Easy Recipes To Cook When You Start Living On Your Own

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There are a lot of great things about living alone. You get to keep your home how you want it, you have all the personal space you could ever want, and best of all, only you are responsible for leaving dirty dishes in the sink.

But with all the benefits of living alone come a few downsides as well. One of the biggest changes you face is having to cook for yourself, which may be difficult if you’ve never had to do so before. There’s no need to fear, though, and especially no need to resort to eating frozen meals or fast food every night. Here are some quick, easy recipes you can surely handle when living alone.

Banana and Almond Butter Pancakes

A simple bowl of cereal and milk is one of the easier breakfasts you can “make,” but is that really starting the day off right? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all, and you can do a lot better by serving yourself up a steaming plate of banana and almond butter pancakes. Getting the pancakes to the perfect golden-brown will take a little finesse, but this is a small price to pay for stepping up your breakfast game. Plus, the recipe calls for just three ingredients, or four if you’re counting the syrup. Perfect for dinner – or breakfast for dinner.

Fettucini Alfredo and Broccoli

It’s pretty much required that every beginner’s recipe book has a pasta dish. A creamy pasta dish is a great go-to when you’re looking to carb out, and this fettucini alfredo and broccoli recipe is so simple you could practically do it with your eyes closed. It calls for only a few ingredients and takes half an hour to make. Although this won’t be the healthiest meal you could make, a bit of broccoli should lessen your guilt somewhat.

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Winner winner, chicken dinner! Do something a little different with the protein-heavy poultry by making these hearty, healthy chicken salad lettuce wraps. Though this recipe calls for quite a few ingredients, you’ll be doing most of the work at the supermarket. Once you’ve got all your ingredients, you just have to do a little chopping and a bit of mixing, and you’ve got some filling wraps you can have for lunch or dinner.

Classic Ribeye Steak

Sometimes you have to reward yourself, and what better way than with a big, juicy steak? This steak-cooking guide takes you through all the steps of pan-cooking a ribeye steak, from seasoning the meat to knowing when it’s cooked to your liking. How to properly cook a steak is must-have knowledge for any beginner cook, and you’ll definitely pick up some good techniques from this recipe.

These recipes are famed for their simplicity, but they might still be a little intimidating if you don’t have a lot of experience. Don’t give up! Always remember that, like anything, the more you practice cooking, the better you’ll become. Perhaps someday you’ll even be coming up with your own recipes to make.


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