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From the Kitchen of heygoodcookin

Feeding People One Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich at a Time

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Feed the homeless – and make the world a better place – one peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich at a time.

Jory John, The Peanut Butter Plan

What feeling does a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich evoke for you?  Perhaps it’s a reminder of childhood; of brown bag lunches and eating with school friends.  Whatever memory comes to mind, I think we can all agree that a PB & J sandwich can take away the noontime pangs of hunger and leave us feeling filled.

A friend introduced me to the efforts of a local grassroots movement in Los Angeles serving sandwiches to the homeless.  Its called the PBJ Movement,spearheaded by Terrence Woodberry.  The concept is simple: volunteers make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and hand them out with bananas and bottled water to those in need.

I jumped on Google to see how far this crusade extends beyond Los Angeles and found, among several organized groups, one in particular with chapters in various major cities named The Peanut Butter Plan, originally a campaign started by Jory John, a children’s book author in San Francisco.  “It’s a grassroots organization with no federal subsidy, no foundation, no food vouchers, and no official sanction from anybody. Just strangers, goodwill, and a lot of peanut butter”, says Mr. John.

All of the programs with websites or facebook pages I read through offer different messaging but strive for the same goal: to help others in need of a meal.

The simplicity of the movement is what attracted me initially.  Anyone can make this sandwich and hand it out: no cooking skills needed here.  According to Mr. John, there is a bit of a trick to making a PB&J that can keep the sandwich from succumbing to soggy bread: more PB and less J.

Or, more specifically, 3 parts peanut butter to 1 part jelly. But don’t look at my example, I am a jelly gal!

Open face Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

We love learning about groups of volunteers who give their time, talents and resources to help others in need of a meal.  It is still hard to imagine in 2016, that people go to bed hungry.  If you know of an organization in your area that shares a similar mission,please contact us at support@heygoodcookin.com so we can spread their story.

Cutting a PB and J sandwich in the half

Get involved in a PB&J Movement or start your own chapter then tell us about it on facebook!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with a bite in it

 

Posted By: heygoodcookin

The Hey Good Cookin' Kitchen has become a place of food inspiration and savory discovery to share with our cookin' singles community. We search out new recipes or sometimes just adapt familiar ones to test, taste, photograph and share in the triumphs and mishaps of creating new dishes.

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Cooking up Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving 2015

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Happy young woman with shopping bags in christmas decorated kitchen checking list of gifts

It happens every year.  No matter how much thought and planning we put into our Christmas list, there will be those friends or family members that leave us stumped when it comes to holiday gift ideas.  Hey Good Cookin’ can help you make this year easier with some last minute gift ideas for the foodies on your list!

If you are one of those highly organized people who completed your shopping in July and have everything wrapped and tagged (you know who you are) add one more person to your list…you!  Treat yourself to a holiday gift.  You deserve it. It’s not self-indulgence, it’s personalized Christmas cheer.

Because we focus on the solo cook, we have come up with a short list of gift ideas that center around the kitchen—from cooking classes to the convenience of food delivery to simply sending a meal to someone.

Cooking an act of love quote

Monthly Food Clubs                                                                                                                 Everyone knows about jelly of the month and fruit of the month clubs such as those made popular by Harry and David. How about spicing things up with a monthly spice box!  Hey Good Cookin’ has teamed up with Raw Spice Bar to bring you spices and recipes from other countries. It’s the perfect gift for someone who wants to try food from around the world, but can’t afford an expensive vacation. Hey Good Cookin’ members will receive %50 off your first box of spices. Sign up today!

  • Raw Spice Bar. For $6 a month, you can give a family member or friend the gift of a monthly spice box.  These are a set of 3 spices, globally sourced, blended and portioned with recipes for 3 meals.  You provide the ingredients.  It’s as simple as that.

Subscription Food Delivery Services

Ingredients to make a fettucine pasta with sundried tomatoes

These services are great for the busy single who wants to cook more, but has no time to shop and/or wants to avoid food waste completely.  A number of companies are offering to deliver all you need to fix a meal that serves 2.  While these companies are pretty similar in what they offer, there are features that make them each a bit different.

