As the very wise Anna Kendrick once tweeted, “Cooking for one sucks because no matter how I portion it I seem to end up wasting food. Also loneliness." Just like with so much else, she basically hit the nail on the head.
If you're a single girl eating on your own most nights, then you already know that the struggle is real. Finding recipes that only make one serving is difficult, especially if you’re looking for healthy recipes. Making a six-serving recipe into a single-serving recipe is hard, because math is annoying. And just giving up and making a recipe that would serve an entire family either means leftovers you’ll probably forget about, or you eating way too large of a portion size.
So, you probably end up ordering out most nights, wasting your money on food that isn't even that great for you. Hopefully after you look through these healthy single-serving meals, your life will change. That’s our goal, anyway.
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Kale Chef’s Salad with Chopped Egg, Walnut, and Avocado
Massa Brown Rice Egg Bowl
Tadka-Topped Roasted Root Soup
Take it from me — it’s really, really difficult to find a single-serve soup recipe. Most soup recipes make at least six servings. This is great when you want to eat the same bowl of soup for dinner every night for a week, but if you just want something for one night, try this root soup from Big Girls Small Kitchen. Take advantage of winter veggies to make this, and stay warm on a cold night.
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Southwestern Turkey Burgers
These homemade turkey burgers from Kitchen Confidante are a perfect option if you’re meal planning. This recipe serves four, so you can eat one and save the rest in the fridge or even the freezer. It’s good to have homemade burgers like these on hand for the nights you don’t feel like cooking.
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