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The Ultimate Meal Planning for One Cookbook

100+ Easy, Affordable, and Low-Waste (High-Taste!) Recipes Made Just for You

About The Book

Plan your weekly meals while saving time and money with these 100+ recipes perfect for every solo chef trying to build a delicious, cost-effective, low-waste meal plan.

Meal planning for one can feel daunting…especially if you want to avoid tons of leftovers and food waste while still making delicious single-serving meals. The good news is that The Ultimate Meal Planning for One Cookbook is here to help with easy-to-use meal plans and over 100 recipes that are designed for meal planning for one.

This book allows you to make over 100 delicious, one-to-two-serving recipes for every meal from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. And, not only will you find tasty recipes designed for one, you’ll also learn to use them to design your own weekly meal plans. Learn how to avoid eating the same old leftovers over and over throughout the week, how to utilize your ingredients as much as possible so nothing goes to waste, and to enjoy delicious versions of your favorite dishes, no matter the occasion.

Whether you live alone or are just searching for the perfect meal for yourself, cooking solo need never be boring (or repetitive and wasteful!) again.

About The Author

Kelly Jaggers is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food photographer, food stylist, and founder of the recipe blog Evil Shenanigans ( She is the author of The Everything® Pie Cookbook, Not-So-Humble PiesMouffletThe Everything® Easy Asian CookbookThe Everything® Dutch Oven Cookbook, and The Everything® Easy Instant Pot Cookbook. She is also a cooking instructor, personal chef, and caterer. Kelly lives in Dallas, Texas.

Why We Love It

“Meal planning can be tricky for one person, especially when many recipes are scaled for much larger groups and ingredients are sold in larger quantities. The Ultimate Meal Planning for One Cookbook is here to help with advice on how to create the perfect waste- and leftover-free meal plans for one person. Whether you’re an experienced solo chef or a new home cook looking to expand your repertoire, there’s a single-serving recipe for everyone and every meal in this book. From Loaded Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon for breakfast to a Rustic Apple Cinnamon Tart for dessert, this book is a must-have for every meal planning solo cook.”

—Julia B., Editor, on The Ultimate Meal Planning for One Cookbook

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (June 18, 2024)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507222447

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