Originally Posted by Butter_Butt
It is me, myself and I, so it is rather difficult preparing meals for 1 person. ...
So, when I'm alone, I have a set of easy to prepare low cal meals. One version is soup, fish, and fruit
soup: Progresso light chicken soup (1 WW point if you like that sort of thing)
fish: Smoked salmon on a GG brand rye crisp with a little cream cheese
fruit : a (extra sugar free) berry mix I make up once a week ( cranberries, rasberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
The reason why 3 courses is that it helps me to avoid overindulging in any one thing. If I'm tempted by a second can of soup, I say to myself, no, try the fish. If I'm tempted by more fish I say, no, try the berries. By the time I'm done with the berries, I'm done. I know it sounds silly, but there is a whole school of thought, called cognitive therapy, that tries to teach you skills for ordinary situations. Over-indulging in a meal alone is an ordinary situation I think many of us here sometimes face.
Except for the berry thing (which requires pre prep once a week) this takes no time at all to prepare. I warm the soup in a microwave, but I see no reason why you can't do it on a pot on the stove