Meals for 1

By Latest Reply 2008-11-28 19:05:08 -0600
Started 2008-11-24 10:17:41 -0600

I am interested in ideas for meals for one. I'm not really into cooking, so I would like my meals to be easy and quick to fix. Microwavable and, of course, healthy. Any ideas on meals or receipes for one are appreciated.

12 replies

DonnaAnn 2008-11-28 04:29:36 -0600 Report

Cooking, I do not like it either. But, I have found away to save time and make food that is healthy for me.
Crock pot cooking! I can make three stuffed peppers and go about my day. I can eat one and put the other two either in the frige or the freezer. I can cook a chicken and then pull it apart and make soup (in the crock of course!) or sandwiches,or put it in spaghetti, and so forth. I am sure if you search Meals For One, you will get websites that will give you good recipes.

2008-11-28 10:57:44 -0600 Report

Thank you for your info. I had forgotten all about using my crock pot. I stored it in the pantry when I moved, and you know what they say, out of sight, out of mind!! Thanks for replying to my question.

DonnaAnn 2008-11-28 16:23:12 -0600 Report

if it helped in anyway, glad to have answered.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-28 16:32:24 -0600 Report

We have an organization called Meals on wheels. They deliver meals for like $17.00 a week. No weekends though. Our hospital also sell meals for dietary restricted people also, $2.50 a meal. I use to buy them when I was on dialysis. It was so easy for my family. the meals I received were salt-free, sugar-free and contained no more than 350 cal per meal. By the time I added a sf jello and a slice of wheat beat I really had a nice meal. They even tasted good!(LOL) I thought maybe you can call your local hospital and ask if the do stuff like that. I hope I was able to give you a few suggestion that can help…Debe

2008-11-28 19:05:08 -0600 Report

Our senior center has a meals on wheels program. Same premise, during the week, but no week-ends or holidays. I'll check in with them. Thanks to all for your suggestions.

caspersmama 2008-11-24 10:46:15 -0600 Report

Why don't you cook bigger meals and then freeze them so they will be fast and easy in the microwave? I used to that when I worked for the family to heat up when I had to work late or was tired. It was great not having to worry about dinner all the time.

2008-11-24 10:49:56 -0600 Report

Any ideas on healthy meals? I am not quite used cooking healthy. Living on my own for so long, I have gotten in the habit of eating sandwiches, frozen dinners (such as mac and cheese). As far as the microwavable dinners, which brands are the healthiest, but still taste good?

caspersmama 2008-11-24 11:23:35 -0600 Report

I personally like the Lean Cuisine. You just have to watch the sodium count. Have you checked out the recipe section here and also on the Dlife website. I have gotten and made alot from here and there. Do you like chili? Make a big batch of turkey chili and you can use that on alot of things. I have put it on fried eggs at night, or whole wheat pasta. Or sloppy joes on a whole wheat bun. Or how about a big batch of vegetable soup? Soothing on a cold day. If you want soup out of can, I love Campbells new line called Select Harvest. My favorite is Italian Wedding Soup. But they have many. I had French Onion with whole wheat croutons and a little parmesan cheese. You will find one you like I am sure. Low carbs and not much calories or sodium. Hope some of these ideas help.

2008-11-24 11:27:26 -0600 Report

I have not heard of the Dlife web site. Will check it out. Have not looked into all the reciepes on this site yet, but getting there. I also wasn't sure about the canned soups. Thanks for your help, I am learning alot. What is the exact address for the Dlife web site?

caspersmama 2008-11-24 11:34:40 -0600 Report They also have a TV show called Dlife. It is on CNBC in my area. On Sunday nights. They have alot of information, on both website and TV show.

2008-11-24 12:43:38 -0600 Report

I just checked out the dLife web site and joined that site also. It looks as if that is also going to be a useful site for me, just as this one is.