14 Single-Serving Dinner Recipes For a Party of 1

14 Single-Serving Dinner Recipes For a Party of 1

One of the hardest parts of cooking for one is getting the portions just right and adjusting recipes to suit yourself| rather than a group or family of four or more. There’s nothing worse than making a great dish and not being able to finish it all u2014 especially if it doesn’t keep well and can’t be saved. If you’re dining solo tonight| try cooking up one of these healthy dinner options that yield one to two servings.

Photos: Lizzie Fuhr| Nicole Perry| Jenny Sugar

| Panko-Crusted Fish

After a tough workout| try cooking up this panko-crusted fish dish for a delicious dose of protein.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Cauliflower “”Rice”” Stir-Fry

This veggie-filled stir-fry swaps out rice for cauliflower| making it a great Paleo option that’s cholesterol-free| low in sodium| and provides your daily recommended intake of vitamin A and vitamin C.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Burrito Bowl

A healthy burrito bowl made with fresh produce and precooked chicken breast is the perfect size for one person and is ready in less than 10 minutes.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Layered Taco Salad

Enjoy a tortilla-free taco with a layered taco salad in a jar| mixed with homemade cilantro dressing.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

| Sweet Potato Crust Pizza

Bake a guilt-free personal pizza that substitutes a flour crust for a healthier sweet potato base.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Carrot Fettuccine With Mushrooms and Red Pepper

Skip the carbs by switching regular pasta with ribboned carrots for a
Paleo fettuccine with mushrooms and red pepper.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

| Cabbage Salad

Give your meal an extra crunch when you whip up a cabbage hemp salad with avocado and peppers.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Broccoli Slaw

This broccoli slaw is low-carb and low-calorie| and it only takes less than 15 minutes to make. We’ll take it!

Photo: Leta Shy

| Turmeric-Spiced Mushroom Pilaf

Spice up a standard pilaf dish by adding a sprinkle of turmeric to the brown rice and mushroom mixture.

Photo: Leta Shy

| Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cut back on gluten and grains and bake up a cauliflower-crusted pizza that’s low in carbs and calories.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Shredded Brussels Sprouts| Kale| and Kumquat Salad

Try a tart and tangy shredded brussels sprouts salad the next time you’re dining solo or with just one guest.

Photo: Nicole Perry

| Kale Chicken Salad

If you’re worried that a regular kale salad won’t suffice for dinner| then add on a sliced skinless chicken breast| and top the meal off with a zesty lemon-cumin dressing.

Photo: Susannah Chen

| Zucchini Pasta

If you’re in the mood for comfort food but don’t want the calories| then try this Paleo-friendly zucchini and garlic “”pasta”” dish.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Turkey Wrap

A hearty turkey wrap on a whole-wheat tortilla works well as both a lunch and dinner dish for one.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff