Dining out occasionally is a lovely way to spend an evening, but don't make a habit of it. The secret ingredient at many restaurants is butter and excessive oil — in other words, fat. Studies have repeatedly shown a relationship between number of meals eaten out and greater weight gain. Cooking your own meals helps you not only control the ingredients in your meals but also helps you manage the portions.
At a loss of what to do in the kitch? Here are some healthy recipes to help get you started in the kitchen.