Skip the Takeout and Whip Out the Cookbooks
When you grab lunch at a cafe or pick up takeout on the way home from work, these meals tend to have more calories, fat, sugar, and sodium compared to home-cooked meals. Aside from being more expensive, eating out once a day can cost you several pounds gained each year.
You can trim 134 calories from each meal if you make it at home instead of eating out, explained dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health. Save money and eat healthier by cooking at home so you can control the ingredients in your meals and how much you eat. Not sure where to start? Try one of these 75 healthy recipes.