There are more single households in United Sates today than married, according to the latest Census Bureau Report. The New York Times points out, “what is more, just a fifth of households were traditional families — married couples with children — down from about a quarter a decade ago, and from 43 percent in 1950, as the iconic image of the American family continues to break apart.”

The Personal Chef Approach isn't just for families

The Personal Chef Approach isn’t just for families

Many of us won’t bother cooking for ourselves. With no one there to appreciate our labor of love, and a long exhausting day at work, it’s just so much easier to grab a take-away. However, those hidden calories can sneak up on us fast, plus you have no idea what quality of raw ingredients were used to fix that meal, and it gets expensive.

Grocery stores also seem to conspire against us. I get so annoyed over having to buy an entire loaf of bread when I can never get through much before it goes stale (I used to be able to buy half loaves in England). The same goes for how meats are packaged and most frozen goods as well.

Thankfully, the Personal Chef Approach offers singles another option. The best part of all? Singles only need to cook once or twice a month to enjoy healthy homemade dinners at home all month long! Here’s how it works:

1). Most of us do go out to socialize at least once or twice a week, so you probably only need 20-25 meals a month.  I know, that sounds like a LOT to cook, but keep reading…

Step 4 cook

Cook all four servings, then package and store individually

2). Set aside a few hours on a weekend, and cook all four servings of the 5 meals on the menu plan (making 20 servings total). You should still have enough variety to keep you happy.

3). Package each serving individually, then cool completely before storing.

4). Keep 2-3 meals in the refrigerator for the next few days, and freeze the rest. Do the same when your plans change last minute – instead of wasting that already prepared dinner, you just pop it in the freezer for a later date.

Heat to eat in as little as 5 minutes!

Heat to eat in as little as 5 minutes!

5). Defrost your dinners (as you need them) in the fridge overnight, then heat to eat in minutes when you get home!

Bonus Tip: With a little practice, your cook dates will go much faster.

You’d be surprised how many dollars per month you’ll save by cooking your own meals, less food will go to waste, you’ll feel better, look better, and it’s faster and easier than waiting for delivery or going through the drive-thru. With a low membership fee that more than pays for itself in savings click to join today.

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  • January 31, 2014
    1:06 pm

    Julie Anne,

    As a single gal, I can vouch that the PCA works great!! It’s also a fun get together with a fellow girlfriend to prepare the meals and split them up. A shared cost in groceries and fun afternoon of cooking and chatting! Great fun and a way to shake up the usual dinner date to get together!