Think buying convenience, pre-packaged foods is saving you a ton of time? It’s actually only about 10 minutes total savings over making dinner from scratch. Ten minutes isn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things but what about the cost difference? Over here you can see the cost of cooking from scratch saves you almost 64% – now there’s a reason to start making dinner every night from your pantry! If I only have to spend 10 more minutes on dinner but save 64% total cost, it seems like an easy decision to start cooking at home. It’s also safe to mention the health benefits you will reap when you don’t use the highly processed convenience foods that are full of random ingredients and preservatives.
Another startling conclusion found from the study was that most young women do not know how to prepare commonly consumed dishes in America. That gives a modern meaning to the sign above and hopefully some encouragement to take someone under your wing (or maybe motivate yourself) and get to cooking!
Head over here to read the full study.