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Once A Week Cooking For The Busy Single On A Budget

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!

(24 Recipes) Created by VINTAGEMISS

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

Submitted by VINTAGEMISS

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

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
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

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
Very Good 4.7/5
(6 ratings)

Light, Crunchy and Wonderful with Coffee

Submitted by DKOUNTZ81

Carbs: 9.7g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 65.5
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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
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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)

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
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Lasagna using eggplant and zucchini layered like noodles

Submitted by TICKER1999

Carbs: 14.4g | Fat: 10.3g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 15.1g | Calories: 204.7
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Carbs: 41.8g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 9.4g | Protein: 10.9g | Calories: 242.4
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Carbs: 52.9g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 4.7g | Protein: 20.3g | Calories: 307.1
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Carbs: 43.9g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 22.4g | Protein: 20.3g | Calories: 212.3
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Carbs: 36g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 14.7g | Protein: 14.7g | Calories: 161.3
Simple Savory Spanish Rice
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)

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 with

Submitted by NEED2BHEALTHE

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

Submitted by REBECKY44

Carbs: 35.1g | Fat: 16.2g | Fiber: 9g | Protein: 18g | Calories: 358.3
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Submitted by VINTAGEMISS

Carbs: 3.7g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 34.5
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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)

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
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Submitted by VINTAGEMISS

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

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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