Last night after work, I popped into my favorite Chinese restaurant to grab some takeout for dinner. Again. I know it was "again" because the very nice owner smiled and greeted me with, "Hello! The usual?"
OK, so I'm a creature of habit, but can you blame me? I live alone and it's hard to get motivated to prepare a healthy, gourmet meal when I'm the only one who's going to be eating it.
Unfortunately, dining on takeout (or, my other default staple, frozen dinners) is not the most healthy, or even delicious, way to cap off a long day. But a lot of us -- 73 percent of people living in single-person households, according to the United States Department of Agriculture -- do it anyway.
And, it's not hard to figure out why … we're hard-pressed to find the inspiration to cook a healthy meal for ourselves. Plain and simple, it's easy to eat badly when no one's watching because you have no one to call you out on yourRead More »from Table for One? 6 Great Meals to Eat by Yourself