Let’s face it, most of us don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen these days. There’s always something to do, places to go, and people to see, and that doesn’t include the time you spend at work. Takeout or going to a restaurant solves the problem nicely, right? As a short term solution it does, but as a long term solution it can be cutting off your nose despite your face. If you could copycat recipes from restaurants and cook them at home it would save you money and much more while not missing out on the good things in life.
Going to restaurants and getting takeout is expensive, not only on your hip pocket but also on your waistline. The taste is great, but you don’t control what goes into the food. Really, you have no idea what you’re eating. Some restaurants will give you a breakdown of the nutritional value of what you are eating, but it’s not the same as doing it yourself. The problem is that often the meals taste better, and sometimes you just have a craving for restaurant food. It’s more than the convenience, it’s the whole package.