EASY 1 PERSON MEAL IDEAS! | Healthy Recipes for 1 Person

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Everyoneís Morgan. Yes, and today I am finally bringing you guys my easy of five
Easy five person five easy one-person meals for all of you guys for your in college or post-grad is living alone
And basically just cooking for yourself most of the time
I’m gonna go in order of the absolute simplest of two ones are a little bit more complicated but are totally doable at those just
Take a few more ingredients and a little bit more time
But I’m kind of giving you a spectrum and I feel like a lot of people set resolutions to cook more cook healthier
Some of these are healthier than others
Yeah, feel free to keep commenting your resolutions below also comment below easy meal ideas that you make for yourself
One of these is especially winter inspired and I hope you guys enjoy this and find it helpful if you guys make any of these
Please be sure to attack me in stories or tweets or whatever so that I can see how you did
I’m also gonna have my Instagram linked below my birthday’s coming up soon. So if you want to give me a gift
Following me would be cool. And without further ado. Let’s go ahead and get into my five person meal idea. Why am I saying that?
All right, so first up we are making a little cauliflower no key or gnocchi, however, you say that it’s still pretty unaware
I mean honestly just two ingredients which is any kind of sauce and the cauliflower no key and
optional Parmesan cheese how I
do this is I’ve been cooking with avocado oil for a while now and I just put like a little cap full amount in a
Pan, then I just pour out how much I’m wanting. I think this tastes great in terms of like cauliflower dupes
I don’t really love cauliflower rice. But with this dish I actually really like the taste of it
so I’ll just follow the instructions on the bag you leave these for a few minutes and then kind of like flip them to a
different side for a few more minutes and then I just add in a little bit of my sauce directly to the pan to just
Stir it around and coat it not a big tomato sauce gal
so you’ll see I didn’t add tons of sauce in the first place just
Enough to give it a little bit of flavor and then I tossed that and pour it into my bowl
This is quite a messy presentation, but it tastes amazing
Then I just added some Parmesan cheese on top totally optional and that’s a really really fast like 10 minute meal
Next up
I’ve showed this in vlogs and potentially and a what I eat in a day video before I can’t remember but
It is just this easy like fried rice zucchini spiral
Vegan dish just this is the Japanese fried rice from Trader Joe’s that has edamame and tofu in it
I just think this product has a really good flavor
however
Of course swap out any rice or any kind of anything you want to?
Because we’re just making a little stir fry and then you need some garlic onion
Mushrooms, you don’t have to have all these there’s kind of for flavoring and I just add mushrooms leftover as well as I have some
Green onions to put on top at the end
I start out in my pan with some avocado oil as well as some garlic
I added my onion and then I just cook up my aromatics. I think that’s what those are called
I’ve been watching some cooking videos lately until they become a little translucent and are nice and fragrant and then I add in the mushrooms
because those cooked down pretty quickly and I went ahead also while I was cooking and chopped up my green onion as a topping and
Once they are looking like this I go ahead and put in some of my zucchini
Spirals you can buy a spiralizer on Amazon. I’ll have one link to blow the ione
So I typically just fertilize my own but on this day Trader Joe’s was out of zucchini keysto
I had to buy the spirals either one works
So I just pour about that much into the pan and then I add in
some of the fried rice as well if you’re wanting to
Get more protein in this or something. You can of course add in a meat
But yeah, I just think the flavors of this are really good. I find this to be very filling
Getting lots of carbs veggies whatnot and I just really love zucchini spirals. So this is what it looks like when it’s done
I just make a nice bowl full you could of course cook extra then just have leftovers and reheat it top it with green onions
and that is that
Next up
This is the one that is particularly winter inspired and that is a nice
Hearty turkey chili recipe pretty certain that this is just the recipe on the back of the McCormick’s chili seasoning packet
So you just need a pound of ground turkey?
or if you don’t want me you could add in like another bean variation or more like
Veggies or whatever and for this you just need a packet of chili seasoning a can of kidney beans diced tomatoes and tomato sauce
I can switch that out
However, you want to if you don’t like that kind of bean or something
Then I just added my ground turkey to the pan and just start
Breaking it up like so this won’t take too long and once it gets nice and brown
So I know it’s cooked. I add in the chili seasoning and
Stir that around and at that point it’s time to add in the wet ingredients
So I pour in just the whole can of kidney beans whole can of diced tomatoes. I thought about getting fresh tomatoes and cutting up
But I didn’t really know how many I needs large
There are certain recipes in life that I just don’t feel like tweaking if you know
They’re good that will go for the can of tomatoes. You know, I mean and then I add in my can of tomato sauce and
That is actually all it goes into this. It’s the simplest recipe ever
I think this is the first thing I learned how to cook ever and yet you just cook this up in a big pan until
She is nice and ready to go again
You can kind of tell when you stick a fork into one of the beans and it’s soft and then for toppings if you are
Feeling so inclined
I just had some Mexican cheese on hand as well as those green onions again, and if you’re a sour cream girl
Then I recommend swapping that for some just Greek yogurt. Although this is whole milk Greek yogurt
So, I don’t know if that’s actually that much better than sour cream. I don’t know
I feel like Greek over is just generally better than sour cream
