November 9, 2014

Dinner for One.

If you have a husband that is in the military or works a lot, you probably know what it's like to have to cook for one. 

Most nights, I have to dig deep to even find the motivation to cook at all because it's never fun eating alone and even less fun trying to find healthy options to cook for one person.

I've decided to start blogging about my meal plan for the week, once again, to try and hold myself accountable for my choices.

Weekly food shopping for just myself has also posed a problem lately with actually getting a chance to use the fresh foods that I purchase before they go bad. Here in Hawaii, anything perishable has to be refrigerated; otherwise, you can expect it to go bad within a couple days. Because of this, I have resorted to going to the commissary or grocery store every few days or on an as-needed basis. 

I have also found, that with an active lifestyle, where I am not always home for lunch and/or dinner, it's better to plan for just a few meals at home in the event that I do not make it home in time to cook. This has also been helping to save money and avoid buying food that goes bad before I have a chance to eat it.

Here is my [dinner] meal plan for the week.

(The original recipe actually calls for grilled chicken, but I'm doing it with Mahi.)

Do any of y'all have advice for cooking for one?


Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

These look delish! I'm going to get back to you on FB about your question. I had to do the same thing before I was married! You can totally do this girl.

Jen said...

It is tough cooking for one! I always made meals that I could freeze and reheat. It made it so much easier on me.

Lisa C said...

I'm useless when it comes to cooking for one. My options are frozen dinners, cereal, or toast.

Elizabeth T said...

Yum! I love these options! I'm afraid I have zero motivation to cook when the husband is gone so I usually go for cereal, toast, fruits, and rice. Which is horrible! I'm hoping you'll inspire me with this series!

Stephanie said...

I am impressed that you make these for yourself! I usually go to cereal or macaroni beef in a can..I am such a grown up.

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