7.02.2011

Eating For One

So I am living alone now. It's a little weird.

First I was on the road, where you barely stay in one place for more than a day or so. Your meal plan consists of whatever you can carry that won't melt or spoil OR eating out (if it's cheap). So, you eat a lot of tuna and crackers and top ramen.

Then I stayed with my parents. They make a (mostly) round meal at least once a day. Actually my Dad forces them on my mom at least once a day. She (and he too) would eat gorp all day if the other one wasn't around. But while I was there, we ate a real meal once or twice a day. With three food groups and all that good stuff.

When I am with my boyfriend, he is a meat eater. His family could eat MEAT and nothing else almost every day.

When I am living with someone else I love to cook. However, now that I am on my own, I don't really cook anything elaborate. AND I pretty much eat the same thing every day. All of these lovely ladies (and by the way, that bacon mac and cheese that Nora made looks YUMMY) have been talking about their meal planning and I thought I would give you a little taste of what I am eating.

FRUIT

FRUIT with Cottage Cheese

FRUIT with yogurt and granola

Plain Yogurt (with fruit!)
Yummy Salads
Have I told you I used to be a vegetarian? It's all coming back to me now. I have also been eating wraps, burritos and lots and lots of coffee!

Have you heard of Lose It? You can download it for your phone and then enter in what you eat and how much exercise you do. It's kind of like free Weight Watchers. Also it's good to know. You know? Just for kicks. Like THIS:

Coffee Creamer is going to be the Death of me!
Hey I even exercised a little this day!
 A Burrito a Day keeps the Dr Away
And there you have it. Eating: For Single Women.

6 comments:

  1. So you're my hero for introducing me to that app!

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  2. Lose it = best thing in the world. Ever. Love that app soo so much! Also, you cook pretty well for someone who is living on their own! :P

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  3. Yum!!! You've inspired me to eat healthier because not only is this stuff healthy, it's delicious too! I love it!!!

    --d'Artagnan

    www.livinginiowa.net

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  4. I'm craving a big old bowl of fruit right now.

    I live with a chef, but I rarely eat with my roommates and the kitchen is often too busy for me to get in there. I eat a lot of one-pot type meals.

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  5. Oo, I will have to check out that ap! Although maybe ignorance is bliss right now. Ha!

    I live alone and have for 7 years now, which is crazy as it doesn't seem like I've lived alone that long! So I primarily cook for one! Luckily I like leftovers, though, so that helps w/ my meal planning. My meal planning is a lot less focused than the other girls since it's just me so I can get away with cooking a big meal on Sunday and then living on leftovers all week. :)

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  6. Thanks for the link love, girl!

    It's funny, if I was solely cooking for myself, I think I'd be a vegetarian too. As it is, we don't eat meat at least once a week but if J doesn't get his red meat every few days, he can get a little cranky haha

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