Healthy Dinner Ideas For 1

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Are you looking for healthy dinner ideas for 1? ( Yeah, I know it needs to say plural).

Okay I get it. You’re a busy person and you’re trying to eat healthy, but also still save time and money. The problem is, you don’t know what to cook even though you want to eat better. If that’s the case, this guide is for you. In this guide, I’ll show you 10 different quick and healthy dinner ideas for 1 person .

Healthy Dinners for One

Greek Salmon Salad

Make a healthy and delicious meal for one with these dinner recipes. These recipes make one serving, so you won’t have to worry about eating the same leftovers day after day. We balance hearty proteins like chicken and seafood with fresh veggies and grains to create a balanced dinner. Recipes like Broccoli Fried Rice and Greek Salmon Salad are healthy, filling and perfect for tonight’s dinner.

Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

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Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

This healthy grain bowl packs in the greens with peas, asparagus and a creamy yogurt dressing. Tofu adds protein while keeping it vegetarian, but you could also swap in cooked shrimp or chicken for a satisfying dinner or packable lunch ready in just 15 minutes. 

Butternut Squash Soup with Avocado & Chickpeas

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Butternut Squash Soup with Avocado & Chickpeas

Jazz up a can of soup by adding protein with chickpeas and flavor with curry powder. Stir in a little Greek yogurt to make it creamy. 

Broccoli Fried Rice

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Broccoli Fried Rice

This easy stir-fry is a great healthy dinner for one. Make it your own by choosing between beef and chicken. Vegetarian? Skip the meat altogether, or sub in tofu.

Chicken, Quinoa & Veggie Bowl

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Chicken, Quinoa & Veggie Bowl

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With a whopping 19 grams of protein, this one-dish meal will keeping you feeling full and satisfied for hours. 

Chicken Shawarma with Potatoes

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Chicken Shawarma with Potatoes

Cook once; eat thrice: this chicken shawarma recipe makes a satisfying single-serving dinner, plus extra chicken, potatoes, and onions that you can use later in the week.

Greek Salmon Salad

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Greek Salmon Salad

If mixed salads fail to fill you up, try this hearty Greek salmon salad recipe, which calls for bulking up a traditional bed of mixed greens with roasted vegetables and protein-rich salmon. Leftovers make it a breeze to put together this delicious Mediterranean salad. Here we suggest two recipes you could meal-prep ahead of time–Lemon-Roasted Mixed Vegetables and Sweet & Spicy Roasted Salmon–but you can use whatever roasted veggies you have on hand and pick up a precooked salmon fillet from the deli counter at your grocery store. This healthy salad would also be good with chicken. Serve it for an easy dinner or pack it up for lunch. 

Chicken Udon Bowl with Zucchini Noodles

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Chicken Udon Bowl with Zucchini Noodles

Mix udon and zucchini noodles for a lower-carb noodle bowl that’s full of flavor thanks to the finger-licking-good peanut sauce. Using leftover chicken will save you even more time on this quick dinner recipe–you can whip it up in about 10 minutes. 

Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables

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Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables

This fridge-clean-out meal is the perfect way to use up whatever vegetables you have on hand. Chop up anything that’s been left behind in your veggie drawer for this quick scramble that’s the perfect healthy dinner for one. 

Turkey and Couscous

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Turkey and Couscous

Turkey and couscous come together beautifully when paired with a vegetable medley. To give this recipe an Indian twist, season the turkey breast with curry powder or an Indian Spice Rub before grilling or roasting, and toss pine nuts into the cooked couscous. 

Salmon Sushi Buddha Bowl

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Salmon Sushi Buddha Bowl

Get all the delicious flavors of sushi without the time-consuming rolling with this quick grain bowl recipe. All you need is 15 minutes to get this healthy dinner on the table or to pack it up for lunch at work.

