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3/14/12 10:44 P

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i let the crock pot do the cooking with veal stew meat and veggies.

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3/14/12 4:00 P

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Hiya, find that roasting a chicken is very economical. The first day I make a roast dinner, the second day I take the chicken off the bones to make a curry or chili and make chicken stock for soup on the third day using the bones. I make a large pot and freeze some in bags to use the next time. I also cook potatoes in their jackets in the stock to bump up the soup.

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3/8/12 11:26 A

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Good Morning , Today is a no meat day for me.Thursday works best because fri.we like to have steak or a meat pizza for dinner.I will try a couple of small avocado tacos for lunch and maybe a salad for dinner.Hubby does the shopping and is very good at it. We have so much food it is ridiculous but we live far away from our little town so stock up on many foods,.I try to keep fresh vege's around for days like today.Best to all of you, CL in Oregon

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3/8/12 11:25 A

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Good Morning , Today is a no meat day for me.Thursday works best because fri.we like to have steak or a meat pizza for dinner.I will try a couple of small avocado tacos for lunch and maybe a salad for dinner.Hubby does the shopping and is very good at it. We have so much food it is ridiculous but we live far away from our little town so stock up on many foods,.I try to keep fresh vege's around for days like today.Best to all of you, CL in Oregon

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3/8/12 10:37 A

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Hi! I am Rose. There is just my husband, Dennis & I. We are empty nesters have for 12 years now. I have got good cooking for two people.

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3/7/12 9:51 P

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try stuffed zucchini. with cottage cheese, nuts, grated carrots, egg white. for 30 minutes
i did 2 of them and they were delicious. the recipe calls for 4 zucchini
but i cut the recipe in half.
just look at your recipes and cut them.

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3/7/12 1:10 P

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Hello everyone, My name is Win and I live in Louisville, KY. I am an empty nester now and so I am basically cooking just for my husband and myself. I honestly don't like leftovers very much so I end up with many of those and thankfully my husband doesn't mind eating them. I am looking for recipes that are low fat, healthy, economical, and tasty.

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3/6/12 7:03 P

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i cooked a couple of vegetarian meals and got to eat them up first before i cook anything else. my hubby adds meat to his veggies dish.
i have lost some weight. but trying to stick to no goodies.

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3/6/12 12:47 P

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Hi Cooking for One or Two .. Team !

I am cooking for One.. all my life.. and I guess that might explain why I am in this "boat" .. read an inspiring article today about a gal who lost 132lbs...exactly the amount of "fat" (well that's what it is) I need to dissappear...
I meet with a dietician once a month -- she has me review nutrition labels (arrgg) ..
so i have to watch .. fat.. calories. carbs.. sugar .. salt...

I need low carb high protein no sugar no salt .. meals... where do i start?
dieitican told me each meal should be no more than 500 calories snacks less than 100 calories .. and sodium less than 1000 mg ../ day .. and carbs between 30-50 mg / a meal ..
fats less than 10 mg .. /day (i think) i got it all written down on a card i carry with me - when i get groceries and i left the card at home today --

I got groceries saturday -- i wanted a snack (100 calories) .. i found mousee (no sugar) and vanilla pudding (no sugar) .. forgot them in the car .. sat - so i imagine they are rock hard now - lol -- it snowed on sun and monday --

i should bring my spark people cookbook to work (seeing as there is no work to do .. lately ) might as well be using my time constructively ---
planning meals -- does anyone do that -- and do they stick to it ?
looking forward to learning something new...

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CLAYLADY01 Posts: 83
3/2/12 11:32 A

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Good Morning All, yesterday was a no meat day for me,first one in awhile!! Feel pretty good this morning except for lower back pain so stiff early in the morning but it gets a little better after awhile.I do love to cook and there are only two of us so I don't have to spend much time in the kitchen but on week ends I do cook more.I am going to try to have at least one meatless day a week,hubby wants his meat everyday so that is no problem.Luckily we both like chicken and I try to eat some tuna every week.Friday is steak day so tonight I will indulge!!I will try to drink more water also.Hope everyone is having a good day,HR in Oregon

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3/1/12 2:24 P

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Looking forward to finding meals to fix for one i know you can cook and freeze things but some they often find their way to the back of the freezer and get that frost bitten look and some just don't taste good reheated. i have tried to do the waffles and they come out like hockey pucks
emoticon some times you feel its easier to just pop a TV dinner in the oven but some of those are so full of calories and have no taste its back to the old stand by Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches. so i am looking forward to getting some great ideas. just got the Spark cook book and i am having fun checking it out. thanks for developing a team for the single and 2 people families. Fran emoticon


