Table for one


Mia Wilchcombe, family and consumer sciences agent for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension in Lake County, wants to help people fix healthy meals for one or two people. She knows it’s sometimes difficult to do because most recipes are prepared for four and some people just don’t enjoy leftovers. In her blog on the UF/IFAS website, she offers these tips for buying food for one or two people:

  1. Purchase grains (especially whole grains) in bulk and freeze small packets.
  2. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in small amounts and at various stages of ripening. Also take advantage of frozen or canned fruits and vegetables.
  3. If you buy meat in bulk, freeze in one- or two-portion packets and don’t forget seafood, eggs, beans, nuts, seeds, and soy products for protein.
  4. Buy milk a pint or quart at a time.

Watch the upcoming events section of the website for periodic classes on healthy cooking for one or two to get even more information and recipes.