Living alone can be an exciting experience, but it can also be challenging. One of the hardest things to learn is how to cook for yourself.

When you live alone, you don't have anyone to help you cook or clean. This means you have to be more independent and organized. Fortunately, there are many quick and easy recipes you can make at home.

These recipes are perfect for people who live alone and want to eat healthy and delicious.

Why is it important to eat well when we live alone?

Eating well is important for everyone, regardless of whether we live alone or with other people. However, when we live alone, it can be easier to fall into the temptation of eating processed, unhealthy and low-nutritious foods or skipping meals, which could cause some health problems.

So here are some reasons why it is important to eat well when we live alone:

  • To maintain good health. A healthy diet helps prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
  • To have more energy. Healthy foods provide the body with the energy it needs to function optimally.
  • To improve mood. A healthy diet can help improve mood and reduce stress.
  • To feel good about yourself. When we eat well, we feel better about ourselves and our appearance.

We also leave you some tips to eat well when we live alone:

  • Plan your meals in advance. This will help you make sure you have the ingredients you need on hand and avoid eating unhealthy foods for convenience.
  • Cook in large quantities. You can freeze leftovers for quick and easy meals in the future.
  • Choose fresh and seasonal foods. Fresh foods are more nutritious and tastier than processed foods.
  • Experiment with different recipes. There are many healthy and delicious recipes available.

Below we leave you some quick and delicious recipes that you can make if you started living alone:

Avocado toast


  • Whole wheat bread or your choice 1 ripe avocado
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: sliced tomato, poached egg, crumbled feta cheese


  1. Toast the bread slices.
  2. While the toast is toasting, cut the avocado into thin slices.
  3. Once the toast is ready, spread the avocado slices on it.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. You can add other optional ingredients such as sliced tomato, poached egg or feta cheese for more flavor and variety.
Avocado toast

Spaghetti with tomato sauce


  • Spaghetti
  • Tomato sauce in a jar or can
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Fresh or dried basil (optional)


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.
  2. Heat the tomato sauce in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and mix it with the hot tomato sauce.
  4. If desired, add grated Parmesan cheese and basil leaves for more flavor.
Spaghetti with tomato sauce

Grilled chicken salad


  • Chicken breast
  • Lettuce mix
  • Sliced ​​tomato
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the chicken on the grill or in a pan until completely cooked.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the salad with the lettuce, tomato and cucumber mixture.
  4. Cut the chicken into strips and place it on the salad.
  5. Dress the salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste.
Grilled chicken salad

Fried rice with vegetables


  • Cooked rice (may be leftover)
  • Frozen or fresh vegetables (e.g. carrots, peas, broccoli)
  • Sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
  • Soy sauce
  • Egg (optional)
  • Chopped onion (optional)


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with a little oil.
  2. If you want to add egg, beat one in a bowl and add it to the hot pan. Stir until cooked and then remove from the pan.
  3. Add the vegetables to the pan and sauté until tender.
  4. Add the cooked rice and stir well.
  5. Drizzle with soy sauce to taste and, if desired, add the scrambled egg and chopped onion.
Fried rice with vegetables

Fruit and yogurt smoothie


  • plain yogurt
  • Frozen fruits (e.g. banana, strawberries, mango)
  • Honey or sugar (optional)
  • Milk (can be almond milk, oat milk, etc.)


  1. Place a portion of yogurt in a blender.
  2. Add frozen fruit of your choice (about a cup).
  3. Add a splash of honey or sugar if you prefer a sweeter shake.
  4. Add enough milk to reach the desired consistency.
  5. Blend until everything is well mixed and serve.
Smoothie of fruits and yogurt

Chicken and avocado salad


  • 1 chicken breast, grilled or baked
  • 1 avocado, ripe
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the chicken breast into strips.
  2. Cut the avocado into slices.
  3. In a bowl, combine the chicken, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix well and serve.
Chicken and avocado salad

Whole wheat pasta with basil pesto


  • 1 package of whole wheat pasta
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook whole wheat pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, make the basil pesto. In a food processor, combine the basil, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Drain the pasta and combine it with the pesto of basil. Mix well and serve.
Whole wheat pasta with basil pesto

Vegetable and hummus wraps


  • 2 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1/2 cup of chopped vegetables, such as carrot, cucumber, tomato, onion, etc.
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spread the hummus on the tortillas.
  2. Add the chopped vegetables.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Roll up the wraps and serve.
Vegetable and hummus wraps

Lentil soup


  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 cups of water


  1. Wash the lentils and drain them.
  2. In a large pot, sauté the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the lentils and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the lentils are soft.
  4. Serve hot.
Soup lentils

With a little planning and organization, you can eat healthily and deliciously, even if you live alone.

These recipes will help you stay healthy and delicious while you get used to living alone. Enjoy your time in the kitchen and experiment with different ingredients to discover your own culinary creations!

What recipes saved your life when you started living alone?

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