Cooking your own nutritious meals takes precious time and effort. I find it helpful to invest in a few key kitchen items to make life a little easier. These essentials help me get through my busiest weeks. If you have a tight schedule, these kitchen items are for you:
I honestly do not know what I would do without the Vitamix. It’s pricey but I’ve used it every day since I purchased back in 2013. This is the champion of blenders. I largely use it for smoothies, soups, whipped potatoes, and even to make desserts. Blend soap and water on high speed for a quick cleanup. Voila! You’re out the door in no time.
This retro designed electric kettle boils water in a blink of an eye and automatically shuts off once the water has boiled. Say goodbye to the annoying whistling sound!
3. Crockpot & Instant Pots
I will be honest, I’ve only used a crockpot but I’ve heard good things about the Instant Pot from trusted sources. On my busiest fall and winter days, I throw a bunch of items in a crockpot and let it cook all day. Dinner is ready by the time I’m done with work. The best part is there is one pot to clean. Instant pots do the same thing but cook on a higher temperature, in a shorter amount of time.
4. Good Chopping Knife
Want to save yourself time and effort? Stop chopping vegetables with dull knives. Get yourself a good utility chopping knife for all your mincing and chopping needs. I’m a fan of the Wustof set. It makes cooking faster and more enjoyable.
5. Immersion Blender
You might be thinking, why do I need another blender if I bought the Vitamix? I thought the same thing, but the immersion blender is great for making soups that you don’t want to pulverize. Simply plug it in and blend right in the soup pot.
6. GreenPan Non-Stick Pans
Non-stick pans are great for easy, painless clean-up but many are coated in toxic chemicals. These chemicals can leach into your food and may be harmful to your health. Luckily, there are new kids on the block. I like GreenPan.
These kitchen staples make cooking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle a little easier. What are some of your favorite kitchen items?