  • Plated: Let’s you pick from any recipe they have which is good when buying for the picky eater or one with food sensitivities.  Each meal runs about $15 unless you join with a membership, then $12 per serving.
  • Hello Fresh: 3 meals are delivered each week with simple and quick recipes for those that are short on time but still crave fresh healthy meals.
  • Destination Dinner Kits: You add a few fresh ingredients, and DDK will provide a short cut to making authentic foods from exotic locations around the world.  Some of their gift sets come with crockery and utensils designed for the specific country’s cuisine. Dinner kits are around $30 and gifts sets about $50.

3. Cooking Class

Lori in a cooking class

There are quite a few cooking classes or cooking vacations that focus on solo cooks.  Typically you learn to prepare multiple dishes then sit down and enjoy them with the class.  It’s a great way to meet others and have fun cooking.  A great gift to give yourself or someone you know.

  • Local cooking classes for singles are popping up in many cities. The company, Hipcooks, offers classes in several major cities up and down the west coast. We have personally taken several of these classes and can tell you it’s a savory good time!
  • Looking to get away from it all? Give yourself a cooking vacation. Learn to cook abroad in Italy. Tuscookany offers a great singles cooking package of several days in a beautiful location with some dynamic staff and chefs.  Mention us and get half off of the singles supplement.

3. Make a Meal

Pretty woman visiting a friend and bringing a covered dish

Who says a gift can’t be something as simple as making a meal?  Need a bit of guidance? Recipe ideas?

  • Take Them a Meal—Although this free online site is designed to help a friend in need by planning and organizing meals, it can be used in other ways.  We all have that person on our list who has everything and is difficult to shop for…how about organizing a group of friends to deliver meals for a week?  Who wouldn’t appreciate a personal gift made with love.  This site offers tested recipes and ideas for ways to send a meal.  What a great gift for someone right from your kitchen.

Still looking for more ideas?  There are lots of ways to gift yourself or someone you know with the simple act of everyday cooking.  Check out some of the quick and simple small dish recipes on Hey Good Cookin’ and if you don’t already have one, sign up for your free recipe box to store your favorites!

Posted By: heygoodcookin

The Hey Good Cookin' Kitchen has become a place of food inspiration and savory discovery to share with our cookin' singles community. We search out new recipes or sometimes just adapt familiar ones to test, taste, photograph and share in the triumphs and mishaps of creating new dishes.

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From the Kitchen of barb0812

Soups for the Season

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Woman bent over her ladle from soup pot

What to make for dinner?

The words linger in my head as if an answer might somehow appear to me by the simple act of staring blankly inside the refrigerator.  I take a quick inventory of what I have and consider my choices.  Half a jar of marinara…hmmm, Italian? I take a pass–had some pasta the night before last.  A package of Asian noodles.  Nope, had Chinese last night. As I continue with my survey of the usual food suspects in my fridge, the excuses now seem to be coming with little effort.

I am in a ‘dinner rut.’ Defined as when even the most familiar dishes lack the usual savory enticement.

My solution? Oh, I have one, but admittedly, I do sometimes default to my old standby: hot popcorn.  It’s easy, and when there is just nothing in my kitchen to create a meal or when I don’t feel like cooking, I know I always have something to eat.  I actually consider it a comfort food, as I do when I sit down to a hot bowl of soup.

Soups are my go-to for a simple and healthy meal.  I find them easy to fix and very satisfying. I prefer to enjoy soups that complement the time of year and make my choice to include whole foods in season.

Another reason to go for a soup recipe?  Ingredients for a soup base, such as canned or boxed chicken or vegetable stock and root vegetables that might include onion, carrots, celery root, and garlic, are not hard to keep on hand.

Check out a few of my favorite soups.  These are fairly easy to put together with minimal ingredients and can be ready to enjoy under an hour.

  1. Minestrone Soup

I love a good minestrone.  The spinach really adds to the veggie goodness, too. Pour over bread cubes coated with olive oil then toasted for an Italian favorite.

Minestrone Soup

2. Sweet Potato Soup

This is such a modest, sweet soup with few ingredients and is quickly prepared.  It is a soup you will want to enjoy all winter long.

