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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