Eating out is easier. Eating out means that I don't have to think about what to cook, how to cook it, I don't have to shop for it or prepare it. I just have to sit down, order and eat. I love to eat out.
My body - and my wallet! - don't love to eat out. I know that when I eat out, I gain weight. Even if I think that the recipe is healthy, there are often hidden calories, extra fats and sugars and larger portion sizes - all of which encourage me to eat more!more!MORE!!! Eating at home requires pre planning, a bit of effort and time - but the rewards are great.
That's why I am happy to say that I'm taking part in the Diets In Review Cook At Home Challenge. Disclaimer: I work for DIR - but I would take part in this nonetheless. It's a fantastic way stay accountable to myself, keep my meal ideas fresh and become even healthier. Just in this first week alone, there are some FANTASTIC recipes posted and I already have two new meals planned.
Check it out and let me know if you are participating!