Nothing beats a home cooked meal. Cooking for oneself satisfies not only your food cravings but also your budget.
In the U.S., the birthplace of fast food, Americans eat fewer than 70 percent of their meals at home, and less than a third of American families eat meals together more than twice a week, according to Emory University.
In a fast moving generation today, we cope up by patronizing instantly prepared ones. We are all that busy that we can’t even cook our food. This is an alarming situation that needs to be adjusted. We work to earn money, but we buy food in restaurants or fast food chains that cost us more. The mentioned facts are contradicting.
Packaged and prepared meals cost you considerably more than cooking with raw ingredients at home. Preparing meals at home can save you money. Chef Laura Stec, in her cookbook, Cool Cuisine, notes that just by bringing your home-cooked leftovers to work for lunch can save you a cool $100 each month.
Buying food in restaurants are costly since they are doing business and their goal is n eat-out habit.
One more reason eating at home is better, and you don’t need to have a long drive to the restaurant which will save your wallet from buying gas for your car, paying for laundry for the clothes you wore and the tip you’ll give the server. That’s a couple of dollars if I may say.
It is beneficial if we all try to learn how to cook. Start with the simplest one, fried eggs. You may burn it at first, but remember, some good chefs have a share of their burnt eggs too. We should always try to push ourselves to accomplish and learn something. It will not only save our belly from too much fat but also make our wallets corpulent.
Other ways to save money include buying your food in bulk, using store coupons, eating more vegetarian meals, buying on sale and freezing for later use.
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