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Healthy dinner for 1?

Posted by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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My husband is about to go out of town for training for about a month. I need dinner ideas for just me! I am going to use this opportunity to really try to clean up my diet and I am just really worried that it will be difficult to just cook for me. I don't really like leftovers.

Any tips??
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jendawn1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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You could roast a chiken and use it for sandwhiches and meals for the week.

Omlets

Get pita wraps or make your own mini pizzas


That's what I got for now lol ill come back if I think of more
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Veggies and couscous or whole wheat pasta or quinoa

chicken breast baked with spices with baked potatoes or veggies

ripemango
by Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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well, if i were u, i would make a big pot of soup and freeze into individual portions.

i think things like rice or sweet baked potato w side of stir fried veggies easily translates into 1 portion.

i'd also make a big pot of beans. i freeze them as flat as possible in a ziplock so I can just break off what i need and microwave.

i hope my suggestions don't count as leftover to you!

btw, black beans over a baked sweet potato is really good imo. top w a lil salsa, or finely minced onion, lil yogurt, lil bit of sharp cheddar...really yummy. i serve it w a side of broccoli. btw broc for 1 is really easy. buy it frozen, put what you want in a microwave safe bowl, cover w saran wrap and microwave until done to your specifications.


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shesliketx
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM
All of that sounds great! I don't really like leftover meat I guess I should say. Like if it's just shredded chicken I can deal with that, but baked chicken or whatever I can't handle leftover. I'm odd.


Quoting ripemango:

well, if i were u, i would make a big pot of soup and freeze into individual portions.

i think things like rice or sweet baked potato w side of stir fried veggies easily translates into 1 portion.

i'd also make a big pot of beans. i freeze them as flat as possible in a ziplock so I can just break off what i need and microwave.

i hope my suggestions don't count as leftover to you!

btw, black beans over a baked sweet potato is really good imo. top w a lil salsa, or finely minced onion, lil yogurt, lil bit of sharp cheddar...really yummy. i serve it w a side of broccoli. btw broc for 1 is really easy. buy it frozen, put what you want in a microwave safe bowl, cover w saran wrap and microwave until done to your specifications.


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armygirl16
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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Soup is awesome as a leftover and the meat in it is always better the next day too because it soaks up the juices.  Mmmm I make delicious Chicken Noodle Soup with homemade noodles.  Yum....:)

Quoting shesliketx:

All of that sounds great! I don't really like leftover meat I guess I should say. Like if it's just shredded chicken I can deal with that, but baked chicken or whatever I can't handle leftover. I'm odd.


Quoting ripemango:

well, if i were u, i would make a big pot of soup and freeze into individual portions.

i think things like rice or sweet baked potato w side of stir fried veggies easily translates into 1 portion.

i'd also make a big pot of beans. i freeze them as flat as possible in a ziplock so I can just break off what i need and microwave.

i hope my suggestions don't count as leftover to you!

btw, black beans over a baked sweet potato is really good imo. top w a lil salsa, or finely minced onion, lil yogurt, lil bit of sharp cheddar...really yummy. i serve it w a side of broccoli. btw broc for 1 is really easy. buy it frozen, put what you want in a microwave safe bowl, cover w saran wrap and microwave until done to your specifications.



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mjgm1966
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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 My  husband works shift work and my kids are grown and gone all the time.  My new favorite "go to" meal is oatmeal with honey.  It's quick, easy and healthy. 

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