Delicious & Healthy Meals You Can Cook For One

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Thai Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry

thai pineapple shrimp stir-fry asian food rice vegetables

With fresh pineapple and heavenly cashews, this shrimp stir-fry is not your takeout place’s side dish.


  • 3/4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
  • 1/2 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 red or green chile, diced
  • ¼ cup Egg Beaters
  • 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon(s) lime juice
  • 1/3 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • Handful of dry-roasted cashews
  • Pinch of torn cilantro leaves


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add shrimp and stir-fry 1 minute, they will turn slightly pink.
  2. Remove shrimp to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, and chile to skillet and stir-fry 3 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  4. Add Egg Beaters and stir-fry for another 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in cooked rice, separating grains with back of spoon, and stir-fry 2 minutes.
  6. Add soy sauce and lime juice and stir for 2 minutes.
  7. Return shrimp to skillet with fresh pineapple and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
  8. Stir in cashews and cilantro.

Spicy Barbeque Turkey Burger

spicy barbeque turkey burger BBQ dinner lunch bun

End your week with a restaurant-worthy, big, juicy burger. And no regrets.


  • 5 oz. ground turkey
  • 1 wheat hamburger bun
  • 1/4 medium shallot, minced (about 1 1/2 Tbsp.)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 tsp. Hellman’s Light Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp. Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce or your favorite barbeque sauce
  • optional: sliced pickles, tomato, onions


  1. Mix all ingredients into ground turkey with your hands and form a patty.
  2. Spray skillet/grill pan on stovetop with cooking spray and heat to medium.
  3. Cook burgers for 7 1/2 minutes on each side.
  4. Assemble burger on bun and add condiments.

Recipes are great starting-off points, but here at Her Campus we fully advocate the kitchen as a place of culinary science. Feel inclined to tweak, experiment, or add your aunt’s special seasoning? Go for it—and then let us know your favorite formulas for healthy noshin’. As Ms. Child would say, bon appetit!  


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Alana Peden handles public relations for the one-of-a-kind Austin startup SpareFoot.  Her interests span from how to wield a mascara wand to the intricacies of the 3-4 defense, as does her writing repertoire. She has interned in the beauty departments at Lucky and Good Housekeeping, covered college athletics for Horns Illustrated, and contributed gleefully to Texas Music. Always game for a laugh at her own expense, Alana aspires to one day give the universe back a scintilla of what it gives to her. When she's not reading or writing,  she's planning elaborate outfits for hypothetical situations unlikely to materialize. 

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