Healthier Choices when Cooking Your Own Meals At Home

Dining in a restaurant does satisfy our craving for the finer things in life. People go to restaurants when they find it hard to carve out the time to prepare meals at home. It is sometimes even more delicious than cooking your own food at home. But while eating out can be an enjoyable activity and is convenient for most people, it quickly racks up costs and can sometimes be a nutritional pitfall especially when supersized portions of high-calorie meals at restaurants come into play.

Meal portions at restaurants often go out of control. As a consequence of finishing the entire restaurant serving portions, a person overeats. And consuming countless calories when eating high-calorie meals makes dining out unhealthy.

Grabbing take-out food on your way home adversely affects your health. A regular diet of restaurant foods not only expands your waistline, it leads to greater incidences of obesity, high-cholesterol, and heart disease.

If you have children in the home, like I do, opting for healthy food choices is the way to go. Eating at home would mean less consumption of fried foods, unhealthy trans fats and soda. Home cooking gives my child a jumpstart on good nutrition practices that will last her a lifetime.

Reasons why I prefer Home Cooking

I can transform leftovers into healthy, affordable lunches.

Home cooking allows me to control the sodium and sugar in meals I prepare. I get to select foods that lead to good health. Choosing home-cooked meals over fastfood would mean that my family is eating healthier and consuming fewer calories.

I can follow the suggested serving sizes and control the portions I dish out.

I spend less on home-cooked meals and this does away with the budget dents I incur from eating out. By cutting my food budget dramatically, I get to save money for a trip to a favorite destination.

My Lock and Lock Cherry II Enamel Cookware allows me to prepare healthy meals using lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of fresh vegetables. It is my perfect kitchen companion as this lightweight, versatile pot goes quickly from stove top, induction to oven.

Now, I'm #LockedInLove! I get to celebrate friends and family over home-cooked food that is tasty and healthy at a shorter cooking time.

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