Eating for One: It’s all in the preparation!

Cooking for one should be simple and easy, but most things are packaged for multiple servings. The problem is, I like variety. I hate cooking something and then having to eat it throughout the week just so that it doesn’t go to waste. But, with a little preparation and planning, (and even if your cooking skills are less then perfect) you can make healthy, tasty meals for yourself.

meet stefAs a young girl, I loved to watch The A-Team. My mother let me watch because no matter how many bullets were fired, no one got shot. My favorite character was Hannibal. He was the planner, the one who saw the big picture and made it happen. Who can forget his famous line, “I love it when a plan comes together”? This is how I feel in the kitchen. Life is crazy busy and, many times, we resort to the easiest choice instead of the healthiest. Driving home form work, it seems so much easier to just pull into some fast food joint and not worry about cooking when you get home. I have been there; I was there just this week. Fast food has it’s place, but, when relied on too often, it negatively impacts both your health and your wallet. With a little prep and planning, you can have fast, fresh meals for yourself that are health and easy.

Planning your Menu

As a personal chef, I would sit down with a family and work out what they were going to eat for the next two weeks. Sometimes the menu would be very specific, but a lot of times there was wiggle-room to allow for seasonal foods,

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