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Let’s face it, balancing classes, studying, working, and trying to be a normal social human being can make it difficult choosing to eat in rather than picking up something fast, and often unhealthy. And the thought of eating alone sounds depressing, but it can also have its benefits; gives you time alone to decompress, lets you enjoy the meal at your own pace, and you don’t have to worry about anybody else criticizing the way you eat. Another benefit is saving money!

We’ve compiled eight creative and fun meal ideas (we’re not talking about ramen noodles or a bowl of cereal here) that are perfect for a party of one!

Stuffed Sweet Potato

This recipe takes a classic and puts a healthy and tasty spin on it. Sweet! All you need are 7 simple ingredients and about 45 minutes (mostly to soften the sweet potato). Of course, you can substitute any ingredient to fit your taste. #Winning

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Avocado, Bacon, and Eggs

You’ve heard of stuffed green peppers and stuffed mushrooms, but what about a stuffed avocado? With 5 or so ingredients and 15 minutes, you can feast on the celebrated superfood with a little guilty, sizzling pleasure.

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Broiled Tomato Sandwich

It sounds fancy and comforting. That’s because it is! Give this homemade Italian meal a try that’s ready in 15 minutes. Add a side of tomato basil soup for extra comfort.

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Turkey Caesar Sandwich

Like I said, you may not always have time to sit and eat. You need something to go, but want to keep the “freshmen fifteen” off. Try this hand-made salad (see what I did there?).

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Basic Chicken Salad Sandwich

Don’t get fooled by the name, there’s no pumpkin spice required for this on-the-go sandwich… I mean salad? Sal-mich?

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Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast

Just because you’re adulating now doesn’t mean you can’t eat like a kid. We’re going bananas and throwing inhibition in the wind. Treat your taste buds, treat yourself!

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English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Here’s another meal perfect for your fast-paced life.  It’s part dinner, part breakfast, totally delicious. And only 300 calories.

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Sesame Noodles

Ok, so I lied about no noodles. But this recipe is great as a meal itself or as a side. Get ready for flavor overload as this meal has just as many herbs and spices as The Colonel’s famous chicken.

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Do you have any fun and fast solo meal recipes? Share in the comment section.

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