The fact that cooking requires a lot of effort, among other reasons, keeps many people away from the kitchen. However, in this article, you will see good reasons to acquire this habit and rethink eating out.
How about a new hobby? Change the way you see your food!
When we eat on the street, it is very easy to fall into the temptation of fast foods, hamburgers, fried foods, and processed foods. Also, when we eat on the street we don't know exactly which ingredients were used and how it is prepared.
While cooking for ourselves we can choose fresh, healthy ingredients and control the portion of each one (like salt and sugar). Knowing that you've eaten well all week, you can somehow enjoy dessert on Sunday!
Another benefit of cooking at home is that you ensure that all items in your kitchen are well-kept and have been thoroughly washed. And with the help of science and technology, you don't have to worry about the hassle of cooking and learn how to know when salmon is cooked, or hamburger, or barbeque, or pizza, etc
Generates a sense of satisfaction
There's nothing better than enjoying a dish prepared with so much dedication and receiving compliments. It is often not easy to get a recipe right the first time and sometimes you have to make a lot of mistakes.
So start slowly and make simpler recipes like rice, beans, or egg. As you gain skill try more difficult dishes.
Cooking can be a good escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. How about cooking while listening to music, drinking coffee, or video-calling your friends?
Yes, it ends up being cheaper to buy the ingredients at the supermarket or at the fair than to eat on the street. In addition, eating on the street always has an unpleasant time of receiving the bill. You can even imitate dishes you like from restaurants, buying the same ingredients.
Another cool tip is to buy an ingredient that serves for more than one meal, for example: one day you make stuffed zucchini, and the next day you use it to make farofa.
Help with socialization
Making food, in many parts of the world, is an act of affection. You can call relatives and friends for lunch
prepared by you. Nothing better than preparing a meal for an important date or party!
Become more creative
Many tasty dishes depend on a good combination of ingredients and, moreover, creativity can provide authentic and different dishes. Mix, experiment, and dare in the flavors! The possibilities are endless!
Become a more organized person
For cooking it is essential to have organization because everything needs to follow in order to prepare food correctly. Therefore, if you are a disorganized person, cooking can help you to improve this aspect.
You can compost food scraps
Not many restaurants destine food leftovers for composting. Soon, cooking at home you can do this beautiful act! You have two options: having a worm farm at home or acquiring a subscription to the Organic Cycle. Not familiar with the company?
That’s it. I’m sure there are other benefits you can discover and learn while cooking at home not just being healthy, less expensive, or experience in general.