The Treat You Plan - Week One - The Preparation Week

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  1. Planning Meals
  2. 7 healthy suppers for the week ahead
  3. Soft Plant Paradox Granola
  4. Cooking for One Is a Challenge
  5. The Plant Paradox Diet: Week 1 Wrap-up — Michelle Kay Anderson

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Start your team today! So you see, it can't be stored for more than a day or two. This is the dish I love to make for big parties, and I love to make it even more for good neighbors. Wow, Sally - this is great! I can't believe I didn't see this sooner. I often cook just for myself, but I usually end up with so much, that I'm either eating it for a week, or it goes in the freezer, where I have to be really diligent to use it up.

Great work - so detailed and easy to follow. I'm going to print out and use it as one of my new planning tools. You are so right. If I don't complicate things with lemon grass and kimchi, I just might have a best seller with the addition of a few more simple recipes. Simple cooking for good nutrition and planning how to do it don't have to be complicated. Thanks so much for stopping by and giving me your good words and leaving me with a smile. Add some simple recipes with no strange ingredients and you'll have a dynamite book.

Planning Meals

So glad you like it, Finance Chick Cheers to you toasting with a nice glass of wine. Please let us know how this plan works for you. Have a lot of fun with this. It works for one, and with the smallest of changes, it works for many. It is the most complicated hub I've written, and also the one I've most enjoyed putting together.

7 healthy suppers for the week ahead

The way in which you've presented this article inspires me to work harder on my own hubs. Thank you for this hub. Company is good motivation. Cooking for oneself is surely a difficult task. One always feels lazy. But once we know there is also someone else to cook for, the task becomes easy. Anyways really a helpful hub. One thing more I am definitely gonna try your recipes.

Sophie, excitement is good. I got excited seeing your profile pic with all the shoes. What a great photo. Me personally, I don't care about shoes on my feet, except if they are comfortable. However, I very much appreciate them as an art form. About your boyfriend, lucky you. So suit yourself and he'll eat it. Sounds like a good partnership to me. Love the menu-building, Sally! I'm going to definitely try the matrix.

Lucky my boyfriend isn't fussy about food, so wish me luck. Oh, and I'm going to give the Cinnamon Eggs a try. Sounds like a groovy dish -and I have no idea where that 'groovy' came from. Guess I just got too excited reading your hub: Annette, I happen to like milk and cereal for dinner. In fact, it's a great end-of-day meal to have, especially if you've had a heavy lunch. Hope you find some of the tips useful! I love all your practical, easy to follow tips.

I just got married, and my husband doesn't agree with me that eating cereal and milk or bread and cottage cheese qualifies as dinner. Although i can cook quite well, i simply dont have time at the end of the day. I like your planning ahead tips. Will try to implement! Thank you for the kind words you left me as well. Sounds like you and your husband are eating very well indeed.

And you make a good point. Once you get into a routine that everybody's happy with, menu planning becomes a snap. Wow, you are very ambitious. I'm married, so I do cook for my husband, but his biggest meal is lunch which I pack for him to take to work. He usually gets his own breakfast and for dinner I fix him a vegetable or salad with chicken, beef or turkey.

This is what I eat: Breakfast, spelt flour toast with raw honey and raw almond butter, piece of fruit. Lunch, piece of fruit and turkey sandwich on spelt bread. Dinner, huge salad with spinach and lots of raw vegetables. Not as interesting as your menu. Not to mention the fact that planning becomes very easy and fun, especially if you are a young person who likes to play around with techie tools like PowerPoint, VISIO, Excel, or other drawing programs to make the chart. Thanks for your comment. I agree with annemaeve, every college student should learn this, so they will be ready to tackle the foods properly.

Otherwise end up eating too much fast and frozen foods. Thank you so much for your sweet words. I am, as always, uber-impressed by your organization, attention to detail, and passion for your subject. You are my inspiration. I did omit the romance and the wine and the candles part, didn't I?

Soft Plant Paradox Granola

Well, how romantic can you be when you cook for yourself, although there's a point worth investigating here. Let's see what I can do for you.

Hmmmm, how to sustain this plan for a week, adding the romantic flair, for a gentleman wooing a lady. That's my old fashioned take. Your comment made me smile. My mother used to call ME practical, informative, and stylish. Maybe you really do write what you are? Sometimes it takes a long time to get good at it. Cooking meat still scares me. That's my biggest challenge, meat.

So maybe you can try to be patient, learn one small thing about cooking at a time, and have fun with it. The very first meal I ever prepared for myself was a salad. I had been to Spain, had a salad I never had in my life before, came home and tried to duplicate it. What I made was pretty good, although it was not exactly the same as the one I had in Spain.

That experience taught me a lesson. I can make things up and they can taste pretty good! However, not all experiences are this rewarding. Sometimes what I make is a big-time screw-up. I dream that I go to the grocery store and buy ready meals and food pills see my comment above about my good friend who would live on food pills. And those are nice dreams. Raky, thank you for your comments. I look forward to seeing your diet plan here on HubPages. I have problems with cooking. Maybe it's an excuse but I don't think I have the talent in cooking.

If I were alone, I will buy ready meals and pop them into microwave. Otherwise, I will buy frozen pizzas or takeaways. Wow good diet plan. Even i am on dieting to loss excessive weight Will share my diet plan here on hubpages soon.. I am so glad that my hub is of interest to you. You are right on the mark: MrM, that's the spirit! Thank you so much for your comments, which show the purpose of this hub I found your hub to be just wonderful. It is well thought out and very user friendly. I'm new to the hub game so yours was the first one I saw that peaked my interest.

