All of the studies say nearly the same thing – home cooking is good for you. No surprise here, but what the study doesn’t discuss and I hope you’ll join me in accepting as fact, is that the most common alternatives to home cooking are far less healthy. While we love pizza and Chinese takeout / delivery, and there’s something of a “burger Renaissance” afoot, we all know these options higher in fat and calories than what we’d typically make at home.
But home cooking is near all time lows, and trending downward. In the last 30 years, the share of dinners eaten at home that were prepared at home has fallen from near 75% to below 60%, with 2014 very nearly an all-time low.
There are a multitude of reasons for the ongoing decline in home cooking. Without going off on that tangent, I’ll summarize with: we’re too busy. The time and effort required to plan, shop for, prepare, and eat healthy meals often isn’t available in our busy schedules. Until now, the alternatives to home cooking were, overwhelmingly if not entirely, the aforementioned less healthy ones.
I’m on a mission to change that. I’m making healthy meal choices available and affordable, so you can eat well, even when you don’t have the time to cook.