It’s been one of those boring food weeks. Mainly because I haven’t been grocery shopping and simply ate whatever happened to be easily available.
It got me thinking about “Low Carb Cooking For One”. It can be boring, but at least it’s easy. I’m home alone for most meals since I work from home and my daughter is in school all day.
When I do cook, I often cook plenty. It’s not easy to just do “low carb cooking for one” and create an entire balanced meal. I shouldn’t say it’s not easy. More that it’s a pain to mess up the entire kitchen just to feed one person. So I cook plenty, and then have mix & match leftovers to put together easy meals for a couple days.
This includes things like deviled eggs, boiled eggs, tuna salad and other things I know I’ll eat on through the week. It just makes more sense to make plenty and not mess up the whole kitchen every time you want a good meal. Having things like this on hand also helps you stay on track. There’s nothing worse than being hungry, or having a craving, and nothing being easily available. Those are the moments we’re most likely to give in and snack on something we shouldn’t. 😉
In this picture, I had leftover broccoli & cheese (and I added Ricotta Cheese as well). I just fried up some Lil Smokies (smoked sausages) and heated up the broccoli – and called it lunch.
I usually make the base recipe, and then add what I want to it when I’m ready to cook – so one batch of low carb bread makes Spinach Parmesan Bread, plain bread or Ham & Cheese “biscuits”.
A combination of leftovers and convenience foods is ideal for a single person on a low carb diet. If you have a family to cook for, just cook more of the things *you* can eat so you have leftovers to work with. Add in convenience foods like bagged salads, pre-cooked meats (ham, etc), steam-in-the-bag veggies, etc and you can put together a balanced meal fairly quick…