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Cooking Inspiration - Dinner for 1: A Week’s Worth of Dinners That Won’t Waste Ingredients

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Dinner for 1: A Week’s Worth of Dinners That Won’t Waste Ingredients

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There are many people who feel like cooking for just yourself is not worth it. Isn’t it easier to just eat out? This may be true at times, but if you think about it, there are definitely bonuses to cooking for yourself.

For starters, you can cook whatever you want, whenever you want! You can have the same meal every night if you are having a craving for it. You can eat at whatever time you are hungry.

Cooking for one also means that you don’t need to worry about what other people want to eat or any dietary restrictions that they may have. You will also save money compared to eating out all the time, and cooking at home is healthier.

Are you convinced? Give these recipes a try to make cooking for one more fun:


Sriracha Mayo Tuna Melt

This spicy and creamy recipe is perfect for a quick lunch or served with your favorite veggie to make a complete dinner! The great thing about this recipe is you can make as little or as much as you want.  It is probably not the best meal to make ahead, so cut the recipe in half for your meal because it makes two servings - or eat both! No one is judging.

Baked Avocado Egg Bites

If you are looking for a breakfast that is simple to prepare but full of flavor, or you just want breakfast for dinner, this is one you need to try.  These avocado egg bites are a flavorful recipe to try any time of the day. This recipe makes two servings, so half it if you don’t want extra.

Tempura Fried Chicken Sandwich

This crispy tempura fried chicken sandwich with a creamy coleslaw is a burst of fun flavors and textures. The amount of sandwiches this will make depends on how big you cut your chicken. You should portion out as much as you plan on eating in one sitting. This sandwich is most enjoyable when served fresh.

Chinese Chicken Salad

This recipe is a fun new twist on traditional chicken salad. This keeps well in the refrigerator so you can make this for dinner and lunch the next day, or even double the recipe and have your lunches for the week! Just be sure to store it in a tight container to avoid any wilting.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers With Oyster Sauce

Using chicken tenders makes the dish so simple and saves time. That is always a win. The skewers are great on the grill, but you still get all the flavor when you toss them in the oven, thanks to the fantastic sauce mixture.  Serve this with a penne pasta with a light garlic butter or alfredo and your favorite vegetable such as broccoli, asparagus, or brussel sprouts to complete your meal.

Shrimp and Egg Breakfast Grain Bowl

This hearty breakfast is a complete meal, perfect for one. You will get nutrition and deliciousness, with a perfect creamy egg to finish it off.  Pair this breakfast with your morning coffee or tea and prepare to feel fantastic all day! If you love breakfast for dinner, this would also be an excellent choice.

Kimchi Udon Stir Fry

Make your stir fry sizzle with this recipe using kimchi, udon noodles, and bacon. This well rounded dinner will satisfy you for any meal. Follow the recipe (only preparing one egg instead of two) and you can save the leftovers for your lunch the next day.


Cooking for one can be rewarding and money-saving. It isn’t time-consuming, and it is a much healthier alternative to eating out for every meal. Take inspiration from these recipes to start cooking up your own meals.