Cooking for One
Tips for Cooking for One
- Plan your weekly menu ahead of time.
- Buy single servings at the meat or seafood counter.
- Learn how to scale down recipes for one person.
- Get creative with your leftovers.
- Think soups, stews, chilies, roasts, casseroles, and any kind of slow-cooker meal.
- Prepare meals and freeze them into smaller portions for later. Write the date on the packages and move older items forward to the front to avoid spoilage.
- Attend a meal at your local County/Council Commission on Aging.
- If you have other single friends, work together to share meals.
- Stock your pantry with canned vegetables, beans, fruits, and dried foods such as rice and pasta.
- Check with your local grocery store for online ordering with curbside pickup and/or delivery options.