In the kitchen, one can be the loneliest number. The fear of leftover fatigue or doing the math to modify recipes for a single serving (why do so many recipes make so much at once?) can drive anyone to order out or eat a sad bowl of cereal rather than cooking. After all, spending time making a dish that requires pans and utensils isn’t worth it when you’re dining alone, right?
We call BS. Not only can cooking healthy recipes for yourself provide some much-needed alone time, but a healthy, home-cooked dinner(or breakfast, or lunch) can help you feel accomplished and energized for whatever life throws your way. The best part is that cooking for one is a lot quicker than cooking for a crowd.
We’ve gathered some of the healthiest, tastiest meals for one (or for one meal and just enough left over for lunch the next day) from around the web to inspire you to get in the kitchen (Yes, even if you don’t think you can cook). Treat yo’ self with these easy, yummy meals—you’ll be happy you don’t have to share.
Who said burrito bowls are just for dinner? The bed of greens works as a base for sweet potato, sauerkraut, eggs, and avocado—and a generous helping of taco meat. Though it’s touted as a morning meal, this hearty bowl will keep you full anytime of the day.
Who says omelets need to be complicated? This fancy-looking recipe just takes eggs, mushrooms, sour cream, and some of your favorite herbs. Herbs are easy to add, but make all the difference in taste.
Pizza for breakfast? Dreams do come true! But this isn’t a traditional pizza. Caluliflower acts as the crust (but you can sub in a tortilla or pizza dough if you want!) while mashed avocado serves as the “sauce” (and a dose of healthy fats). The pizza’s also full of protein and omega-3s, thanks to the egg topping. Add prosciutto or bacon if you want a meatier, even more filling meal. Read More