Jul 10 2015

Home Cooking May Be the Best Way To Eat

Published by at 8:21 pm under Family Meals,Health

Those who eat meals away from home will find it easy to consume a whole days worth of calories in one meal, an appetizer alone can carry 1,000 calories. It is estimated 16% of men and 13% of women between the ages of 20 to 39 eat pizza every day A deep dish pizza with chicken, cheese, bacon and ranch dressing can carry 2,160 calories, the Center For Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) estimates it would take 5-1/2 hours of non stop cycling to erase that meal.

Most Americans report cooking an average of five dinners each week. Not surprisingly, households with children are more likely to make meals at home but the lower the household income and education the greater likelihood individuals do not cook at home,  wealthier more educated households cooked at home more often, and households with foreign born family members cooked at home more often too.

In general, meals prepared in the home will include more vegetables and be better “balanced” than meals eaten away from home. To make home cooking happen more often, keep staples in the house for quick easy meals. Frozen chicken, fish or turkey can be thawed and grilled, baked or roasted while vegetables cook and a salad is made.

 

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