The convenience of restaurants, take-out, packaged and pre-prepared foods is becoming all too appealing to families across America. It makes sense, considering how little time most people have available to prepare home-cooked meals. However, today the need for home cooking is greater than ever. The average person consumes triple the amount of calories when eating out. Packaged foods are filled with preservatives, toxins, and chemicals, and we are unfamiliar with many of the ingredients. You don't have to spend hours cooking nutritious meals from scratch. In fact, the majority of the recipes in this book can be prepared in thirty minutes or less. This chapter will inspire you to devote time to preparing some good old-fashioned foods for delicious and nutritious meals.