These healthy and delicious home cooked single serving meals are perfect when you are trying to eat light or just want an alternative to eating out. Each of these easy recipes are ideal for lunch or dinner when you are cooking for one. These recipes are big in flavor and best of all, no leftovers!
If you are already on a healthy eating track (or thinking about it), I think you'll love these healthy single serving meals I've gathered for you.
Why These Recipes Work
They're all single serving recipes so you won't have too many leftovers to deal with.
No fancy ingredients are needed.
Each of these healthy recipes are easy to make.
Each of the easy recipes are accessible by clicking the link for each recipe and then going to the bottom of the specific recipe’s page.
Tender and juicy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe For One - serve with pasta or potatoes. An easy recipe and the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. Two chicken thighs, a few spices, oil and vinegar, Marinara Sauce and a slow cooker are the only things you need to serve up this healthy and delicious meal.
Broiled chicken with Pineapples is a quick and easy meal option. A chicken breast is marinated in a simple yet flavorful marinade, topped with pineapple slices and cooked under your broiler until golden.
Baked Cod with Potatoes and Chermoula For One- a cod fillet roasted with red-skinned potatoes and topped with a flavorful Moroccan-inspired Chermoula made with parsley, cilantro, garlic and spices. This delicious single-serving seafood dish bakes in 30 minutes.
Roasted Salmon with Maple and Mustard For One, an easy recipe that is perfect for anyone cooking for one. A salmon fillet topped with tangy dijon mustard and a touch of sweet maple syrup oven roasted to perfection.
Easy Turkey Chili recipe made with lean ground turkey, tomatoes, vegetables, and spices. A healthier alternative to beef chili, this flavor packed single serving meal can be ready in around 30 minutes!
Cooking for yourself is the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. You will automatically make better choices.
Use quality ingredients. Start with the best ingredients you can afford.
Cook seasonally. Look for in-season produce and add them to your meals.
Stock up on healthy convenience items like unsalted canned beans and tomatoes, brown rice, and low salt chicken broth. When you have healthy ingredients on hand, it is easier to put together a healthy meal.
I use extra virgin olive oil in many of these recipes. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil. It is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste. It also contains more of the vitamins and minerals found in olives. It's my favorite type of olive oil to use but you may use a lighter olive oil instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Start Cooking Healthy?
* First of all, since you're on the One Dish Kitchen website, you're on your way to cooking healthy meals for yourself. * Choose whole foods and avoid processed foods as much as possible. * Flavor your foods with spices. Experiment with different spices so that you know and use the ones you love most. * Make time to cook and prep. Cooking for yourself is worth the time, and you are worth it too.
Is It Cheaper To Cook Or Eat Out?
It is definitely much cheaper to cook for yourself than eat out. Keep the eating out for a treat every now and then.
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Joanie Zisk is the creator of OneDishKitchen.com, the number one go-to site for single serving recipes. The aim of One Dish Kitchen is to inspire individuals with access to single serving recipes that will enable them to enjoy the preparation of a meal that will nourish both body and soul. Her website is filled with hundreds of easy, flavorful recipes that are tailored for those cooking for one. Joanie is the author of "The Ultimate Cooking For One Cookbook" and her recipes and food photography have been featured in various publications including, TODAY.com, Huffington Post, Real Simple, Self.com,Women’s Day, Buzzfeed, and others. Come say hello and follow Joanie on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.