All you need are a few select purchases (if you don’t have them already!) to make your meals more nutritious and more efficient.
All hail the spiralizer! Who doesn’t love noodles? Well, spiralizers let you noodle-ize a broad array of veggies like zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets. Besides minimizing your intake of stripped carbs, you’ll gain powerful plant nutrients when you substitute veggie noodles for conventional pasta.
Immerse yourself in blending. Try an immersion blender. This sleek, handheld wonder fits in a drawer, is a dream to clean, and can handle most liquefying tasks as well as, if not better than, an old-school blender. Hearty puréed soups, satisfying morning smoothies, and homemade salad dressings can be yours in a whir!
Kick it old-school. If you have a Crock-Pot sitting in the attic, it’s time to dust it off. What other gadget cooks you a nutritious meal while you sleep or work?
“Go basic with zucchini noodles and turkey Bolognese,” says Cleveland Clinic nutritionist Amy Gannon, R.D., “or get ‘fancy’ with sweet potato noodles and a spinach-mushroom sauce.”