One of the questions I’m frequently asked is “How can I make healthy meals at home for just myself?”, with the main concern being food waste. That can be a legitimate concern, but with a little bit of menu planning and recipe adjusting, there’s no reason why those of us who cook for just ourselves can’t eat healthfully!
Pinterest is a great site for recipe inspiration to get the menu planning process started. My Pinterest board “Meals for One” can be your jumping off point, along with this tasty recipe for Veggie Lover’s Stuffed Zucchini. Look for recipes that use similar fresh ingredients since those are the most perishable items at risk of being wasted. For example, this Stuffed Zucchini recipe uses kale, so I would plan to make other dishes containing kale, like this Kale & Bacon Scramble Bowl for breakfast, or make green smoothies for post-workout snacks. The dish also uses cauliflower, so Cauliflower & Chickpea Masala would fit in nicely with the weekly meal plan.
I’ll be posting more of my favorite solo meals and would love to hear what y’all love to cook at home when it’s just you!