When I started on this mission to lose weight, there’s a few appliances I got to help me reach my goal. These appliances I now use ALL THE TIME and I wonder how I ever lived without them! The first thing I got was a Foreman Grill.
Now if you’re not familiar with the foreman Grill let me enlighten you! The way this grill’s designed, the fat drips down off the meat into a tray. The grill also cooks on both sides so it cooks quickly and you aren’t getting nearly as much fat as you would if you cooked it in the frying pan. I use this grill to cook chicken, steaks, kabobs, hamburgers, turkey burgers, fish, even the odd hot dog once in a while.
The next thing I got was a water cooler/dispenser. Now I talked about how important water is to your health in an earlier post so you should already know why I bought this appliance. It’s always great to have a nice, refreshing, cold glass of water! The one I got also has a button that when you push it the water boils water for you, which is really handy if you drink tea! Quick and easy!
I also got a larger freezer, my fridge freezer just wasn’t cutting it. The reason this is so important is because I freeze everything! I work late so I don’t get home early enough to cook dinner. I cook on the weekends, in batches then freeze them and eat it throughout the week. Most of my recipes that I use all the time are larger in size so that I can freeze individual portions and bring them in my lunches. It also makes for a quick and easy homemade meal when you’re rushing around on the weekend and don’t have the time to cook. I’ll talk more about this in another post because really I think I can write a whole other post on freezing foods. It’s handy and really is important, at least for me, in reaching my weight loss goals.
Next on my list is a blender. I have gone through many blenders and am now on my 2nd Magic Bullet. Needless to say I love it! I’m a huge smoothie fan and make them all the time! It also comes in handy for whipping and cutting things into smaller pieces. The Magic Bullet also came with a recipe book which has lots of healthy recipes inside.
Air Popcorn Popper – Nothing beats fresh air-popped popcorn! I love popcorn, just as much as I love smoothies!It makes for a nice light snack, if its made properly. I use to buy the microwave popcorn until I learned how to read the labels and realized how much stuff that I can’t even pronounce is in it. I really can’t even enjoy the taste of microwave popcorn now that I use an air popper. Air popped popcorn doesn’t have any additives. it’s just popcorn, no oil, no salt! Unless you add it! If I add anything to it, its light margerine and a bit of sea salt. Still a million times healthier and lighter than popcorn you get from your microwave!
One of the biggest changes I made when I started losing weight was cutting back on eating out, this meant that most of the foods I eat get prepared & cooked in my kitchen. These appliances are a must for me and I can’t imagine doing this process without them.