Join Michaela Bach from Nutrition Health & Associates for a Cooking for 1 or 2 demonstration on December 12th, 2023 at 10 AM at Green County Human Services Multi-Purpose Rooms.
Figuring out what to make for meals can be difficult if you are cooking for only 1 or 2 people! Meal preparation can often be viewed as “too much trouble” and can often result in choices being prepackaged. This habit can quickly become boring, expensive, and can sometimes lead to health concerns. Home-cooked meals have many benefits.
According to John Hopkins University, those who cook at home consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar, and less fat than those who cook less or not at all. This can be beneficial especially if you are treating diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Follow these steps and recipe ideas to make cooking for 1 or 2 more enjoyable!
First, shop your kitchen. When planning your meals before you grocery shop, look around your kitchen for ingredients that you might already have and want to use. Check your pantry, freezer, and especially your refrigerator, as these foods often expire first.
Next, choose your recipes. Look in your favorite cookbooks, magazines, and your own family recipes. Make note of how many servings these recipes call for and adjust accordingly. Find recipes that use common ingredients. This way you can prevent less food waste and get the most out of the money that you’re already spending on groceries.