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2/21/12 2:31 P

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Hi all! I'm Elle and new to this team! I am very excited to see what types of recipes they are for 2 ppl. It's easy for me, but trying to please my other half is a whole other story. :)

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2/19/12 8:03 P

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Hi! I'm fairly new to SparkPeople and brand new to this team. I recently bought a 2 quart slow cooker and am looking for recipes for slow cookers. Unfortuantely, most slow cooker recipes are for much larger slow cookers - 4-5 quart. Does anyone have any recipes for a 2-quart? Looking for most anything. Thanks.

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2/8/12 9:57 P

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Hi, all!
Very happy to find you! What a great group!
I have been on my own for less than a year---used to cooking for 6 kids and their friends---so cooking for 1 is---challenging---to say the least!
Tonight I was hungry for egg custard and wanted to make it with Splenda---but I could not find a recipe online that was do-able...I made one, but you don't want to know what it turned out like! LOL
Happy to meet you!
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2/8/12 12:41 P

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Hi.. I'm new to this group too... about 5 weeks in to the program. Things are going fine. For me the hard challenge sometimes is a busy schedule that makes it tempting to give in to fast food, to eating out, to throwing together a burrito or two.... I love to cook but I teach high school, also teach at our community college, sponsor several student groups, am active in my church, and on and on.. all great excuses for being 'too busy" and for stress.

So... I am deciding my husband and I are WORTH my priority being good, healthy well-cooked meals. (He is on the program too... giving me puppy dog eyes occasionally when he misses some of our more self-indulgent past meals). So I take the time, incorporate healthy techniques and ingredients.. and am looking forward to getting inspiration and ideas from everyone else.

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1/30/12 9:36 P

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I touch and agree with you, yes we can do all things in HIM Christ who strengthens us.

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1/30/12 9:32 P

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Hi, turning it upside keeps it fresher, HOW?

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1/29/12 1:45 P

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OK we have running water in the kitchen again,phewww thought it would take longer than it did but Hubby really came through and made a good deal with the repairman and now I can cook again.Had to give Hubby a really bad time before he got serious about getting the water running again,it worked!!!!Now I have to cook him a really good sunday dinner to make up for all my meaness.Luckily I do love to cook,most days.

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1/28/12 11:44 A

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Have you ever tried roasting your veggies?

We never repent of having eaten too little.
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1/25/12 8:12 A

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HI everyone. I just found this group today. I have been on SP for over a year. My name is Monica. I have started just cooking for one in the past year. I am also a picky eater. I have trouble coming up with new recipes or ones that I like. I sometimes have to cook for my children if they stop over. Then I have to listen to some complaints because it is the same old stuff. When I find something I like I usually stick with it.

I love to eat veggies but mostly raw. I do not like most veggies cooked in any way, even steamed. I eat salad alot and have tried adding different veggies. I will now try the suggestion of making salads for the whole week and turning the container upside down to see if that will keep it fresher longer.

I look forward to getting some good suggestions on here for some new recipes.

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CLAYLADY01 Posts: 83
1/23/12 11:21 A

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Good Morning all,It is amazing how spoiled we get to having certain things and when they go awry we get so upset.I spent an entire day being angry with my hubby because of having NO water in the kitchen but finallly realized these things happen so will buy some paper bowls and plates until the water runs in my kitchen again.Need to concentrate on more important issues.Went to brunch yesterday with some good friends,fun time for all of us.I gave her a pair of my new handmade earrings and she loved them so will make more of the same.I do need to practice more patience for all things.Today I will exercise and count my blessings.

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1/22/12 11:57 P

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Just found this group have been a spark member for 11 days. I am single, from oklahoma, have a dog named Marie and work in the fast food industry. When i started 11 days ago i weighed 310 pounds as of today i weigh 300 pounds. I use the recipes here on site and i put them in divided containers and refrigerate. I make several recipes at a time so i can alternate each day.

