Cooking for one has it challenges, most revolving around motivation. After a long day it is much easier to whip up a bowl of cereal, or even popcorn, than it is to throw together a dinner approved by the food pyramid.
I have been trying though.
A few years ago my freezer was filled with frozen meals prepared by the chefs at Lean Cuisine. Eventually, I grew weary (and leery) of those mediocre meals and started preparing my own food. The change was good. I was making fresh salads for lunch, fish and chicken dishes for dinner and doing a pretty darn good job getting enough fruits and vegetables.
And then somewhere along the line I got a little lazy. My motivation to cook and eat well dwindled along with the quality of the meals I was eating. Cereal and popcorn were showing back up on the dinner menu much too frequently.
And so it's time to refocus. Tonight I looked in the fridge to see what was there and was able to come up with a nice dinner of chicken, spinach and mushrooms.
Tomorrow's menu looks like steak, spinach and Parmesan red potatoes.
I'd say that's two steps in the right direction.
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