Delicious Recipes for the Family
Yesterday, I introduced you to my friend Diana from Family Friendly Fat-Burning Meals, who was so sick of wasting money eating out and downright afraid of making her kids fat…
…She got fed up and created over 110 delicious fat-burning recipes to help people eat more meals at-home.
I’ll tell you about one of my favorite recipes of hers at the end of this email – but first, I want to reveal 7 Shocking Facts about why you should eat at home more often too…
(#4 always gets me)
#7) It’s Healthier to eat at home:
This one is obvious – I know.
Although it’s fun to go out to eat, restaurant food inherently has more salt and fat to enhance flavors. The portions are way bigger, and you’re always tempted to eat WAY beyond what you need.
There’s no doubt that I’m guilty of this one.
Another interesting fact: according to the Centers for Disease Control, 76 million people are food-poisoned each year from improperly cooked meats or unsanitary conditions.
Another reason to eat at home more often.
#6) It Saves You Big Money:
This one is a no-brainer.
It costs 3-4 times more to eat a meal out than it does to make a similar meal at home. By the time you include the gas to get there and the tip…you could have made three meals for the
price of one restaurant entrée.
But if you learn to buy in bulk, purchase produce that’s in season and learn to look for ads with coupons, you are way ahead.
Eating leftovers will easily save the average family $100 or more per month.
And studies show that eating at home will save an average family of four over $3000 per year!
#5) You’ll KNOW what’s in your food:
Most of the time you really don’t know all the ingredients that went into preparing that take-out meal. Not only are you eating all kinds of hidden, crappy calories…there’s the sanitation aspect.
Ever watch Restaurant Impossible or Bar Rescue?? It’s SCARY what they feed people.
And if I told you how much EXTRA margarine goes into a “certain” broccoli side-dish at a well-known restaurant…you’d probably never want to eat there again.
#4) It removes temptations:
Oh boy, this one alone can get and keep you lean.
Let’s admit it…no matter how hard you want to lose weight, going out to a restaurant 2-3x per week opens the door to eating things you resolved not to eat.
A “little 500-calorie- dessert” here…a “little 300-calorie appetizer there” an “extra glass or two of red wine” over here….next thing you know, your fat-loss goals are toast.
#3) You’re in control, so you’ll add the ingredients YOU want:
Preparing your own meals at home allows you to add the ingredients you choose for more energy, more fat loss, etc…
For example. We need 30 grams of fiber per day…eating at home enables you to add extra flax or chia seeds to your recipes, or throw some spinach into your shakes.
I could give you a 100 more examples on this one.
#2) It saves you time
Most people think that going out or using a drive through actually saves them more time.
But it’s been proven that it doesn’t. You can make Delicious Recipes
By the time you drive to where you want to go (and let’s not mention that first 15 minutes in the car trying to figure out where to go), get to the restaurant, wait for the food, eat and drive back home you have actually spent more time…
…Even if it’s so-called “healthy” fast food (like a certain sub franchise).
If you feel like you don’t have time to cook, invest in a crock pot where you prepare all the ingredients in the morning and enjoy a delicious dinner 10 hours later.
Or, take one day a week and prepare meals from Diana’s:
You can freeze them or keep them in containers for later in the week.
And the NUMBER 1 and best reason to eat at home: FAMILY TIME…
Eating with your family is vital to relationship building.
It’s the time to unwind and talk about your day with your family or friends.
It allows your children to spend quality time with you while enjoying a great meal together. This cannot be replaced with fast-food joints, restaurants, the latest “techy” gadgets or anything else.
Moms and Dads who share meals with their children spend an average of 7 to 14 hours more per week with their kids than parents who eat out.
Bottom line: Eating at home will make us better parents, better spouses, better friends, and better companions.
So not only will you eat healthier (studies show that eating at home is also associated with higher intakes of fruits and veggies), you’ll have deeper, more meaningful relationships.
And NOBODY can put a price tag on that.
As you can clearly see, eating at home is worth the effort.
And Diana makes these delicious recipes available for you!
Her philosophy is rare, but simple.
What we feed our kids (and ourselves) influences their health, quality of life and their lifespan. Not to mention ours.
Just go visit: Healthy Family recipes and learn how to
make this amazing no grain, high protein, low carb, no sugar bread…
Add a little organic butter…unbelievably yummy.
Back tomorrow with more great fat-burning recipe tips.
Your friend and coach,