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3. Chicken Enchilada Soup

This soup seems to be a general favorite combining all the flavor of enchiladas in a soup base.  It takes a bit more effort then some soups, but the end result is so worth it.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

4. Lentil Soup

Prepare this in your slow cooker or stove top.  There are so many variations, but a simple soup base with carrots, onion and celery is extremely flavorful.

Lentil Soup

5. Creamy Mushroom Soup

If you are a mushroom fan like me, you will LOVE this soup!  It’s absolutely terrific and so easy to make.

Mushroom Soup

 

Posted By: barb0812

My dogs consider me the "greatest chef of all time"...I am lover of all foods vegetarian and advocate for growing your own veggies--no matter the size! I am one of the Co-founders of Hey Good Cookin' and a believer in cooking for yourself because everyone deserves it!

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Small Dishes: Why Hey Good Cookin’ is Having a Banner Year!

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Small Houses, Tiny Nations…’little’ seems to be in fashion and we are included.  

Introducing: Small Dishes

Beginning this month, we are pleased to begin displaying recipes defined as 3 servings or less.  We are excited to be promoting a smaller way of cooking for people less interested in a lot of leftovers and more interested in reducing food waste and controlling portioned meals.

Just another recipe site?  No way!  We are uniquely focused on the solo cook with choices that go beyond the typical serves 4-6 recipes.  Because Hey Good Cookin’ members are saving tested recipes, we skip the tools that change recipe quantities and share recipes that REALLY work.

Enjoy cooking in large quantities and freezing single meals?  No problem; we’ve got you covered with batch cooking posts and recipe ideas.

We Make it Simple

Interested in finding a small dish on Hey Good Cookin’?  We have made it easy now to discover 3 servings or less recipes by stamping a banner right on the finished recipe photo.  When members save a ‘small dishes’ recipe on Hey Good Cookin’, we will add a banner to all recipes categorized as Small Dishes.

Not Yet a Member?

It’s easy and free to join our community of other like-minded cooks and begin saving new recipes shared by members. Add your own recipes and keep them all in one virtual place. Looking to connect with other members? We offer tools to find and communicate with others sharing similar food interests or geography.

Looking for a scrumptious Fall dessert?  Check out our latest recipe post: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.  Because this is a small dish, we love to use our mini Crock Pot.  It’s the perfect size for any slow cooker meal under 3 servings. Rate this recipe when you save it to your recipe box!

 

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From the Kitchen of barb0812

7 Fightin’ Foods for the Common Cold

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Tasting The Soup Before Eating

I have been lucky enough to dodge every nasty cold that has come my way for the past two years. But don’t hate me for sounding braggy, life has already issued a challenge as a good reminder to keep it humble.

The challenge came the other night as I was giving myself props for staying on top of my health.  Just before dinner, as I pulled up a chair to work on the computer, I was suddenly struck by the unmistakable signs of the funk. All the usual suspects were there–chills, aches and even an upset stomach!

Thankfully, I was feeling spirited enough to take charge of the situation. I did not want a pesky bug bringing me down or standing between me and the savory beet salad that was chilling in the fridge.  I quickly made a mental inventory of my usual go-to’s for fighting off a cold –  Airborne, Tylenol  and a shot of trusty willpower to do the trick. Out of nowhere, (ding ding ding), I remembered a post on super foods. Of course!  Chicken Noodle Soup!  Time to pull out the Crock Pot.  

I changed course and decided that this was the moment to take a dose of my own self-prescribed medicine. I rolled up my sleeves, recited the “food is medicine” mantra, crossed my fingers and hoped that the healing power of food would prove to be more than an idealistic theory.   

It was a big decision, but I had a full week ahead and no room for interruption.  I decided to compromise. I mean, why not enjoy the wonders of modern medicine AND the soothing benefits of traditional home remedies?

For those of you interested in the exact science, my immediate tactics included Airborne—4 of those babies,  Zyrtec—for when in doubt, and a hot cup of Nature’s Own Ginger Tea. I ingested my special cocktail and planted myself on the sofa with steeped ginger tea in hand and waited.  

