10 Kitchen Tools That Make Whole30 So Much Easier

We’re about to spend a lot of quality time in the kitchen during Whole30, so let’s get the tools to do it right!

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December 27, 2018

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When I embarked on my first Whole30 last year, I realized how much it challenged me to cook even more than I already did! I was spending more time in the kitchen and relying on a few favorite gadgets over and over. As we ramp up for the January Whole30, here are the top 10 tools that helped me stay organized, feel confident and cook better meals.


BUY IT: Amazon, $14.95

I am not exaggerating when I say I use this every single week. Forget dicing and mincing, from now on you can use this little magic tool to grate garlic, ginger, onion, cheese, zest and more!


BUY IT: Amazon, $75.00

Homemade dressings, salsas and sauces are what I look forward to most during the 30 days. This tool mixes them up in a matter of minutes, faster than you could even read a label of a dressing in the grocery store to see if it’s Whole30-compliant! Bonus: this tool fits snug into any cabinet so you don’t waste counter space!


BUY IT: Amazon, $11.93

I did so much transporting of food during Whole30 between bringing breakfast, lunch or dinner to work and having snacks ready for emergencies. These reusable silicone food bags have become such a part of my everyday life I bought a multipack of all three sizes! Stash fruit or veggies, hard boiled eggs, an avocado or nuts to grab on the go. You can microwave them, dishwash them or toss them in freezer!


BUY IT: Amazon, $98.00

An Instant Pot was No. 1 on my Christmas list because there are so many Whole30 recipes I want to try in it! I’ve been watching our Food Network series, Pressure Point, to get inspiration and saving recipe ideas like Instant Pot Whole30 Chicken Tikka Masala!


BUY IT: Amazon, $24.00

If you don’t have sheet pans you love, buy two right now. It’s about to be full-on roasting season – aka the easiest way to meal prep tons of veggies for the week! For crisp versus soggy veggies, spread out the produce across two sheet pans so it has plenty of room to become golden brown instead of steamed!


BUY IT: Amazon, $79.99

Homemade mayo is one of the go-to items for creamy dressings and easy lunches like tuna or chicken salad. I’m adding this Immersion Blender to my Whole30 shopping list so I can whip them up in no time. Plus, I’m planning on using it for Butternut Squash soup so you don’t have to transfer the hot liquid into a blender - just pop the immersion blender into the pot!


BUY IT: Amazon, $339.95

The Dutch Oven is such a classic for Whole30. Soups, stews, curry, braised meat and pot roast all come together in this heavy duty ceramic pot. The investment in this high-quality kitchen tool means you’ll have it for ages. As if you need more convincing, the ceramic pot is so beautiful it can sit on your stovetop all year long as decoration!


BUY IT: Amazon, $13.99

It’s incredible what a difference a pop of citrus can do for a dish! I always reach for my citrus squeezer to add a lemon, lime or orange juice when I’m cooking, especially during Whole30 when simple dishes need an extra punch of flavor.


BUY IT: Amazon, $19.99

I was so scared to make pork tenderloin, roasted chicken and steak because I worried I would overcook or undercook the meat and ruin the dinner! A handy meat thermometer has changed the game for me, especially since the heat resistant probe goes into the meat while it’s in the oven so you can monitor the temperature throughout the cooking!


BUY IT: Amazon, $11.99

I always have a million things cooking at once - veggies roasting, hard boiled eggs cooking, soup simmering - and found this handy tool that lets you keep track of four things being timed at once. It feels like the most official way to meal prep, and I’m all about efficiency in the kitchen.

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