so once our Chili’s nice and finished
We are pouring some of that into a bowl adding our little toppings and this is making me starving right now
I could probably eat this every single day and the good thing about this meal
Included this because it is so easy to make and delicious but you’re enough actually a good amount of leftovers
And yeah, it’s just a good recipe
Next up this one is getting into the more complicated territory, but it’s really not it’s just such a good healthy meal
We’re making some seared salmon with a nice warm cruciferous salad and then making a little Greek yogurt cucumber dill sauce
Which sounds complicated it is not Oh first thing that we are doing in our pan is of course the avocado oil
Plop in our salmon and then we’re seasoning our salmon. I just have some salt pepper garlic powder
Really, just whatever you want to put on it
We’re gonna leave that on the side that it’s on for several minutes until you can see from the side that it’s kind of like
Cooking almost up to like halfway through the salmon and at that point, I’m gonna flip the salmon to the other side
And I’m not gonna do it before thanks. I don’t want to mess up our nice a little crispy sear
We’re gonna have to go on while that is cooking away. I am going to make our sauce
You’re just gonna take if your cucumber is as huge as the one I bought just half of the cucumber and then in a cheese
Grater, you’re just going to grate off this whole side of your cucumber
And once you are finished with that
there’s going to be a lot of
Extra water in there so you can let it sit for a second and then I just take paper towel and kind of like dab
It to get the water out and so once you’ve got a lot of that liquid out of the cucumber
I just take my
Greek yogurt pour it into a bowl and then I add in all of that cucumber
And go ahead and start mixing it up. And then the only other ingredients for this are some fresh dill
I add in the dill stir around and then to bring this from tasting like something that’s not very good to something that tastes delicious
You’re going to add lemon juice and then also just some salt salt is necessary
It does not taste good without it again with the lemon juice. It doesn’t taste good without it
Yeah, and this is kind of the final product and this is what our salmon looks like once it’s finished
So I’m gonna go ahead and plate that and then with the oil that’s left in there
I’m just pouring it a ton of that cruciferous vegetable
Sprouts and like radishes or cabbage or something?
maybe I don’t know if I sell it at Trader Joe’s and I just like to let it warm up and cook down slightly because
I just think it tastes better since this is like not a salad you could make this a salad
I don’t know what what differentiates this from a salad the fact that the salmon is beside the lettuce
I don’t know
so once that’s nice and
And if it’s cooked down a little bit so that scale it’s gonna be more enjoyable to eat
I go ahead and plate that and then squeeze a little lemon juice on the salmon if you want and then add in some of
that sauce
I in an ugly way
Sprinkled out onto the lettuce and had a little extra on the side with salmon and it is so good
You guys have to trust me
I know it seems so random if you want to make something that’s delicious and seems really impressive. This is the thing to make
And
Lastly this is kind of a most complicated one
But only because it involves the most like separate cooking steps
I guess but you guys will see how easy this is
And again, this is something that can make a ton of leftovers if you choose to do it that way
So these are my Mexican quinoa bowls
All you need is some quinoa taco seasoning or you could use your own spices
Some fresh peppers and onion and then a can of corn and a can of black beans topping wise again
I have the same thing as I did for the chili also
I do have a head of iceberg lettuce over here as well as a red pepper in case instead of serving this in a bowl
You want to pop it in some lettuce taco wraps and I’ll show you an option for the red pepper at the end
First up you’re gonna need a couple pans here
We have a pot going where I just pour the black beans and the can of corn in there
And those are just gonna cook on their own just leave them over there then in my pan with avocado oil
I’m adding a
considerable amount of onion as well as red pepper and jalapeno and then I’m just gonna stir those every now and then and they’re gonna
Cook down over time
So again, this isn’t like a high-maintenance thing that you’re gonna have to be tending to and then in our final pot
I’m just adding some quinoa. So however much you’re adding. I think I did a cup
It’s just a two to one
water to keep my ratio and I just stir that around until it starts to simmer like so and then you’re just gonna put a
Lid on it and keep checking back to see when all the water is gone
Everything has now cooked up those veggies are looking and great and when the quinoa is done
I am going to take this taco seasoning packet, and I don’t pour the whole thing
But depending on like how spicy you’re wanting it to be so just add however much you want you can always sprinkle more taco seasoning
directly into your bowl
So what to serve these up and make a base layer of the taco seasoned quinoa add in a nice amount of the black beans
And corn and then I add in my veggies then optional again
I’m not really buying dairy in 2019 at least so far and I didn’t often last year
but when I was filming this video idea
I was on a real cheese kick if you can’t tell so and it’s so good
also a quick
leftover life hack that
I found is – half a red pepper and then to go ahead and mix up the mix the same way you kind of just
Did in your bowl like everything’s already mixed together
if you’re gonna want cheese and I go ahead and add your cheese or Greek yogurt or whatever mix everything together and then stuff your
Peppers and then those make for great leftovers that are just like a little bit different than the original dish to keep things even fun
Then with the rest of the mechs that didn’t fit in those peppers that I had left over
I put everything together again just put it in a little Tupperware container to go in fridge and that is it