Two hours went by. With eyes closed, I simply relaxed and entertained rich inner visions of myself freed from the grips of nausea.  But more importantly, I continued the willful pursuit of that beet salad. And then, just like that, it was gone.

Could I swear it wasn’t allergies?  No. Did the rest help?  Probably.  But what matters most is that I’m now solidly in the camp that believes that the right plant and food remedies DO promote well-being.  

Thankfully, there was still time to enjoy that meal. Excited by my experience, I grabbed a fork and a notepad and started to make a list of other common foods that help put a stop to what ails you.

Barb’s shortlist of  Seven Fightin’ Foods:

  1. Chicken Noodle Soup

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Time to pull out the slow cookers!  There is just something about chicken noodle soup that helps move a cold along.  Like many of my soups, I  freeze single portions so no need to cook when sick. Chicken soup may be good for the soul, but it can also lessen the effects of a cold by slowing down that congestion production, and that’s a good thing!

  1. Tea

Green tea with ginger, lemon and honey

All varieties of teas including black, green, white and herbal offer a variety of benefits in fighting colds. Baker by Nature swears by her Healing Ginger Tea which uses a base of green tea, then adds fresh ginger, cinnamon, lemon and honey to battle congestion and a sore throat. I’m gonna give this a try next time I get hit with a cold.

  1. Honey

Spoonful Of Honey

I know a lot of people who use this as their go-to for relief of a sore throat.  Some take a spoonful daily of ‘local only’ honey to reduce allergies.

  1. Orange Juice

oranges and orange juice

 

Fresh squeezed O.J. with pulp offers plenty of Vitamin C which medical research indicates is better coming from food.  Red Bell Peppers are also a terrific source of Vitamin C.

  1. Bananas

Banana Bunch And Sliced Bananas

I just learned that bananas are rich in potassium, which is often depleted with some flu and cold symptoms. They’re easy to digest (A+ for bland foods!) and may help lower body temperature. They can also help replenish lost electrolytes.

  1. Ginger

Ginger tea made with fresh root

Opinion says ginger offers some virus fighting potential as well as acts as an excellent tummy soother.  I for one am a believer in ginger.  When I get hit with nausea, I steep fresh ginger for 10 minutes and drink a cup with no added sugar, lemon etc.  Some (like me) believe it can stop a cold in its tracks!

  1. Garlic

Ceramic knife chopping garlic preparation cooking. Garlic, aroma

This is one food that sounds the least appealing to me when battling the crud.  However, it does contains allicin, a compound that destroys bacteria and makes it difficult for viruses to thrive. I usually add garlic to many of my soups anyway, and that is probably the best way to benefit from it.

I hope by now you are as inspired to use foods as a healthy ally as I am. Whole books are written on this topic, so I had to choose my favorites. Let me know in the comments if you have a go-to recipe that helps you fight off illness and maintain your bragging rights!

Posted By: barb0812

My dogs consider me the "greatest chef of all time"...I am lover of all foods vegetarian and advocate for growing your own veggies--no matter the size! I am one of the Co-founders of Hey Good Cookin' and a believer in cooking for yourself because everyone deserves it!

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From the Kitchen of oregonwingnut

Single Girl in a Big Batch World

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Woman baking cupcakes in kitchen

One day my unintentional mantra changed from deprive to thrive.  I’ll go to movies by myself and delight in it! I’ll go into a restaurant and proudly exclaim, “Table for one, please.” I’ll book a trip and travel because I can, and I will no longer wait for someone to join me. And, I will bake a whole batch of cupcakes because I want them!

For years I deprived myself of food I loved because I didn’t want to eat a big batch of enchiladas, spaghetti, or heaven forbid, cupcakes for days on end.

Then I embraced big batch cooking and my freezer. The key for me was to make sure the batch had lots of variety. Instead of making one type of cupcake, I make the batter then add different goodies to each cupcake and use different small portions of frosting or glazes.

cupcakes with berries and citrus glaze

The secret to these moist cupcakes is to add an orange syrup which soaks into the cake followed by a citrus glaze.  It’s a double burst of flavor.

cupcakes with mixed berries and citrus glaze

It’s fun to create different flavor combinations. How about raspberry and blueberry cupcakes with lemon syrup and glaze?  I took a batch to work and one of my co-workers told me she and her boyfriend don’t eat sweets, but they devoured these cupcakes!

big batch cupcakes

Looking for big batch breakfast ideas?  

