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Hey hey everyone, I'm going to be moving on my own very soon and I'm shifting from a "eating left overs and whatever the family has provided" to a "I have to cook and prep everything for one"

I can cook (or follow a recipe, to be exact) but my concerns are trying to eat healthy as I start to adjust to my new life and not rely too heavily on fast food as I start off my new life. 

 

Any and all advice is appreciated

Level 25 Final Fantasy Rebel

My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

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  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

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1 hour ago, Elastigirl said:

Welcome back! I'll give advice later, I just saw your post and wanted to say hi.

Hey hey! I've missed you too! Sorry I haven't been around much... or at all. 

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Level 25 Final Fantasy Rebel

My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

Spoiler
  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

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That sounds exciting! I don't have any specific meal suggestions, but a couple of general habits/tips to keep in mind:

 

- write out your meal plan on pen & paper, put it on your fridge

- eat the same breakfast every day

- make 2-4 servings per 'main' recipe, keep one portion as leftovers/lunch for sometime that same week, freeze the rest in portions (sometimes you won't feel like cooking)

- from your meal plan, write out your grocery list for the whole week; going to the shop once a week will save you from impulse shopping during little 'pickup' trips

- frozen veg are a great, economical option: stock up! you can just microwave it in a bowl, don't buy any special 'steamer' bags

- protein powder and frozen berries are an easy/instant meal replacement when you can't be bothered but you still want to eat well (add some nut butter for extra creamy results)

- make sure any snack includes protein & fruit/veg; eg. apple & peanut butter, carrot & hummus, cheese & cucumber, handful of almonds & orange, etc.

- give yourself permission to take some shortcuts (ie. don't make yourself crazy), for example: jar of curry sauce + meat or beans + frozen veg = instant food

- you can elevate ramen into a 'kinda sorta real food' with a couple of eggs & frozen green peas with some hot sauce on top

- if you don't have a plan for the ingredient, don't buy it! this will save you from buying spinach with good intensions and ending up with a slimy mess in the fridge ;)

 

Have fun!

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@defining: thank you so much! You've no idea how much this helps! I will definitely keep this in mind

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Level 25 Final Fantasy Rebel

My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

Spoiler
  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

Link to post

My biggest lifesaver living alone is my slow cooker.  Set it and forget it is fabulous for getting me through those days where I don't have the energy to 'cook'.  And the amount of recipes out there is insane.  Either a slow cooker or an instant pot is always my #1 recommendation for living alone and keeping healthier.

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Fight your foes in the field, nor be burnt in your house.

 

 

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On 9/7/2019 at 4:03 AM, Dalish said:

My biggest lifesaver living alone is my slow cooker.  Set it and forget it is fabulous for getting me through those days where I don't have the energy to 'cook'.  And the amount of recipes out there is insane.  Either a slow cooker or an instant pot is always my #1 recommendation for living alone and keeping healthier.

Thank you Dalish! I will definitely look into investing in that! 

Level 25 Final Fantasy Rebel

My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

Spoiler
  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

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