Aug 13, 2021 8:15:00 AM | 5 Min Read

3 Easy, Healthy Recipes for One

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3 Easy, Healthy Recipes for One

When living as a family, dinners at the dining room table may be a normal occurrence. While this typically involves cooking for several people, things may look a little different when you’re older. As the kids move out of the house, you may find yourself cooking meals for just one person. However, this can be a challenge. While you never want to make a huge mess while cooking, you also want healthy, nutritious meals. Luckily, there are tons of incredible recipes for one.

In this post, we’ll discuss 3 healthy recipes that are perfect for one person.

Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions

Looking for fantastic seafood recipes for one? If so, you can’t go wrong with this Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions dish. Here’s the recipe to make this simple masterpiece for yourself.


  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced onion


First, grab a small bowl and add paprika, black pepper, mustard, minced garlic, and cayenne pepper. Then, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to create a paste. Next, you’ll want to add the paste on top of the salmon fillets, then set it aside to marinate for about 30 minutes.

The following step involves heating 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small pan on medium heat. Add in the onions and cook for about 10 minutes, until golden brown. Then, heat up a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Place the salmon on the skillet and cook until golden brown on each side. This usually takes around 4 minutes on each side. Before serving, cover the fillet with the browned onions and olive oil.

While there are several delicious recipes for one, this dish is one of the best!

Beer, Beef, and Bacon Spaghetti

Looking for recipes for one but don’t want to cook for hours? If so, you have to try this beer, bacon, and beef spaghetti. If you like all of these, the combination is perfect in this dish. And better yet, you only need a handful of ingredients to bring this meal to life!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 streaky bacon rashers, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek (pale part only), thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6 thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 345ml beer (we used lager)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g bucatini or other long pasta
  • Grated parmesan and chopped flat-leaf parsley, to serve


First, go ahead and heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the bacon for about 5 minutes, then add the leek and onion. After cooking for 3-4 minutes, add the garlic and thyme, then cook for an additional 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the tomato paste. After cooking for about 1 minute, add beef and cook for 5 minutes until browned.

The next step is to add Worcestershire sauce, beer, and the chopped tomato as you’re scraping the bottom of the pan. Bring everything to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for around 30 minutes. You want the ingredients to thicken.

The following step involves cooking the pasta according to the package. Then, drain the water, but leave ⅓ cup. Add remaining water to the beef mixture, stir, then add the pasta. After giving the dish a good stir, it’s ready to be served!

This meal is simple, healthy, and packed with flavor!

Baby Spinach Omelet

Are you a breakfast lover? If so, we have a recipe you’ll definitely want to try for yourself.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup torn baby spinach leaves
  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste


To begin cooking, beat the 2 eggs in a bowl. Next, stir in the baby spinach and Parmesan cheese. Add nutmeg, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

You’ll then want to heat a small oiled skillet over medium heat. Then, add in the egg mixture and cook for about 3 minutes. Next, flip the omelet and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and keep cooking for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Packed with nutrition, this easy dish is the perfect way to start the day!

Here at Vista Springs, we believe a healthy lifestyle begins with a healthy diet. That said, we always make sure to cook delicious meals with tons of health benefits. To learn more about our 12 assisted living communities throughout Michigan and Ohio, contact Vista Springs today!

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