In order to cook healthy meals with your family’s busy schedule, you need to have the right tools in the kitchen. There are so many out there that it is tempting to buy them all. But that’s not practical for your kitchen or your wallet! Before you go shopping, here are the 5 kitchen appliances that you need right now to make your life easier.
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Kitchen Appliances to Make Your Life Easier
The five appliances on this list are all extremely versatile and reasonably priced. Having them in your kitchen will make your life so much easier.
Many people swear by slow cookers since it cooks just about everything while you are busy doing other things. Leave it on at night to make a breakfast casserole that is ready when everyone wakes up, or have dinner cooking in the slow cooker while you are taking the kids to school, running errands, or working during the day. By the time everyone gets home, you are ready to put the finishing touches on a healthy and nutritious meal. They are also handy for making appetizers when you are having a party.
The simple food processor is by far one of the best appliances you can have in your kitchen both for meal planning and cooking healthy meals. You can chop, dice, slice, and puree just about anything in your handy little food processor. You can even use it to make your own baby food.
A basic blender is great for making homemade and all-natural juice and smoothies, as well as milkshakes when you want to offer your family a little treat. The more sophisticated blenders, like the Ninja, can even completely crush ice and thoroughly blend even the toughest smoothie ingredients.
A steamer is another great tool to have, with many different options available. Steaming helps to retain the nutrients in your food, particularly produce, which is good for the whole family. Many steamers are big enough to accommodate meat and fish, allowing you to cook an entire meal in one.
The new kid on the block would be the Instant Pot. This little wonder can do the work of several other kitchen appliances. It is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and more! In fact, if you invest in a good Instant Pot, you won’t need some of the other appliances.
What is the one kitchen appliance that you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments!