Cooking for 1


Lissa Kristine

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I do a lot of cooking for one, so I rely heavily on leftovers. Fortunately, I'm the kind of person who can eat any kind of food at any time of the day.

With my Whole30, I will have to pack a lunch for work up to 5 days a week (I occasionally work split shifts where I go home for a couple hours). In addition, I have Bible study on Thursdays, and while I'll probably bring a weekly salad to share, I'm still on my own for my protein. 

I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips for cooking for one person. I'm planning on getting freezer bags for things like shredded chicken/pork/beef that I cook in the slow cooker (I already have containers for stews/soup, etc). I'm planning on making/freezing at least one slow cooker recipe a week. Week 1 (actually, DAY 1) is going to be apricot chicken. Week 2 is either barbacoa or carnitas for a taco night at Bible study. (I'm going to buy a new slow cooker with a locking lid so I can cook the food at work and then bring the crock pot to Bible study). 

Is there anything else I should look at doing?

 

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>I'm planning on getting freezer bags for things like shredded chicken/pork/beef that I cook in the slow cooker (I already have containers for stews/soup, etc). I'm planning on making/freezing at least one slow cooker recipe a week.

That's pretty much all the single person secret weapons there. Hard-boiled eggs and canned salmon/tinned sardines are other "must haves" in my pantry, but those are my tips for anyone doing a Whole30.

Crock pot is probably the best friend: low prep time, hands off cook time, automatic leftovers, one pot clean up, bam!

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I do what I call....big bowel of food.

I keep cooked chicken (shredded) and ground beef in the refrigerator as well as fresh eggs.

I also keep my freezer filled with veggies. Added to that I keep onion, celery and carrots chopped up.

 

In a large microwave bowel I put protein, veggies and a fat. Salt, pepper and what ever other seasoning strikes my fancy. For work I use the same method placing everything in a container with lid.

 

It takes almost no time to have the prepared ingredients cooked and ready for use.

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I do what I call....big bowel of food.

I keep cooked chicken (shredded) and ground beef in the refrigerator as well as fresh eggs.

I also keep my freezer filled with veggies. Added to that I keep onion, celery and carrots chopped up.

 

In a large microwave bowel I put protein, veggies and a fat. Salt, pepper and what ever other seasoning strikes my fancy. For work I use the same method placing everything in a container with lid.

 

It takes almost no time to have the prepared ingredients cooked and ready for use.

LOL... I'm sorry I can't help myself (because I"m really a 12 year old boy) but I loved 'big bowel of food'... I think you mean big bowl of food but it ends up being a big bowel of food eventually! I <3 typos!

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