Meal planning for one and cooking for one? I got you covered. Knowing how to adapt recipes for smaller quantities or what to do with the seemingly endless amount of leftovers can be overwhelming. I’ve created these weekly meal plans for one that include healthy recipes, cooking hacks and tips for how to adapt for one person!
These weekly meal plans for one have kind of become a thing over here. In case you missed them, check out the past few weeks of meal plans. Don’t forget to pin and save for later!
You’ll notice that with each meal plan, there are duplicate ingredients used in the recipes. This is one of my tips for meal planning to avoid excess waste at the end of the week. By utilizing the same ingredients multiple ways, you’re able to use up what you have while also saving money on your grocery bill.
This week’s meal planning menu flavor theme is Asian with a little comfort food mixed in.
The Asian Cabbage Slaw can be easily turned into mason jar salads for the week as an easy meal prep staple and any leftover ingredients can be used up in the stir fry. Plus, the frozen broccoli for the soup can also be used in the stir fry. It’s a win all around!
Not only do these weekly meal plans make sense from an ingredient perspective, they are balanced nutritionally, too.
For example, I know that some people are sensitive to a lot of beans in their diet. Even though they are a fantastic source of plant-based protein and fiber, I try to limit bean-heavy meals to one per day.
With every meal, the goal is to get a combination of protein, healthy fats and fiber to satisfy hunger and cravings, keep blood sugar levels stable, energy levels up and boost your overall health. This is what I call, the perfect trifecta.
Are you ready to get cooking?
Before we do, make sure you have a copy of my FREE Meal Planner Kit that includes a printable weekly meal plan template to complete your plan for the week!