Foods that are never worth paying the extra few sheckles to have pre-prepared
When if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself
- •GuacamoleToo much filler, not enough avo, not chunky enough, too expensive. Will the supermarkets ever get this right? No. They are incompetent.
- •Anything mayonnaise-basedPotato 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.
- •OatmealYou 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.
- •This cover more or less depicts the volume of the package's contents
- •Fruit saladWeirdly, 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.
- •Okay somewhere between store-bought and this neurotic masterpiece should yield acceptable results.
- •SmoothiesLet'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?