Good plan and good information. I'm going to try to follow your idea and make a plan for me. Thanks again and keep up the good work. We always make more even though we cook for two. As soon as the extra is cool it goes into the deep freeze. It will not get eaten for at least a week, by us.

Sons keep coming in and it is handy to take an extra meal out the the deep freeze. Ischofield, I am so glad that you commented about preparing the veggies when you buy them. I know that I am much more likely to eat well when all that prep is done at once and I don't have to think about it or do it when I'm hungry and just want to eat. It really is a process. It takes thought and time to arrive at a menu that is not only tasty and nutritionally sound but also implementable without ripping your hair out.

Irene, thanks so much for your comments. What I love about your granola recipe is that it calls for less sugar and oil than most, and in a better proportion. Looks like you and I are big fans of roasted chicken and chicken stir fry. Neil, it's always so nice to hear from you. I love making these hubs about food, because I know how fond of food you are, and you always write the nicest comments. And this one I will share with Aunt Ronnie. She will be so pleased!

Now about oatmeal vs cinnamon eggs with noodles, no they don't compare, not even for an instant. However, I dearly love oatmeal cooked on the stove and served with a little sugar, salt, and butter. There are weeks when every morning is an oatmeal morning.

Cooking for One Is a Challenge

Have you tried a little cinnamon and sugar or sugar substitute on that oatmeal? I'm still developing my 'menu', but my needs are slightly different. My husband and I have 3 and soon 4 small children and frequent houseguests with very specific dietary requirements. Thank you for your extremely well thought out and presented hub. I prep all of my veg upon purchasing or try to at least - this DOES save time throughout the week when I don't feel like spending hours in the kitchen!

It's quite an embarrsaing subject, buying ready made meals for one and cooking for one I know someone who always cooks for one now, so this will be very useful. Gimar, I am so glad this menu suits you! Thank you for your good words, and welcome to HubPages! Eileen, about planning ahead. It does take a certain discipline to do this kind of planning and carry it out as well. I find the planning to be the fun and easy part, the carrying-out the tough part. I admit that there are some days I say, oh the heck with it, and order out Chinese. About not wanting to eat the same thing two days in a row, you hit the nail on the head there!

That's what this menu is for, for you to modify according to your preferences. I never mind eating the same thing for dinner two days in a row, mostly because it's so easy to pull together the second day's dinner, but that's me. No secret about the drawing tool I used for the menu. You have done it again Sally. It is Sunday am, I just finished a wonderful bowl of plain oatmeal with skim milk and a fruit cup. I open my email and you just had to bring up Aunt Ronnie's Cinnamon eggs with noodles. Those are three of my favorite things all in the same dish.

The Plant Paradox Diet: Week 1 Wrap-up — Michelle Kay Anderson

I now join you in the celebration of the love for your aunt. However, I somehow don't feel as satisfied with my oatmeal anymore. You put such good and valuable stuff in your hubs and I really enjoy them. Thanks for sharing and caring. It all sounds delicious. The graphics are great! Thanks for a really, really complete and fabulous answer. I had wanted to put Sasha up but couldn't find her pic, so that will have to wait.

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I've longed for a menu plan that I would actually use with meals I would actually eat, and as I scanned the menu grid, I realized I'd eat everything on it! See 26 more comments. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.

To provide a better website experience, delishably. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: Cooking for One Is a Challenge Cooking for just yourself is always a challenge, whether you are starting out on your own and setting up your first kitchen or you are moving on to a smaller household where you'll only be cooking for yourself.

Meal planning using simple foods. Getting Everything Set Up. Think about what you like to eat you want to be excited about your meals; it makes things easier. Pay attention to your body's needs. Let's take a closer look at each of these items. For each kind of meal—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—ask these questions.

Do I like cereal, eggs, or pancakes to start the day? And what about lunch? Do I prefer something light like a sandwich or soup, or is noon the time of day for my heavy meal? As for dinner, what appeals to me for the last meal of the day? Building a Meal Plan Menu for One Now that you've jotted down what you like, it's time to build a menu. Going Shopping With a Plan. A piece about the length and width of your hand Sweet potato: Roasting and Dividing the Chicken Preheat the oven to degrees F.

Remove the chicken from its wrapper, and wash it inside and out. Place the chicken in a large roasting pan, breast-side up, and sprinkle liberally with fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, thyme, marjoram, basil, oregano, and tarragon. Cover, and put in the pre-heated oven for 60 minutes. Remove from the oven, and baste well with the juices from the pan.

Turn the oven down to degrees F. Put the cover back on, and return the chicken to the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and baste again. Return the chicken to the oven, this time without the cover, for another 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and baste again, put the cover back on, cook for 30 more minutes, turn off the heat, and let the chicken sit in the oven, covered, with the door closed for another 30 minutes. At the end of the three hours, the chicken will be very tender, the skin a golden color and not too crispy, the leg joints should be very loose, and the chicken may even fall apart.

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Great info here for a happy, healthy biome. Return to Content Start here No juice No fresh fruit - which I really missed as I eat pieces a day No dried fruits - which are in my home-made muesli No prunes - which I adore as a snack No Medjool dates - even though they grow naturally and which I treat myself to after dinner No honey or agave or maple syrup Nothing sweetened with sugar e. Sweet concoctions with glucose In the last two weeks and beyond, you are allowed to make all sorts of desserts sweetened with rice malt syrup or glucose dextrose powder or glucose syrup e.

Take for instance… Sugar, whether brown, raw or molasses, must never pass your lips. However, I did miss my fresh and dried fruits. What I was eating resembled my experience on the Paleo Diet but with whole grains, legumes and dairy allowed - I was hoeing into solid meals of vegetables, nuts, meats, fish, eggs, cheese and avocado.