Dining Solo? 11 Easy Meals for One Person

Article posted in: Diet & Nutrition

 Don’t reduce your dinner to a bowl of cereal, or settle for a plain old PB& J at lunch just because you’re eating on your own. There are plenty of healthy recipes for one.

Try these easy meals for one person and get one serving of delicious, accompanied by a side of nutritious:

1. Chicken and Veggie Skewers with Brown Rice >

Chicken and Veggie Skewers

Chunks of chicken spiced with paprika and cumin are stacked side-by-side on a stick and broiled with onions, bell peppers and zucchini. Awesome flavor doesn’t get much easier than that, and with a side of brown rice, you get a wide range of nutrients in one easy-to-make meal. On Nutrisystem, it counts as one SmartCarb, two PowerFuels and one Vegetable. Click here for the full recipe >

2. Mediterranean Tuna Pita >

Mediterranean Tuna Pita

Your go-to sandwich gets a healthy Mediterranean makeover—complete with Kalamata olives, zesty sundried tomatoes, bright red onions, olive oil and even crumbled feta cheese. All that flavor is packed snugly into a whole wheat pita pocket! For another tuna option, try this Tasty Tuna Salad Wrap. Click here for the full recipe >

3. Skinny Shepherd’s Pie >

Skinny Shepherd’s Pie

It’s got mashed potatoes on top, and it’s got meat and veggies below. Each hearty bite is loaded with savory herbs and flavors… but, to earn this quintessential comfort food its skinny title, it uses the Nutrisystem Roasted Turkey Medallions dinner as the base. You’ll load up with veggies and bake it until it’s delicious. Click here for the full recipe >

4. Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Asparagus & Rice >

pistachio salmon

Salmon is packed with healthy fats and serves as a good source of metabolism-boosting lean protein. This seafood staple’s tender, buttery texture makes it perfectly suited for an elegant meal like this—which (we promise) is simple to make. Another plus for salmon: It can be paired with a variety of flavors and sides. Try the Lemon Salmon with Green Beans and the Mediterranean Salmon with Pesto. Click here for the full recipe >

5. Egg Salad Pepper Sandwich >

Egg Salad Pepper Sandwich

Create your own homemade sandwich bread with just one ingredient: a bell pepper! This delicious, low carb egg salad recipe is made with three simple components, resulting in a crunchy and flavorful sandwich. Customize it with your preferred non-starchy veggies to make it your own unique lunchtime creation. Enjoy this easy and tasty option for a satisfying meal! Click here for the full recipe >

6. Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken >

Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Ricotta makes any meal better and, when it’s mixed with spinach and tucked into a tender chicken breast, you get the perfect combo of healthy and tasty. Enjoy your creation for one with a side of brown rice and extra steamed spinach. Click here for the full recipe >

7. Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Pasta >

shrimp scampi with zucchini pasta

Believe us when we tell you it sounds more complicated than it is. Sauteed shrimp and garlic, vegetable stock and lemon juice, spiralized zucchini and whole wheat spaghetti are the makings for a beautiful and plentiful bowl of pasta. Love fresh tomatoes? Toss them in! Feel like a little pesto? Go for it! Then, grab your fork and twirl away. Click here for the full recipe >

8. Skinny Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich >

avocado egg salad sandwich

Consider this egg salad a mayo-free zone: Mashed avocado and mustard provide creaminess, paprika and red onions add extra flavor and lettuce brings some crunch. The juice of the tomato slice makes it pure perfection. A whole wheat sandwich thin is full of fiber, making it all the perfect flex lunch on Nutrisystem. Click here for the full recipe >

9. Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad >

Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad

Three ingredients, plus your favorite dressing equals a light, refreshing and oh-so-pretty lunch salad. Add some chopped walnuts or grilled chicken and dinner is served. Click here for the full recipe >

10. Savory Turkey Chili >

Savory Turkey Chili

This steaming bowl of chili is the perfect choice when you’re craving something warm and satisfying. Simmering peppers and onions, mixed with beans, spinach, celery, lean turkey and a whole lot of spices will give rise to a belly-grumbling aroma in your kitchen. No worries: When it’s ready, this dish is as hearty as it is healthy! Click here for the full recipe >

11. Creamy Veggie Mac and Cheese >

Creamy Veggie Mac and Cheese

Take a package of the Nutrisystem White Cheddar Mac and Cheese lunch entrée, and doctor it up until your taste buds are content. Cherry tomatoes and spinach, mushrooms and kale, eggplant and collard greens… or whatever combo of veggies suits your mood. For another twist on the standard mac and cheese, try this crabby version. Click here for the full recipe >