I know, it’s been a long winter, and because of the cold, snow, and gloomy skies, it’s been all too easy to hibernate on your couch with a bag of popcorn and your favourite Netflix shows. But that’s all about to end because with April comes sunnier skies and warmer temperatures, and that makes it the perfect time to kick off your spring fitness routine.
Before you begin any exercise routine you should make sure that all aspects of your life are ready for your new plan, and that plan includes your kitchen. After all, your kitchen is the place where you’ll be heading for a pre or post-work out snack or meal, so you want to be ready to create healthy snacks.
How do you get your kitchen ready for your spring fitness routine? Set yourself up with 3 fitness-friendly small appliances and you can be sure that your cooking and eating routines will match your exercise plan.
Food processors make healthy cooking easy
I can’t count how many times I’ve come back from a workout and I’ve been completely starving, and on more than a few occasions I’ve reached for a chocolate protein bar instead of fruits and vegetables. Why? Because they weren’t ready when I was ready to eat.
That’s why I highly recommend you have a food processor on your counter when you’re starting a spring fitness routine. I have a KitchenAid Mini food processor and it makes quick work of any salad, and when you’re starving you won’t have to stand there and slice up vegetables because the food processor does it for you.
Spring fitness routine + high powered blender = easy healthy eating
I can’t imagine kicking off a spring fitness routine without my high powered blender. I find that adding nuts, frozen fruit, and ice to every smoothie I make helps me feel full longer, and if my Vitamix Professional blender wasn’t up to the task, I wouldn’t be able to make such nutritionally dense smoothies.
The Vitamix comes in handy for other healthy foods too. It’s powerful enough to whip up a homemade soup for lunch in only 5 minutes, and it will even make homemade peanut butter so you can control the nuts, salt, and anything else that goes into it.
Pressure cookers put dinner on the table in half the time
Whenever someone asks me what my favourite appliance is, I always say my pressure cooker. Not only does a pressure cooker cut your cooking time by 90%, it makes your meals even healthier because you avoid cooking methods like frying.
Because it’s so easy and fast to cook with a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot, you’re much less likely to go for an un-healthy meal when you are starving after a workout. In the same amount of time it would take to go grab take out, you can create a roast chicken or steamed vegetables. Because pressure cookers make amazing boiled eggs and oatmeal, your breakfast routine will be streamlined too.
These 3 small appliances are my recommendations if you’re about to kick off a spring fitness routine, and I know they’ll help you stick to your fitness and eating plans.
Check out all of the small appliances available on Best Buy right now, and keep an eye out for more spring fitness tips coming to Plug in.