No. of Recommendations: 3
It is hard to cook for one. Half the stuff I buy for dinner goes bad before I use it....buy a bag of spinach leaves....eat 2/3rds then rest is kaput...same for cans of stuff, or carrots - you can't buy a 1/4 lb of carrots at a time. Or a 1/4 chicken or even half chicken in most stores. And if I cook a whole chicken, then I need to eat chicken every other day for a week.

No it's not. It is hard to eat raw/fresh for one. Cooking, not so difficult. Broccoli keeps for a while, carrots too (I usually buy 2-5lbs at a time). Raw spinach can be a challenge but I tend to eat it before it goes bad (great in quesadillas and in between two slices of Little Ceasar's $5 pizza). Cooking for one is EASY. First, I start by doubling the recipe. I eat the first meal fresh and then save 2-4 servings in the fridge for leftovers that week. I then freeze 2-6 servings individually to reheat as leftovers... cheaper and MUCH better than storebought frozen meals.

Now if you don't chose to cook, eating out can be done on the cheap but for the most part not cheap and healthy (and if at a full service restaurant by the time you figure in a fair tip you've bumped the price up a bit). If you don't include your labor cost it is almost impossible to come out ahead eating out... heck, even buying a $4 bag of salad ($2 or less on sale) and throwing half of it away is cheaper than buying a $9 salad at a restaurant.

FoolNBlue (Eats out almost exclusively for the social aspect)
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