Studies suggest that people who cook more often at home, rather than get takeout have an overall healthier diet. These studies also show that restaurant meals typically contain higher amounts of sodium, saturated fat, total fat, and overall calories than home-cooked meals. Plus, you never really know what their putting in the food.
From Freezer to Fed
When you put fresh ingredients together yourself or get them shipped straight to your freezer with a service like Heartland Foods, you have total control over what is going into your food! Ta-Da, no more stressing over if it’s actually good for you! Making a meal yourself means you can make sure the portion sizes and calorie counts are where you want them to be. It’s worth adding, our products are individually packaged and vacuum sealed so you are only using the exact amount you want, with no waste! Recipes often come with nutritional information and serving size suggestions, which makes that next step even easier (dinner). This can make a huge difference in your overall health by not only saving you time, but energy. Energy better spent on the ones you love!
According to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA), research suggests four hours of meal preparation time can be saved simply by using three frozen entrées a week—that’s good news for stressed and time-pressed families. Meal planning, like we discussed in our previous blog post “Guide to Meal Planning,” can save time and allow you to skip the drive-through and head straight for your freezer.
This not only provides nutritional health benefits, but it also relieves us the stress of deciding what to make at the last minute. Keeping your freezer stocked with key frozen items means meals that can be ready in 15 minutes! Ultimately, this will drastically reduce time spent on meal planning and help you save some major time in the kitchen, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner time.