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Ladies have you tried a tin of cambells soup(contantrated)and a gammon steak you simply make up your pasta-warm the soup(dont forget to add a tin of water) and gammon that has been cut into thin strips and toss in the pasta-beautiful and enough for 2

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Ladies you truly are an inspiration-thank you so much for sharing the information with me/us.Im learning all the time and the help and support is invaluable.Im English so just trying to adapt some of your recipes to what we have over here-but Its fun and Im thankfull that Ive found you to help.....Joan

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I've recently found a couple of easy meals for two.

The Banquet Chicken, Brocolli and Rice frozen family-sized meal is inexpensive, and although it's four servings by package size, each serving is only 160 calories. My husband and I split this and it proves to be a nicely sized meal for us (and only 320 calories for a "double" portion). We're both very full, but no left-overs.

Additionally, I've made large dinners around 500-600 calories using the beef tenderloins that come two to a package. For sides, I use steamed baby carrots and I prepare a package of butter-flavored instant mashed potatoes using only water (gives it the nice buttery flavor but since only water is used for preparation, you avoid the extra calories!). Again, because you save on the calories here, you can have an extra portion, if you like (many of the packages come with four helpings). I can fill a plate with these three items for 500-600 calories for an evening meal, and once we've finished, we really feel like we've had a grand meal (but with no leftovers!).

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9/25/07 7:24 P

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wow theres a spark team I have been looking for all my life . lol ok maybe not that long but long enough. I am very glad I found you; emoticon

 
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I'll have to check out allrecipes... i didn't realize they had a section for fewer portions... thanks for the tip

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OK, I'm going to try putting this Kraft cooking for two e-mail on here to see if you all can click on it. If you can get it, all the recipes with a little yellow sun are healthy living recipes. You will have to use the copy and paste to put it in the url line.

http://www.kraftfoods.com/rbeOffline/070
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Hi, Lwojtyna, have fun with us!

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Hello - I'm new to this team and sparkspeople (5 weeks now). I'm from the East also, Connecticut. emoticon

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Thank you Roberta,been with sparks a few weeks now and its become a way of life for me now-so looking forward to getting to know you all---Joan

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Welcome Joan, You'll love it here!

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9/25/07 10:48 A

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Thanks Tiffany for the welcome.

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Don't ever be afraid to talk to God. When you get to know Him, you'll discover that He's not a harsh dictator, ready to punish you for every fault. He is a loving Father, wanting to comfort, help, forgive, and bless you. The assurance of God's love gives you courage to come to Him with any problem, struggle, or concern. He will always open the door so you can talk with Him as long as you want.


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emoticon , Joan! Glad you're here!

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Good Morning Ladies-hope you dont mind if I join your group,My name Is JOAN and I live in the very wet North East of England,hoping to become friends with you all and finding some usefull tips in the process,Joan

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Don't ever be afraid to talk to God. When you get to know Him, you'll discover that He's not a harsh dictator, ready to punish you for every fault. He is a loving Father, wanting to comfort, help, forgive, and bless you. The assurance of God's love gives you courage to come to Him with any problem, struggle, or concern. He will always open the door so you can talk with Him as long as you want.


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HOW ABOUT THAT! I WONDER IF WE'RE GONNA GET ANY NEW MEMBERS?

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Hey! Did anybody notice we are a featured SparkTeam this week? Cool!!
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Eating for OneTo get "Cooking Solo: Homemade for Health," a brochure of cooking tips and recipes for single people, call (800) 843-8114, Ext. 457, ...
unmarriedamerica.org/solo-essays/eating_
for_one.htm - 33k -

A brochure that you can send away for.
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Hey Team!

This week,how about trying a new recipe for one or two,and and sharing it with us. Warning: It can be habit forming,but FUN!

To find recipes- Google "recipes for one or two","cooking for one or two","single-serving recipes"

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I do the same thing, thanks for these!

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http://www.rd.com/channel/entrees/

I know...I'm on a roll here. I love finding recipes, and I wanted to share.You do have the option of ignoring my posts.

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http://search.lycos.com/index.php?src=af&q
uery=single%20serving%2Brecipes

Honestly...I haven't reviewed this site,but it might be fun.Even has ads for singles (dating) Think I'll pass on that!

