Thursday, July 7, 2011

My First VLOG!

Welcome to my first ever "vlog" (video blog)!  It was sort of a last minute decision, so the narration in the beginning was completed around 11:00pm...and you can tell - haha!

I tried doing a "summary" at the end but the audio was off with my webcam and my voice sounded like Frankenstein!

My 3 "Cooking For One" Tips:
1.  Individually freeze your protein.  It's a lot easier to pull out one piece of chicken in the morning to defrost than it is to defrost a whole pack and figure out what do with it all!

2.  Have quick and healthy sides on hand, like brown rice, quinoa, or whole wheat pasta.

3.  Include a veggie with your meal every night!  Frozen veggies, a salad, grilled veggies - whatever!

You can make a quick (and healthy!) meal as easy as 1, 2, 3!  For example:
1.  Cod sprinkled with seasoning, wrapped in foil, and thrown on the grill.
2.  Angel hair pasta cooks up really fast in some boiling water.
3.  Saute some zucchini in a little olive oil and garlic salt, when the pasta is done cooking, add it to the zucchini.
4.  Voila - grilled fish with a side!

My other trick with angel hair pasta is to always have some sauce on hand.  I take a jar of spaghetti sauce and freeze individual portions in a muffin tin.  Then store those "sauce cubes" in a big Ziploc bag.  It's so easy to make the pasta, defrost a "sauce cube" and throw together a salad for an easy spaghetti dinner!
Shared with Women Living Well!


  1. Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Ummm....where were you when I was single and making myself sandwiches everyday??? lol!!! What great ideas! I do some of these things, even for us three. For example, I freeze my meat in small portions. When I buy a fryer chicken, I chop it all up and then freeze it in smaller baggies - the back breast bone, skin, and extras all get put in a "soup chicken" bag. But I ADORE your 1,2,3. Excellent post!

  3. This was so good! I learned some new things for sure! I like this for my lunch ideas b/c I get sick of sandwiches.