Jul 07

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Healthy Cooking for 2, Quick and Easy Recipes

This post was sponsored by Mode Media

It can become really easy to fall into a rut when cooking for only 2 people. Most likely, both work and are tired when they get home so they end up ordering take out or making sandwiches. When we finally get bored with that routine, we decide that we will find new recipes and cook more. But have you ever noticed that most recipes on websites or in cookbooks serve 4-6 people? And it’s usually easier to double recipes for more people than to divide recipes for only 2.

Well, I’ve found some recipes for you to try over the next couple of weeks that will bust you out of your rut and your taste buds singing. They are quick, easy and full of flavor!


My local Thai place has a Ma Maung dish that I just love, so I did some research to find a recipe that I could make at home. There are many variations of this dish, but the recipe below (adapted from original) is a close match.


Don’t be afraid to adapt recipes to fit your taste and needs. Here are a few pointers if you are only cooking for two and don’t really want leftovers.


  • Allow 8 ounces of protein for 2 people
  •  1 whole vegetable (such as a red pepper) is usually good for two (for a stir fry)
  •  If the recipe is for 4 people, halve the ingredients
  •  And if it’s complicated – follow some of these tips from the pros




Spicy Chicken with Cashew Nuts Recipe

Serves 2 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes


2 tablespoons oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 small onion, cut into halves
½  Red and ½ green bell pepper, sliced

¼ cup julienned carrot
1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts, rinsed and drained
8 oz chicken, cut into small cubes

2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (optional)


1 ½ tablespoons organic, Non-GMO soy sauce (such as Eden’s or Tree of Life)
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar or to taste
2 tablespoons water


Heat up a wok and add the oil. When the oil is heated, add the garlic, and onion and stir-fry until slightly tender. Add the cashew nuts, red pepper and carrots and follow with the chicken. Stir-fry the chicken until the surface turns opaque. Add all the ingredients for the Sauce into the wok and continue to stir-fry until the chicken is cooked. Serve over rice if desired.

I have a collection of 7 more recipes that serve only 2 people – just click the link below!

Check out Cooking for Two doesn’t have to be Boring

by getfitnaturally at Mode

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1 comment

  1. Jody - Fit at 57

    I love leftovers & hubby does not eat like me so this is great for me! 🙂

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