This is a huge problem for me. It isn't just the healthy eating issue, it's also a matter of budgeting. Even if I eat several of the same meals in a row or freeze things, there is still waste. And, who wants to eat 12 to 18 of the same meals in a row. I've found a couple of cookbooks for 1 to 2 servings, but not one for crookpots. So I stowed my larger one and bought a new smaller one. It has helped a bit.