Single Person Food Shopping

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  1. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    Right when I start doing my food shop it will only be me i'm buying for so what do I as, a single person buy for dinner??

    I can't cook at all so i'm not up for making stuff then freezing it to last so needs to be simple!

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Frozen lasagnas, chicken breasts (you can poor Italian dressing over them and bake them, really good and simple)
     
  3. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    Is it wrong to admit I don't know how to cook chicken :blush:

    I can do microwave lasagna though :D
     
  4. nikky0907

    nikky0907 Well-Known Member

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    I buy only for myself.

    And it's mostly fruit,some nice snacks..you can always do some simple stuff to cook,start with green peas and so,you'll slowly start to learn.
    Pasta is every girls friend! :lol:

    Although I rarely eat at all,I just buy coffee in a bulk and leave the store a happy camper.:D
     
  5. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    You can buy the boneless chicken breast, pour Italian dressing over it, cook it at 350 degrees for an hour or so (until it's white all the way through and the liquid runs clear when you press on it)
     
  6. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    Why have I got images of me going to the shops & leaving with alot of ice cream & chocolate :blush:
     
  7. nikky0907

    nikky0907 Well-Known Member

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    Because you saw me do my shopping? :rofl: :rofl:
     
  8. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  9. glamgirl

    glamgirl Mum of a beautiful Son

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    how about ready made foods, asda does them! All you need to do is just put them in microwave! pizza as well! xxx
     
  10. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Oh yeah and I'm in Canada so my oven degrees aren't in Celsius :rofl: just in case
     
  11. Mamafy

    Mamafy Mum to 5 & Angel Mum to 4

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    beans/toast~cheese/toast~ jacket potatoes with cheese or beans/ coleslaw~salads~soup~ready meals~go into your butcher and get 1 portion mince/stew and make spag bol or stew/veg~toasted sandwiches
     
  12. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    Buy big combo packs of things like steak and chicken breast and when you get home, put them in individual bags and freeze them like that. My main staple meal was chicken cooked in the oven with bbq sauce on it for like the last 2-3 minutes + salad. Also, buy things you can make half the pack of...like INSTANT POTATOES! Yummmmmmmmm instant potatoes :rofl: Other than that, make sure you have loads of fruit and picky things in case you dont want to cook
     
  13. Waiting2bMommy

    Waiting2bMommy Levi and Jax's Mommy!

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    If you buy a bag of frozen chicken breasts its easy to just thaw one out a night and make a nice salad make a pan of rice or potatoes that you can make and store. Speghetti is really easy and can last awhile, all sorts of pasta. They usually have sauce packets and you can have like 10 different kinds of pasta and they usually have chicken marinade...and you can have a lot of different chicken!! When my OH is deployed its like being single again... so I've learned to make do. If you need any recipes PM me I have tons for one that are super easy! good luck!
     
  14. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    Kelly there's a recipe book called "The Girl Can't Cook" haha...you should look into it
     
  15. destiny27

    destiny27 Well-Known Member

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    i used to get the microwave meals when i lived on my own as they was quick and simple, i know how to cook i just dont like it,

    Also brought loads of fruit and yoghurts too. no chocolate though!!!! :rofl::rofl::happydance:
     
  16. oOKayOo

    oOKayOo Well-Known Member

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    Jacket potatos!! Cant go wrong and fill em up with whatever you fancy - chuck oven one 200 and whack em in for an hour.

    Stir frys , Grab chicken breast , cut in slices , chuck in wok , cook till its no more pink in the middle ( cut a strip to see ) add sauce and noodles.. done!

    Or you can just by meals where you put in the oven , it tells you on the pack what to do aswell. So cant go wrong ;)
     
  17. XKatX

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    Hun, go to Iceland. Apparently they have loads of foods that can be cooked rom frozen - like chicken strips. All you have to do is chuck them in a frying pan with some veggies and serve them with rice. A nice quick stir fry!! Seriously though - have a look coz they're dead cheap too!!
     
  18. mrsholmes

    mrsholmes Well-Known Member

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    the only problem with those go cook ranges things that are done for u is that they are realy expensive!
    I used to eat a lot of pasta as a student living in a shared house, cos u can do loads with it. heres are some cheap and easy meas i sometimes cook

    pasta with

    tuna mayo and onion
    roasted veg (frozen in a bag)
    stir in sauces

    Jacket pots

    cheese and bacon
    coldslaw
    beans
    tin of curry

    stirfys from a packet
    fry bentos pie, tin pots and steam veg (frozen goes in micro)
    ham, parsey sauce (packet) and tinned peas and smash.

    I used to buy tin pots (dont go off and are only 30p or so), packet steam veg from freezer.

    let me know if u want any more ideas etc xxxx
     

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