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CLAYLADY01 Posts: 83
1/22/12 10:04 A

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Good Sunday Morning to all of you! Today is my weigh in day,suspect it will be bad because I have NOT been trying very hard to lose the pounds.Bad week!! A couple of days ago discovered our kitchen faucet?(sp) is leaking so got it totally dismantled and now I have NO water to use in our kitchen for at least one week while we get a replacement from the company who guaranteed the first one!!They want pics.of the faucet and I am unable for some unknown reason to print out the pics. and am haveing a very bad time figureing all this computer stuff out!!Anyway,hubby will take the faucet and all the info that he needs to Staples where they will help him do what has to be done.Now I am having to wash dishes in my bathroom sink,bummer!!!But at least we have water in the rest of the house.Hubby was smart when he replaced kitchen plumbing and put in shut off valves just for this kind of situation.But life goes on and this to shall pass,grateful just to have running water!!Paper plates here we come.We will be eating out a lot this week!! Such is life!! HR in Oregon

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1/21/12 10:52 P

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Hi just found this team a few days ago. I've been a spark member since October. I find it is pretty easy for me to cook for just one. Here are a few of the things I do. Most canned vegetables can be frozen after they're opened; therefore, I measure out one serving for a meal then freeze single portions of the left overs. When cooking rice or pasta I always cook extra and freeze.

Love salads but hate to make them. Friend suggested making week worth of salads at one time. I include everything I want in the salad except onions and salad dressing then place in a plastic container with lid and turn UPSIDE DOWN in frig. For some reason they stay fresher that way.

I have taken many of my recipes and converted them to recipes for 1/2 serving. Actually only takes a few minute to do this.

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1/21/12 12:22 P

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Hi everyone,

My name is Laura. I live in a house share with three others but we all tend to cook for ourselves. I tend to cook big pots of chill, spaghetti bolognese, stews, soups and have them last for a few days. It's easier as I am don't finish work the same time every night and sometimes just want something quick and easy. My other half comes up every weekend and it is difficult to balance the portions. In fact it is difficult to get him to eat healthily. His idea of healthy is something small from the chipshop!!

I am looking for inspiration!

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1/17/12 11:31 P

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Hi all,

This team came to my attention and I am so tired of eating the same meals over and over and thought I would join you to hopefully get some new recipes. I have cooked for one for many, many years now ~ am pretty much becoming a vegetarian only eat chicken and fish a couple of times a week and eggs. I make large pots of soup and have to watch the salt intake so use herbs for flavor. I am in the market for some new recipes so will check out your recipe board. My name is Dot.

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CLAYLADY01 Posts: 83
1/15/12 2:29 P

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Hi again.forgot to mention that after freezing your left overs or a large batch of whatever,when you want to retrieve something that you bagged ,just break off a portion of your flat frozen item and you can eat just what you want,you don't have to thaw out the whole item.

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1/15/12 2:25 P

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Good Morning,I think I joined this group a while back but haven't been active so I rejoined today.I love to cook but with all the home cooking my hubby and I enjoy we have gained way to much weight.Today we got our first little snowfall,love it!! Sorry for those of you who have to put up with a lot of snow but I was raised in S.Calif. and no snow so now live in S.Oregon and get a little snow(4 - 6 inc.per year)and just love it.We are getting older and will have to move into the closest city probably this year.Hubby suffers from severe COPD and I have lower back problems between the two of us we don't make even ONE decent human being!! Anyway,cooking for two is a pleasure,most days but I keep a few instant foods around for when I don't want to cook.Today will make some homemade soup.We currently live way out in the boondocks of S.Oregon and love it,so quiet and peaceful.Will miss this place when we move into town.I do freeze a lot of left overs,put them into a zip lock bag,flatten it out and freeze it.That way doesn't take up a lot of room in my freezer.Have several large bags of frozen rice,beans and other items that freeze well.We keep canned and frozen food on hand because the closest grocery store(which we don't shop at)is almost ten miles away.Our closest shopping is about thirty miles away and we only go into town about once a week,although I have been seeing a chiropractor twice a week but will only see him once a week soon.Hubbys Dr. is about 100 miles north of us but he loves the VA and that is where he wants to go until we move into town.Luckily we have a wonderful fairly new hospital in the nearest city.Well have gone on long enough,need to take a break, best to all of you, CLin OR.

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1/14/12 9:15 P

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Hi, I'm Robin, happily married, and I live in Connecticut. (I wrote more in the "introduce yourself" section, lol) I just joined SparkPeople this past Sunday & it's really helping me a lot (especially the food tracker) and I love it! I'm trying to learn not to waste leftovers...seems I always cook too much rice and have leftovers for days & days.

