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.
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Fitness Minutes: (24,159) Posts: 10,420 11/17/08 4:45 P
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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current weight: 198.0
Fitness Minutes: (83,751) Posts: 10,851 11/17/08 9:19 A
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!
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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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