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Cooking for One: Mini-Quiche and Grain-Free Granola

As if anyone needs the reminder that they’re single, cooking for just yourself can be seriously difficult. Almost every recipe you find is for at least 2 portions, and if you aren’t a fan of leftovers, you end up wasting a lot of food and money- not cool.

Christmas Abbot, The Face of CrossFit and Author of The Badass Body Diet feels your single-hood pain and wants to help. Here are 2 single serving healthy-alternative recipes that are so easy to make you’ll rejoice in the freedom of only needing to cook for yourself.

Makes 1 serving

Vegetable cooking spray
½ cup chopped onion
2 cups fresh spinach
2 eggs
½ teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste, if desired

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a small skillet with vegetable cooking spray. Sauté the spinach and onion over medium heat until just tender. Remove the vegetables to a small plate.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the vegetable mixture and mix well.
Spray a small ramekin with cooking spray. Pour the egg and vegetable mixture into ramekin. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the “quiche” is set.

Nutrition: 2 bricks. To create a 3-brick quiche, increase to 3 cups spinach, 3/4 cup onion 3 eggs, and 2 teaspoons olive oil.

Grain-Free Granola
Makes 1 serving

2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Coconut water or almond milk

Add all the ingredients except the coconut water or almond milk to a cereal bowl and mix well. Moisten with coconut water or almond milk to taste.

Nutrition: 2 bricks. To create a 3 brick granola, increase recipe to 3 tablespoons walnut, 2 tablespoons cranberries, and 3 tablespoons shredded coconut.

Guest Author:

Christmas Abbott, the Face of CrossFit and author of The Badass Body Diet (releasing May 12th).


By: Christmas Abbot

Photos: Robyn Mackenzie/Shutterstock

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