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The Whole Deal's Meals for One

By Value Guru, February 17, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru
wholedeal-2010-01 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. black_bean_soupWEDNESDAY: 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. BroiledFishFRIDAY: 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.wholewheatryecrackers You'll find even more affordable recipes, money-saving tips and coupons in The Whole Deal. What's your favorite meal for one?
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MD says ...
Love these ideas!
02/19/2010 8:41:41 AM CST
RayRambo says ...
Good stuff we can always count on you guys to hook us up with excellent and healthy meal ideas
02/21/2010 4:19:58 PM CST
Jennifer says ...
What is the recipe for the black bean, carrot, and corn soup pictured above? It looks fantastic!
02/23/2010 9:40:05 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
Hi Jennifer - you can find that recipe right here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/1840
02/25/2010 6:21:50 PM CST
Jenn says ...
Awesome! Will there be new ideas every week?
02/28/2010 12:46:42 AM CST
Steve Prosser says ...
How much is a serving of soup? I made the chickpea lentil, delicious
04/22/2013 5:12:57 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@STEVE - I was unable to find a link in the blog post to a chickpea lentil soup...was it this recipe? http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/moroccan-spiced-chickpea-and-lentil-soup If so, let me know and I can find out for you!
04/24/2013 3:59:21 PM CDT