The Right Tools For the Job

Kitchen tools 

We all know how hard it is to stick with the new way to eat now that we have seen the light. It takes dedication, courage, and conviction.  In the year that we have changed our eating habits, we have found some tools in the kitchen that have helped keep our SANITY.  Some of these tools we had before we started paleo/zone, and some we found that keep our time in the kitchen to a minimum, here’s a sampling: 

Blender: for those morning smoothies
Crock pot: for those yummy one-pot meals
Food scale: makes portioning those blocks simple
Food processor: prep work done in seconds!!!
Coffee maker: need we say more? 
Cast iron skillet or Dutch oven (get your mind out of the gutter!): can go from stovetop to oven in one foul swoop!!!
Food saver: what’s life without leftovers???
Containers: probably the easiest way to keep up the good work is to make a lot of a meal and eat it over a week’s time.  Various sized containers can help keep you on track.  
Pressure cooker: steamed veggies in 3 minutes!!!  Slightly intimidating at first, but amazing!

Now we are not saying that you have to go out and buy all these tools right away.  These are tools that we have collected over time; either we’ve received as gifts, had coupons for, or from other parts of our lives, like the cast iron skillet (which was sitting in our camping gear and now we use it regularly).  If you would like to do a “test drive” of any of the tools that have been noted, give us a holler.  

What favorite recipes do you have?  Do you have any timesaving, nifty tools to share from your toolbox we call a kitchen? 

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