Nothing can beat the quality and flavor or a good homecooked meal. But how about having healthy take-outs? Doesn’t it sound great? In our busy lives, most of us who have jobs do not have enough time to prepare our favorite meals because we often feel exhausted when we arrive home after a long day’s work and simply do not have the energy or patience to cook. Thus, we turn to alternative methods of feeding ourselves. But is ordering take out ok? This is the most common question among people.
Yes, ordering healthy take-out can be healthy depending on which meal-prep company we select our food from. For instance, it is obvious that we would not be doing our bodies justice by ordering greasy burgers, French fries, poutine, or deep-fried Chinese menu items that have lots of monosodium glutamate such as sweet & sour pork, spring rolls or salty or excessively seasoned stir fries. However, if we order from a caterer whose mandate is to supply meals which are lower in sodium, oil, and calories, then we are making a smarter choice.
The safest way in which we can make wiser and well-informed selections about what we are putting into our bodies, is to make inquiries about the food quality, ingredients, and nutritional value of the menu items of the company we want to order from. It is always good to check the website of the restaurant, read their mission statement and understand their cooking philosophy. Aside from convenience, what other benefits would we gain ordering food from a catering company that supplies healthy meals?
In modern day life, time is one of the most precious and valuable commodities that exists. Most of us do not spend as much quality time with our friends and loved ones as much as we would like to simply because we are too busy running errands, driving our children to after-school classes, and devoting time and energy to the companies we work for. Some of us that hold demanding, professional careers, and are practically “married” to our jobs because we spend long hours at the office. If we have healthy meals catered to us when we have guests or visiting relatives on weekends, we can spend quality time with them instead of slaving away in the kitchen.
Our visitors are here to see us when they come over, thus by shutting ourselves away in our home kitchens, we cannot socialize with them, which defeats the whole purpose of having a gathering or reunion. Thus, if we source the meals that we share with our guests from elsewhere, we can relax and enjoy our visitors’ company. Again, the food that we order need not be bland or unhealthy. It all depends on how much research we do about the companies which are supplying meals to us, how the meals are prepared and what ingredients and seasonings they contain.