Healthy Cooking for One

Single-Serving Shakshuka

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this classic North African dish is the perfect plate for one. Shakshuka is versatile and easy to prepare to your liking with spice for a kick or a side of pita bread or chickpeas for a heartier meal. Check out this keto recipe for Shakshuka for one.  

Overnight Oats

Whether you need breakfast in a hurry or you’re planning a lazy Sunday morning, overnight oats are the way to go. By soaking rolled oats the night before, you can wake up to a healthier meal with dozens of flavor options. Check out this recipe for six ways to make overnight oats.

Turkey or Tofu Chili

Freezing a big pot of soup is great and all, but eating the same meal over and over can get old fast. Enter this scrumptious turkey or tofu chili for one. Prepare this dish on a chilly night and make it just how you like it. Whether you use turkey, tofu, beans or lots of spice, it’s bound to be a delicious meal that can be healthy to boot.  

Not Your Basic Ramen

Looking for a cheap and easy lunch or light dinner? We’ve got your fix: creamy mushroom ramen. With just a few extra ingredients, this simple recipe transforms 25-cent ramen noodles into a restaurant-quality affair. Try it vegan or add a soft-boiled egg for a protein boost.   

Portobello Pizza for One

Got a craving for pizza, but want to kick the carbs? This recipe for portobello mushroom pizza hits the spot. Simply substitute a hearty mushroom for the crust, then add all of your favorite toppings. Make it gourmet with prosciutto or keep it classic with pepperoni.

Small-Batch Hamburger Casserole

Hello, comfort food. This hamburger casserole is easy to make and perfect for a cozy night spent with your favorite book or TV show. Just boil your noodles, brown the ground beef, add all the ingredients to a casserole dish, bake, and you’re done. Substitute the beef for ground turkey for a lighter, healthier version.

Grilled Cheese, But Make It Fancy

What better dish for one than a sandwich? This recipe for a grilled tomato, chèvre and thyme baguette puts a sophisticated twist on a classic comfort food: the grilled cheese. Rich goat cheese, rustic bread, and ripe tomatoes make for a meal that’s no hassle, no mess, and no leftovers. Plus, it’s great served with soup for dipping.

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