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    Difficulty with recipes for single ppl

    Does anyone have a problem with making food that only you (or maybe a friend or two) will end up eating, since there's the potential for a lot of waste? Or do you find the batches of food go a long way for you?

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    Re: Difficulty with recipes for single ppl

    When I first moved out I did. I don’t despise left over though, so it was lunch and dinner for the next few days.

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    Yeah I will basically eat the same meal every day for a week. Kinda sucks but also makes it easier

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    Yes. What has worked for me is buying lots of snacks (fruits likes grapes, berries, vegetables like carrots and dip, crackers, cheeses, sliced meats) and putting together essentially a charcuterie board for dinner. Sometimes I make one cooked thing per week and supplement
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    Re: Difficulty with recipes for single ppl

    Some things you can make a big batch of and freeze in individual portions. I'm big on freezing leftovers.

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    Re: Difficulty with recipes for single ppl

    i use a meal delivery service that sends me 3 recipes a week, 2 meals per recipe. if my bf doesnt eat his half i just take it for lunch the next day.

    before using this (or on days i've used it all up) i make a big batch (like 4 servings) of something at once and i just eat it all week. stir fry is great for that. or a bunch of chicken and roasted veggies.

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    Yes 100%. I halve things pretty frequently if I’m making a recipe that says “serves 4-6”, since I know I hate to eat the same thing 3+ times in a row and will most likely buy takeout instead of eating it for the 4th time.

    I also highly recommend making smaller more frequent trips to the grocery store rather than fewer big ones if you can, at least for me I think I waste food less and I can buy smaller portions of stuff i.e. buying a single bell pepper instead of the 3 pack or whatever.

    Also also I have a tiny blender and a little rice cooker that are nice for making cooking for one sized portions which now that I type it out sounds kinda sad but oh well lol
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