‘Cooking Fatigue’ Affecting Most Americans During Pandemic

We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home the last six months, and that means more cooking. A new study of 2,000 U.S. adults finds 55 percent say that cooking during the pandemic has left them feeling fatigued. With restaurants operating limitedly, or not at all, people have been cooking an average of nine meals at home per week—much more than pre-pandemic.

While most respondents said they enjoy cooking, 69 percent said they wish it was possible to make a healthy dinner more quickly, and 40 percent said they find planning their meals every night to sometimes be a tricky task. Furthermore, limited trips to the grocery store have 60 percent saying they believe they’re eating less healthy than they used to because they’re lacking in fresh ingredients. A full 60 percent say they’ve considered ordering pre-made meals, and around 40 percent say they’ve ordered meal kits before.