Are you struggling & feeling overwhelmed in the kitchen?
Too many choices...
Not the right equipment? I understand.
Not having a few basic kitchen tools can make the task of preparing healthy meals seem even harder. Crushing your motivation to cook more at home and much more likely to order take out. Thank you Seemless for making this just too easy for all of us!
However, once we come back down to earth and realize that 'take out' is not only effecting our wallet, it's a killer to the waistline as well. Preparing more home cooked food allows you to control the salt, sugar and fat and make smarter, real food choices.
I've compiled a list in honor of 2015 of mytop 15 tools to make cooking at home easier. And some fun places to shop for these items.
Wishing all of you more yummy homecooked meals and a very happy, healthy New Year!
15 Kitchen Essentials for a Healthy Home Cook
Fruit Bowl filled with seasonal colors
Veggie Steamer Basket
2 Good Knifes: a paring knife & a chef knife
Small Rimmed Cookie Sheets
Simple Saute Pan
Rubber Spatulas (a few different sizes)
Lots of quality Dishtowels
Pretty Plates, Linen Napkins & Glassware...set a table daily.
Patience: It's ok to mess up a dish and or the entire kitchen. It can all be fixed!
Affordable Places to find Kitchen Essentials:
You ladies know what I mean. Home Goods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Ikea. If you have the time to spend these stores often have quality gadgets for less. And pretty seasonal dishes to make anything look better.
Restaurant Supply Stores.
A gold mine of kitchen treasures. This is where I've gotten most of my small cookie sheets, baking pans, mixing bowls and cooling racks. Very durable, easy to use and did I mention....CHEAP?!!! Making it the perfect place to fill your kitchen with the right tools.
Shop from Home.
This is a great time of year to stock up and save. Most online stores are slashing prices of seasonal plates or have summertime dishes and bowls on clearance. A wonderful way to shop smart and stock up on pretty and functional items. I usually have great luck at West Elm, Crate & Barrel and William Sonoma...sale section.