I don't know about you, but as I have aged and only have myself to cook for my interest and energy for cooking has waned. However, I do want to eat as healthy as I can on my budget, which means no fast foods for me.
I have noticed that by the time nighttime rolls around I just can't seem to muster up the energy to go in the kitchen and turn on that stove. So I have gotten in the habit of cooking my main meal in the middle of the day. I keep it simple. I use organic ingredients as much as possible and eat gluten free. I also set a place for myself at the dining room table and take the time to relax while I am eating.
|good thing I don't make my living as a food stylist|
I always make sure to have plenty of fruits and vegetables. I start each day off with green juice.
I change up my juice recipe according to what I have on hand, but my basics are dandelion greens, organic apple, organic lemon, turmeric root, ginger root, and organic celery. It's a great way to start the day off feeling healthy.
I always seem to have a slump in the middle of the afternoon, so I eat a banana with a tablespoon of organic peanut butter. YUM!!!
My nighttime meal is always a light one. I don't like to eat much at that time of day and I am usually not hungry then. As I said, I like to keep it all simple. There are a lot of cooking for two ideas on the internet and those meals can be divided into two meals for leftovers.
Don't stop cooking for yourself just because you are living alone. You deserve nice healthy meals. It's a big part of living a simple serene lifestyle.