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 opens in a new tab. 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 opens in a new tab 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 opens in a new tab. Serve with wilted greens and your favorite whole grain.THURSDAY: Salad for Supper
Make Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes and Almonds opens in a new tab. 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 opens in a new tab. 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 opens in a new tab.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!