Once you've read Cooking For One Part 1: Eight Tips That Make Meal Planning For One Easy, and Part 2: Ten Meal Ideas For One That Aren't Lame, you're ready to start cooking for one like a pro. But we get that sometimes it’s nice to have an example to put things into perspective. Here is an example of a 5 day meal plan for one using the tips and meal ideas we mentioned in Part 1 and Part 2.
Bento Box: boiled egg*, whole wheat pita, carrot/celery/pepper sticks, cheese, apple slices
*make 3 boiled eggs for the week
Shrimp Pesto Pasta (additional serving for lunch tomorrow)
Egg salad pita: mayo, chopped celery/peppers, 2 boiled eggs
Chicken Stir-Fry (see part 2 for instructions): chicken breast, mixed vegetables (peppers, carrot, celery), served over rice, top with green onion
Note: cook an additional 2 servings of chicken breast and rice for leftovers
Leftover Pesto Pasta
Quick and Easy Burrito Bowl: use leftover rice
Chicken wrap: use 1/2 avocado, romaine lettuce, tomato
Include a side of vegetable sticks and hummus
Pita pizza (see Part 2 for details): peppers,cheese, tomato sauce, additional toppings as preferred
Greek Chicken Salad: romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, Greek dressing, leftover chicken
Fish (see Part 2 for details) + roasted carrots and peppers + leftover rice
Fresh items that you may need...
Whole wheat pitas
Chicken Breasts (2-3)
Fish fillet (1)
Additional pizza/stir fry ingredients as needed
Bulk/dry items that you may already have...
Stir fry sauce
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