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3/16/11 7:42 A

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I tend to plan my breakfast and lunch out and then leave dinner blank because I never know what I'm going to make for dinner if I run out of leftovers. It seems to work so far especially now that I don't order out for dinner anymore!

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12/21/10 8:02 A

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By far, my easiest lunches are leftover suppers!

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10/25/10 8:05 A

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There's a thread over in the community forum called "Recipes for one."

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
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However, I am coming to the conclusion that the best solution is not cooking for one. It's cooking for 2 or more, and saving the rest. Either as a leftovers lunch or freezing it.

Of course, there are some things that are easy to cook for one: A small stir fry, an omelette, oatmeal...

But often it is easier and more economical just to cook more and put the extra aside for another time; and it is a time saver too!

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10/15/10 2:31 P

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Crockpot dishes are a good choice for one or more people. You don't have to cook a huge amount, but enough to freeze a couple of meals. Or I like to cook casseroles at times, which my husband doesn't care for, so if they are freezable, I'll fix a batch and freeze some, if not then I'll just make a half size and eat it a few times for lunch/dinner. It is nice to have some of these meals pre-frozen in lunch sized containers to just grab and go for work.

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10/14/10 5:40 A

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stir fry? I wish! I just tend to get seasonal veggies (right now- various squashes), cook them up with some meat. I just made a chicken lasagna two nights ago which made six meals. Prepared salad greens to make quick salads. Fruits and veggies to add to my lunch box for work. Grain bread and 'thinfuls' for sandwiches. Various types of pasta, added with veggies and ground turkey or chicken. Just stuff like that. Seems to work for me.

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10/13/10 10:07 P

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I will admit that I often plan my meals, only to change my mind and cook something else! Still, I find having a plan helpful, even if I do not stick to it. At least I know I have one healthy option I can go with.

I really should freeze more, particularly since I do not live alone, and sometimes I get up in the morning and find my lunch is gone! I think it would really help me to freeze some individual lunches.

What sorts of things do you buy to throw together, Carla? Do you eat a lot of stir frys?

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10/13/10 7:11 P

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I did read it, and it was all familiar. The only thing I don't do is plan my meals becuase I often don't feel like having my menu item after all. So, I tend to buy the same things, give or take, all the time so that I can throw together meals as I want them. I always make extra to have some to freeze for later meals. And I also put the bread in the freezer. I don't eat enough bread in a week to have it on the counter, where its guaranteed to get mouldy.

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10/13/10 7:58 A

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Anyone read today's dailySpark entry "Healthy Eating Tips for Singles: 5 Ideas to Help Your Waistline and Your Wallet"?

What did you think? Did you find any helpful new tips? Were you reminded of some good ideas that you have fallen away from?

Do you have any tips of your own that you would like to share?
They can either be for singles or for anyone who sometimes has to cook for one, even if it is just one day a week.

Here's a link to the blog item I mentioned:
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=hea
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