Should I cook or go out? A few quick tips to help you decide.

Cooking and gardening are some of the most practical and budget-savvy skills that seem to have deteriorated over time as we further disconnect from nature.

Once upon a time, these now-touted "DIY skills" were as common as our modern day wi-fi hotspots.

We are starting to see a comeback in traditional food preparation, but people are more often than not dining out multiple times a week and exposing their bodies to processed and toxic foods that can be as minor as common table salt or hydrogenated oils.

Restaurant food doesn’t come with a full ingredients list.

The modern food system commands that you become an auditor for your own health.

Eating out every so often is fine, but be wary of the hidden ingredients in your food when eating out like refined sugars, flours, salt, MSG, and oils.

The point is that cooking at home means that you control what gets put into your food.

You choose the highest quality ingredients because that’s what your body needs to thrive in the age of toxicity.

You decide which spices go best with your taste buds and which allergens to avoid because they showed up on your food sensitivity test.

You can even learn about new foods from other cultures that you may end up loving!

You can choose farms over supermarkets, local food over chain food, home-prepared over canned and processed.

Just remember that taking the extra time to make it yourself makes it much healthier, more creative, tastier, and much more satisfying.

If you’re short on time, keep things simple.

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Even try a service like Instacart where they pick up and deliver to the food for you with very affordable costs! 

Your gut health is worth it.

When you embark on a health journey, it is much more exciting and easier to stay within the confines of a diet when there is at least one cook in the household.

Don’t know where to start?

The internet is rampant with all kinds of free recipes and cooking how-to’s.

When I was in college, I didn’t even know how to fry an egg!

Now, after a little googling and experimentation, I have been able to create recipes that I and my family love that trump any restaurant cuisine.