Trade off's are the least desirable alternatives of a decision. This week, I wanted to make a salad. I could have made my salad with lettuce, spinach, broccoli, or celery. I chose lettuce. Celery was my opportunity cost. while broccoli and spinach were my trade offs. I also chose chips to go with my salad. I could choose between Doritos, Hot Cheetos, or Takis. I chose Cheetos, making Takis my opportunity cost and doritos my trade off.