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Cooking for one

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I have been staying in a hotel for 3 nights before I move into my studio that I am subletting in Austin. I've had the excuse of not having a kitchen or microwave and that is why I've had to get every meal out... but now that isn't going to be true! I will have a full kitchen in my studio. I have a really hard time cooking for one. In New York, I go through phases where I will be really optimistic and cook for one just fine, but then I will easily get really sick of it because I absolutely hate eating the same things over and over again. Plus I think healthy food can be super boring and I usually don't have that much time to cook since I am in class and rehearsals all day. The last thing I really want to do is come home and cook for an hour. And in NYC, there are a lot of places that deliver right to your door. Literally anything you want...any hour of the day.. 24/7. To be honest, I think that is a huge part of why I gained weight. I had french toast delivered to my door every Sunday. I'm not going to go into what else I had delievered. Anyway, I'm a little nervous about doing this. I have this idea in my head that I will just buy a bunch of lean cuisines and have those for dinner. I really like them! I find them to be tasty and I like the convenience. I read somewhere that it's good to boost them with a glass of skim milk and a piece of fruit. So, for now that is my plan. It takes a lot of thinking out of the equation for me. Maybe I'll get more adventurous, but for now I'll see where that takes me.

Btw, if anyone has any suggestions about how they like to cook for one, PLEASE share with me!

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    Oh, wow this Snap Kitchen thing looks amazing!! Whyyy doesn't this exist in NYC, yet?!!
    1716 days ago
    Thanks, guys! Great advice :) I appreciate your support.
    1716 days ago
    I understand. I've eaten quite a few Lean Cuisine's in my day. I try to stick to the spa collection as it is a little cleaner, but it's really best to use these only in an emergency because they are still processed food. Austin is a very healthy city, so you should be able to go to a Whole Foods & get healthier fare. They may also have healthy take away places like Snap Kitchen or you may find a place that will deliver a week's worth of meals based on a calorie plan. When you cook, just cook for the one meal. Keep it simple. Have a piece of fish with a salad. Cook a chicken breast with a baked sweet potato. I find cooking enjoyable because it allows me to experience food without eating it. Hope this helps. emoticon
    1716 days ago
    Get the Sparkpeople cookbook. I cook out of it nearly every week and the food is SO delicious. Most meals have four servings so you could easily halve the portions so you didn't get bored. xoxo
    1716 days ago
    I don't really know how to encourage you - but my advice would be to get some books on simple, quick, cooking for one recipes - and, well, teach yourself - cos those ready-meals aren't going to be the answer long-term.
    Good luck! (is there a Spark Team on here for cooking for one?)
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