Easy Recipes for One Person

Making recipes for one person is all about creativity. Don't overlook leftovers, and don't overlook the obvious. A breakfast muffin is not only for breakfast, and French toast can be eaten for dinner as well as for a midnight snack. Once you begin to rely on your imagination to cut through stereotypical meal ideas, you can think of dozens of recipes for one person.

If the items you need only come in family-size quantities, you can always invite someone over for dinner or freeze what you can. Meat can easily be frozen without issues, but some foods are compromised when frozen. Fruit, for instance, will lose its stability or shape in the freezer, but it can still be used in a variety of dishes, such as pies and breads.

If you're looking for healthy recipes for one, keep in mind that you can freeze some vegetables. For example, if you have a half zucchini that will go to waste if not eaten immediately, grind it in a food processor, and freeze it in muffin tins. Then put the individual frozen cups into freezer bags for later use in breads and cookies.

Pizza Snack
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 English muffin
2 tablespoons pizza sauce
8 pepperoni slices
2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese
¼ onion, sliced into rings
2 small mushrooms, sliced

Split the muffin in half. Scoop our one tablespoon of pizza sauce for each side. Add half the ingredients over each muffin, and then pop them both into the microwave until the cheese has melted.

French Toast for One
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 egg
¼ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon white sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 pat of butter
2 slices of bread
2 tablespoons syrup
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 banana
1 tablespoon pecans, chopped

Beat the egg and milk together until frothy. Add the vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Dip one piece of bread into the egg mixture, and flip it to coat both sides. Place it into the skillet. Do the same with the second piece of bread. Keep the heat low enough so that you don't burn the toast. Flip the bread, and cook both sides until golden brown.

Place the two slices on a plate, pour hot syrup over the toast and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut the banana into slices over the toast, and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Serve with a large glass of milk.

If you don't have a sweet tooth, cut out the powdered sugar and the white sugar. The syrup will be enough.

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