Healthy meal-for-one recipes

Dining solo? Treat yourself to a healthy and satisfying meal. We’ve got recipes that use fresh ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Chicken breast with avocado saladA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.41 ratingsA satisfying solo salad that’s superhealthy – great for a busy worknight supper
  • Couscous & fish in a bagA star rating of 3.5 out of 5.22 ratingsBoost your iron intake with this simple healthy recipe
  • Miso broccoli, egg & quinoa saladA star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratingsPack a lunch that will power you through the afternoon with this healthy miso and lime-dressed salad with broccoli, peas, boiled egg and radishes. It’s tasty and full of goodness
  • Sweet & sour tofuA star rating of 4 out of 5.23 ratingsEnjoy our sweet and sour tofu for one. With pineapple, red pepper, onion and Chinese flavourings, it’s vegan and healthy, delivering three of your 5-a-day
  • Curried mango & chickpea potA star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratingsMake this spiced mango, red cabbage, spinach and chickpea salad as a speedy packed lunch for one. It’s not only tasty, but healthy too, delivering three of your 5-a-day
  • Cod with an orange & dill crumb and hasselback potatoA star rating of 3.9 out of 5.13 ratingsThis is a dish that’s big on flavour as well as texture with a crunchy topping to succulent white fish and crisp potato to go with it, a healthy dinner for one
  • Melon & crunchy bran potsA star rating of 4.5 out of 5.17 ratingsNot just for breakfast, this healthy pot of yoghurt, fruit and seeds is a real mid-afternoon hunger booster and ready in 10 minutes
  • Creamy mustard mushrooms on toast with a glass of juiceA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.39 ratingsA quick and healthy vegetarian breakfast with a light cream cheese sauce
  • Berry omeletteA star rating of 3.8 out of 5.32 ratingsA one-egg omelette makes a high protein breakfast. If the brain-boosting berries aren’t sweet enough, add 1 tsp honey
  • Chicken meatballs with quinoa & curried cauliflowerA star rating of 3.2 out of 5.6 ratingsIf you’re looking for a healthy bowl of flavourful chicken and veg to re-energise after a workout, these meatballs with quinoa and curried cauliflower will do the job
  • Quick gazpachoA star rating of 3.7 out of 5.12 ratingsPacked with vitamin C, low fat and counts as two of your five a day – this should be on the menu every week!
  • Mussels in red pestoA star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratingsMussels are full of omega-3, iron and protein – try yours cooked in red pesto and wine
  • Vitality chicken salad with avocado dressingA star rating of 4 out of 5.9 ratingsA super-green, healthy mix of soya beans, cucumber, avocado and Little Gem lettuce – topped with lean shredded chicken breast
  • Avocado smoothieA star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratingsThis easy smoothie gets its vibrant green colour from avocado, cucumber, spinach and kale. Blitz with pineapple and coconut water.
  • Spicy courgette pitta pocketsA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 ratingsTreat yourself to a solo supper of grilled vegetables, served in bread pockets with tahini, hummus, broad beans and harissa
  • Egg & soldiersA star rating of 3.2 out of 5.6 ratingsWe love this spin on the traditional using asparagus soldiers for your dippy egg – a great low-fat, gluten-free snack or light lunch, just over 100 calories
  • Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigretteA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 ratingsEat the rainbow with our simple, healthy, veggie wrap. This olive and veg sandwich makes an easy vegan, low-calorie lunch option to eat al-desko
  • Chicken taco saladA star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratingsA crunchy chicken salad that’s zesty, healthy and 4 of your 5-a-day. Try this for variety in your teenager’s lunchbox or take it to work

Meal-for-one recipes

Solo suppers don’t have to mean beans on toast- treat yourself with an extra-special recipe.

  • Smoky bacon pot noodle for oneA star rating of 4 out of 5.46 ratingsWho needs ready-made instant noodles when you can whip up your own low-fat, high flavour version in under 10 mins?
  • Super steak with cheat’s BearnaiseA star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratingsThe ideal solo supper – quick, easy, succulent and with a clever simple sauce
  • Kung pao cauliflower & prawn stir-fryA star rating of 4.5 out of 5.29 ratingsRustle up this prawn and cauliflower stir fry in just 25 minutes. You can easily make it vegan if preferred – simply omit the prawns and double up on the veg
  • Flattened chicken with tomatoes, olives & capersA star rating of 4.3 out of 5.23 ratingsEating on your own needn’t mean beans on toast, as this 20-minute supper proves
  • Summer risottoA star rating of 4.2 out of 5.23 ratingsA deliciously creamy summer risotto packed full of veg and seasonal flavours. Not too rich, this is the ideal summer main course
  • Fish with peas & lettuceA star rating of 4 out of 5.21 ratingsPerfect for when you’re eating solo
  • Anytime eggsA star rating of 4.1 out of 5.24 ratingsFantastic one-pan egg dish, why not use whatever you have in the fridge to make it your own?
  • Pancakes for oneA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.127 ratingsTreat yourself to fluffy American-style pancakes with this simple recipe for one person. Drizzle over maple syrup and serve with berries, if you like
  • Salmon rarebitA star rating of 3.7 out of 5.9 ratingsWorking from home? Boost flagging energy levels with salmon rarebit – a high-energy lunch for one
  • Melting tomato & basil omeletteA star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratingsSimple and ready in just 10 minutes
  • Leek & sage risotto with crisp baconA star rating of 4.3 out of 5.22 ratingsA quick risotto easily made into a vegetarian dish by leaving out the bacon and adding two or three large, grilled mushrooms
  • Prawn & coconut laksaA star rating of 4.3 out of 5.46 ratingsThis quick meal for one is the perfect way to warm up an evening
  • Aubergine with spicy apricot tabboulehA star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratingsThis aubergine parcel looks very dramatic, but is dead easy
  • Tangy trout with a simple garden saladA star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratingsThis tasty and versatile fish gets a lemony makeover and makes a great treat for one
  • Lemony tuna pitta pocketsA star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratingsThese simple and tasty stuffed pitta breads are great for a quick lunchtime snack
  • Squash & sage pithivierA star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratingsThis simple pie for one makes a great veggie option for Christmas Day – make as many as you need and freeze ahead
  • Chilli cheese omeletteA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratingsA quick and easy classic with added spice – just six ingredients too
  • Vegetarian clubA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.30 ratingsGive the traditional layered sandwich a meat-free twist by combining hummus with healthy tomato, watercress and carrot
  • Hot dressed sweet potato, fennel & feta parcelsA star rating of 5 out of 5.14 ratingsServe this hot salad in its foil so you lose none of the citrus dressing transferring it to a plate
  • Easy miso soupA star rating of 1.6 out of 5.22 ratingsA low fat soup ready in under 5 minutes
  • Rapid rocket, carrot & ham saladA star rating of 5 out of 5.1 ratingA super fast snack, low in fat and refreshingly crunchy

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