According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 79 million people are considered prediabetic. With those staggering numbers, it's no wonder many cooks are in search of healthy meal ideas for those living with diabetes. Registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Angela Ginn gave us some tips for satisfying, diabetic-friendly meals, as well as her recipe for tasty tri-color lentil soup.
As you know, it's Reader Request Week here on The Kitchn, and one request came through loud and clear: more one-pot meals, 5-ingredient, and leftover-worthy recipes! So it's perfectly clear what needed to happen this week: a simple and delicious weeknight chili.
I developed this recipe specifically for those times when I'm dining solo. It's not that it can't be expanded to feed two or more, but I like the fact that it is my special, alone-time treat. It is truly one of my favorite meals: good, basic, hearty eating that fills me up and makes me ready for whatever life is throwing my way. It's suitable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I am very happy to share it with you today.
Here's a trick when you need inspiration in your cooking-for-one routine — especially when you arrive home in the evenings and heating a pizza seems like the most expedient way to get some dinner into your belly. For about the same amount of time it would take for your oven to preheat and that frozen pizza to bake, you can put together a healthy, vegetable-intense dinner that tastes delicious and fills you up. What's the secret? Cook a pot of rice on Sunday night and use it throughout the week.
Cooking up a pot of soup is a classic way to feed a crowd, but what if you're a single person who often cooks for one? Can you still have your soup and eat it too? Read on for a few tips on how a single diner can enjoy several meals from one pot of hot, delicious soup.
It's a little early in the season to fire up the grill, but if you have a grill pan, a panini press, or even just a skillet, any time is a good time to sear some halloumi and make this vegetarian main-dish salad.
With the arrival of longer, warmer days, I'm craving light and refreshing meals – the kind that take advantage of new spring produce and leave plenty of energy for an after-dinner walk to enjoy the extended sunshine and new blossoms around the neighborhood. A soba noodle salad fits the bill, and this one features seasonal gifts like tender asparagus and peppery radishes, watercress, and chives. Rounded out with extra-crispy tofu and a buttery miso dressing, this one-dish vegetarian meal both satisfies and enlivens the palate.
Risotto is a dish that's become associated with fancy high end restaurants, but really, it's the epitome of Italian home cooking and comfort food. Knowing how to make a good risotto is something we think every cook should have in their back pocket, if only because it's one of those dishes that's so satisfying and easy to prepare, and it never fails to impress.
I've mentioned it here before and I'll mention it again—my tastes have come a long way since high school. I lived off chicken fingers and cheese sticks in those days, with a few chocolate malts in between. (Thanks, Mom and Dad, for that high speed metabolism!)
With their quick prep and convenient cleanup, one-pot meals are perfect for busy weeknights, but if you're looking for an interesting alternative to the usual soups, stews and casseroles, give one-sheet-pan dinners a try.