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Easy Meals to Make for One in Short-Term Housing

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Published Date: 2022-11-29
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When you’re hungry and alone in an unfamiliar kitchen, it might be hard to think about dinner plans without reaching for the take-out menus. Keep in mind that it’s certainly possible to prepare meals just for you in your temporary living space without the stress or mess. In fact, preparing food at your interim home can help save you money and time, as well. With the right menu, ingredients, and recipes, you can cook the easiest and tastiest sustenance for all of your mealtimes.


Besides the obvious cereal and milk or oatmeal and sugar method, you can try some other breakfast meals that don’t take much time or cookware. For example, with just a couple of eggs, a bit of butter, and little water, you can make a fluffy self-care omelet in as little as three minutes.

Using your personal preference, you can add cheese, bacon bits, packaged lunch meat, or maybe a garnishment of parsley for added flair. Just like that, you’ve only used one pan, minimal ingredients, and you’re ready to start your day.

If you chose to have an omelet every morning, you’ll only have to find room in your temporary fridge for a carton of eggs and a dish of butter. You can alternate your daily breakfast routine with easy-to-make, single-pan pancakes, crepes, or smoothies.

Easy Meals to Make for One in Short-Term Housing


Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., you’ll likely find yourself with a hankering for something. Despite our big appetites at lunchtime, this is the best time of the day to consider eating small portions, so your day doesn’t get bogged down with the 2 p.m. slump.

Before you cheat and go to your nearest diner or fast-food establishment, try pre-preparing a quick deli sandwich. If you didn’t use your lunch meat or cheese for your omelet at breakfast, now you can slap them on your favorite type of bread, slather on a little bit of your favorite condiment, and maybe add a bed of lettuce, and voila! You have yourself a rather healthy and simple lunch.

If you’re feeling fancy, you could put your sandwich in the microwave to make it a melt or replace the bread with a tortilla to create a wrap.


You’re back at home after a long day of hard work and it’s time for your rewarding main meal. The best dinner in a limited living space is one that satisfactorily fulfills you, and doesn’t take a lot of preparation, space, or time. 

A homemade calzone, for instance, can take less than an hour and less than 10 ingredients to complete. All you need is pre-made pizza dough, pizza sauce, oil, and toppings of your choice. Your toppings could include as little or as much cheese, pepperonis, or fresh vegetables as you see fit.

Just divide your dough into small circles, fill them, fold them, bake them, and enjoy them. In case you’re not feeling a pizza night, you could consider stuffing your calzone with another favorable ingredient, like chicken, or ground beef. With just the meals mentioned here, you’ll have brief grocery trips and won’t have to stuff your fridge with items you may never use. You can enjoy your stay without breaking the bank, and you can enjoy your meals without breaking your back.

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