Perfect for gift giving this time of year, my three favorite kitchen appliances are a Sous Vide, Vitamix and slow cooker. Whether you’re an experienced cook or novice in the kitchen, these time-saving tools are a great way to eat healthier while enjoying food more.
Benefits of all Three Kitchen Appliances:
- Great for including more natural, whole foods
- Can improve your health by spending more time in the kitchen
- Easy way of packing in protein for boosting metabolism and burning body fat
- Convenient for preparing food in bulk so you have leftovers throughout a busy workweek
- Gentle cooking methods that preserve the nutrients and flavor of your ingredients
- They don’t heat up your house or run up your electric bill
- Excellent for inexperienced cooks
- Pretty “hands-off”
- Less dirty dishes
- Save time
Sous Vide Water Oven
A Sous Vide (“soo-veed”) is a french culinary technique in which vacuum-sealed food is cooked in a warm water bath. With its consistent temperature, you can have perfectly cooked meats, poultry, fish, eggs and vegetables. There’s no undercooking or overcooking with a Sous Vide, resulting in more flavor and nutrients. Simply, seal the food in BPA-free plastic, set the temperature, add water, set the timer and walk away.
Have more fun in the kitchen by using a Vitamix to create quick options for beverages, meals, snacks and sweets. With such a powerful motor, this high-speed blender sets itself apart from others on the market in that it fully blends ingredients to make food prep a breeze. A Vitamix is excellent for making juices, smoothies, protein shakes, coffee concoctions, cocktails, salsas, sauces, guacamole, dips, dressings, marinades, mayonnaise, soups, gravies, flours, butter, nut butters, dairy-free milks, milkshakes, whipped cream, ice cream, desserts, crushed ice, and even baby food. The possibilities are endless!
Slow Cooker or “Crock Pot”
Nothing says “home” quite like the feeling you get when you open the front door and experience the aroma of a freshly cooked meal waiting for you. For busy business professionals and families on the go, slow cooking, otherwise known as “crockpotting” is a great budget-friendly way to make easy, healthy meals with little clean up and plenty of leftovers.
Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and delicious Holiday season!