There are many reasons to cook at home instead of eating out. It will save you money, you will know exactly what you are eating, and you will know exactly how it was prepared. Have you ever seen those restaurant shows and what goes on in the kitchen of a restauran? The screaming, the yelling, the sweat, the mice, and cockroaches? Think about the energy that goes into the food you get when you eat out versus the energy of the food you cook at home.
Find simple recipes, don’t make cooking at home a huge production because you won’t do it as often if it is always a hassle. Cook once to eat twice. For example, cook quinoa, an amazingly versatile grain which is very high in nutrition. Use the cooked quinoa as breakfast with almond milk, cinnamon, nuts and fruit. At dinner mix it with black beans, mushrooms, cumin, chile powder and corn and use as a taco filling. For lunch use it in a salad with chickpeas, avocado, and colorful vegetables. Clean as you go so it isn’t overwhelming at the end of the meal.
As I stare at the takeout menu, even from a very healthy restaurant, I think:
Advice I Give Myself Today: Bring lunch to work instead of getting take out 4/5 days a week.