We know how it is. You’ve been at work all day, your feet are tired and all you want to do is curl up with a comforting bowl of ramen in front of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. So who wants to make a big meal when you’re dining solo? Not us. Imagine having the ability to throw together something tastier and healthier than ramen and still have an evening to spend with Kimmy. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Take a look at these 16 recipes for one that will make all your solo-dining and binge-watching dreams come true.


1. Mason Jar Zucchini Noodles: Trade the carbs for a veggie with this delish recipe and your taste buds won’t even notice. It’s perfect for lunch at the office or a super-fast dinner. (via Inspiralized)


2. Simple Roast Chicken: There aren’t many things more comforting than the smell of chicken roasting in the oven. You can have it all week with this recipe. (via Sassy Eats)

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3. Burrito Bowl: When it comes to Mexican food, we love spicy, savory bowlfuls of the stuff. This one’s just a quick chop away from being in your belly. (via PopSugar)

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4. Stuffed Sweet Potato: Here’s a tip: Cook your sweet potato in the crock pot all day so it’s already soft when you get home. Boom! (via Betsy Life)

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5. Mug Mac n’ Cheese: Such a delicious childhood treat doesn’t actually have to be made by the potful. You can make a single serving in a mug in just five minutes. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

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6. Eggplant Parmesan: Cooking with eggplant like this might just make you feel like a modern-day Julia Child. Don’t know about you, but we could definitely use those vibes after a long day. (via Betsy Life)


7. Chicken and Broccoli Noodles: You have to agree that this dish will taste *so* much better than anything Chinese takeout has to offer. (via Shrinking Single)


8. Tomato Cobbler: Once you’ve waited patiently for those ripe summertime tomatoes, make as much of this healthy cobbler as your oven can handle. (via Eat Drink Garden)

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9. BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad: While this recipe may make more than one serving, who says taking care of tonight’s dinner and tomorrow’s lunch is a bad thing? (via Damn Delicious)

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10. Single Serving Pizza: Sometimes, pizza is a must. Finally we have a solo recipe that will make enough to stave off our cravings. (via A Zesty Bite)


11. Spinach and Potato Salad: You’ll be surprised that such a simple salad can be so delicious. It’ll be your go-to recipe by the end of spring. (via Naturally Ella)


12. Picnic for One: Because everyone deserves a picnic in the springtime, whether you spread out your blanket in the nearest park or on your living room floor. (via 7970 Miles)


13. Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche Stuffed Avocado: Pull this recipe out while you’re on vacation and you’ll agree that there’s nothing like a little avocado and ceviche after a good swim. (via Foodie Crush)

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14. Egg Fried Rice: We just couldn’t resist more yummy Chinese food. Plus, you make this dish in a mug, which means fewer dishes to wash. (via Healthy Nibbles and Bits)


15. Chickpea Nest: So technically this is breakfast food, but we wouldn’t mind eating it for dinner too. (via Kitchen Treaty)

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16. Apple Crisp: What’s a meal without dessert? While it’s understandable that you probably don’t want to make a whole cobbler for yourself, this recipe is perfect for just one. (via Heather’s French Press)

What’s your go-to recipe for one? Any healthy eating tips for singles? Share them with us below!