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Cooking for One
Cooking for One
1/16/13 2:07 PM
Hello, I'm single and live on my own.
I don't mind cooking meals but I can never eat all the leftovers before the food goes bad.

Does anyone have any ideas or recipies for a one person dish or even a two person dish so I would have leftovers but still be able to eat it all, without it going bad.

If anyone could help me that would be wonderful!! emoticon Thanks so much!!
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RE: Cooking for One
1/16/13 2:10 PM as a reply to cebaugh.
I would just try to keep it as simple as possible. Make chicken or some sort of fish for dinner with veggies. No leftovers if you do that. Same with the rest of your meals. Make whole food meals and you will never have leftovers. Thats the easy way of doing it!

Corrie
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RE: Cooking for One
1/16/13 2:13 PM as a reply to cebaugh.
When I buy food, I buy a ton of freezer bags and just portion stuff out so that whether I am cooking for just myself or my family, i can just pull it out of the freezer and thaw it out. Just don't freeze before portioning it out.
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RE: Cooking for One
1/16/13 2:24 PM as a reply to CoachCorrieMac.
Thank you. emoticon
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RE: Cooking for One
1/16/13 2:25 PM as a reply to ashleybilky.
thank you emoticon that's a good idea. I do freeze stuff but never thought to portion it out.
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RE: Cooking for One
2/4/13 9:25 AM as a reply to cebaugh.
I'm the only one in my house following a meal plan and I've found that Ziploc's new "Perfect Portion" bags are awesome. You can wrap up individual chicken breasts (or whatever you may be freezing) and just pulled one chicken breasts out at a time to cook. emoticon
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RE: Cooking for One
2/11/13 4:38 PM as a reply to cebaugh.
I usually cook a staple like beans, chicken or rice and then only add seasoning or sauce to the amount I'm going to eat for that meal. Then I store the leftovers without any specific flavoring so I can use them for different meals. So I might use chicken in a taco salad the first night with spices and salsa, but then night two, I add it to some quinoa with teriyaki sauce. That way I don't have to eat the same meal multiple nights in a row, I just have pre-cooked staples I can add different flavors to.

I also carry my lunch in a bento box, which allows me to pack smaller portions of leftovers along with other food. Because the leftovers are not my entire lunch, I don't feel like I've been eating the same thing for every meal.
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RE: Cooking for One
3/1/13 5:04 PM as a reply to cebaugh.
One thing you can do is find a good healthy recipe for turkey or chicken chili and freeze the leftovers. When you're ready to use it you just thaw it out in the fridge or microwave. Makes for a quick lean, healthy meal.
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