We’ve curated a list of the healthy kitchen tools that we’ve found make it easier and more fun to make healthy foods. Why not inspire yourself by treating yourself?
Sure, you can use a knife … and I do, a lot of the time … but this little gadget makes heavy chopping for salads and soups almost fun, the pieces are in perfect little squares, which increases the surface area for more flavor, and also makes for beautiful presentations.
I’m of the “crush garlic” camp (so is Andrew Weil, by the way), to maximize the heart-healthy allicin. This is the first garlic press I’ve absolutely loved … which may sound silly until you try it!
This is a beautiful all-around pan that with proper care, will last FOREVER> It’s an investment up front, but over the decades will pay you back with a beautiful sear, delicious browned bits, and no crazy chemicals like nonstick pans!
Toss everything in a bowl, THEN chop it up together – makes salads super-easy to make and to eat!
It’s an investment (to be sure), but a huge investment in your health! Turn fresh veggies and fruits into soups, smoothies, spreads, and more in seconds. Grind nuts into fresh nut butter, or turn a handful of seeds, nuts, and grains into instant breakfast mix. I use this at least every other day, and everything it makes is delicious!
This bottle has simple salad dressings printed right on the side of the bottle, for easy measuring. Once you get a hang of the basics, it’s easy to try new ideas on your own – add garlic, spices, etc. You definitely won’t go back to store-bought dressings!
Cook rice, oatmeal, barley, and other nutritious grains simply, consistently, and deliciously with a rice cooker. Once you have one, you’ll wonder how you went so long without one!
OK, so this is a top-of-the-line example, but find a knife you love to hold, and then hold it every day! Really, don’t buy a knife until you’ve been to the store and tested it – it would be like buying a car without test-driving it. For a healthy lifestyle, you and your knife will become best of friends.
Great for grab-and-go salads (store pre-made in the fridge) as well as for storage of nuts, soups, homemade granola, fruits … anything! I buy them by the dozen!
Great cookbook to take you way beyond the ordinary, but with simple, fresh, amazing food.
A second must-have from the great Alice Waters. Great focus on simple prep that take veggies from good, to great, to mind-blowing.
Food at its best: simple, seasonal, fresh. “As simple as possible, but no simpler,” to borrow a phrase from Einstein. And Alice Waters is a genius as well.
The #1 bestseller that presents seasonal, sustainable, and delicious recipes from Dr. Andrew Weil’s popular True Food Kitchen restaurants.
THE CONSCIOUS COOK is a breakthrough in vegan cuisine, teaching readers how to make truly satisfying and delicious meals without the meat and dairy. It makes the shift to a vegan lifestyle easy.