Healthy Eating While Living Alone

After divorcing your loved one, you may find yourself needing to only cook for one person—you. Take advantage of living alone by striving for a healthy diet. Take a look at some of our healthy meal-for-one choices!

Meal Simple

If you feel exhausted and cannot quite get yourself to cook a big meal, Meal Simple from H-E-B might be the right choice for you. Within meal simple, you can pick meals like:

  • Salmon and Asparagus

  • Chicken and Rice

  • Chicken Alfredo Casserole

  • Healthy Salads

These meals give you the protein you need with some great sides, and usually can be eaten in one or two meals. This is great for someone living alone. This is also a great alternative to eating out. You do not have to prepare the meal, sometimes you do not even have to cook it, but you can easily have a great meal for a great price.


If you are really trying to save money, but want to still cook meals for one, or maybe meal prep, you should take a look at getting a membership to Costco or Sam’s Club. Both of these types of places give discounts on items you purchase in bulk. You could by bulk:

  • Broccoli

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Salad

  • Frozen Fish

  • Frozen Meat

  • Quinoa

  • Rice

There is way more to the list than just these items, but this is overall a great way to keep a budgeted healthy eating lifestyle. Look into getting a membership!


Cooking vegetarian for one person can be a struggle, especially when making sure your body is intaking all the nutrients it needs. It is very important to find other sources of protein when you cannot eat meat. While tofu has some protein, it does not have as much as meat does. Instead of meat, try these healthy protein alternatives:

  • Eggs

  • Almonds

  • Quinoa

  • Lentils

  • Pumpkin Seeds

Adding these ingredients to your healthy eating habits can not only increase your protein, but also add some great flavor to your dishes. Look up some easy recipes you can make with these ingredients!

Gluten Free

Lastly, making gluten free food for yourself can be surprisingly easy. Many gluten free food options are limited in size compared to other foods. Pizza, bread, and even spices seem to come smaller, or are more expensive for the same item that is not gluten free. Here are some ideas for healthy gluten free meals for singles:

  • Cauliflower Pizza

  • Fish Tacos on Corn Tortillas

  • Caprese Zoodles

  • Greek Salad

All in all, these are great resources to use for yourself and being new to the single scene again. If you have not started your divorce journey yet, head over to C.Y. Lee Legal Group to get your case started today. Houston Divorce Now is here to help you!

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