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The Whole Deal's Meals for One

Making a meal for one is a lot tougher than it sounds. You can't live on carry-out alone and you sure don't want to be eating leftovers for a week. So, what's a solo guy or gal to do? Turn to The Whole Deal! You'll find a week's worth of Meals for One ideas that are simple, tasty and affordable. They are so good, you just might be okay with eating leftovers. Take a look: MONDAY: Veggie Monday Use the organic bread coupon from the in-store The Whole Deal value guide to make the best grilled cheese ever - perhaps cheddar with sautéed apples and onions, or mozzarella with arugula and sundried tomatoes. Add a green salad. TUESDAY: Use Your Noodles Toss broccoli and chicken with soy-ginger sauce to serve over our 365 Everyday Value Egg Noodles (a Sure Deal! at $1.99 for 16 oz) and then sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro or scallions. Tip: Buy only the broccoli you need at the salad bar. WEDNESDAY: Black Bean Soup Purchase prepared soup from the deli, make your own with canned black beans and veggie broth adding cooked ham or bacon if you choose or find a recipe that sounds good and make soup from scratch using economical dried beans. (If you cook a pot, freeze serving size portions for easy meals later!) Enjoy with Quinoa Cornbread or cornbread from our bakery. THURSDAY: 2010 Comfort Food Create a satisfying one-pot meal by mashing a boiled or baked potato with cooked chopped collard greens. Top with slices of browned chicken sausage (coupon in the in-store guide). Freeze extra sausages singly for later use. FRIDAY: Go Fish Prepare our responsibly farmed salmon or tilapia using our online recipe for Broiled Fish with Citrus and Herbs. Serve with cooked carrots and our heat-and-serve 365 Everyday Value® Organic Frozen Rice (a Sure Deal! at $2.99 for 20 oz) WEEKEND: It's Soup Season Make a hearty soup (we've got potloads of recipe ideas) and homemade Quick Whole Wheat and Rye Crackers. Pack and freeze leftover soup portions for heat-and-serve weekday meals. You'll find even more affordable recipes, money-saving tips and coupons in The Whole Deal. What's your favorite meal for one?