Muffin Tin Pancakes just may make getting out of bed early a little easier.

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It’s the same principle, different meal.  Baking one big batch loaded with variety keeps me from the daily boredom of the same old breakfast.

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Peanut butter, banana and maple syrup…my all time favorite combo. The best part is I don’t get syrup all over my steering wheel when I eat breakfast in the car.

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Mix and match your ingredients, bake them up, grab ‘n’ go!

 

From the Kitchen of heygoodcookin

Treat Yourself…5 Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Gourmet Caramel Apples

The month of October seems to signal the start of the holiday season for many of us whether ready or not. It could be all the Halloween decorations and events fueling our excitement, but for some (like me), it’s the pumpkins that start revealing themselves in the many large display boxes outside the grocery stores.  The sight of them ignites a desire to run home, bake and indulge in all the combinations of sweet spices, fruits and squashes.  The delicious kitchen smells that result are a reminder of why we deserve to treat ourselves and those we care about.

We have put together 5 tasty treats to enjoy and share.  They are relatively easy recipes and can be stored in the refrigerator and/or frozen and enjoyed later.

  1. Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars

Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars

2. Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

3. Gourmet Caramel Apples

Gourmet Caramel Apples

4. Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Pumpkin Bites

5. Pumpkin Crumble

Pumpkin Crumble

Have a favorite dessert you love as a treat?  Keep your recipe right here in your own recipe box.  Join the community of solo cooks and discover great dishes you can save and make this holiday season.

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Crock-tober Contest Giveaway

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Woman with a slow cooker

Welcome to Crocktober!

Are you someone who loves to ‘fix it and forget it’? If so, you might be one lucky winner with us!

Slow cookers come in all sizes, now making it possible to prepare a meal for 2 or make a pot full of meals that can be divvied up into single-serve portions and frozen for times when it needs to be a no-cook night.  We offer a virtual way for you to store those favorite slow cooker recipes with us as well as save recipes from other members.

As part of our contest we are offering (4) Amazon gift cards to four randomly drawn winners.

It is really simple to enter:

1. Become a member of Hey Good Cookin’.  Signing up is easy and free!

2. Submit an original, family or adapted slow cooker recipe on heygoodcookin.com and add the tag: crocktober.

Anyone who is at least 18 years or old and a US resident can add unlimited slow cooker recipes throughout the contest period but must add the tag ‘crocktober‘ to have recipe(s) submitted into the drawing.

We will randomly draw 4 winners for a $25 Amazon gift card after noon PST on November 1, 2015. Our winner will be contacted via the email address used to sign up on Hey Good Cookin’ on or about November 1, 2015. See our official contest rules, and we hope you are a lucky winner!

Crockpot Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Crockpot Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Posted By: heygoodcookin

The Hey Good Cookin' Kitchen has become a place of food inspiration and savory discovery to share with our cookin' singles community. We search out new recipes or sometimes just adapt familiar ones to test, taste, photograph and share in the triumphs and mishaps of creating new dishes.

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From the Kitchen of barb0812

Make Your Next Party a Big Batch Bash

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Three Female Friends Making Food

I have always loved the fall…the crisp cool air, the changing colors of the leaves and the smells in the kitchen. For me, that means all the comfort foods I crave…soups, breads and anything pumpkin.  It also happens to be the time of year when I first got turned on to batch cooking, which I only experienced as making a big pot of anything and eating it until tired of leftovers. In reality though, it was often about forgetting about those soup containers at the back of the refrigerator only to discover a layer of white, fuzzy mold floating atop what was once a delicious lentil stew.

I am in awe of people who have the “Martha Stewart touch.”  I worked with a woman like this many years ago and was impressed at how much she cooked and gardened for herself.  She was a big fan of batch cooking and had several favorite meals she would cook up, package and freeze to enjoy for weeks.

