We live in a world where more and more things are becoming outsourced. This has two main benefits. First, it allows us to have access to a wider variety of options and better services that we previously could not aspire to. Second, it provides new potential avenues for making money or supplementing our main income by exploring and utilizing a variety of our skills. We can monetize our hobbies and balance out our weak aspects by reaching out to people who can do some things better. In this sense, we can gain more opportunities. One particular field that is becoming increasingly outsourced is food.
However, the most common thing is to buy store-made or restaurant-made meals. When you don’t have time to cook, this can be a good way of getting some calories, but there are significant disadvantages as well.
- We Can’t afford expensive food!
When you buy pre-made food, you tend to spend a lot more money when you buy the ingredients. This is because of several factors. First, you are paying for the labor of many people, from chefs to waiters. Secondly, you may be paying for the “brand”. More expensive restaurants do not necessarily offer significantly better food, they just charge for their reputation. And while cheap food is available, it tends to be of low quality or be more unhealthy than anything else.
- The Quality Has to be High!
A lot of restaurants, cafes, and stores offer good quality but this is not true of all of them. Many cut corners to produce food cheaper, using ingredients that are less than fresh or not following the correct protocols. Additionally, a lot of made food is not very healthy. It uses a lot of salt, sugar, oil, and artificial ingredients to enhance the flavor without having to pay a lot.
- Home-Cooked meals are healthier!
Different studies have found that eating home-cooked meals led to people eating better overall and being less prone to obesity 1. People who eat this type of food are healthier, and it makes sense. When you cook for yourself, you are more mindful of your health and the well-being of your family members. You select the ingredients you use carefully and you have no need to produce things on a large scale, thus needing to cut down costs or corners.
However, even though people know that store-bought or restaurant food is not as good for them, there are still good reasons to buy it. Many people don’t have time to cook or don’t have a good ability for this, so for many the choice is clear. It’s better to eat pre-made food than not to eat or eat something bare-bones. However, we offer a new alternative. At KitchenOverloaded, you can get all the benefits of having meals cooked for you and none of the downsides.
Our service allows you to purchase genuine home-cooked meals made by people like you (with better cooking skills, maybe). We can help you find a great and healthy alternative to restaurant meals and enjoy genuine home-cooked food that people want to share with you. You might try it as a one-time service or make long-lasting arrangements with the cooks you like and get your food ready and delicious for a much lower price than a restaurant could offer. You can access genuine food that is made with the same care as a meal for the family because it is a meal for the family. Additionally, you have the benefit of trying unique cuisine and recipes, many of which are not available anywhere else.
You have probably eaten at a friend’s house or at the house of a family member and enjoyed the meal tremendously. Now, you can have amazing experiences with meals from a variety of cultures and recipes to try.
Also, if you feel you are a very good cook or know someone whose food is heavenly, now you can share the gift with the world. Registering on KitchenOverloaded is very easy and helps you monetize this very useful skill. It can be an awesome way to supplement your income and offering others a true home-made experience!
1. Mills, S., Brown, H., Wrieden, W., White, M., & Adams, J. (2017). Frequency of eating home cooked meals and potential benefits for diet and health: cross-sectional analysis of a population-based cohort study. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 14(1), 109. doi:10.1186/s12966-017-0567-y