62 comments

  1. ALSO clarification about the salmon one that I meant to make on-screen… Season BOTH sides then leave it on one side until it's cooked halfway through lol I made an ambiguous edit there and it sounds like you leave it on the unseasoned side which would be no bueno

  2. I have been looking for easy weekly meal ideas. As I’m working out. These are perfect. Thanks for filming this video

  3. When you don't have a Whole Foods in your country so half of these recipes are not duable for me ahahah damn that gnocci looked amazing 🙁 other than that, great video! It gave me some ideas xx

  4. Love these ideas! I've been in a little bit of rut lately when it comes to cooking so I'm definitely going to try these recipes!

  5. Love and hugs from Asheboro. These meals are so great. Ella and I love getting to know you through these videos. Family ones are our favorites.

  6. I bought the ingredients for turkey chili at Trader Joe's today and then saw this video later lol! But PLEASE make more videos like this!!

  7. I would love to see you SHOP at Goodwill, or another thrift store, instead of just donating. You may find a treasure! Love, your cousin, Susan❤️

  8. I was waiting for this video! It’s super helpful to have these ideas for meal prep days. I was actually craving Mexican food and now I definitely want to make the quinoa now 😋 Loved this!

  9. this is basically what i cook all the time! frozen and canned foods are your friends lazy ppl trust me, i would know

  10. Great recipes! Quick question— Aren’t you usually supposed to drain and rinse beans that come in cans or were those packed in some type of sauce and not the thick gross “bean juice”?

  11. Great recipes! Quick question— Aren’t you usually supposed to drain and rinse beans that come in cans or were those packed in some type of sauce and not the thick gross “bean juice”?

  12. https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/slow-cooker-southwestern-fajita-quinoa/

    Makes way more than 1 serving of course but it is similar and more hands off than the stove top version

  13. I once made a fish pot with cod fish. I cut some onion and garlic, threw it in the pan together with pieces of ciabatta bread. Then remove the bread after 2 minutes, throw in some pieces of codfish, followed by cherry tomatoes. After a little while throw in a bit of white wine and you're done!! Major advantage: You can drink the rest of the wine yourself

  14. Nice ideas! Although I will fight about subbing Greek yogurt for sour cream because it isn’t ~really~ better for you and it DOES NOT taste the same at all. Haha It’s all dairy. One just has a little more protein XD

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