When you have a limited budget with a small cooking space, which are the best kitchen tools to invest in for healthier cooking? When it was time to get out own place together when Mattox and I got married, I had to ask this same question. Now I don’t have a Kitchenaid or a Vitamix, but I can tell you the five tools I use or need on a regular basis when cooking healthier meals.
1. Chopping Knife
Mattox and I use our blender literally almost every day. Since we both love sweets, we blend up smoothies for a healthier dessert, blend up a better frappuccino, or I will make a green drink for a meal if I need something on-the-go. We love our Ninja blender, but recently it broke blending up a pitted date for a coconut smoothie that I was experimenting with. We are currently accepting donations for a Vitamix
3. Food Processor
A food processor is another tool that I use just about every day. If I need to whip up a quick dip, sauce, cookie dough, banana ice cream, or power bar, I take out my food processor. It saves so much money, calories, and even time to make your own sauces and healthier desserts in the food processor rather than buying tubs of ice cream, oil-laden sauces, and bars full of additives. We had the food processor attachment for our Ninja which worked great up until recently (see above).