Living alone is not a fatality. You can always lay on your couch watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones with a bag of chips in your hands, nobody will know anything, that’s for sure… But you also have another option: making yourself happy and taking care of yourself (and your body) by cooking without spending three hours in the kitchen.
Maïa Baudelaire, Nutritionist, Diet Coach, expert in eating habits and founder of her own method www.maiabaudelaire.com, gives you her tips for healthy eating and cooking without spoiling or wasting everything your wallet!
Studies have shown that people who live alone are more likely to eat poorly for several reasons. They do not know how to cook, foods cost more, the meals are not shared. So you banish the fresh fruits and vegetables, but you say hi to the prepared foods… Stop it!
Start to prepare easy-to-make recipes… We find lots of different options for 2 to 4 people, so you can freeze the rest or place it in a tupperware.
Don’t hesitate to take a look at our homemade recipes on my website www.maiabaudelaire.com and on my blog at http://blog.maiabaudelaire.com/en/category/recipe/ .
Try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables by going to the market on weekends…And if you don’t have the time to go buy fresh ones during the week you can still buy frozen ones but not already prepared ones… With this tip, you will fill up in good vitamins and minerals without wasting.
If you still forgot some veggies in the fridge, you can still do a ratatouille or even a soup, the perfect light dinner!
Legumes (dry beans, chickpeas, lentil…) are also a great substitute to meat often very expensive when you live alone… The healthy tip: eat them with starches like brown rice and pasta and quinoa to assimilate vegetable proteins.
TIP n° 5
Are your friends living close to you? Take turns by cooking and share the Tupperware… It will help you limit the food costs and not be eating the same meal during the week!