Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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I hope I am posting this in the correct forum -
I am the single mother of a 21 month old who doesn't eat very much. I've been realizing recently that I am over-reliant on processed organic foods such as macaroni and cheese, cheeseburger macaroni mix, breakfast cereal, pancake mix, etc. However, with it being only the two of us, I have problems following recipes and not ending up with a ton of extra food. I was raised on some really horrible food, mostly spaghettios and frozen pizza, and while I am trying to expand my horizons and am making a conscious effort to eat better, it takes some effort to eat vegetables, tofu, and rice and things like that. What that means is that if I buy, for example, a spaghetti squash or tofu, it probably won't get eaten because I am 1) afraid of it 2) don't know what to do with it. I'm hesitant to even buy an onion at the store because even if I find one recipe to put it in, it's going to go bad before I find another one.
So if anyone can point me in the right direction, it would be appreciated. I want to make healthy meals using fewer processed box mixes and more whole, natural ingredients in small portions, but I don't want to get so far out of my comfort zone that things are wasted. I am open to recipes involving tofu and squash and rice as well as meat, although I would prefer to avoid meat as much as possible. Help me please!