I never lived alone in my 20’s. I went from college roomies, to post-college roomies, to living with my boyfriend, who then became my husband. It’s not a regret, per se, but I do wonder what it would have been like to be a young professional living on her own, even for just a few months.
But there is one aspect that they all seem to struggle with: cooking for one.
I don’t blame them. Grocery shopping efficiently is a challenge no matter how many mouths you’re feeding, but shopping for produce when it’s just you seems particularly tricky. You either buy a whole bunch of veggies, only to have half of them go bad by the weekend, or you scale back, committing yourself to eating the same thing every day. So what’s a home cook to do?
We’d love to hear your tips on how you handle this modern woman’s conundrum, but in the meantime, we’re sharing 8 recipes below that we think are perfect dinners for one. Bon appétit!