KitchenAid Stand Mixers for healthier meals

With today’s busy world, it can be tough to consistently make healthy eating choices. Stand mixers are a great way to make food prep a little easier every day. From mixing to spiralizing, the right attachments can help make cooking healthy meals a breeze.

KitchenAid Stand Mixers for healthier meals - pasta

Stand mixers for healthier meals

Stand mixers are, more than anything, fancy motors. Yes, they stir and mix for you, but they’re more than a freestanding version of a hand mixer. When you invest in a stand mixer, you’re investing in a motor that can power a range of different attachments.

Stand mixer attachments can turn your stand mixer into everything from a pasta maker to an ice cream maker, which lets you make the freshest food possible for your family. On products like the classic KitchenAid stand mixer, attachments either go on the front of the machine or underneath it in place of a mixing bowl. See our article about the most exciting KitchenAid stand mixer attachments you can get right now.

Making things from scratch is the easiest way to know exactly what your family is eating. Because of this, stand mixers help you swap out unhealthy foods for healthier choices. You can use a stand mixer attachment to make flavoured, shaved ice at home (this is amazing for diabetics and others on low-sugar diets), grind your own beef (perfect for safely making medium-rare burgers), and more.

Stand mixers also make baking from scratch more manageable, so it’s easier to swap out  your family’s favourite, prepackaged chocolate chip cookies for a high-fibre recipe instead. You can even mill your own whole wheat grain (with the right attachment) to bake with if you have the time!

Kitchenaid artisan tilt head

How to choose a stand mixer

Make sure to check out Best Buy’s Stand Mixer Buying Guide for help selecting the right mixer for your needs. In the meantime, you can also shop Best Buy’s stand mixer product page yourself to narrow down what sounds good to you: What kind of attachments do you need? How large of a machine do you want to purchase?

KitchenAid Stand Mixers are the gold standard of consumer-grade stand mixers. They come with powerful, long-lasting motors and come in a wide assortment of different colours and sizes. Buyers on a budget can also look at powerful models from Cuisinart, Hamilton Beach, and Frigidaire, but KitchenAid tends to be the most popular choice due to the brand’s wide range of attachments.

For everyday use for a single- or dual-person household, machines that have 5-quart bowls or smaller are a great way to add a stand mixer to your kitchen. Models like the KitchenAid Custom and Artisan boast 325 watts of power, and come in a beautiful range of colours (with limited edition ones every year!) For heavier use, like for large families, people who love to bake, or home chefs who plan to use their KitchenAid multiple times a week, the Professional line offers 575 watts of power and a larger 6-quart lifted bowl.

Kitchenaid spiralizer

Mixer attachments for healthier snacks

Attachments for stand mixers don’t just make cooking and baking easier. They also provide a quick way to turn fruits and vegetables into heathy, portable snacks.

Try an attachment like the KitchenAid ExactSlice to slice, dice, julienne, and shred both snacks and pizza toppings. The precise little slices it makes are great for dinner prep, but it’s not just a dinnertime tool—it’s also helpful in getting a little bag of healthy veggies prepped for the kids before the school bus leaves.

For those with little ones in the house, an attachment like the KitchenAid Fruit & Vegetable Strainer & Grinder is also well worth having around. Not only does it create fruit purées and sauces with ease (so you can achieve the perfect mixed berry sauce for your Saturday morning pancakes), but it makes perfectly puréed baby food in seconds.

Upgrade your kitchen game this season and shop Best Buy’s rainbow of stand mixers and attachments today.

Rae Chen covers everything from handbags to speakers here on the Best Buy Plug-in Blog. They can also be found at, where they've been writing about beauty & wellness since 2007.


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