7 Reasons to Cook at Home
7 Reasons To Cook At Home
Cooking and eating at home is easy to do. Here's seven great reasons to cook at home.
1. You'll Nourish your family
When you cook your own food you choose the best foods that will help your family grow and thrive. It’s easy to eat poorly when you eat take-out. Think of all the unhealthy temptations there are with take-out and how easy it is to choose foods that are full of fat, sugar, and salt (think burger, fries and a milkshake). When you cook at home you eliminate any temptations and eat only the good stuff. Meal planning is a great tool to keep you on track. Check out this healthy salmon burger as a healthy alternative.
2. Date-NightCooking at home can be a fantastic dating tactic. Master a couple of simple, tasty and impressive dishes. Then, invite your partner or soon-to-be partner over for dinner, and the rest as they say, is history. A good recipe to start with is the risotto with veggies from the Recipes To The Rescue Blog.
3. Improves Cooking SkillsCooking is a skill, just like knitting or learning how to play the piano. The more you cook the better you get. The key here is to try different recipes, different foods and different techniques that will help to move you out of your comfort zone. This way you stretch yourself and, of course, perfect the skill of cooking. Check out this Greek chicken with tzatziki recipe to try.
4. Be a Role ModelIf you’re a parent you’re role modeling for your children when cooking. If they see you cooking every (or most) nights then this becomes the norm. If you eat out regularly, then this will be the expectation. Set your kids up for success in the kitchen. Get them involved with the meal planning, shopping, cooking, clean up and they too will become home cooks. Try this kid friendly chili macaroni and cheese recipe.
5. It's Better Together
Cooking and eating brings people and families together (when we aren't under a virus ordered lock down!). Every special occasion centers around food. It's a fantastic excuse to have friends over to talk and catch up on world or life events. If pressed for time, consider asking everyone to pitch in to cook (and clean). This way it won’t be so daunting. Here's a roasted veggie lasagna recipe that will certainly be a winner.