I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t always have time to make a meal. But I know how important it is to make a lot of my own meals in order to live the healthy lifestyle I want. That doesn’t mean cooking has to be a chore, though! My favorite kitchen tools help me and my hubby make delicious, nutritious meals and snacks – faster and easier than we ever thought possible. I’ve listed them below and provided links for you to see the product. Please note -- I don’t promote any one brand over another unless specified below. Most of the items listed below can be purchased on Amazon. There are so many great choices and new tools coming out every year!
1. Spiralizer. A spiralizer makes thin “noodles” out of raw veggies, so you get more of the benefits of vegetables in your recipes. For example, “zoodles” are made from raw zucchini. They are low in carbs, low in calories, and are a rich source of vitamins and nutrients (vitamins A, B6, C, K, and folate, manganese, and potassium). Two cups of zoodles gives you about 15 percent of the RDA of fiber, too! You can make all sorts of vegetable noodles: yellow squash (“squoodles”); carrots (“coodles”); and sweet potatoes (“swoodles”), to name a few! Just select a vegetable that’s not too soft (tomatoes) and not too hard (acorn squash). It’s a fun way to eat more veggies. Making noodles out of your veggies is a fun way to get your kids to eat them, too!
2. NutriBullet OR Vitamix. This has been one of my best investments! It makes fast work of my morning breakfast protein smoothie. I blend all the ingredients, pour in a cup with a lid and take it with me on my way to my morning workout at the Y gym , appointments, or errands – whatever, whenever!
3. Vegetable chopper. I admit it – I eat a LOT of fresh veggies. But chopping them takes a LOT of time. Or rather, it used to! I use this chopper to save time when I chop carrots, celery, squash, red peppers, mushrooms, and onions! And it cleans up fast, too!
Remember, Bee Fitters, food determines how we feel and heal!