Why eating at home is better for you

I love eating out. Something about eating food that you didn’t have to cook makes it taste better. The funny thing about that though is that even though I love eating out, I also love cooking. Which is why it is always a toss up in our house between eating out, or cooking. That was, of course, until I started becoming a very picky eater. For someone who has a sensitive stomach like mine, sometimes eating out can feel like a death sentence. Which is why lately, when given the choice, I almost always choose to eat at home.

Whether creating a simple meal like carbonara, which is just pasta with salt, pepper and egg yolk, or making a slow cooked stew; food has become more than a way to feed myself, but also a form of expressing myself. Which is why I sometimes find it hard to cook when I am sad or stressed. But the more I learn about the benefits of cooking the more I do it. Especially when I am stressed or not feeling like myself. Not only does creating something delicious lift my mood, but I can be sure of what I am putting into my body. Which in this day and age is a big plus.

Here are some great reasons to cook and eat at home:

  1. Knowing exactly what goes into your food.
  2. Being able to eat for less. Take carbonara for instance, something that costs about R20.00 to make at home can cost R80.00 to order at a restaurant.
  3. Being able to eat as much as you like.
  4. Getting to connect with family and friends.
  5. As a way to unwind after a busy day.
  6. You can stay in your pajamas if you want which is sometimes all you really need after a long day.

What are some of the reasons you enjoy cooking and eating at home?

 

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