Nap time, traffic, and parade routes are some of the things beyond our personal control. They make us tired, late, and annoyed but luckily what we say, do, and eat are still all on us. Taking control of your food intake will improve not only your mental and physical health but also your personal savings.
According to the USDA, food prepared outside the home is not only more expensive (averaging $731 million annually & $232 per month) but of lower quality (containing more saturated fats, sodium, cholesterol, and lower amounts of calcium) and ultimately raises overall caloric intake by 31%. Now couple these 3 negatives with the fact that the food-away-from-home industry (commercially prepared) is exempt to nutritional labeling laws, and you have two very big reasons to start learning to cook. Can you tell me what's really in the food you're eating? Well if you cooked it yourself you could!