06/06/2012 08:29 am ET

The Single Person's Diet

We’ve all done it: munched handfuls of cereal from the box and called it dinner. Or mindlessly devoured something while standing and reading the mail or the paper. Or hovered over the sink, quickly downing what we pretended was a meal so we wouldn’t have anything to clean up.

But dining alone does not have to involve thawing, opening a can, dialing a take-out joint or standing in front of the fridge and playing “spin the leftovers wheel.”

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