Home Cooking Benefits the Wallet and Waistline

Every meal counts. A study found those who cooked six meals a week scored significantly higher on the USDA's healthy eating index than those who only cooked three meals.

Just how much better is cooking than eating out?  It’s better for the wallet and our health.   Every meal counts.  University of Washington researchers found that folks who cooked six meals a week scored significantly higher on the USDA’s healthy eating index than those who only cooked three meals. They point out that cooking gives you control over the amount of fat, salt and other unhealthy add-ins common in takeout food.