I was eating lunch just now and my coworker said my salad looked SO amazing and healthy! Then she took it back when she found out I bought one of the ingredients pre-made rather than making it myself. (OK, two if you count the perfect salad dressing, still perfect).
I really hate this mentality. Some people do better on diets involving cold-turkey giving up of foods or complete reinventions, while others find it more convenient to slowly change their habits. Either way, you can get where you want to go! If the only fruit you have access to is canned fruit, it’s still better than a salad made of mini-Snickers. If frozen vegetables are more convenient for you than fresh, they are still better than French fries. It just doesn’t seem productive to nitpick people about the relative value of their food choices. (If we were both doing Whole30 together, that would be different.)
It gets my goat because I don’t even enjoy coming up with creative lunches, but I do it for the convenience and cheapness — and both of those are served just as well by the occasional culinary shortcut. I’m just over people judging my lunches (uh, clearly).