Last weekend I was on my own as Rob left to visit his parents in Cleveland on Friday and I wasn’t leaving for Detroit until Monday. (He drove from Cleveland to Detroit with his parents and I met his sister’s family at the airport). It was nice to have those two extra days to get organized before the holidays. I spent Saturday running last minute errands and wrapping gifts. Then on Sunday I did laundry, packed, cleaned, etc before flying out on Monday morning.
I find that I am much less motivated to cook when it’s just for myself. This weekend was especially challenging because I knew I would have to throw out any leftovers that I didn’t eat. I tried to finish up what we had in the house without buying too much else. So this is what I ate on Sunday, because I didn’t think to take any pictures on Saturday:)
I woke up at 5am and was freezing so I went downstairs and drank coffee near the fireplace. Then around 7:00 I made breakfast: eggs scrambled with spinach, bacon, and a slice of Laura’s whole wheat banana but gingerbread that I made on Friday; with more coffee and some green juice on the side.
I did some yoga later in the morning and then spent some time working on blog stuff. When it was time for lunch, I tried to use up extra food that was in the fridge. I ended up making a random salad of spring mix, couscous, and rotisserie chicken.
After doing some housework I drank this Gingerberry Kombucha while working on a training plan. It’s still the only flavor I have tried, and now I am nervous to buy anything else!
I had no idea what I wanted to do for dinner. I had some veggies in the fridge which I knew would go bad so I roasted those and ended up eating them with a frozen pizza. Not very exciting but did the trick! Unfortunately the other half got thrown out.
After dinner I had some dark chocolate as a snack. I passed on the wine knowing there would be plenty of that throughout the rest of the week!
Do you cook meals for one if you are eating alone?
How do you plan out what you will eat before leaving for a trip?