Cooking for One? Tips & Recipes for Delicious Single-Serving Meals
1. Avoid Prepackaged Foods
Everything from produce to spices comes in containers these days and the quantities these items are sold in are not always thrifty if you’re cooking for one. If you can, buy in bulk so you can get the exact amount you need, even if it seems ridiculously tiny. Only need 3 mushrooms? Then buy 3 loose mushrooms and skip the 8-ounce package unless you have plans to use them. Also, take note of what you’re buying. Is the price per each or per pound? Per pound gives you more flexibility. Don’t be afraid to break up a bunch of broccoli crowns or bananas (if they’re being sold by the pound!).