Canadians Love to Cook at Home — So Why Aren't They?Canadians Love to Cook at Home — So Why Aren't They?

Balanced eating is a top 2020 New Year's Resolution. HelloFresh surveyed Canadians to find out their cooking challenges, and the results reveal surprising facts!

Balanced eating is a top 2020 New Year's Resolution. HelloFresh surveyed Canadians to find out their cooking challenges, and the results reveal surprising facts!

Home Cooking is Popular

  • 84% of Canadians enjoy cooking at home.
  • 65% confess sharing the meal with their loved ones is their favourite part of dinnertime.
  • However, 42% spend 20 minutes a day or less around the dinner table with their friends and family.

    Cooking Routine

    • There's only one chef in most Canadian homes with 56% of people stating that they decide which recipes to make and cook all of it themselves.
    • Cooking something everybody will like is named as one of the key sources of stress in dinner preparation.
    • When asked how cooking tasks are shared in their households, 64% of women said they decide which recipes to make and cook all of it themselves, while 45% of men polled said the same.

      Eating Aspirations

      • Canadians want to eat better with nearly 50% stating they want to eat less junk food, cook more balanced meals, and increase their vegetable intake.
      • 65% admit eating a maximum of two portions of vegetables a day - below the recommended amount**. Amongst the 9 countries surveyed, Canada ranks #4.
      • Lack of inspiration and willpower are the main obstacles preventing Canadians from eating better.

        Cooking Skills

        • Canadians lack experience in the kitchen, with 25% knowing 5 recipes or less off the top of their heads.
        • When preparing food, people stick with the classics they know how to cook: burgers, spaghetti and meatballs, and stir-fry.

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          Sources: Studies conducted by OnePoll for HelloFresh. In total, 8,194 respondents were surveyed in August 2019 and 9,000 in September 2019 in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands and Belgium.
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