Friday, May 6, 2011

Cooking For One

No, not me! Everybody knows I cook for a minimum of 6 every night - adding to that, the requirement for two leftover lunches and everything I do is for 8!

Wait a minute... breakfast and lunch! I cook for one twice a day!

Couple of things going on today that made me title this the way I did... the realization that I've lost 32 pounds is starting to sink in and the conversation I had with a friend last night. Both of those made me realize how important cooking is in my life. My friend was telling me about the horrible frozen lasagna she had (I witnessed her purchasing it at the grocery store) and the fact that she had chicken nuggets for dinner on Cinco de Mayo... both devastating tragedies! Her excuse was that it was too hard cooking for one. I'm here to prove her wrong!

Breakfast Tostada

1 corn tortilla
3 tbsp re-fried beans, fat free
2 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded, low fat
1 egg
1 tsp sour cream, fat free
Salsa or tomato slice

Spray a small non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet to medium and add the corn tortilla. Spray the exposed side of the tortilla lightly with cooking spray. In order to get a perfect texture and color, turn the tortilla frequently, over and over. Also, press down on the tortilla with a spatula as the tortilla will rise up in the middle. When the tortilla is golden and crispy remove to a paper towel. In the same skillet, fry the egg to your liking. While the egg is frying, heat the re-fried beans in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and spread on the tortilla. Sprinkle the beans with 1 tbsp of the cheese. Place the fried egg on top of the cheese, sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with tomato and sour cream.

A delicious breakfast cooked for one in about 5 minutes! Add to that the fact that it's only 4 points plus and the understanding of the weight loss comes into full focus. Cooking for one is actually pretty easy... just takes imagination, food in the pantry and plenty of plastic containers to save the portions of food not used!

1 comment:

  1. Your tostada looks wonderful - I could eat that any time of the day! When I cook for one I just make regular recipes and eat the leftovers for lunch or have them again for dinner. You can always portion out the leftovers and freeze them too. Thanks for making my fish recipe!