Food and Drink

A $16 Salad… It’s Good But It’s Really Not That Good

This is what convenience is all about. I could buy all the ingredients I put in my Hale and Hearty salad on my own – but instead Bill pops over and just grabs one all done up.

But the ingredients I choose are pricey! Artichokes, Roasted Peppers, Chicken Chunks.

Cha-ching. Cha-ching. Cha-ching!!!

It’s my favorite salad – but it’s really insane. Yesterday, I was in the mood and when Bill came back with the receipt we both commented on how we should be making these at home. It’s just another THING for him to do though — I have to keep reminding myself that this is all temporary.

We don’t typically eat out when I am not on bed rest. I usually have a stocked fridge to pick from.

This too shall pass…. but not before my credit card bill plummets into the red.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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