Once A Week Cooking For The Busy Single On A Budget
(Recipe Collection)

24 Recipes Created by VINTAGEMISS

Going to College and having a full time job can make it difficult to eat well, especially on a budget. Instead of laying down and taking it, I am going to get all of my time "intensive" cooking for the week done in one day so all I have to do is reheat and eat!

Recipes in this Collection

Black Bean Beta Carotene Mash w/ Poached Egg
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Black Bean Beta Carotene Mash w/ Poached Egg

This is my version of a ridiculously decadent dish I saw on Working Class Foodies that had polenta and a poached egg. I recommend poaching the eggs as you need them

Carbs: 44.3g | Fat: 5.7g | Fiber: 12.3g | Protein: 16.1g | Calories: 289.5
Less Oil
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Less Oil "Hummus"

Yes, I know traditional Hummus has tahini paste and more oil, but honestly, I liked the taste of this betterSubmitted by VINTAGEMISS

Carbs: 10g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 77.3
Southwestern Slow Cooker Crunch Beans
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)
Southwestern Slow Cooker Crunch Beans

So I found this recipe on the Crockpot 365 Blog and thought it would make a really good protein rich, low calorie snack. I added my own spices to it, experimented a little, and fell in love! Submitted by VINTAGEMISS

Carbs: 22.9g | Fat: 3.8g | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 7.5g | Calories: 150.6
Easy Pumpkin Cookies
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)
Easy Pumpkin Cookies

Three ingredients to yummy cookies without oil or eggs! Submitted by DOITNOWM

Carbs: 15.7g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 88
Orange Almond Biscotti
Very Good 4.7/5
(6 ratings)
Orange Almond Biscotti

Light, Crunchy and Wonderful with CoffeeSubmitted by DKOUNTZ81

Carbs: 9.7g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 65.5
Pina Colada Yogurt Bars
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Pina Colada Yogurt Bars

While going through my recipe inventory recipe, I found this! I made these after having a similar store bought bar that I later found out was 320 calories (eek!). I read the ingredients and found out they used coconut milk, which is extremely high in sugar and calories. This are even better and have only 23% of the original's calories.
Note: I make my own yogurt in the crockpot using skim milk.

Carbs: 13.2g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 74.9
Chicken and Bean Soup w/ Potato Dumplings
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Chicken and Bean Soup w/ Potato Dumplings

Carbs: 45.2g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 10.9g | Protein: 20g | Calories: 307.2
Slow Cooker Refried Beans
Very Good 4.3/5
(81 ratings)
Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Low-calorie and high-fiber, these tasty (not fried) beans make a quick supper when spread upon warm corn tortillas topped with melted cheese. Submitted by PENSKE40

Carbs: 12.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 64.1
Veggie Noodle-less Lasagna
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Veggie Noodle-less Lasagna

Lasagna using eggplant and zucchini layered like noodlesSubmitted by TICKER1999

Carbs: 14.4g | Fat: 10.3g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 15.1g | Calories: 204.7
Totrtelloni Fagioli Soup
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Totrtelloni Fagioli Soup

Carbs: 41.8g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 9.4g | Protein: 10.9g | Calories: 242.4
Absolute Favorite Breakfast
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Absolute Favorite Breakfast

Carbs: 52.9g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 4.7g | Protein: 20.3g | Calories: 307.1
Mediterranean Lentils and Veggies
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Mediterranean Lentils and Veggies

Carbs: 43.9g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 22.4g | Protein: 20.3g | Calories: 212.3
Curry Split Pea Soup
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Curry Split Pea Soup

Carbs: 36g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 14.7g | Protein: 14.7g | Calories: 161.3
Simple Savory Spanish Rice
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)
Simple Savory Spanish Rice

This is so easy to make, you'll wonder how you ever made tacos without this savory side dish. You can also view each step of this recipe withSubmitted by NEED2BHEALTHE

Carbs: 10.3g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 69.5
Cheese Quesadilla
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Cheese Quesadilla

Nice quick lunchSubmitted by REBECKY44

Carbs: 35.1g | Fat: 16.2g | Fiber: 9g | Protein: 18g | Calories: 358.3
White Bean Hummus Dip
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White Bean Hummus Dip

Submitted by VINTAGEMISS

Carbs: 3.7g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 34.5
Oil Less Apple Granola
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Oil Less Apple Granola

Carbs: 15.2g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 92.8
Sugar Free Gummy Bears
Good 3.5/5
(4 ratings)
Sugar Free Gummy Bears

My grandson and I are having fun with these wiggly jiggly edible gummies.Submitted by -SHAWN-

Carbs: 0g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 0.6
Slow Cooker Apple Granola
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Slow Cooker Apple Granola

Submitted by VINTAGEMISS

Carbs: 31.7g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 5.6g | Calories: 184.2
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread
Very Good 4.2/5
(6 ratings)
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread

Makes 4 Loaves, 13 slices each.Submitted by TIMPHIKER

Carbs: 12.2g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 2.2g | Calories: 56.9
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