Cooking at Home versus Eating Out


Peo­ple are always busy, and it seems that they are always need­ing to be some­where else. Amidst this chaos, when do they eat? Fast food drive thru seems to be the answer, right? It’s fast, it’s cheap, and you can eat on the go. Who has time to go shop­ping, come home and make a din­ner? Accord­ing to abcnews.com, it is actu­ally cheaper and more time-efficient to cook at home rather than spend­ing money at fast-food restau­rants. Even forbes.com says that it is bet­ter to eat at home than eat out. By eat­ing at home, you have more con­trol over what you are eat­ing and how healthy it is.

Cook­ing at home also helps your house­hold bond. Who doesn’t have some kind of mem­ory of being with peo­ple who cre­ated a home-cooked meal and get­ting to enjoy it with them? Take the time now to start cook­ing at home, and prac­tice. You can become a whiz in the kitchen, and won­der why you ate out so much before.

Accord­ing to abcnews.com, here are 7 tips on how to make cook­ing fast, easy, and cheap.

  • Buy whole foods instead of pre-cut.
  • Choose quick-cook foods.
  • Buy in sea­son so the food will be cheaper than usual.
  • Check coupons before you go shop­ping, and use them.
  • Slice every­thing thin, so that it all cooks faster.
  • Use fresh food over frozen so that you don’t have to take the time to thaw them.
  • Work close to the sink so that you can clean as you go.