Helpful Tips to prepare Healthy Meals for One or Two People

Some people may find it difficult to prepare healthy meals for one or two people when you used to cook for an entire family of four or more. Don’t short change yourself. You can still cook healthy meals even when the household is decreased to one or two persons. And you can do it without having to spend a lot of time or money!

Here are 5 tips to get you started:

Eat  a grain food at every meal

Make it whole grain as much as possible. Grain foods including breads, rolls, crackers, pasta, tortillas, cereals and bagels provide valuable energy and many nutrients and are naturally low in fat.

Eat a protein-rich food at every meal

Protein helps the body repair tissues and fight infections. Protein-rich foods include meat, chicken, fish, peanut butter, nuts, cheese, milk, dried peas, beans and lentils.

Eat a fruit  and vegetable at every meal

Fruits and vegetables contain nutrients and fiber, which helps maintain regularity.

Make extras

While preparing a meal, take some extra time to prepare extra. Freeze the extras in single-serve containers. You might spend more time upfront as you cook and prepare extras, but in the long run it will save you time.

Eat a wide variety of foods

Variety helps you get all essential nutrients and makes eating more fun. Check out this new grain couscous and ancient ones like spelt, kamut, amaranth and quinoa. Include them when you can These ancient grains were staples for ancient rulers and fit for you too. Find them in your grocery store.You may just like them.

Now it’s your turn! Leave a comment below and let me know your tips when it comes to healthy cooking for one or two! 

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