(Closed) What are some good 1 person meals?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Just make enough for two, and put half away! At least, that’s what I do… 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I mean… make what you usually make and then just divide it in half! Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I like making pots of soup because it will remain fresh in the fridge and I can eat off of it for days.  Plus if you make it with just veggies you can later add meat to it and it changes the flavor.

Another thing I do is buy the bertiloni’s in the frozen section. They say dinner for two but really it isn’t enough for two people without a salad or other dish.  So I’ll make those and just eat it alone I’ll have a little left over.  I also will cook up some corn dogs, egg rolls with fried-rice. 

Yummy makes me want dinner right now! 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I would also cook in a large quantity so I only have to cook once and than heat it. Although… that is the “right” answer. Whenever I do find myself in your position, I end up eating quick pasta or popcorn or takeout… oops!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Cut a chicken breast into strips and season however you like (salt/pepper)

Throw in a pan with some olive oil and cook through

Cook rice (one of those microwavable packets or just 1/2 cup with 1 cup of water or less rice depending on how much you want or cook extra and keep it for another meal)

When the chicken is done and the rice is done throw the rice on top of the chicken in the pan, add some salsa and some grated cheddar cheese (or any cheese…or no cheese!)  and voila – dinner!  You could throw it into a tortilla wrap or just eat it as is.  Throw in veggies if you like and cook in the pan when the chicken is mostly done (or in a separate pot/pan).

Yum.  Good thing it’s time for lunch here! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second the bertolis pasta – you can make just 1 serving of it and then put the rest into a ziploc bag and use it within a couple days. Also I like tuna melts, Amys frozen burritos (usually near natural foods) and  grilled cheese and soup

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh i know this is no fun, but make a batch and take some for lunches and then freeze a bunch! Vats of chili, homemade soups, etc

Oh i liked those Amys burritos too, especially the breakfast ones!

I’d buy a lot of chicken or fish, freeze them in individual baggies, and cook them up one or two at a time. Especially like tilapia. THen i’d just have fish+steamed veggies for dinner.

I did more pre-cooked foods when i lived by myself. Morningstar veggie patties that i’d bake, veggie burger patties (gardenburgers are good! quick, too. kinda oat-ey tasting and cheesy).

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I make tabouleh salad and a chicken thigh. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’m gonna third the Bertoli suggestion! I’m mildly obsessed with their tortellini and pesto – SO EFFING GOOD!

And, I’m not gonna lie, I’m a huge fan of cereal when I’m eating dinner alone.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Baked potatoes are quick and easy done in the microwave.

Top with salsa -it’s tasty and healthy too.

Or, top with cooked broccoli and melt some cheese on top.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mini pizzas!!! I love them.  You can make your own dough, buy dough, buy pizza crusts, or use pita pockets.  You can top with whatever you like!  It’s definitely my favorite if I am looking to make something with no leftovers.

When I get groceries & I get ground turkey I divide it in half and put it in 2 different bags to freeze it.  This way you can also cook smaller quantities of things–usually for me, a half a package is at least 2 meals (and I hate cooking every day anyway).  Lettuce wraps and tacos are my favorite/most likely go-to meals.  

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