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Meals for one... ideas please!

S: 14st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 29 Loss: 1st2lb(8.16%)
Hi, having separated from my husband a few months ago, i am now living on my own and have been surviving on meals with friends and good old pasta n sauce and jacket potatoes. But i would like some more inspiration as to what else I could cook.

I've started making two portions of meals and freezing the other portion (Chilli, curry) and i'm currently making a potato and broccoli bake from an old magazine.

Has anyone else got any ideas for meals, snacks or puds I could make either for myself or to freeze? oh and cheap would be best, separation is not fun financially!

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Hi Hun, sorry to hear about your seperation. I've been there and it sucks. Hope you're doing okay.

As for meals for one..... I had a lot of jacket spuds. Bit boring I know, but no waste and I do love them.

Risotto is good, freezes well and is cheap esp if you do a veggie one like with frozen peas and broad beans.

I'm a big fan of eggs, chips and beans too, this is good when on your own as you just do the chips you need (or make extra and freeze) or chicken/gammon/steak with potato wedges.

Or make anything from the mag/cook books in half quantities so it serves 2 and freeze the other one.

Hope this helps. xx

Mrs V

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S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
Im sorry to hear about your separation too.

Jaylou has given you some really good ideas there. I only cook for one too as Hubby wont eat anything remotely healthy, so evening meals are just for me.
Can I suggest you have a look at my food diary to give you some ideas? Just because you are on a healthy eating plan doesnt mean that you have to choose expensive things.

Take care

S: 14st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 29 Loss: 1st2lb(8.16%)
Thanks for both of your ideas, I've been reading about making frozen SW chips and I think thats another day filled!!

My potato and brocolli bake has made 4 portions so thats filled a big gap in the freezer.

Can I freeze chow mein do you think?

Mrs V

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S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
I have done in the past. You could either just par-cook the noodles rather than fully cook them, then add them frozen to whatever meal you are making with them, or boil them from frozen again after.
S: 15st11lb C: 15st4lb G: 11st11lb BMI: 39.1 Loss: 0st7lb(3.17%)
i had the best lunch the other day had some smallish potatoes in the fridge so banged them in the oven and when they were done i made up 2 packets of mugshots and put them on it was lovely - i thnk personally better than pasta and sauce as these are made to be made up with water
S: 12st7lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 26.8 Loss: 1st5lb(10.86%)
Hi Ali

I am sorry to hear about your separation

I find i do the same alot of the time where i cook one for dinner that night and have one left over (i use mine mainly for lunches at work).

I really enjoy making Roast Vegetables - Potatoes, courgettes, peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes are my fave seasoned with just salt and pepper. I usually eat this with a chicken breast wrapped in bacon (fat removed) or even a piece of fish.

There are alot of quite simple recipes in the SW magazine, nice pasta dishes that are easily split and could be warmed up the next day too.

I found a tortilla in there with eggs, peppers, onions and tiny chopped potatoes which was really quick and easy, cut into squares and great as a late afternoon snack as and when you fancy it

Take care :)

Kate x


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S: 11st8lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: 0st8lb(4.94%)
hello and big hugs
good for you having the motivation to continue cooking. I love experimenting with stir frys of various guises and use whatever combinations i like (no one to moan)xx

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