Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook: 75 Delicious Recipes Made Simple (Paperback)

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Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook: 75 Delicious Recipes Made Simple (Paperback)


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Everything you need to create healthy, delicious meals for one

Cooking healthy meals for yourself is easier said than done, but this cookbook for one simplifies it for you. The Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook is a standout among cooking for one cookbooks, with strategies and recipes that make it a cinch to prepare nutritious, properly scaled meals.

This practical entry into cooking for one cookbooks includes:
  • Beginner-friendly guidance—Explore guidelines and pointers for healthy cooking, learn how to grocery shop for one, and find tricks for reducing food waste.
  • Recipes for one—Cook for yourself without worrying about abundant leftovers, a pile of dirty dishes, or recipe conversions.
  • Budget-friendly meals—Eat healthy without breaking the bank or spending hours in the kitchen, with dishes that utilize affordable ingredients and require minimal prep.
  • A sample menu—Get inspired with a week's worth of healthy, pre-planned meals to start you off.
  • A focus on health—Unlike many other cooking for one cookbooks, this one has nutritional calculations and dietary labels that help you choose foods tailored to your health goals.

Look no further for cooking for one cookbooks that help simplify healthy eating—the Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook is the only one you need for success.
LAUREN O’CONNOR, MS, RDN is an author, yoga instructor, and registered dietician. She’s written several books including Healthy Cooking for One and Heart-Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook. O’Connor also writes for Livestrong and Today’s Dietician. Additionally, she’s a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and Food & Culinary Professionals (FCP). She earned her master’s degree in nutritional sciences from California State University, Los Angeles. To learn more, visit
Product Details ISBN: 9781648766893
ISBN-10: 1648766897
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: April 27th, 2021
Pages: 138
Language: English
“Cooking for one is hard, but registered dietitian Lauren O'Connor has simplified and ‘healthified’ this tough task! This cookbook for one is one of the best I've seen. I'm impressed with Lauren's easy explanations of how eating healthy is possible and fun when cooking for yourself. Her tips, tricks, and guidelines of planning healthy meals, minimizing food waste, and providing an easy-to-follow weeklong menu are exactly what you need to feel confident and compelled to prepare meals from scratch—reducing reliance on TV dinners, takeout, or frozen pizza! The recipes are delicious and easy to prepare while using basic ingredients. As a registered dietitian working with patients who live alone or are empty-nesters, I plan on highly recommending this cookbook for them. It's a cookbook they'll use over and over again.” —Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD, clinical dietitian and author of The Nourished Brain: The Latest Science on Food's Power for Protecting the Brain From Alzheimer’s and Dementia,

Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook empowers solo diners to shop, chop, and dine for one at home instead of ordering takeout. Registered Dietitian Lauren O'Connor weaves in savvy shopping and culinary tips to make things simple for the solo home cook. From breakfast to dinner, Lauren provides simple yet elegant recipes that encourage a plant-forward meal. Her use of colorful vegetables with nutrient-dense proteins create healthy and delicious meals. Lauren's discussion of food waste is perfect for the solo cook, as food waste can be a frustrating aspect of cooking for one. This is a great book for busy professionals or college students who wish to skip the dining hall and fast food restaurants.” —Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RDN, author and culinary dietitian

“If you're cooking for one, this new cookbook from O'Connor is a must-buy. It showcases how to create balanced, nutritious solo meals—without blowing your budget or needing to spend hours in the kitchen. It also teaches the joy of cooking and eating for one, which is so important.” —Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, plant-based registered dietitian nutritionist,

“Many of my clients cook for one. Some are single, and others simply prefer to eat differently (typically more healthfully) from their significant other or family. Lauren's book is a fantastic resource for anyone in this boat, and I love that it's written by a dietitian and includes vegetarian and vegan options. Forget figuring out how to divide a recipe to make a single portion—this cookbook is all about taking care of you!” —Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, board-certified specialist in sports dietetics and certified plant-based professional cook

“Lauren's Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook is a great first cookbook for new college students and anyone else who is venturing out to cook on their own. As a dietitian who works with a lot of clients who cook for one, I know my clients struggle with ending up with food waste and finding enjoyment from cooking 'just' for one. Lauren shares practical tips and delicious recipes to get you excited to start cooking for yourself—because it is worth it.” —Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN, CD

“Healthy meets delicious in The Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook. Registered dietitian Lauren O’Connor shows us the joys of cooking for one and walks us through how easy it is to put a delicious homemade meal on the table even if you’re eating solo. Whether you live alone or just eat solo on occasion, this book is a terrific resource to keep in your kitchen.” —Lisa R. Young, PhD, RDN, CDN, author of Finally Full, Finally Slim and adjunct professor of nutrition at NYU,