Resolved to Cook More at Home in 2020? Here Are 9 Ways to Actually Do It
I have a conflicted relationship with New Year’s resolutions. Every year, I decide that I won’t get to January 1 feeling like my life needs an entire overhaul. I will drink a gallon of water a day, continue my daily exercise routine through the holidays, and not give in to the temptation of sale emails flooding my inbox. And every year, I find myself making a long list of commitments after NYE to help me get back on track after a season of abundance.
After a few times through this cycle, I discovered that there was one resolution I could make that ticked multiple boxes. Want to get your health back on track? Cook more meals at home where you control the amount of oil and butter used, as well as the portion sizes. Need to conserve finances? The cost of groceries to prepare a delicious meal in your kitchen is drastically lower than eating out at restaurants or getting takeout. Resolving to trade screen time for more quality time with loved ones? Gather nightly around the dinner table with family and friends for that valuable face-time, made even more intimate with a home-cooked meal.
Now that I’ve convinced you that cooking at home is the one New Year’s resolution you need in 2020, here are nine tips I’ve picked up along the way to actually make it happen.