My husband would quickly argue that I don’t need any of these in our kitchen.
I argue that he doesn’t need like 15 fishing poles and whatever else takes up my whole garage.
We have learned after 7 years of marriage, it’s probably not wise to bring up the necessity of either of these things and we both just let it roll.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I have a kitchen full of tools to make my once a week food prep a bit less painful.. and a whole lot quicker.
Today, I am talking about a few of my latest fav kitchen gadgets that actually work… and I use all the time.
You don’t NEED any of them to prep veggies like a boss… but if you have them, you are going to get through your prep quicker, and probably end up with cool things (like veggie noodles) that will actually be eaten and not come out as a bag of uneaten mush at the end of the week.
So, here are some of the cool gadgets I have for my prep days!
This bad boy will make pepper slices or dice your peppers in no time! This is probably one of my most used tools because if I am invited to a pot luck or hosting people at my house, I am always making some variation of my fresh pepper salsa. Also great for stir fry prep, or even just for raw sticks for snacks for the next few days!
Check out this video and watch in less than 30 seconds how this works. Hello cucumber planks!
A newer item in my kitchen as I only jumped onto the hardboiled egg scene recently…. I posted this new adventure on my Instagram, and seriously – at age 32 I tried hard boiled eggs for the first time!
Now these go on salads, sweet potato toast… or anything really. In one cut, eggs, mushrooms and strawberries … all sliced up!
I love pineapple, but dreaded buying them because I hated messing with it. Well, then when a friend of mine posted this on her Instagram, my life changed.
In under 3 minutes flat, a fully cored, peeled, and sliced pineapple. Its like some sort of strange pineapple voodoo magic and I love it!
You end up with the peel and core in one hand… and a lovely sliced spiral of fresh pineapple in the other hand! This item was all the rage in the Confessions of a Meal Plan Addict Community a couple of weeks ago!
Intrigued? Here is a 3o second video to show you this madness!
Again, my life changed for under $20!
Want to see this in action? See this video.
This is single handedly the slicer dicer kitchen gadget that has completely changed the way I prep and cook veggies. The Inspiralizer is a brand of Spiralizer – a counter top tool that instantly converts produce to noodles!
It was a huge part of my 50 pound weight loss as I was able to prep veggies quick, and create beautiful and creative meals that restored my love in vegetables.
There is a whole youtube channel for the Inspiralizer and you can learn how to spiralize everything on this channel. Get Started with this quick video to get a glimpse into becoming Inspiralized.
I julienne a bunch of rainbow carrots on Sunday and the go into and onto EVERYTHING all week. I can safely say I consume multiple carrots A DAY because of this bad boy.
Julienne veggies are great to liven up boring sandwiches, as well as make your stir fry beautiful!
Over on my Instagram, you will see all of the prepped food these little tools made as I love to post my culinary creations and tips and tricks over there – daily!
Interested in more tips and tricks for once a week meal prep and freezer cooking?! Check out this section of the blog to find a whole bunch more good stuff!
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