Food management for singles

By Hopieland Latest Reply 2011-03-26 22:22:54 -0500
Started 2011-03-24 02:58:59 -0500

Living alone I find it hard to cook sensible meals for "just me." Not a big veggie fan, and tired of the "same 'ol same 'ol meals, and likes include what I call "sweet meats": hamburger, cube steak and pork as opposed to healthier choices. I find I don't crave these if I eat healthier foods, but I'm a lazy cook for "just me." Are there any recipes for one out there? Living alone also brings a self-centered mindset that is not good for a carb-junkie. I'm open to learn and change, but there's a stubbornness that seems inherent in diabetic tastes that don't want to budge. Talk to me!

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squog master
squog master 2011-03-25 23:11:59 -0500 Report

I just received the book Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes for One in the mail today. I ordered it from the American Diabetes Asso. I've looked thru it & I think it has some great recipes.

Hopieland 2011-03-26 13:35:17 -0500 Report

Cool. I'll check it out. It wouldn't have a section on "teaching an old gal new eating habits" would it??? I know, I know…gotta do that meself.

squog master
squog master 2011-03-26 13:45:02 -0500 Report

Was just checking out the book again for dinner tonight. The intro has a lot of useful info & tips. Going to try the New Shu Pork. A lighter version of Mu Shu Pork,

Hopieland 2011-03-26 19:17:16 -0500 Report

Let me know how that turns out. Love that variety of food. I won't be able to order the book for a while. By the by… what's a squog? My world is tiny…not up all the latest do-das. Educate me.

squog master
squog master 2011-03-26 19:43:53 -0500 Report

It was very good. I have to omit soy in any recipe as I am allergic to it. I also have a small 1-2 serving crock pot that hepls in cooking for 1.

A squog is actually a made up word. It's short for squished frog. It started as a clay creation I made in high school, shaped like a frog or actually just the frog head and evolved into a vanilla butter cookie. It became a family Christmas tradition that has been in existence for 28 yrs. We have 11 varieties. Like SquogClops (1 giant eyeball) & HogSquog (1 1/2 normal size & stuffed w/choc chips.) & the Pipsquog(1/2 size baby squog)

It is the dearest ambition of many who experience them to create a new variety. Each cookie is individually hand crafted. Many family members & friends have helped make them w/me over the years & about 12 years ago 1 friend dubbed me Squog Master Bo ( Bo is my nickname).

Hopieland 2011-03-26 22:22:54 -0500 Report

Oh Yeah. I love it! Thanks for the idea. I'll have to see if I can create a new squog. This is too cool.

Hopieland 2011-03-25 17:21:30 -0500 Report

Thanks! I'll do that. Breaking old habits isn't easy, but not impossible. I find this community very helpful and motivating.

RAYT721 2011-03-24 20:55:01 -0500 Report

You raise a very good point! Check your library for cookbooks for one and do some websurfing for the same kinds of keywords. I keep a food diary so that I have a decent enough collection of menu plans that help with shopping, planning and eating with healthier targets. My wife and I have a similar problem to yours but we have some tried and true favorites of recipes that freeze well (soups, jambalaya, casseroles) for those "on the go" nights and then other options for quickie breakfasts (ie oatmeal, yogurt, breakfast protein bars). I find that planning ahead helps with getting single serving portion-friendly meals and snacks. Happy surfing!