How do I cook healthy food for one?
March 1, 2012 5:07 PM Subscribe
What are your favorite low-prep, simple, low-carb, healthy meals for one?
posted by Night_owl to Food & Drink (37 answers total) 212 users marked this as a favorite
My go-to meal for the last 5 years or so, when I don't eat with other people, has been (large quantity of shell pasta) + (grated colby jack cheese) + (copious salt and fresh ground black pepper). It hits a comfort food sweet spot for me. But it's not healthy for that to be what I eat most of the time, so I need to come up with some alternatives. Some things I know I need for this to hit the mark:
-hot food. Cold food just doesn't make me full as easily.
-easy. I don't have to think, I just do, and then it tastes like amazing.
-quick. From water boiling on the stove to in my mouth, it takes 15 minutes. Meals that take up to about half an hour are okay, as are crock pot meals. But I don't want to spend 30 minutes on prep at a time.
I like most common vegetables. I suspect broccoli will be a part of this meal, because it is good at making you feel full. Meat and cheese are both on the table, as are beans.
I like spicy, but would prefer recipes which could be delicious not-spicy, as well.
I like my cheese, but don't want to focus on it because of the fat content.
Ideally, this is something that I can eat over and over, whenever the mood strikes.