Make cooking easy with these healthy kitchen essentials that will help you save so much time and effort. With these cool little kitchen gadgets, you can make cooking easier and quicker than ever!
As a home-cooker, I am always on the hunt for fun gadgets to make cooking seem like less of a chore. I love cooking fresh nutritious food but the prep work can sometimes take a lot of time.
Make Cooking Both Easy and Enjoyable Experience
As humans, we are busy creatures. Many of us want to eat better, but sometimes it’s just easier to grab something fast. As a mom of three, I feel better when I cook nutritious meals for my family, but having the time is another story. Here I have listed the healthy kitchen essentials that have helped me save time and energy while prepping our meals.
So whether you are meal-prepping or just making a healthy meal for your family, here are 12 kitchen essentials for a healthy kitchen to save your time and help make cooking easier.
Must-Have Healthy Kitchen Essentials
Have you seen those delicious recipes all over Pinterest for zucchini noodles aka zoodles? They are gluten-free, Keto-friendly and one of the best pasta alternatives out there. To make zucchini noodles you need a spiralizer. This Spiralizer Ultimate is a perfect addition to any Keto/Paleo/Gluten-Free kitchen. It not only spirals, but it beautifully shreds, slices and chips most firm vegetables and fruits. This is the ultimate healthy kitchen essential to make cooking easy!
Almost all cooks use olive oil. Have you ever “splashed” too much olive oil on your food? I was always adding a little too much until my husband bought the Misto. It is so versatile, not only will it replace nasty aerosol cooking sprays, but you can infuse your favorite herbs in the oil to spray on salads and bread…Yum!
Are you tired of using miles and miles of parchment paper? You know, that bleached paper that is supposed to keep your baked goods from sticking, but instead slides around driving you bonkers. Well, there is a now a solution that I wish I had known about sooner, Silicone Baking Mats. I love these because it eliminates having to add extra fats to your diet by not having to grease your baking sheet. These baking mats come in different sizes and are so very easy to clean. These are definitely a healthy kitchen essential to make cooking easier!
Would you like help to reduce your cooking time by 40%? Well, this handy Meat Tenderizer promises to do just that! I initially thought that poking holes in the meat would make it lose its juices but it makes the meat so soft and delicious! Hubby is a master-griller and uses this all the time. He was so impressed by how much time it saves and how flavorable the meat is.
When chopping onions, do you look like you just watched the end of Steel Magnolias? I do. No matter what I have tried, onions always get me! My eyes would sting so bad from the onion fumes that I had to step away numerous times before I even had one full onion chopped. Not anymore, since I got some Tearless Onion Goggles! Seriously, these little goggles are one of my favorite kitchen essentials. Not only do I use them for onions, but I use them when I am frying bacon as well.
So many times I have to ask my husband to open jars for me. I had researched several jar openers before I found the BEST. The EZ Off Jar Opener is the real deal! I love how this will work for any size jar or bottle. This jar opener hides neatly out of sight under a cabinet taking up no valuable storage space and being easily accessible. It is very durable and can handle any job, it is even made in the USA.
Trade in your spatulas and tongs for these all in one Kitchen Pro Smart Tongs. They do it all! They scoop, drain, flip, grab and cradle your food making cooking and cleaning up a breeze. These smart tongs are so versatile and I love that they are silicone and dishwasher safe.
Oh, I can’t count how many times I have lost pasta down the drain because I tried to be nifty and just use the lid to drain the water out. Well, I have found a much simpler method, that promises no more lost food in the sink! The Snap ‘N Strain Strainer is perfect to just snap on your pot and pour the liquid out. No colander needed!
Have you heard that if you eat an avocado a day it keeps the doctor away? Yes, I know apples are the usual word, but since I started eating one avocado every single day, I have lost weight and my health has been amazing. They can be messy to peel, and getting that big seed out can be difficult. However, that is no longer a problem for us, because this 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer multitool can cut, pit, and slice your avocados quickly and safely. This is my favorite healthy kitchen essential!
When baking, sometimes you just have to level off your dry ingredients. These Self-Leveling Measuring Spoons clip together, are dishwasher safe, and most importantly, have the included scraper to making measuring your dry ingredients super easy.
These Herb Scissors & Stripper have really come in handy because I love to season my food with fresh herbs. I especially love using the herb stripper to easily stripe kale from the stalk. No need to spend so much time chopping up herbs on your cutting board, these shears perfectly chop the herbs in a matter of seconds.
Just because you are eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert. Our new favorite kitchen essential that we use daily, is the Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker. Simply just add frozen fruit for the most delicious healthy dessert that is super quick to make.
My kids love it, and can’t wait to use it after dinner. It comes out like soft serve but it is just pure fruit. My tip is to keep chopped up frozen bananas, berries, peaches, and mangos in snack size ziplock bags. When we are ready to use the Yonanas, I just pull out one of the fruit bags from the freezer and set it on the counter for a couple of minutes. It makes dessert instantly, and clean up is just as quick.
The Key to Eating Healthy is CONVENIENCE
As you can see, these kitchen essentials make cooking and meal-prepping so much easier. I feel like if I wasn’t using them, cooking healthy would be MUCH harder to do.
What healthy kitchen essentials do you use that make your kitchen experience easier?