With nearly any food type available just a short drive away, the temptation to dine out or call in for delivery can be pretty hard to fight off. The average American family spends $232 a month dining out of their home, which means you could be spending almost $3,000 a year on foods that are high in calories, fat, and artery-clogging saturated fat – not so tasty when you think about it that way.
Center for Science in the Public Interest nutritionist Jayne Hurley said “More than half of Americans are overweight and it’s no coincidence that we are eating out in record numbers … more restaurants are serving huge portions of high-calorie food. An entree or appetizer or dessert that is less than 1,000 calories is tough to find. That’s half of what you need for the whole day.” Even that innocent scone from Starbucks packs a whopping 530 calories, 56 grams of fat, and 10 grams of saturated fat!
By preparing meals at home you’re doing more than saving money on the cost of food. Meal times at home encourage more family time, healthier lifestyle, lower costs for health care, reduced temptation to over indulge in high calorie foods and increased energy!
If you want to skip the hassle of the grocery store and have healthy, organic foods delivered straight to your door, depend on Passanante’s Home Food Service. For more information about our delicious hormone-free meats and home delivery give us a call at 1-800-772-7786.