my top 10 kitchen must haves to save time

my top 10 kitchen must haves to save time

There is no doubt, cooking takes time!  Especially when you’re cooking from scratch and focusing on eating healthy foods.  Thankfully, there are shortcuts and gadgets to use that can save you some time.  Today I’m sharing my top 10 kitchen must haves to save time in the kitchen!

top 10 kitchen musts haves to save time

Oh hi mid January!  Does it feel like a fresh start so far?  Our Christmas decor is down and the normal schedules and rhythm started up again.  It’s a pretty great feeling.

Do you feel that way about January, that it’s a fresh start?  Are you into resolutions or goal setting?  I chatted a bit about how I’m not into resolutions for January 1, but I am SUPER into a focus word for the year.  (Read more here)

If cooking more and cooking at home is one of your goals for 2018, todays post is for you!  I’m sharing my top 10 kitchen must haves to save time.  Because let’s be honest, cooking at home totally takes waaaaaaaay more time than A) opening a box of something premade, or B) grabbing take out.  There’s the actual cooking process, then dishes. EEEK!  Dish washing time is when I catch up on all my favorite podcasts, so I’ve turned it from a chore to something I can look forward to (…. most days).

My top 10 kitchen must haves to save time

If I found the exact product I use in my kitchen, I made sure to link to it.  I’ve had some of these items for many, many years now, so if it’s no longer available, I made sure to find a very similar product to link to.

Crock Pot Slow Cooker

I love the slow cooker for those evenings when I know I’ll be more pinched on time, but want a healthy dinner ready for our family.  It’s my #1 favorite kitchen appliance!

Rice Cooker

We received this as a wedding gift 9 years ago, and it still works great!  I cook both rice and quinoa in it.

Food Processor

Chopping and shredding veggies is done in a flash + it’s awesome for making healthy homemade snack balls.

Garlic Press

Instead of trying to mince garlic with a knife, a garlic press made the job super simple.

Silicone Steamer Basket

I love my silicone steamer basket for steaming vegetables.

Electric Griddle

Pancake cooking made easy!

Programmable Coffee Maker

Life without coffee is one I just don’t want to think about.  I love waking up and having my coffee waiting for me.  Our first coffee maker lasted about 8 years, and we got the exact same one when we decided it needed to be replaced.

Parchment Paper Sheets

Parchment paper is my secret to vegetable roasting.  My veggie don’t stick to the pan, and clean up is a breeze!

Silicone Muffin Pan

No sticking to the pan or need for muffin liners.  I love silicone pans for baking.

Mini Potato/Avocado Masher

This has been the perfect size for quick mashing of potatoes and avocado.  I highly recommend it and use mine multiple times a week!

top 10 kitchen musts haves to save time

What are some of your kitchen must haves?  Is there a gadget I just need to check out?  Let me know, I’m always looking for ways to save time and energy!



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