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Make It Healthier to Dine Solo

 

I've had several clients get embarrassed when they tell me they often eat alone. But I have (good) news for you! Not only is eating solo super common, you can easily make the experience healthy. And I have to say, as much as I love the company of others I also love a nice, quiet meal by myself. I've taken myself out for many solo meals. Sometimes I bring a book or people watch, and other times I simply enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as the delicious food and good tunes.

Not all solo meals are filled with calm, though, and that's why I'm encouraging you to keep things fresh and mindful
eating off of real dishes, playing calming music (and turning off the TV), and lighting a candle can do wonders for the soul. And, of course, seek out the company of others when you're yearning for companionship.

 

Eating alone has a bad reputation for being unhealthy, but you can create a healthier solo dining experience. Learn how to turn the tables on a table for one! #amyseatlist #diningsolo #eatingalone #partyofone #howtoeathealthy

 

How to Make Dining Solo Better for Your Health


I often batch cook 
a healthy recipe when I'm eating alone so I have grab-and-go portions at the ready for lunch or dinner the next day. I share several more ways to revamp your solo dining experience in my FoodNetwork.com article. Don't let dining alone get you down, because it really can be a healthy and liberating experience! 

 

Eating alone has a bad reputation for being unhealthy, but you can create a healthier solo dining experience. Learn how to turn the tables on a table for one! #amyseatlist #diningsolo #eatingalone #partyofone #howtoeathealthy

 

Cooking for One: 6 Easy Meals Made in Minutes

 

Need inspo for turning meal-time efforts into a small-scale extravaganza? Grab some ideas from this SilverSneakers.com article, including one of my favorite, fast, and easy recipes for one. Continue the healthy cooking-for-just-you trend into the next morning, with a nutritious and delish French toast for one.

 

Eating alone has a bad reputation for being unhealthy, but you can create a healthier solo dining experience. Learn how to turn the tables on a table for one! #amyseatlist #diningsolo #eatingalone #partyofone #howtoeathealthy

 

Amy's Recipe of the Week: Italian Flatbread Breakfast Panini

 

My favorite thing about cooking and eating for one? You can eat breakfast at any time of day you wish! This breakfast panini makes a fab lunch or dinner. If you're jonesing for dessert, whip up a fruit-based nice cream and freeze extra portions.

 

Eating alone has a bad reputation for being unhealthy, but you can create a healthier solo dining experience. Learn how to turn the tables on a table for one! #amyseatlist #diningsolo #eatingalone #partyofone #howtoeathealthy

 

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I'd love for you to sound off! What are your favorite tips for an awesome solo dining experience?

  

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.