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07/28/2015 10:43 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Best Recipes for Dining Solo

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So your dinner plans fell through and it looks like you'll be eating solo. Don't despair! Instead, consider it an opportunity to hone your culinary skills. Each of these ten recipes can easily be prepared for one...and they're beautiful to boot.

Smoothie Bowl
It doesn't get much prettier (or healthier) than this berry smoothie bowl packed with superfoods. Get the recipe.

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Smoked Salmon Toast
There's a reason your grandma's been going on about lox for the past 50 years. Get the recipe.

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Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
Whatever, you totally went for a run last week. Get the recipe.

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Quinoa Fried Rice
Far more photogenic than Chinese takeout. Get the recipe.

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California Chicken Power Bowl
Basically a big, amazing salad...sans lettuce. Get the recipe.

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Avocado and Citrus Salad
The key to a 'grammable salad: a pop of color. Get the recipe.

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Pizza with Burrata and Prosciutto
Any pizza can be a personal pizza if you believe in yourself. Get the recipe.

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One-pot "pasta"
Technically they're zucchini noodles. But you won't be able to tell the difference in this one-pot take on pad thai. Get the recipe.

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Homemade Ramen
A far cry from the Cup Noodles that sustained you throughout college. Get the recipe.

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Baked Eggs in Avocado
Because: yum. Get the recipe.
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