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3 Kitchen Tools That Make It Easier for the Busy Entrepreneur to Eat Well

By Amanda Sides on Jun 12, 2016

We know it already: we owe it to ourselves to eat well. When we're healthy, we have the energy we need to take our businesses to the top.

But eating well takes time! And shouldn't we be putting that time into our growing businesses?

First of all, eating healthy doesn't have to take a lot of time, just a little planning. Believe it or not, your everyday kitchen appliances can also help make it incredibly easy to eat well. If you make use of these three essentials in your kitchen, you'll notice that eating healthy doesn't have to take much time away from your business or your family.

A Good Blender

When we say good, we mean it: If you've ever made a smoothie in a mediocre blender and experienced having to chew parts of the drink that didn't make it into liquid form, you'll agree. Blendtec and Vitamix are excellent blenders for chunk-free smoothies, not to mention soups, nut butters and milks, and so much more. A single-serving sized blender, like the NutriBullet allows you to blend right in the cup you'll drink from.

Take one evening of prep time where you wash and cut vegetables. Have all your smoothie add-ins (seeds, nuts, powders, etc) in one place near your blender. Within minutes on a busy morning, you can grab a handful of greens, some celery and cucumber and a few blueberries, blend it up, and drink your super-healthy breakfast on the way to the office.

A Slow Cooker

This isn't your grandma's kitchen, but slow cookers are still fantastic! Set it on low when you leave you for work and you'll have dinner ready when you get home. We tend to think of soups and stews when it comes to slow cooker cooking, but you can do just about anything in there: oatmeal, lasagna, pork roast, chicken wings, enchiladas, and on and on.

Take it a step further by spending one day per month to prep and freeze an entire month's worth of slow cooker meals.

Sharp Knives

High-quality knives make a huge difference in the quality of your time spent chopping. When vegetables slice easily and with little effort on your part, the process is less frustrating and goes more quickly, too.

These tools make cooking so much easier, even if you don't consider yourself a great cook. (But you can learn! It's a simple skill you can use to improve your health.) If you want to make it all even easier, consider subscribing to a food delivery service.


What kitchen tools help you prepare quick, healthy meals, no matter how much time your business takes?

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