America’s Favorite Meal Is…Leftovers!
We all have a favorite meal. For me it’s a juicy prime rib, for you maybe something Italian or one of your wife or mother’s specialties. However since we can’t have or favorite dishes every night what do Americans turn to? According to a study by the Food Marketing Institute it’s leftovers. Whether it’s because of the economy or just the desire not to waster food 58% of Americans are having leftovers for lunch or dinner on any given day. The study had some other interesting results.
According to the study people are eating out less these days, while two-thirds of Americans are buying less fancy foods and 60% are buying store brands. Home cooking is healthier than going out to eat, according to 39% of the study participants. Another 53% think they are now eating healthier, while 41% of us claim to be “very concerned” about the nutritional value of what we eat.