Dinner for one

Sometimes it can be tough making dinner for one. What to make that won’t yield so many leftovers you’ll be eating it all week, plus having your freezer full of it?

I’ve been really enjoying winter squash and grilled chicken lately. Kale and avocado salads too. They make for easy dinners to throw together, with enough leftovers for the next day (unless I go back for seconds). ;)

Usually I just eat my grilled chicken with a little S&P and maybe some garlic, but I wanted something different today. I’m not sure why but cajun seasoning was calling my name, and it lent a terrific flavor to the chicken.

I also baked some butternut squash (and roasted some broccoli while the oven was on) so I could make some more of this stuffing recipe to put in my squash. Last time I used acorn, this time butternut. I can’t wait to experiment with the buttercup squash and turban squash still sitting on my countertop. :)

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I still have half a chicken breast and some quinoa stuffed squash to enjoy for lunch tomorrow – perhaps turning it into a wrap or a sandwich.

This is my kind of dinner for one.

What’s your favorite dinner to make when eating solo (or if you always eat solo, just favorite fall-inspired dinner you’ve been enjoying recently)?

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9 Responses to Dinner for one

  1. I get so excited when I get to just make dinner for me – that means I don’t have to worry about handling raw meat and how I can incorporate beef into a dish that is vegetarian!

  2. Kelsey says:

    i only recently stumbled upon cajun seasoning! omg isnt that stuff AMAZING!! yes, cajun spice has called to me (and my chicken) many many times :P
    looks like a fantastic dinner per une fille <3

  3. Katie says:

    I just posted about cajun spiced chickpeas – I bought it on a whim and I’ve been loving it lately!

    That, and chicken and winter squash. Great minds think alike.

  4. You’re right. It can be so confusing to try and figure out what to make that will just feed one (or two, if leftovers are okay for the next day.) I’ll usually resort to eggs or fish or maybe even a soup that I’ll freeze for later. :D

    I’m so excited to see what you do with the turban squash! I saw one at the store the other day and now I’m intrigued. :D

  5. teenagehealthfreak says:

    well i don’t have a cooking for one problem..but i’m sure i will one day. your squash looks awesome ..and creamy..haven’t tried that kind…yet!!!

  6. Steph says:

    Next time you use cajun seasoning – try throwing some cumin in there, it rocks.

    If I’m eating by myself it’s usually some sort of egg white scramble or green monster in a bowl or a snack plate.

  7. Kelly says:

    Wow…you do much better than I do. When I am on my own for dinner I usually end up eating breakfast or a PB&J sandwich.

  8. I usually have a huge, raw salad, baked squash and/or a quick lentil soup when eating by myself. Oh, thanks for reminding me I have a bag of quinoa to use up in my pantry and the squash looks great.

  9. mangocheeks says:

    Cooking for one makes me lazy, I end up eating junk.

    Like the quinoa in the squash – a nice change from rice.

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