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How to Prepare Healthy Recipes for 1

Preparing something healthy for just yourself to eat can sometimes be tedious and difficult -- if you don't have the right recipes.


  • Step 1: Make a chickpea salad Make a chickpea salad. Toss the chickpeas, chopped celery, tomatoes, scallions, olives, olive oil, fresh basil, lemon juice, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Serve the salad at room temperature.
  • TIP: Make the salad in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Step 2: Make a raisin and carrot salad Make a raisin and carrot salad. Mix the raisins, yogurt, grated carrots, and fat-free dressing in a small bowl. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend, and eat with pita bread or as a side salad.
  • Step 3: Make oven fries Make oven fries. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the canola oil, paprika, chili powder, and potatoes in a large bowl and toss. Place the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet for 25 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with salt.
  • Step 4: Make turkey tomato stew Make turkey tomato stew. Add the sliced carrots and celery, chicken broth, canned tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, minced garlic, dried basil, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large pot. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Then add the peas and turkey, and simmer for 15 additional minutes. Divide leftovers into single-serving containers and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • FACT: 80 to 90 percent of the world's chickpeas come from India.

You Will Need

  • 1 16-oz. can chickpeas
  • rinsed and drained
  • 3 celery stalks
  • finely chopped plus 1 c. celery
  • sliced
  • 3 plum tomatoes
  • diced
  • 3 scallions
  • sliced thinly
  • 1/2 c. olives
  • pitted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 basil leaves
  • shredded
  • Juice from 3 lemons
  • 3/8 tsp. pepper
  • 3 tbsp. raisins
  • 1 tbsp. nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 small carrots
  • grated plus 1 c. carrots
  • sliced
  • 1 tbsp. fat-free dressing
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 large potato
  • sliced into strips
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • sliced into strips
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 10.5-oz. can low sodium
  • fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. onion
  • chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • no salt added
  • 1 garlic clove
  • minced
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 10-oz. package frozen peas
  • 3 1/2 c. turkey breast
  • chopped

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