Living alone and planning creative meals that taste great without a lot of waste can be challenging for most people.
Here’s some tips to help you plan creative meals that taste great without a lot of waste:
Tip 1: Plan your meals – Go grocery shopping with a plan in place for the whole week. Make a list to include quick, healthy and tasty meals. For example, you can buy a roasted chicken and make a chicken salad, buffalo chicken wraps or a pot of chicken noodle soup.
Tip 2: Stock up on single servings – Pick up some single serving items for those nights when you don’t want to cook. For example, you can buy individually packaged chicken breasts, frozen fish fillets or individual potatoes for baking.
Tip 3: Freeze your leftovers – Cooking meals like soup still make sense to cook a big pot. Eat what you want and freeze the rest in individual serving sizes, so you can thaw as needed for a quick, homecooked meal.
Tip 4: Get creative with weekly themes – Keep your meal time fresh with theme weeks, such as Mexican week or Italian week. This helps cut back on leftover ingredients because you can reuse the same items from recipe to recipe.
Tip 5: Fresh veggies – Fresh veggies are a healthy way to add color and flavor to any meal. Cook a big batch of veggies then add them to your dinners throughout the week.
As you can see, dining alone can be filled with many possibilities and the only person you need to worry about pleasing is yourself. Go ahead and be creative with your meals by including these tips in your meal planning process.