Cooking for One: Tips and Tricks for Creating a Great Meal

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre under Healthy Living
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If you find cooking for yourself difficult, you’re not alone! Most recipes focus on cooking a meal for an entire family. This makes it hard to find something to make that will be nutritious and satisfying for one person.

If you’ve been struggling cooking for yourself, here are some easy to follow tips that will make cooking meals for one much easier.

Utilize Your Freezer

With a freezer, you’re no longer limited to purchasing only small quantities of food. Instead, break large packages into single servings before storing them in your freezer. Items to consider freezing include meats, breads, vegetarian “faux meat” options and more.

Use Common Ingredients More Often

Keep cooking for one economical by making recipes that incorporate basic ingredients such as canned meats, pasta, eggs, sauces and vegetables.

Have leftovers from dinner? Consider repurposing them into a new meal. For example, leftover spaghetti sauce can be stored in the freezer until you cook up some pasta next week.

Shop Smart

Purchasing food from bulk bins allows you to bring home small quantities of ingredients you need – thereby eliminating the chance for any waste.

Take a look around your local bulk foods store or even the bulk bins at the grocery store to see what is available. Nuts, pastas, dried fruit and more can be found in bulk bins. Knowing what foods are available in bulk can help you plan your grocery shopping accordingly.

When you need a small piece of meat or a specific type of cheese, don’t forget to utilize the deli counter for individual-sized portions.

Consider the Advantages of Cooking for Yourself

Yes, cooking for one tends to be lonely – especially if you’re used to cooking for more than just yourself.

However, there are plenty of benefits to cooking for yourself, too! For one, you no longer have to create meals that will suit peoples’ tastes other than your own. This leaves you free to create all of your favourite dishes!

You are also able to cook on your own schedule. Don’t feel like eating dinner until 8:00 pm tonight? Then don’t! The most important thing to remember is to create nutritious, substantial meals that will provide you with the energy and nutrients needed to go about your day.

At Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre Inc., we care about your wellbeing. That’s why we offer a wide range of services to help you adjust to loss after losing a partner. Check out our grief support resources or contact us for more information about our wide range of services.

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