Most Americans are trying to create healthier versions of their favorite dishes and are almost burning down their kitchens doing it, according to new research.
A survey of 2,000 individuals looked at how they get creative when cooking but found that many believe it's no easy feat.
One-third of Americans have almost burned down their kitchen by cooking a dish they had no clue how to make — but that hasn't stopped home chefs from being creative and getting healthy in the kitchen.
Seventeen percent try to create healthy versions of their meals every time they step in the kitchen, and 35% report doing this very often.
Seven in 10 said cooking is one of their favorite ways to express their creativity (72%).
And although a similar number said their first attempt at a new dish usually goes well (70%), most people are still likely to stick as close to the recipe as possible, so they don't mess up (76%).
By far, people think dinner is the most creative meal of the day (43%) and find American (43%) or Italian (34%) cuisines the easiest to get creative.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of GreenPan the survey found that 65% of respondents feel more chef-like when creating unique food combinations.