Whether you spend hours over the stove or minutes in front of the
microwave, the kitchen is not a room to be neglected. Perhaps your New
Year’s resolutions included saving money, getting healthy, or becoming
more efficient and organized. If so, you should be even less inclined to
neglect kitchen, because all of these good life habits can begin by
improving how you eat. A well stocked, organized kitchen is half the
battle, but don’t fret. You’d be amazed at how many cool clever gadgets
exist to help you get healthy and have fun with cooking.
- 1. SmartShopper Grocery List Organizer
You’ll never dread meal planning or grocery lists again with this little device. With a built in thermal printer and voice recognition software, the SmartShopper records the grocery items you call out and prints you a categorized shopping list to take with you to the store. It requires no ink,runs on batteries, and can be easily attached to the fridge for convenience.
- 2. Baggu Reusable Shopping Bags
If you haven’t stockpiled a rainbow of baggus yet, do so immediately. Stylish and durable baggu bags come in various sizes and designs. Since baggus are so compact and inexpensive, it’s easy to store them everywhere–your car, your bag, your office– so you never have to get caught shopping without these convenient carriers again.
- 3. GorillaMobile Ori for iPad
This lightweight, versatile stand turn your iPad into an all-purpose kitchen helper, allowing you to read recipes hands-free, watch cooking tutorials, and quickly look up ingredients. With a great setup like the Ori, your iPad might actually be so much fun to play with in the kitchen that you’ll never do take-out again.
- 1. Progressive Fruit and Vegetable Chopper
It doesn’t matter how delicious a recipe may sound; if I see tons of chopping and slicing required, I jump ship. The Progressive chopper effectively solved this problem for me. It has several different cutting grids and super handy measurements printed on the side. This gadget cuts your prep time in half, which actually compelled me to snack on fresh fruits and veggies. Who knew raw vegetables could be so delicious?
- 2. Perfect Portions Nutrition Scale
Diets are not fun, but this ingenious device can help you avoid strict limitations and opt for the simplicity of portion control. With a database of over 2000 entries, this scale not only weighs your portion but will also display the nutritional information for your food, making it incredibly ready to monitor your diet and stay on top of your health.
- 3. Baggu Produce Bags
Since I already gushed over Baggu’s resuable shopping bags, it should come as no surprise that I’m also going to recommend their produce bags as well. There’s nothing more crushing to the cooking spirit than opening your fridge to the sight (and smell) of rotting produce; not only did you waste good money, but now you’re missing ingredients from your recipe. These nylon mesh bags are machine washable and come in two sizes, allowing you to organize your fridge and keep your fruits and vegetables crisp and fresh.