Eating Ideas for One.

One of the suggestions I did manage to find that I thought might be useful when it comes to meal planning for one, was to make a list of the things you like to eat for each meal.  I’ve never really given this much thought – I either eat what’s there or what I feel like.  But I guess that’s part of why I’m carrying far too much weight and also spending money like water when it comes to food, so I figured this could really help me to start thinking ahead.  So here is an evolving list, divided up by meals.  This is stuff I either currently eat, or would like to eat, so doesn’t necessarily represent how magnificent my diet is right now, or how it should be.  I think there are things I’m about to put on this list which are either way too sugary, fatty or carby but the idea is to get all the things I like on there, and then work out how to make cheaper and healthier versions of them down the track.

BREAKFAST

  • Home-made granola, fruit and yoghurt
  • Poached egg on toast, sometimes with avocado & dukkha
  • Smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel/toast
  • Iced coffee with soy milk and agave (home made)
  • Egg muffins filled with bacon and mushrooms and spring onions etc

LUNCH

  • Chicken and salad sandwich
  • Fritata (though this can get very boring for 5 lunches in a row so I have to be careful not to make a massive batch)
  • Mixed salads
  • Wraps – including lettuce wraps which would transport a bit better I think
  • Fried rice (for dinner too)…god knows I have enough left over ham in the freezer to dispose of right now.  In fact i’m making up a batch of this tonight!
  • ….?  I think this list is a work in progress…
  • Roast chicken & Greek salad
  • Roast chicken & coleslaw

DINNER

  • Baked fish with salad or vegetables
  • Steak with salad or vegetables
  • Fried rice
  • Soup (probably less so now that I live in the sort-of tropics but I can’t rule it out)
  • Smoothie (when it’s hot and I don’t feel like cooking!)
  • Tray bakes
  • Pasta or rice dishes (not a huge pasta eater but I like it now and then)
  • Hamburgers
  • ….wow, this is harder than I thought!  It’s no wonder my eating is so hit and miss…

SNACKS & OTHER STUFF

  • Apples
  • Cheese & crackers
  • I want to try making some sprouted grain bread (Ezekiel bread) to have as toast, or in sandwiches
  • Boiled eggs
  • Hummus & crudites (carrots & cucumber)
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • hmmmm…there must be more.  I LOVE to snack…

Seriously, snacking is where I fall down big time.  If I prepared more meals and snacked less…well I think half the problem could be solved right there.  Watch this space…

 

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