One October day, she invited me and a few other co-workers over to her home to spend the day in kitchen mass production of twice baked potatoes.  Looking back, I think she took some pity on us since dinner (for me anyway) was usually whatever could be thrown on a tortilla and microwaved for 30 seconds. 

Twice Baked Potatoes

I actually found batch cooking with friends to be a blast and not at all the chore that had become my mother’s mantra in our house while growing up.  At the end of it all, we had loads of foil-wrapped potatoes to take home and freeze and a renewed inspiration to cook more for ourselves.  

Consider one of these ideas, portioned out and frozen in single servings:

If you haven’t tried hosting a batch cooking party with friends, grab a bottle of wine (or 2), a fun playlist and a couple of great recipes. Here’s how:

  1. Agree upon a couple of recipes everyone enjoys.
  2. Create a list of needed ingredients and divvy the shopping list amongst your friends.
  3. Provide plenty of freezer-friendly containers.
  4. Assign a recipe lead for each dish and divide the prep work.
  5. Assemble and cook or bake.
  6. Divvy the meals into single-sized portions for all to take home and freeze.
  7. Reheat on a night you just don’t feel like cooking.

Posted By: barb0812

My dogs consider me the "greatest chef of all time"...I am lover of all foods vegetarian and advocate for growing your own veggies--no matter the size! I am one of the Co-founders of Hey Good Cookin' and a believer in cooking for yourself because everyone deserves it!

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From the Kitchen of heygoodcookin

Table For One? It’s More Common Than You Think

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Woman taking a working lunch with a sandwich

I picked up a copy of Parade Magazine (What America Eats 8-9-15) recently and read an article on how America eats lunch.  There were a couple of ‘Ah ha’ moments but most of what I read I had already come to know: most American adults eat lunch solo.

We are busy, and taking a lunch break looks more like checking emails and social media or simply working through lunch while nibbling on food from home.  While fast food restaurants and food trucks are pretty popular, people still tend to brown bag leftovers or snacky type foods like fruit, crackers, nuts and veggie sticks. It’s affordable, convenient and it removes the time spent hunting down something to eat away from the office.

Snacky foods for lunch in a container

Snacky foods are a popular choice for something quick at lunch.

Lunch hour has been replaced with eating on the go

Whether it’s the healthiest choice or not, most people just tend to grab something when they are hungry and eat at their desk, in front of a computer or while on a mobile device.  The challenge is finding foods that are healthy choices and quick to grab ‘n’ go out the door. Surprisingly, peanut butter is still a popular food at lunch time. Here are a few of our favorite peanut butter “meals”:

Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwich

Peanut butter and banana on rice cakes or bread.

Organic apples slices with peanut butter

Apples and peanut butter are a favorite quick food for snacking or lunch.

Peanut butter and jelly wrap

Peanut butter and jelly wrap…why not?

Singling out quick and convenient

We don’t just choose to eat solo, we also want to eat better.  We want our food fast and suitably prepared for one. Food trucks and fast food establishments know this, so they have come up with apps for pre-ordering and with food prepped and ready to dish out within a few minutes.  However, eating out can get expensive and isn’t always easy on the calories, so many people will choose to eat leftovers or bring foods that are quickly constructed at work. Here are a few of our favorites:

Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

A Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap is easily assembled at work: one tortilla wrap + Caesar salad in a bag + chopped rotisserie chicken.

6 Ingredient Pasta Salad served cold

A quick and easy 6 Ingredient Cold Pasta Salad is a great choice for a grab ‘n’ go lunch.

Slow Cooker Lentil Stew

Soups are great choices for a quick meal on the run. This Lentil Stew is prepared in a slow cooker and can be heated and stored in a thermos for a convenient meal any time.

So, whether you are into leftovers or snack foods, there are all kinds of ways to grab ‘n’ go with healthy, tasty meals that are convenient and more cost effective than take out.  We offer many quick and simple recipes for one, or batch-cooked dishes that are fast to prep and provide the convenience of meals now or later.

Posted By: heygoodcookin

The Hey Good Cookin' Kitchen has become a place of food inspiration and savory discovery to share with our cookin' singles community. We search out new recipes or sometimes just adapt familiar ones to test, taste, photograph and share in the triumphs and mishaps of creating new dishes.

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