One of the best habits you can adopt not only for the environment but also for your own sake is, cooking at home instead of getting take out. When we lead a busy life (and most of us do), it’s so much easier to order something instead of doing the extra work of cooking a meal. Here are 4 reasons why that shouldn’t be the case. It’s in your best interest to not get take-out and start cooking yourself meals
You’ll Save a Lot of Money
Money is a great motivation. We often don’t think about the crumbs and are only focused on the big chunks of savings we can concoct. But cooking for yourself is one of the best decisions you will ever take! It will help you cut-down not only unwanted, unhealthy food but also help you cut down on unnecessary portions. When we start cooking for ourselves we tend to save a lot of money.
One Less Temptation to Worry About!
Out of all the temptations and vices we have to worry about, wouldn’t it be great if one of them were eradicated completely. Especially, if it’s such a major one! Food is one of the most basic indulgences and cooking for ourselves only means one lesser bad habit to worry about.
Cooking is Fun
It may not seem like it, but it is! When you start cooking for yourself you may not feel my drift. But when you do it for a couple of days you will realise what we’re talking about.
Cooking is a great hobby! It helps us understand flavours and the science behind cooking. It helps us prepare food that we like with seasoning and flavours we prefer. After a while it turns into a blissful hobby designed to keep us engaged in the present moment.
It’s Super Healthy
Did we mention it’s quite possibly the best decision you will take for your health? Cooking at home gives us control over not only the portions but also the micro & macro nutrients we choose to stuff down our body. Cooking for yourself will help you consciously make decisions about what you should and shouldn’t eat.
Everyone should try this. It’s not an activity reserved for people who aren’t busy or aspire to be chefs but for all kinds of people. It barely takes any time or attention and it gives way more than it takes.
Courios about sustainble eating? We really recommend looking into vegan lifestyle. This is great, and highly recommended cookbook for vegan recipes