Nothing beats home cooking for taste, and now research shows a home cooked meal tends to be healthier than the food you find on menus.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins examined national survey data from over 9,000 adults and found that individuals who eat more home cooked meals during the week consume fewer carbohydrates, fats, and sugar than those who eat out more.

The study also found that people who cooked more at home consumed fewer daily calories, ate fewer frozen meals and ate more fiber than those who ate more meals prepared outside of the home.