yes, cutting fruit is like, well, cutting fruit. It's that bad. But a well-composed fruit salad is worth your effort.
  6. Okay somewhere between store-bought and this neurotic masterpiece should yield acceptable results.
  7. Smoothies
    Let's simplify the fruit salad for the laziest among us, and just toss it all in a blender. There's no excuse here. Smoothie making is not an art. It's a short cut. And if the short cut is still too much to handle, then what are you doing here?