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Practical Cooking Tips for Singles

Save Time, Money and Reduce Waste

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  • I love cooking for myself - I don't have to leave anything out that I like. I'm used to reducing recipes too. Sometimes when I freeze things they don't sound good to me anymore. - 11/18/2014 7:16:14 AM
  • Taste of Home magazine used to have a section called, "Cooking for One or Two." There were a variety of recipes in each issue. I haven't taken the magazine for a long time. I don't know if they still do this or not, but for some of you it might be worth checking into. - 1/11/2014 8:31:04 AM
  • Great tips. But I am not single. - 12/22/2013 3:03:02 PM
  • Great tips. But I am not single. - 12/22/2013 3:03:00 PM
  • DIETER061
    I enjoy cooking for myself. I stir fry Vegies with a lean protein and add rice, or pasta. It changes every day. I find chopping veggies very relaxing when doing it in small portions. - 1/4/2013 6:31:21 AM
  • BETHFOODGOD1
    Living alone means you can focus on healthy eating--sometimes my meals get boring, but I can control it so much easier. - 12/2/2012 7:03:19 PM
  • One positive thing about cooking and eating alone is it lets you more easily practice mindfulness--living in the moment, focusing on each act of cooking, and each flavor while eating, more slowly. Of course, you do need to have social meals too! - 12/2/2012 1:13:59 AM
  • Lots of good tips and ideas there. Thank You. - 9/13/2012 6:04:44 AM
  • Although I am not single, I really appreciated reading this article. My husband does not eat all of my vegeterian dishes. therefore, I was concerned about cooking so much. This article solved that problem for me. - 2/1/2012 10:33:47 PM
  • PATTICAKE13
    Thank you for all the infor. It gets me into the right mind set. I had forgotten what i use to do, when I was eating 3 meals a day. with nothing in bewteen. Eating healthy meals and menues. - 8/20/2011 5:29:33 PM
  • Cooking once a week and freezing or refrigerating - meh. Makes me feel like I'm eating leftovers. I'd rather cook every day or eat raw than store cooked food. Just me... - 8/20/2011 8:44:27 AM
  • Awesome Tips! I try to get together with a couple of my single buddies once a month & do a swap. We each make a full recipe, portion out the servings, keep a serving for ourselves & swap the remaining portions with each other. It's a nice way to share your extra stuff & not end up eating the same thing all week. - 8/9/2011 6:52:51 PM
  • I try to do most of my cooking on the weekends and then immediately put the dish into individual containers for meals during the week or freezing. Saves me lots of time, since my weeknights are often busy. I also have a single friend who likes to eat as much as I like to cook, so that works out great. I find I eat less too when I eat with a friend since I'm engaged in conversation and not just eating! I eat slower and have a chance to feel full. - 8/9/2011 4:08:32 PM
  • These tips certainly apply to singles, I use them and I'm single! I like to get the family packs of boneless skinless chicken breast on sale and freeze them flat. I'll plan a variety of meals that week around chicken so it doesn't get boring. I make enough to have a lunch the next day at work. Be creative. - 8/9/2011 12:20:49 PM
  • MYNEWNORMAL
    I love the idea about using the bulk section of the grocery store. I always thought of that for large quantities, but buying only what I need will keep me from having to throw out half-full packages after they expire. Thanks! - 5/12/2011 11:45:34 AM

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