Recently, a friend gave me some helpful feedback on my blog & the possible directions I could take it in. As another 20-something-year-old living the city life and trying to balance work and friends, she admitted that weeknight dinners often are neglected. More specifically, healthy & quick weeknight dinners for only one person seemed impossible to produce.
Thinking about it for a minute, I realized she was right. Almost all of the recipes out there, even most of those on my site, are intended for at least 2 people. That’s not to say that one can’t make these recipes and simply save the leftovers for lunch or another dinner, but with hectic work schedules & late nights, many of us don’t feel like coming home and making an elaborate meal.
I knew that this was something I could help fix and at the very least prove – anyone can make healthy & quick weeknight meals! And although it may not be as glamorous as a roasted chicken or braised short ribs, healthy weeknight meals for one force you to be creative which makes cooking fun.
So, I plan on bringing you my daily weeknight dinners along with any tips and tricks I think you’ll find helpful when it comes to cooking for one. And of course none of this would be realistic if it wasn’t done on a budget. I don’t have a specific number in mind but will keep everyone in the loop on what I buy each week at the grocery store . Typically, I spend between $20-$30 a week but the foodie in me sometimes splurges here and there!
Now a couple of disclaimers:
- I am not a registered dietitian nor do I have any type of degree in nutrition. I am, however, very interested in the nutritional benefits food provides & I strive to eat a balanced diet without deprivation.
- As I do have a special person in my life, my meals are not always for one and sometimes I do make a double recipe either to use later in the week or freeze for another time. Unless noted, though these meals are for one.
- There will still be plenty of not-so healthy and not so quick recipes posted here on Blissful Bites. Because, honestly, life is just too short not to eat blue cheese burgers & crumb cake.
I hope some of you reading this will find this helpful (there are people reading this out there, aren’t there!?) and as always, if there is anything you would like to see featured or if you have any questions please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.