5 Benefits of Home Cooked Meals

Written by Daney Helgadottir.

Nothing beats home cooked meals.

Not only are they tastier, but they’re also cheaper and much healthier.

Read on to learn 5 benefits of home cooked meals!

Save Money with Home Cooked Meals

On average, every Australian spends $311 on fast food, every year. This adds up to a whopping $7.16 billion countrywide.

Just a single dinner in a convenience place can easily set you back $15-$20.

Instead, cooking at home allows you to cook much cheaper dinners. In fact, did you know that My Foodie Box starts at just $9.81 per serving? We also give you $30 off your first box by using code “getcooking30”, no strings attached. What’s not to like?

Save Time

It may seem that fast food is the quickest meal choice. And perhaps “slaving away” in your kitchen is the last thing you want to do after a long day at work.

However, cooking a home-cooked meal does not have to take any longer than 30 minutes. And it certainly does not have to be a tedious chore that you just want to be done and over with!

Most My Foodie Box recipes take no longer than 30 minutes. That’s right, just half an hour from you starting cooking until a delicious, healthy and homemade dinner is on the table.

We make sure to prep for example the sauces, stocks and some veggies for you. This way, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the actual cooking. And as an added bonus, many of the My Foodie Box dinners have leftovers. And what’s quicker than reheating an amazing dinner for next day’s lunch?

Better Health for You and Your Family

It is no secret that takeaway food is usually not good for you.

Fast food, frozen meals from the supermarket and pre-packed meals can be unhealthy choices. They are packed with saturated fats, excess salt, preservatives and refined sugar.

In addition, portion sizes are often larger than necessary. This can lead to a lot of extra calories (or food waste), without any nutritional benefits.

Instead, cooking your meals at home lets you control exactly what you put in your mouth.

By making home cooked meals with fresh veggies, whole grains and lean meats, you significantly reduce calorie content and boost nutritional value. In addition, you can flavour your meals with your favourite spices and herbs, rather than salt.

This will not only benefit your health now but also long-term. A diet rich in fresh, unprocessed foods and maintaining a healthy weight reduces your long-term disease risk.

By making home cooked meals a habit, you really will be doing you and your family a big favour!

Help Our Environment

In 2013, Aussies bought 1.2 billion fast-food meals. That adds up to a lot of packaging!

Plastic bags, takeaway boxes and single-use cutlery are just a few examples of waste produced from just a single fast food meal.

By cooking at home, you eliminate your use of single-use packaging and cutlery. However, your fresh ingredients may still come wrapped in plastic from the supermarket.

At My Foodie Box, all our packaging is 100% compostable, recyclable or reusable. For example, the spice tubs are made from corn starch and the see-through bags from wood pulp. This makes for a guilt-free and environmentally friendly meal box.

In addition, My Foodie Box hand-picks WA local suppliers. We source fresh, seasonal food from around Perth, and even visit farmers markets every week. This guarantees you the freshest possible ingredients and supports our local community.

Better Taste — Ever Day!

Lastly, a major advantage of home-cooked meals is the quality.

By cooking at home using fresh, seasonal ingredients, you are guaranteed a tasty meal. Using high-quality produce is the best shortcut to a great dinner.

Luckily, My Foodie Box hand-picks only the best ingredients for your weekly recipes. Always in season, always fresh, always tasty.

What Are You Waiting For?

With so many pros, what’s not to love?

Home cooked meals benefit your health, your family and your wallet.

Get started with My Foodie Box today with $30 off your first box!
Use code “welcomefoodies” at checkout. This brings a meal box with 3 dinners for 2 people down to just $59.95. 

Bon appetit!