Whether you’re still in school or graduated long ago, September always feels like a fresh start. It’s a great excuse to ditch your old, saturated fat eating ways and attempt to acquire some new, healthier eating habits! However, starting and sticking to new healthy eating habits can be hard. I suggest investing in some kitchen gadgets as a place to start: they’ll save you time and effort, which may increase the chances of you sticking to your new healthy eating goals!

Here are some great gadgets that will save you time in the kitchen:

Garlic Press

Garlic is guaranteed to make any meal taste better. Instead of wasting your evening chopping garlic by hand, a garlic press will produce minced garlic in a fraction of the time! If you’re looking for a traditional style, I like the sturdy OXO Good Grips Garlic Press, but if you need to crush in bulk try the Chef n’ Garlic Machine.

Food Scale

A great first step for healthy eating is by cutting back on your portion sizes. It’s easy to just add a little more here and there to your meal without really feeling guilty about it. But those bits really add up! By investing in a food scale you can start to really be conscious of how much you’re eating. It’s also great for cooking! Try the OXO 11lb. Capacity Food Scale with Pullout Display.

Salad Spinner

Integrating a side salad into every meal is the easiest way to start to have a healthier diet. Save time by drying your lettuce in a salad spinner. The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner has a 4.7L capacity and easily dries lettuce with an easy-to-use pump mechanism and has a one-touch break button for when you’re done. The pump can also be locked down for better storage and the whole thing is dishwasher safe! 

Multi Chopper

As you’ve probably deduced by now, I hate chopping up veggies. However, lucky for me there are a lot of kitchen gadgets that can make chopping your fruit and veggies easier and more efficient! The De Buyer Mandoline Slicer comes with three blades that allow you to slice fruit and veggies in a variety of different ways including julienne and crinkle cuts. It has an easy-to-use thickness adjustment dial on the side and the grip on the feet will stop any blade and finger accidents from occurring!

If you’re looking for something that can handle more volume, the Chef n’ VeggiChop Food Chopper is what you’re looking for! This dishwasher safe handheld food processor is made with high quality stainless steel blades that will easily cut through large amounts of fruit and vegetables and even nuts and ice. When you’re done, you can replace the blades with the included lid for storage.

Lastly, if you believe in an “apple a day keeps the doctor away”, slice all the apples you need with the OXO Good Grips Apple Wedger. The stainless steel blades will allow you to easy cut through fruit and the handles are raised so your hands won’t hit the counter.

With back to school motivation in the air, it’s the perfect time to start some new healthy eating habits. However, if eating healthy all the time was easy, we would all be doing it…all year long. Investing in some kitchen gadgets, like a garlic press, salad spinner or multi chopper will save you time and energy and help you stick with your healthy eating habits! 

Lucy Woodhead
My focus is to discuss tech products that are trendy and in demand amongst the younger generation. Over the years I have reviewed, compared and wrote about a wide variety of products, including headphones, speakers, sound docks, iPods and mp3 players. With Best Buy’s launch of VIVA and Home & Lifestyle, I have had the opportunity to expand my focus to include a younger person’s perspective on many of these great products as well!