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Hi, I'm Julie. I'm a single mom of a 2 year old boy. So my day is busy, busy, busy. Any suggestions for quick breakfast ideas, and Toddler friendly dinners are very appreciated! Thank you!

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Welcome to all the new members. A few suggestions for GMARose62 and Zoe1968.,

You can exercise by walking at least for 30 minutes. It works for me. Any time you go out to the store, do houseworkk etc. time yourself.
Zoe cook smaller portions for yourself, if you have leftover save it for lunch or dinner. Plan your meals.

Sincerely,

Joan

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Hi, I'm Linda,have 8 grandchildren. Have been married for 38 years.

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1/9/12 8:56 A

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this is a wonderful idea, i typically make stuff that ends up as leftovers and i bring it for dinner at work or eat for lunch the next day., but i am already getting sick of eating the same thing over and over and then having to think of new things to make. pyrex glass containers. headed to grocery store this a.m. and will swing by and grab some. a great investment for sure! thank you


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1/9/12 8:52 A

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that sounds awesome!

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Good suggestions. Thanks :)

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1/2/12 8:56 P

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I couldn't live without my steamer. It has two levels and a large pan that fits in one level -- I've cooked rice in tomatoes in there. But I always "boil" by eggs in the steamer. Never have to worry about them boiling dry or cracking...

I bought a lot of 1 cup containers at Walmart to store portion size vegetables that I have steamed.. I made some homemade spaghetti sauce (all the canned ones have sugar) and then stored in portion sizes with a 4 oz. portion of cooked ground hamburger (with onions and spices). Ready for a meal. I use Shirataki noodles (zero calories). I cook squash and store cooked in 1 cup servings, as well as sweet potatoes. I do use canned vegetables because they are quick and easy. And occasionally I make a salmon patty or tuna patty.... add onions, and other flavorings and seasonings.

Years ago, I used to buy "dinners" -- there is little food for the price,,,,, I'll make my own thank you....

hope some of these ideas help.
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1/1/12 12:46 P

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Happy New Year,
I'm GmaRose62 and I just started SP last month - still having a challenging time remembering my way around all the wonderful help areas of the site.
72 years ago I was born into a family that expanded to 10 people (that I helped with cooking for from 8th grade). Got married shortly out of high school, had 4 wonderful children - so, always cooking for a crowd. The youngsters are all married with their own families (I am now the proud gma of 11 gchildren (one born yesterday) and an almost 1 year-old g gson). Hubby died 20 years ago and I lived for 10 years between 4 families. The past 10 I've been basically on my own and I STILL have trouble cooking for one. Like to cook and bake but always have too much. Like so many others have said, I do freeze leftovers and with the baking I have some wonderful young people in the apartment below me that I share with - otherwise could not afford to bake.
Three years ago I had sleeve gastrectomy surgery for weight loss (doctor would not do needed hiatal hernia repair without weight loss surgery) but all it really did for me was give me WAY less stomach and so I get full within just a couple of bites at a time sometimes; this in turn makes it very difficult to eat the amounts of food that SP tells me I should be eating to lose weight.
I'm still not good at exercising but working at it. Any/all help would be greatly appreciated.


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My name is Liz and I just joined today. I am hoping to learn how to prepare simple, tasty meals for one or two. I am used to cooking comfort foods for a family of 5 and now my family has reduced to 2 busy people who work many hours and are not always on the same shifts. Also, does anyone know a team for people who want to exercise but have knee injuries?

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Hi my name is Joan and live in NYC, I joined sparks in September 2011, and I have lost 21lbs. Cooking for 2 is good. I cook things that I can have a second time. Like soup or sauce, or a chicken. Some times its a piece of steak or a chop. You have to be creative when you make left overs. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi Stephanie

One size does not fit all :)

there are lot of smart things we can do, especially when cooking for one or two, with Leftovers, sometimes I plan on four meals from a chicken. It is raining today so I will make A big soup/stew (Low fat and Low starch) that I might eat on for 5 days :)

On the other hand, Was on the go yesterday, Open studios in Tucson and I was out looking :) Got a 5 dollar baked chicken at Safeway - with out plans I will eat the whole thing so after dinner I saved some for tacos and The Cats will get the Skin and other left over meat. They are quite happy about it :)

there are lots of times when you can use all others when it is better to throw it out a question of waste or waist

you can get lots of hints and Ideas here but things work better if you prine the pumb with a question of problem

Mike the Hillwizard


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Hi, I'm Stephanie. I live with my husband and doggy in Fair Oaks, CA (just outside of Sacramento). Shopping and cooking for two can be a challenge, but we love leftovers! I'm hoping to glean some helpful hints from this team!

