Corporate Housing BlogTravel Tips › 8 Meal Ideas for a Party of 1 in an Extended Stay

It’s exciting being in a new city. You get to try the local cuisine, experience restaurants you’ve never been to before, maybe let colleagues or clients treat you to the best steak in town… but dining out too often can put a strain on your wallet and your belt. Or if you’re in temporary housing because of work, you may not have the time or the energy for a wholesome meal between meetings and learning your way around.

Worry not! Here are 8 simple, fast, and tasty meal ideas for a party of 1 you’re sure to enjoy.

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Veggie Sushi Rolls

These are guilty pleasures without the guilty calories. Sure the hip new sushi joint around the corner has an all-you-can-eat sushi menu, but how fresh are the ingredients? It’s always better to know your roll.

Veggie Sushi Rolls

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Emergency Chicken

GADZOOKS! You got off work at 5 but have a conference at 6. You can buy fast food, spend money you don’t really have, and feel bogged down halfway through the first presentation, or you can stop at “home” real quick and cook these up in less than 15 minutes. Grab a side of chips!

Emergency Chicken Meal

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French Omelet

So you’re not exactly a morning person or a cereal person. Good thing this hearty option is ready in 5 minutes. Speaking of 5 minutes… think about how many more times you can hit the snooze button with all that extra time!

French Omelet

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Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl

Just because you may not be on a regular routine doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go. This meal is packed with superfoods that’ll give you the energy to get you through the day without dragging you or your weight down. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl

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Monte Cristo Sandwich

This quick meal puts some life to your lunch. There are about 10 different flavors that’ll leave your taste buds salivating for more. That you can count on!

Monte Cristo Sandwich

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Man Eggs

Not a culinary genius? Who cares! This recipe is so easy even a caveman can make it. Fry them, scramble them, boil them. Only 5 minutes to prep and 6 minutes to cook; 3 minutes if you like them runny… like you when you’re behind schedule. Eek!

Man Eggs

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breast with Roasted Green Beans

You could spend $60 at Chez Maison for this fancy meal or spend under $20 if you opt to make it yourself. What you do with that extra $40 is totally up to you (*cough* white wine *cough*).  Add candles for ambiance.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breast

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Seared Salmon Garlicky Green Beans

It’s simple, healthy, garlic-y… You can experiment any way you want with this dish and still not get it wrong. How about asparagus instead of green beans? Do you like your salmon seared, fried, or grilled? The options are endless-y.

Sear Salmon and garlic green beans

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What’s the best meal you’ve made while away from home? Share your recipe in the comments.

About Rafael Henriquez:

Rafael (Raf) is the Targeted Content Writer & Strategist for ForRent.com, CorporateHousing.com, After55.com, and ForRentUniversity.com. He helps create, edit, and plan content that connects current and potential renters with apartment and property managers and owners. When Raf isn’t busy writing, he spends a great deal of his time performing sketch and improv comedy, hanging out at the beach, and looking at memes on the Internet.

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