Saturday, June 10, 2006

Cooking For One

Again I'm all alone.... sniff, sniff. Tim is on a business trip. Everyone tends to eat poorly when they are cooking for one but taking the time to make a nutritious meal for one says a lot about how much we value ourselves. I enjoy making myself a healthy meal. And I'm going to share with you some of my quickies.

I have 2 all time favs for simple single meals. The first is a frittata. Also known as an omelet or a crustless quiche. I use egg substitutes like egg beaters or I leave out a couple of yolks to keep the cholesterol down. I also have a little problem with egg yolks, they don't always agree with me. You can make this frittata with whatever you like or have on hand. I like a simple cheddar and broccoli. But I may use some frozen spinach and Monterey Jack cheese. You can use fresh or frozen vegetables. Toss the veggies in the pan to saute first with a little cooking spray. Add some dried herbs to your egg mixture. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and let it cook. I often put a lid on it. That's it. Dinner is ready!

The other fav I have is pizza. I buy individual pizza crusts whenever I come across them. Currently I have some organic multi-grain and some regular multi-grain crusts in the freezer. I keep a squeeze jar of pizza sauce in the fridge that you can get in the italian pasta and pizza section in the grocery store. I put some on and then add whatever toppings I have. I use spinach, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, zucchini, whatever. Fresh or frozen works here too. I rarely add meat but you can. Cheese can be whatever floats your boat. I like mozza, parm, fontina, cheddar, Monterey jack, ricotta, or whatever else is in my fridge. Pizza crust is just a base. What it becomes is up to you!

1 comment:

Tanya said...

I'm going to give those pizza's a try. Frittata's are one of our favs too. I finish mine off in the oven for a nice golden goodness.