5 Great Benefits of Cooking and Eating at Home
You’re sitting at home opening up your phone for another night of fast food delivery.
You tell yourself that you should start cooking your own meals but it just sounds like soooooooo much work.
If this sounds like you, here are 5 benefits of cooking and eating at home that will motivate you to get in the kitchen!
1. Save Money
This is a personal finance blog after all!
When you cook at home, you choose what to make and what ingredients to use. This means that you can make great meals that don’t cost much at all.
People typically eat about three meals a day so all those small savings can really start to add up! According to a study done by Forbes, ordering delivery is almost five times more expensive than cooking your own meals.
2. You Can Eat Healthier
Once again, when you cook at home you choose exactly what goes into your meals. This allows you to pick specifically the nutrients you need to match your goals whether that is to lose weight, gain muscle, or just maintain your current level of fitness.
Restaurant food often has higher levels of sodium and saturated fats, and doesn’t always use fresh ingredients. If you cook your own meals, you can make sure that you use the freshest ingredients you can find!
3. Unlimited possibilities
When you’re wearing the chef’s hat, you decide what’s on the menu. You can try any of the millions of recipes that are online written by people from all around the world.
Don’t have any Indian restaurants near you? Whip up your own butter chicken.
That one Peruvian restaurant doesn’t live up to your memories of your time in Lima? Take your own shot at it.
Even if your meal isn’t great the first time, you can adjust and tweak it next time to get it just how you like, no longer at the mercy of the cooks in the kitchen of the restaurant.
The possibilities are endless!
4. Learn a new skill
Cooking is a skill that will serve you well for the rest of your life. Not only is it a great skill to have, but it will make you feel good as well. Every time I finish a new recipe, I feel accomplished and proud of myself (especially when it tastes good).
Learn to cook and you can impress and treat your friends, family, and maybe future dates!!
5. Spend time with friends and family
Throughout history humans have always convened over food. Invite your friends or family over and spend time cooking together. Then after all your hard work, enjoy the fruits of your labor with a healthy, tasty meal!
These are just 5 of the many, many benefits of cooking and eating at home. What is your favorite reason for cooking your own meals? Leave a comment below!
Originally published at https://railtotopshelf.com.