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I do a lot of 'cooking for one' and I've got a hectic schedule. So I plan my recipies on Sunday and cook ahead what I can, for example chicken breasts, I make stir fry from one, and just plain for another; I make more rice or pasta for two days; and i've tons of vegies (peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, etc.) that I can stir fry or use in salad. Meatloaf is done in muffin tins and frozen individually, as well as lasagna, and meatballs for my sauce; my sauces are frozen in little containers and so forth. And for my sweet tooth, a small 'angel food and strawberry's with a dollop (2 T) creamwhip.
I Googled "Cooking for One" and thousands of web sites came up. . . I chose this one, it's 'cooking for 2'...
If you cook for 2, then you have leftovers for lunch the next day or you can freeze it for later meals.
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In addition to the other suggestions, you might try adding nuts or beans to salads, they make a nice addition. Also beans with grains supply a whole protein. There is a grain called Quinoa, we started using that some, it provides a complete protein and it great as a salad or used the same way you would use rice. I find that alone it is a little tasteless but with made with broth and seasonings it is quite good.
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I use Egg Beaters for breakfast. Sometimes canned chicken breast in my salad or soup for extra protein.
Welcome to the team and you must be doing the right things because you've dropped 5lbs already.
Ania from Australia
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I googled protein lists on line to get a copy to put on the fridge to keep me aware.
You can look around and find articles on nutrition and protein specifically under the Healthy Lifestyles/Nutrition tab, but generally to add protein you can add even protein rich vegetables like beans rather than meats. Good luck!
Suzie Sheepsfeet, as named by Pamela (WifeONC)!!
Hi! I've been learning my way around the SP sites for two weeks. This starts my first week at Healthy Diet Habits. I like the tracking, yet I haven't been planning ahead. Meals have been low in protein. Any quick ideas on cooking for one??
Edited by: MONTANA-PAM at: 11/17/2008 (00:27)
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