Just because you're cooking for just one or two doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste or health for your convenience. And eating well doesn't have to take a toll on your time or your budget. See what we mean with this meal plan straight from the pages of The Whole Deal value guide. You get a week's worth of supper ideas and recipes that are simple to prepare, have your health and your wallet in mind and best of all…they taste great!MONDAY: Veggie MondaySpread warm refried beans over a tostada, top with a fried egg, spoon salsa all over and serve with a quick lettuce, fresh corn and cherry tomato salad.TUESDAY: 2010 Comfort Food
Make pesto. Don't know how? Start out with our "Learn to Cook" Simple Pesto recipe. Toss pasta with pesto and broccoli. Freeze leftover pesto (like money in the bank!) or use it on a sandwich tomorrow.WEDNESDAY: Midweek GrillingGrill our simple Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese. Serve with wilted greens and your favorite whole grain.THURSDAY: Salad for Supper
Make Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes and Almonds. For a shortcut, pick up a rotisserie chicken, saving the remaining chicken for lunch tomorrow.FRIDAY: Date Night TGIF with a simple romantic meal (cheaper than a restaurant!) of smoked salmon and Cypress Grove Li'l Ziggy cheese. Add a salad, baguette, grapes and wine!WEEKEND: Summer Send-Off
Grill chicken sausage kabobs with loads of veggies. You'll find a coupon for $1.00 off The Original Brat Hans Sausages (or Wieners or Meatballs) on page A9 of the in-store The Whole Deal. Ask guests to bring sides. Designate a cupcake maker to bake Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cupcakes with Orange-Cream Frosting.Got any more good food ideas or recipes that feed one or two well? Please share! We'd love to hear them and I'm sure our readers would too!