While hot new restaurants are opening all the time, and folks will always enjoy a good night out, a new survey finds that more and more Americans are preferring to eat at home these days.
A poll by Peapod finds that 77% of Americans say they’d rather eat a homemade meal than go out to dinner, with 44% of folks, and 59% of Millennials, saying they are making a resolution to cook more in 2019, with 40% of people planning to order less take out next year.
So, what is spawning everyone to stay home and eat? Well, for 77% saving money is their top priority, while another 51% want to eat healthier. What’s more, 41% of people say cooking at home gives them more quality time with their family.
For those who do plan to cook at home, making healthier foods seems to be one of the biggest trends, with 53% of people planning to cook healthier meals next year, 52% planning to use more fresh ingredients, and 51% planning to eat fewer processed foods. And a lot of folks are exploring cutting back on meat, with 48% saying they already go meatless at least once a week, although females are more likely to say that then males (52% vs. 44%).
Source: Market Watch