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.
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!
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.
8/20/2011 5:29:33 PM
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.
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.
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.
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.
5/12/2011 11:45:34 AM
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!
4/14/2011 8:17:52 PM
There wasn't a single tip in here that was actually for singles. Fail.
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