Times have changed! In 1900 only 2% of meals were eat OUTSIDE the home. In 2010 statistics show 50% of meals eaten outside the home, with 1 out of 5 breakfasts eaten at McDonalds. The typical American family eats together just THREE times a week, which means more meals are eaten on the road than at the table. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, (quoted in the NY Times), based on eating habits which children are learning from their parents, "for the first time in two centuries, today's children are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents." Isn't that SAD? But think about it...your children don't choose what they eat for dinner, YOU DO! In today's challenging economy, more and more people are wanting to save money on their groceries. People want to eat at home more and eat out less. Yet, they don't always make healthy choices, even when they think they are. Why? 1. They think it takes too much time to make a healthy meal. 2. They think it costs too much money to buy better quality healthier foods. 3. They just don't know how! Food labels are confusing and you might think that you need a chemist to translate them for you. Ads from manufacturers use words like "light" or "natural" or "organic" or "fat free" to draw the customer in, but those same customers may be very surprised to find out that what you THINK you are getting, isn't always what you DO get. You can make better choices, cheaper, and have delicious, healthy, easy, meals on the table in minutes with some simple knowledge and advance preparation. That's what this group is all about! Getting together to prepare HEALTHY, DELICIOUS, ECONOMICAL meals (no additives, no preservatives, no MSG, no dyes, no high fructose corn syrup, no GMOs, no irradiation, and even 100% nut free!) Learn to cook with low to no salt & sugar content. Regardless of your dietary restriction or food allergy, there are choices you can make without sacrificing taste! Join in, and fill your recipe book and your freezer with healthy, delicious, meals for every budget!