Sandy
ps- watch out for the add-ons and toolbars.Some links are just advertisements for junk. You just have to sort through them(when/if you have the time)

Edited by: IT*SNEVER2LATE at: 9/22/2007 (22:24)
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http://www.cookingalone.com/index2.html

I found a "Cooking for One" site. There is a 30-day trial offer,and then if you decide to join,they charge your credit card $17.95 (for one year). Looks like it has tips on shopping, recipes, culinary aids...check it out if you want.

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The stew meat is actually planned for stew this weekend. I don't have a good butcher around here, so I have to use it in a slow cooker or it's very tough.

I'll check out the website, thanks.

-Jessica

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http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Everyday-Coo
king/Cooking-for-Two/ViewAll.aspx

Hi Jennifer~ Instead of trying to find a recipe for you, I thought I'd bring the recipes to you. Hope you find something that titillates your palate!

When you said you had chicken breast and stew meat, the 1st thing that came to my mind was stir-fry, but I wasn't sure what kind of veggies you had, or rice, for the mattter.

bon appetit'
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Is anyone online right now? I need some ideas for dinner. I'm finally getting hungry after a week with minimal food, and I'm starving, but my kitchen's a mess and I don't have any frozen dinners or quick stuff around. I have chicken breast, stew meat, and italian sausages. I'm thinking I may go for a turkey-pepperoni pizza. I think I may have some peppers in the fridge too. Any other ideas are welcome.

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Great! Kraft also has a wonderful magazine that comes out four times a year called Food and Family. It's free, too! It has great seasonal ideas and a lot of healthy living recipes. They have the nutrition values listed with them. The other recipes nutrition info is in the back of the magazine. I love it! You can sign up for it on the website. Just click on Food and Family.

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Oh, wishful thinking to have grocery delivery.

I just went and signed up for the emails at kraftfoods.

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We have a couple of grocery stores here that offer the online shopping. It's a wonderful option when you need it! I've only gone so far as to create a shopping list with them, but that was kind of nice.

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wow - that's a great resource to have. I'm afraid our grocery stores (the whole 3 of them) won't even consider that at this point. Of course, it's a college town too and I think they forget that not everyone who lives here is a college student.

Maybe someday...

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I wasn't sure where to post this one, and I hesitate to blog everything because it shows up on all of your teams. So it's not a big secret that I have MS, although I don't walk up to a stranger and say, "Hi I'm Sandy and I have MS." So, like everyone else, I have good days and I have bad days. Yesterday, I had a ton of groceries that I needed. I'm trying to replace all of my condiments and such that I threw out when I moved. The grocery store I go to in Iowa City, which is about 1/2 hr from me has their shopping ad on-line, and I discovered several months ago, that you can also shop on-line. They do your shopping, and for I think $10, they will also deliver. But just in Iowa City, BUT you can have them do your shopping and you can pick it up for $5.

So I did it, and I don't feel a bit guilty! Sometimes you just have to decide to simplify your life. And I will do it again when I have an especially large order. So anyway..."Ain't I something special!" YES,I AM!!!

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wow - I bet this is a good periodical. I used to subscribe to Taste of Home but got tired of trying to convert the recipes down to just a few servings.

I will have to look into this one.

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There is a great periodical (mag) put out by Reiman Publications (they also publish Taste of Home) called "Cooking for Two". You can find it on the newsstand every three months,or you can subscribe cheaper.

It has a great index, and even recipes with common ingredients. It's fun to look at. Recipes call for 2 teaspoons of this or 3 oz. or that. Not all of the recipes are "healthy" but they all have the nutrtritional info and some of them have the diabetec exchanges.
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There is an excellent article at sparkpeople.com/resources called Practical Cooking Tips for Singles.

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Have you checked out the Kraftfoods website? They have a section called Healthy Living where you can register and receive a daily meal plan that gives you the option of having all the recipes in 'serving for one' size. I find it very helpful because the recipes are designed to be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Since I work, that is a consideration. I don't like to come home and think about spending an hour fixing a meal when I'm hungry enough to eat the wallpaper! emoticon

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Any resources on simple yet healthy meals for one or two servings?

I find great recipe's, but don't need 8-12 servings nor all the supplies that go along with it.

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