Is there is too much of this in your life?

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Microwave dinners and fast food may be quick and easy meal options in your busy life, but these eventually take a toll on your physical and mental health.

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With less money and just a little more time, you can have fun creating your own healthy and nutritious meals for one!

Make A Plan

Identify what you have and plan your meals before shopping for groceries.

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At the grocery store:

  • Stock up on non-perishable staples.

  • Look for shortcuts like washed and pre-chopped vegetables.

  • Buy ingredients you can use for multiple meals.

Get Comfy

Get familiar with some easy recipes for quick and no-fuss meals!

  • Sandwiches

  • Quesadillas

  • Stir-fries

  • Pasta dishes

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Do a quick Google search for simple, fast, healthy recipes to fall back on. Yummy!

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Adapt & Experiment

Don't be afraid to mix it up with:

  • condiments

  • sauces

  • spices

  • leftovers

  • whatever else you have on hand!

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You don't have to please anyone but yourself!

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Quiz

You are tired and hungry after a long day at work. You find leftover roast beef and a bag of chopped veggies in the fridge. You already ate out for lunch. What do you do for dinner?

Scale Down

Use a conversion chart to adjust regular recipes to smaller portions.

Keep this accessible in your cooking space or your phone.

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Alternatively:

  • Make a two-person meal and eat the leftovers the next day

  • Cook multiple portions and freeze the leftovers

  • Invite a friend to join you for dinner

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Quiz

You have been craving your mum's lasagna for a while now but the recipe she gave you serves six people. What could you do?

Take Action

Get started today!

Now cook like no one's watching!

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“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne

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