Making a meal for one is a lot tougher than it sounds. You can't live on carry-out alone and you sure don't want to be eating leftovers for a week. So, what's a solo guy or gal to do? Turn to The Whole Deal
! You'll find a week's worth of Meals for One
ideas that are simple, tasty and affordable. They are so good, you just might be okay with eating leftovers.
Take a look:
MONDAY: Veggie Monday
Use the organic bread coupon from the in-store The Whole Deal value guide to make the best grilled cheese ever - perhaps cheddar with sautéed apples and onions, or mozzarella with arugula and sundried tomatoes. Add a green salad.
TUESDAY: Use Your Noodles
Toss broccoli and chicken with soy-ginger sauce to serve over our 365 Everyday Value Egg Noodles
(a Sure Deal! at $1.99 for 16 oz) and then sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro or scallions. Tip: Buy only the broccoli you need at the salad bar.
WEDNESDAY: Black Bean Soup
Purchase prepared soup from the deli, make your own with canned black beans and veggie broth adding cooked ham or bacon if you choose or find a recipe
that sounds good and make soup from scratch using economical dried beans. (If you cook a pot, freeze serving size portions for easy meals later!) Enjoy with Quinoa Cornbread
or cornbread from our bakery.
THURSDAY: 2010 Comfort Food
Create a satisfying one-pot meal by mashing a boiled or baked potato with cooked chopped collard greens. Top with slices of browned chicken sausage (coupon in the in-store guide). Freeze extra sausages singly for later use.
FRIDAY: Go Fish
Prepare our responsibly farmed
salmon or tilapia using our online recipe for Broiled Fish with Citrus and Herbs
. Serve with cooked carrots and our heat-and-serve 365 Everyday Value® Organic Frozen Rice
(a Sure Deal! at $2.99 for 20 oz)
WEEKEND: It's Soup Season
Make a hearty soup (we've got potloads of recipe ideas
) and homemade Quick Whole Wheat and Rye Crackers
. Pack and freeze leftover soup portions for heat-and-serve weekday meals.
You'll find even more affordable recipes, money-saving tips and coupons in The Whole Deal
What's your favorite meal for one?