More than three out of four Americans would rather eat a homemade meal than go out for dinner, according to a new survey.
Chicago-based Peapod, the top online grocer in the U.S., found that 77 percent said they prefer homemade to eating out. And 43 percent (59 percent of millennials) said they plan to cook more in 2019.
Seventy-seven percent of those polled said cost savings is their top reason for cooking at home, 51 percent said eating healthier and 41 percent said more family time.
Weekdays are overwhelmingly the times most likely to make a home cooked meal, with Wednesdays peaking as the most popular day to cook dinner at home (75 percent). Perhaps aiming to keep meal planning easy in the middle of the work week, Wednesday is also the most popular day for respondents to look to the convenience of meal kits (51 percent).
Consistent with the results of its 2017 and 2018 surveys, Peapod found that more than half of respondents (53 percent) expressed intentions of cooking more healthy meals in 2019. One in two (52 percent) is looking to use more fresh ingredients in the coming year, and more than half of respondents (51 percent) are looking to consume fewer processed foods in 2019.