The Simple Reason You Need to Make Your Own Meals

Cooking your own meals can seem like a huge endeavor, so it helps to remember why home-cooked meals matter. Because meals prepared away from home have more calories, fat, and sodium compared to home-cooked meals, eating out just once per day can equal several pounds gained in a year. According to dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, you can trim 134 calories from each meal if you make it at home instead of eating out or getting takeout. Want to set yourself on the right track this New Year? Here are all of our delicious and diverse healthy recipes in one place.

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Lizzie Fuhr