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I like to cook at home so I know the ingredients and control the salt but we eat out once a week to enjoy good life and the fruit of my hubby's labor.

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Cooking at home for portion control and low sodium

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I try to cook at home.

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Once you are in the habit of cooking for yourself, most restaurant or pre-packaged food is WAY too salty. At least that's what I have found to be true.

There are more and more healthy options when we eat out, but many people want their old favorite 'comfort foods' instead of the healthy options.

Red Lobster has some AWESOME new stuff on their menu. I've had this one a few times - SO GOOD!


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Mostly at home - food is more nutritious, and it's definitely more economical.



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I eat mostly at home, mostly because it's cheaper and usually better quality. Vegetables and fruit have main roles in my cooking.

I do have a few restaurants I will grab something at in a pinch or as a treat. One is Noodles & Company. I allow myself to get it before a longer race and by longer I mean at least a 10k distance. I usually add a giant salad from my own supply too.

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Home cooking, when I’m cooking, for sure.

I always use fresh healthy ingredients with tons of vegetables. I’ve yet to find a restaurant that portions food in what I consider to be the proper amounts. 1/2 plate low carb veg, 1/4 plate starchy veg and 1/4 plate meat/high quality protein.

Restaurants mostly use fake fats, because high heat refined seed oils and margarines are cheaper. I use real whole food fats and cold pressed oils.

Restaurants often serve massive portions of meat. Which is excessive.

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I prefer to make my food at home so I have more control of what goes into it

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I love to cook at home, hate going out to restaurants most times.

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Cooking at home - BUT, I wish I could afford to eat at restaurants all the time, as I truly hate to cook.

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At my late mother’s, it was actually better for me to go to a restaurant. I don’t eat meat. She did. And honestly, she’d never loved cooking. So it was assembly of pre made ingredients.

My kitchen is probably healthier than most restaurants. But I don’t rotate dishes in very quickly. I have maybe 15 dishes I make again and again with minor variations. Many meals are based on greens, raw or cooked. I use greens rather than brown rice, as the base for various bowls.

If money were not a concern, I’d say one restaurant meal a week, my food the rest of the time.


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Well, unless I could find a restaurant that used all organic ingredients, limited sodium , saturated fats and sugars, I would guess that is still healthier to eat at home.



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My thoughts:

Generally speaking, restaurant foods contain more sodium, fat and sugar because they know you're paying for your food and you expect great taste!! That said, there are restaurants out there that are much better than others. You CAN eat healthy if dining out, but you have to pay close attention.

Personally, I prefer food cooked at home because I know what I'm putting in my body. Preferring it does not mean I always have time to cook though.

So I do a little of both. When eating out, I almost always bring half my meal home because portion sizes are SO big out there now. Wish they'd drop the prices AND the portion sizes!!

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Cooking at home is safer but there are lots of rules to follow.
For instance....Best Used by Dates
I watched a video yesterday that made me rethink my food purchases.

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Best before dates: How supermarkets tamper with your food (CBC Marketplace)
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If the cook is creating balanced healthy meals then obviously eating at home is better. If the cook is opening boxes of processed items on a daily basis then eating out at someplace like Subway or another healthy restaurant would be healthier.

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A lot depends on whether the home cook is prepared to cook healthy, balanced meals. Some of their home-made meals are total crap and very little health benefit. Having said that, a lot of Restaurant meals are laden with salt and fats, so I guess it comes down to choosing the lesser evil.

I am actually a fan of home cooked meals. Apart from when I am with my sister (which is only 1-2 times per year) I pretty much ONLY eat my own prepared food. I am a stickler and lover of qualify and balance, and it works out much cheaper so for me it is a win/win/AND ANOTHER win situation emoticon Mind you, there is the odd occasion I wouldn't mind eating out, but then when I feel like that, I put my foot on the accelerator and go past the 'offending' eatery more quickly emoticon

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Depends.
Some people prepare horrid meals at home.
Some restaurants are full of healthy food.

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Good advice I think. I once read in a review of a hotel on Yelp the reviewer said: " I know better than to not do anything other than just sleep and clean up in that hotel room, no food." Another words, he said would not eat in the room. I am wondering if it was just the cleanliness issue or something more involved about not eating in some places. Just a thought. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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So cooking at home is much cheaper. But hypothetically if money was no object , is it better to eat outside or cook at homel. I mean in the overall health situation.

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