The kitchen is my oasis. My sister always makes fun of how many gadgets I have and how much food is in my pantry, but I cook nearly every meal. We don’t eat out much and I really do enjoy cooking, so it’s essential to keep my kitchen filled with what I need, as well as what keeps me on track, health wise. What are my favorite things to keep on hand? Here they are!
Kitchen Aid Spiralizer – Curly fries and zoodles are recurring favorites around here. I’m fairly certain meals were boring before this nifty gadget.
Ninja Coffee Bar – This isn’t for any reason of health, but my coffee keeps me sane. I stay up late for some quiet time and wake up early with my babies. I need coffee! This coffee maker can make individual cups, travel size mugs, or a whole pot.
Califia Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk – I get a lot of questions about what I put in my coffee and this is it. It’s slightly sweet and makes my coffee creamy like I like. From a hard core creamer addict, I vouch that this is actually delicious!
RX Bars – I just recently discovered these and I wish I had before. They come in great flavors and I love that they have a good amount of protein in them. My favorite is the Chocolate Sea Salt.
Primal Kitchen Ranch – This dressing is dairy, gluten and soy free, with no funky additives. And it’s good! I love their mayo as well.
Lara Bars – These are great on the go and a lot of the varieties are simply fruit and nuts. Way better for you than a regular processed granola bar! My favorite is the Lemon Bar flavor.
Applegate Turkey Bacon – while this isn’t completely Whole30 compliant, this is my favorite and the one I stick to outside of official Whole30. It’s only offense is less than 2% maple sugar.
Trader Joe’s Unsalted Almond Butter – I eat this as a snack with apple slices, on a banana or with celery. The TJ’s brand has no added sugar, is the cheapest I’ve found and is the best tasting, in my opinion.
Seltzer – I don’t discriminate when it comes to seltzer, but Polar’s Blueberry Lemonade and LaCroix’s Pineapple Strawberry are hard to beat.
Ghee – I use this in place of butter and get it at Trader Joes as well. Again, the best price for it that I’ve found. Ghee is free of lactose and casein, making it easier to digest for some people than butter.
Applegate Chicken and Apple Sausage – This is a favorite on the go. I love to roast a bunch of veggies on a cookie sheet, then in the last 15 minutes or so, I’ll throw these sausages on top. It makes a simple, yet yummy dinner.
Wholly Guacamole – This is a great dip for veggies as well as a nice option instead of salad dressing. I eat a ton of avocados, but when I’m out, or in a hurry, this is a go-to.
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Evie Knutsen says
I am known as the gadget lady among my family and friends and I use all of them 🙂
I love this post! It's always good to have reminders of yummy, healthy foods to eat. In fact, I'm trying your sausage/roasted veggie idea for dinner tonight! I make roasted veggies all the time, I don't know why I didn't think of it. Also, I think we need that coffee maker when ours kicks the bucket! I don't drink coffee but Scott does and it looks so versatile! 🙂