If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat and cook healthy, you’re going to want to start by cleaning out your kitchen. Eating clean can be tough, but with the right accessories it can be easy and fun too. Whether you’re looking to try new recipes, purchase new tools or make your own sauces head below to find our favorite kitchen accessories to help you eat clean. Plus, all prices are budget-friendly and under $50.
Start the year out fresh with some new recipes that your entire family will love. The SkinnyTaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka was designed to create flavorful, figure-friendly meals for any night of the week. Inside you will find over 140 recipes including slow cooker meals or entrees that are done within 30 minutes. With nearly 900 reviews on Amazon, this cookbook is rated 4.7/5 stars.
Skip the carb load of pasta and try zuichini noodles. Williams Sonoma’s Paderno Collapsible 3-Blade Spiralizer makes spiral cuts, shoestrings and vegetable noodles for a healthy dinner option. You can also cut up cucumbers for salads as well as apples, potatoes, onions and much more. This tool will become a go-to for an array of meals and it’s priced at just $39.95.
Skipping the sugars and preservatives that are in your sauces is a great way to start eating clean. With the Italian Tomato Press, you can create your own pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes. Priced at $40, this press will help you save money from buying pasta sauce at the store and it features a stainless steel container that can be placed in the dishwasher for an easy cleanup. Even better, this tool comes with a receipt list for new meals to try.
As you may already know, steamed items are a lot healthier than eating fried food. With the OXO Good Grips Silicone Steamer Basket you can make an array of steamed foods and it rolls up for compact storage. This steamer is priced at just $17 and its grip handles fit over the pan for convenient carrying. It’s even large enough to hold full vegetables or fish fillets.
Finally, another OXO product that will help you make healthier choices is the Medium Clear Salad Spinner from Amazon that’s just $29. This product lets your spin and create your own salads at home without buying the bagged ones. It’s also dishwasher safe and lets you clean, wash and dry your salad with a push of a button.
Which accessory would you find most useful from our list of kitchen accessories? Let me know in the comments below. Also, be sure to check out our guide with the new gear to help you workout at home under $50.