After a long day, swinging by your favorite takeout spot or restaurant can seem way more appealing than cooking at home. According to a new study, the average millennial eats out as much as five times a week. But that can add up.
While strategically ordering meals you can stretch over a few days won’t wreck your budget, more often than not, this convenience will cost you: A PlateIQ analysis found restaurants mark up food by an average of 300%.
On the other hand, cooking at home has countless benefits, not just for your money, but for your health and happiness, too. So we came up with a game plan to make the process easier, cheaper and even more enjoyable—no matter what your situation.
The starter chef cooking for one
The Goal: Successfully cook for one, without getting buried in leftovers you’ll never finish.