GROCERY SHOPPING FOR ONE

Help me! What are your tips for shopping healthy and not being wasteful in your shopping trips for one? I often end up throwing away half a loaf of bread, deli meat, fruit, veggies, etc. and don't want to keep doing that.
  1. Seems like a great idea to get tons of apples or an entire bunch of bananas, but it just stresses me out. Go with a couple of each, and pick ones not yet ripe.
    Suggested by   @theranman
  2. Use your freezer! Take frozen foods out as you need them.
    Suggested by   @weimsworld
  3. Make one big trip and stock a pantry with non-perishables and spices. Then you can easily stop for a small amount of fresh veggies/meat for a day or two, based on what's good, in season, etc. and have all the basics at home to make a meal. There are lots of good"stock a pantry" lists online.
    Suggested by   @jennifergster
  4. Suggested by   @jaidub
  5. Building on @jennifergster 's suggestion: There are also great lists online for meals with freezer-friendly leftovers. I love sealing up the rest, Sharpieing (not a word) all over it and being surprised six weeks later when I come across it again.
    Suggested by   @theranman
  6. You have to look carefully, but there are surprisingly healthy and tasty frozen meals out there, too.
    Suggested by   @theranman
  7. Compare nutrition labels and opt for the healthier option
    Stay clear of trans fats and watch the sodium and sugar intake!
    Suggested by   @mchelle
  8. Pinterest!!!!
    And buy lots of Tupperware!
    Suggested by   @brittmaag
  9. Plan out your meals for the week before you go shopping so you know exactly what to get and how much of it.
    Suggested by   @laur
  10. Freeze half your bread from the start for next week and then toast it so you can't tell.
    Suggested by   @estherlimtf
  11. Don't be afraid to ask for two slices of ham. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Suggested by   @estherlimtf
  12. Reuse veggies in meals and reach to the back for the fresher ones (you'll need the extra two days)
    I.e. Carrots in spag bol, carrot sticks, carrot and leek soup
    Suggested by   @estherlimtf
  13. Pack food into one-person portions like soup bases, seafood chunks and salad bits. Makes it easier to grab and defreeze when required.
    Suggested by   @aida
  14. Keep track of what you don't use... And stop buying it! Make a large dinner & have the leftovers as lunch. Shop in season-- it just tastes better & will be cheaper. Figure out a few basic flavor profiles & keep those seasonings on hand. Use your oven! Roasted veggies are easy to make & delicious. Eat leftovers within 3 days & write the date opened.
    Suggested by   @grumpus
  15. Always keep chicken/vegetable stock in your cupboard.
    You never know when you might need it for something because it has a use for many recipes!
    Suggested by   @margaretyoko