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
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do not struggle with left overs, just pitch them - or if you want put them in a bag and let the boy friend take them home

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10/31/11 3:33 P

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Hi! I'm Joy. I've been here on SP for about a month, and haven't really done more than push myself to try to get on here and track things. I try... I'm single and live with a roommate. There is nothing tougher for me than cooking for 1 (or 2 if I'm nice... 3 if i'm really nice and I cook for my roommate's boyfriend!). I struggle with leftovers. I either way overeat when I've made or I have so many leftovers that I end up throwing most away.

I'm excited about this board; and getting involved with message boards! Hopefully it will help me...

Joy

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10/30/11 6:48 P

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Really new to SP and can't wait for some advice/tips. Living at home, do to an injury from a car accident, I need some help: I have been "dieting" for almost 2 years, preparing foods for just myself. Dad passed 2 and 1/2 years ago, after 6 yrs of being constant, care at home. I am now, finaly preparing food for both myself and my mother. I have tried desperately to convince mom that she needs to do something healthy. (4'11, 290#) I can honestly say, that I am having trouble preparing foods for 2 instead of just myself! I also let myself be convinced that foods not on my eating plan are okay. Many times have I had a 'suicidal' meal. I know that these grease filled, high fat, carbs and sodium will, ultimately be an end to my means. Looking forward to any of your ideas! I have, personally lost 100# so far! I really do believe that I can lose the next 80!

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10/24/11 11:57 A

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Hello! I am so happy to have found this page! My name is Lisa, I have been married for 7 years and I always have a hard time cooking something healthy that my hubby will like. I am looking for some great recipes and support on this page.

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10/22/11 8:27 A

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Hi. I'm Tina, I live in the UK. I'm a recent empty nester and having a bit of a hard time adjusting to shopping and cooking for one.

Steady progress and not crash and burn thinking and behaviours will get me to where I want to be.

Love yourself.


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10/17/11 8:24 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Mary. I live in Arizona. I started at the gym April 16th, always eat a healthy diet ( we eat nothing that has a face and 4 legs ) and yet cannot shift the weight. I have always been a skinny and I'm 5' 2".
Sooo, I'm hoping that Sparks will help. I weigh 139 something lIbs, but really need to get back to the 120 I used to be!
I'm an artist, watercolorist ( abstracts mostly) I make jewelry and work with clay. Although I'm up at 4am each day I still feel that there aren't enough hours for me to do all the things I want/need to do!!
This program all seem s a little complicated right now, but am hoping that it will seem less so VERY soon!! emoticon

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Hi everyone, i just found this team and I decided to join. My mom passed away earlier this year so I now I live with my dad. Taking care of him and myself can be challenging. Cooking for one or two people is just the right team for me.

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I have just got to Tucson, It was an exciting drive. I got an e-mail saying I have been chosen for Registry of Distinguished Women. Which I would think takes extra effort for a guy to get :)

I have a question Alice, what kind of Ingredients are you thinking of?
You saw what I do with beans, but two other options are
1) with freezer pen mark a qu ziploc bag, put the extra bean in the bag, set in on a metal pie plate and with your hand divide the beans into 3 row. freeze in on the plate, then tomorrow When it is hard you can put it any where. when you want to use just take one section at a time.

or you can plan two or three different meals, most computer cook books let you search by ingreadents, Have soup to day, tacos tomorrow and ham with refried beads on day four

If it is something like a bell paper or an onion, when I bring them home from the store I dice and put in a ziploc, this way you can just use as much as you want and no cutting required



Mike the Hillwizard


Where the dear and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and
the potters are all covered in clay.

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9/29/11 11:48 A

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Hi everyone. I'm back to SP and my boyfriend will be joining me next week. I'm so glad I found a group that is dedicated to cooking for one or two people! What a great idea! I know most recipes are usually for a family of 4+ so it is really great to see this group. If I follow recipes without halving the ingredients I will usually use it for lunch or another dinner but sometimes I feel I waste a lot of food and with the price to buy groceries these days that's not a good thing.

I look forward to participating in discussions and getting some great tips from you all!

Alice

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