Tools of the Trade

Being a “Healthy Person” does not need to be hard, nor a lot of work! Make things easy on yourself whenever possible! These are:

Things I can’t live without!!

  1. Vitamix

This is an investment. However, you will wonder what took you so long! When I first changed my diet I had a hard time figuring out how to incorporate all the fruit & veggies I need (and wanted) to eat. Especially the veggies!!! When your tastebuds are used to highly sweetened flavors, and artificial flavors, as well as heavy salt & fat all this REAL FOOD taste like, well….not great. The good news is your tastebuds reset and in a few weeks all the healthy stuff tastes great and you actually crave it. BUT the Vitamix saved me and I am not sure without it I would be where I am today. Kale, spinach, celery, cucumbers, apples, berries, avocado, banana, mango, kiwis (skin on)…all of it blended up and the best part? You keep all of the nutrients, including the fiber!!! So you are eating the WHOLE fruit as intended, not just the juice of the fruit. It is a snap to clean, and makes experimenting with real, whole foods awesome. A little of this, a little of that, and bam!!! Off you go!

Now we use the Vitamix 5200  every day in our house. Sauces, soups, hummus, dips, protein shakes and lots of healthy shakes!

2. Hot water Kettle

If you want to have instant hot water all day, making it an easy healthy habit to develop, try having a hot water kettle handy! I also use this to make my kids oatmeal in the morning. I would be lost without it, as I am not a huge fan of the microwave.

3. Chopper

Unless you love to dice & chop, this is a life-saver! I really dislike chopping/dicing/prepping veggies so I live and die by my food chopper In seconds my veggies are chopped! It makes ADDING IN, a snap!

4. Spiralizer

I have owned three different Sprializers now. Hands down this is the best one! I love the Farberware Pro Spiraletti  Great way to add in veggies, and get your kiddos into it as well!

5. Perfect Masher

We eat a lot of sweet potatoes & avocados! This tool is awesome!

6. InstantPot

So many easy recipes online! Beets in 11 minutes, Hard boiled eggs in 6 are two of my favorite