Cooking 6 Meals At Home Can Save Over 1800 Calories Plus A Week?s Worth of Groceries!

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We prepared a menu for a week’s worth of groceries and the meals you can make from them. One of our strategies was to roast one or two chickens and serve a roasted chicken one night and various meals on the following nights that used the leftover roasted chicken.

We bet you didn’t know that if you cooked 6 meals from scratch and costed out the difference between eating them in a restaurant versus cooking at home that you would save enough money to buy basic groceries for a family of 2 to 4 for one week! PLUS you would save enough calories to lose more than a pound. If you think about how much this would save over a year the results are astounding! You would save more than $3000 and more than 96,000 calories!

Here is a list of entrees you can make using roasted chicken:

  • Chicken Veggie Stir Fry
  • Chicken Vegetable Soup
  • Chicken With Rice
  • Chicken Pasta and Veggies
  • Chicken Chef Salad

You can find many of these recipes and more in our blog at

Here are some interesting facts according to our research:

The average chicken entree in most casual restaurants costs about $12

The average cost of a home-prepared meal is about $1

The average restaurant entree contains about 800 calories

The average home-cooked meal contains about 400 calories

It actually takes less time to cook quickly at home than to go out to eat!


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