Daily Harvest: Plant Based Meal Subscription Service

Endless delicious options!!

Have you heard of Daily Harvest? It is a plant-based meal service that you can subscribe to. They expanded their offerings from just smoothies, soups, and Harvest Bowls, into Lattes, Oat Bowls, and Chia Bowls. I am thinking of subscribing and checking it out. I love how easy they make eating healthy. It can be daunting to come up with new recipes, and these are freezer friendly!

So, Here is how it works:
Daily Harvest sends these cups filled with fruits, vegges, spices, and grains. You can store them in your freezer. Either heat the cup up on the stove or in the microwave, blend it into a smoothie, add hot water to make it into a soup, or add milk of your choice to the chia bowls.

The point is that it is so easy to make yourself a quick meal, and if you work in an office, going out to lunch can be expensive. At least with these, they are about $7 a cup, but will save a lot of time, effort, and planning. I think these are a good alternative instead of going out for lunch. The smoothies can be kind of expensive, but they sound delicious!

Even if you are not interested in a subscription service, check out their recipes! You might be inspired, you never know!

This is not an ad, I am genuinely interested in finding out if this service is a good one. I love to try subscription services, it can be for food or anything, really, so I am excited to have come across Daily Harvest. Have you tried it? Or, another subscription service? If so, let me know in the comments below.

Here is their Strawberry + Peach Smoothie:



Part 3: Expenses and Budgeting for Everyone

Expenses and Budgeting. Let's get to it. No one wants to, because we don't want to limit ourselves, but at the same time, we know we need it because we need to limit ourselves and not let our money get out of control!

My Cousin told me they wanted to move out to California, so I decided to write a three part blog series and this is the final post in the series! The other two blogs in the series are 1. Renting VS. Buying, and 2. Salary VS. Actual Pay.

Today, we are talking Expenses and Budgeting. A long time ago, I found a worksheet, but I am unable to find it again online. I have this one on my computer, and I am giving it to you in both Excel and PDF form. The excel sheet should calculate everything for you. PDF, will not calculate, but it is a great, one sheet, printable.



Part 2, Salary VS. Actual Pay & An Actual Paycheck In California

Now, Salary VS. Actual Pay. In the last blog, we looked at Renting Vs. Buying in Los Angeles and we will be looking at Expenses and Budgeting in the next blog.

In this blog series, we are talking about three topics:
1. Renting VS. Buying
2. Salary VS. Actual Pay
3. Expenses and Budgeting

If you are wondering what it would be like to move to California, I am here to give you insight.
I have a family member who would like to move out here, but doesn't seem to grasp what it would be like for them out here.
I know they are just tired of the snow and dealing with the cold, but taking a beat and understanding what they are getting into will set expectations and you can benefit, too.

2. Salary VS. Actual Pay:
Salary, or Gross Pay, is what you are making, before taxes and insurance.

Actual Pay:
Actual Pay, or net, is your paycheck after everything has been taken out. Essentially, it is what you are taking home and able to use to live on.

So, what is the actual pay of someone in Los Angeles who, like my cousin, is Single, has no dependents, and no health insurance? Here is a paycheck breakdown for someone like that, single and has no dependents, living in Los Angeles from a friend of mine.
My friend makes $17.50 an hour, for about 8 hours a day, with overtime (time and a half) if he works more than 8 hours a day, so I am going to use a friend's paycheck to show the breakdown. After two weeks, and 79 total working hours, this is what his paycheck looked like in California:

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