Cooking for One

Cooking for one can be challenging, as most recipes and sale items are meant for more than one person. If your loved one is cooking for themselves, they can use these five tips from the United States Department of Agriculture.

  1. Freeze extra portions.
    Is the package of meat, poultry, or fish too big for one meal? Freeze the extra in single servings for easy use in future meals.
  2. Cook once, eat twice.
    Making chili? Store leftovers in small portions for an easy heat-and-eat meal. Serve over rice or a baked potato to change it up!
  3. Sip on smoothies.
    A smoothie for one is easy!  Blend fat-free or low-fat yogurt or milk with ice, and fresh, frozen, canned, or even overripe fruits.
  4. Order at the deli counter.
    Deli counters offer small quantities. Ask for a quarter pound of roasted poultry and two scoops of bean salad or marinated vegetables.
  5. Use a toaster oven.
    Small, convenient, quick to heat! They’re perfect for broiling fish fillets, roasting small vegetables, or heating up a bean burrito.


Last updated: 01/01/2018

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