We’ve all heard the saying, “You get fit in the gym; you lose weight in the kitchen.” Even the hardest exercise combo can’t help you slim down the way a healthy, balanced diet can. The web is full of healthy recipes for every specific diet and lifestyle, but often these recipes make too much food for just one person. And while you can store away uneaten food, even the best tasting meals get old after a few days of the same thing. Instead, try one of these one-one-one recipes: one meal, one person, one day.
If you want a delicious burrito bowl with less calories, try out this recipe for a fresh burrito bowl. You can change up the recipe a little to fit your specific diet (like Paleo or vegan). Whichever way you like it, you’ll be saving a ton of money over going to your favorite Mexican lunch joint.
There’s also these variations on the classic egg sandwich that will add protein to your lunch and also use up any extra ingredients stored away in the fridge.
For a bright spinach salad with berries, try this avocado strawberry spinach salad. With springtime flavors and ingredients packed with nutrition, this salad is a healthy choice that won’t leave you wanting more.
Put those extra ingredients to work again with this easy BBQ chicken cobb salad. You can add in bacon for an extra kick of saltiness or modify the ingredients list based on what you’ve got on hand. This is a great lunch you can make the night before and take to work in the morning.
As a bonus treat, reward yourself with this sweet pumpkin chocolate-chip muffin. The recipe makes just one muffin and can be gluten free. Enjoy it!
Cooking small portions of food allows you to try new recipes without wasting food. With careful planning and a weekly meal plan, you can cut down on how much you purchase at the grocery store so that you’re only buying exactly what you need. Best of all, combining a healthy, portioned diet with exercise can lead to great results in the gym and lead to greater overall wellness.