Think living a healthy lifestyle is too expensive? Think again! Use these items to outfit your clean eating kitchen for less than $150!
As you probably know by now, working out will only get you so far. You also need to adopt healthy eating habits in order to really make a complete lifestyle change. No, we aren’t saying you will never be able to enjoy your favorite treats again but small changes really do add up quickly. An easy way to do this is by making healthy meals at home. We have a ton of recipes on the site to choose from - many spouse and kid-approved (like our Savory Chicken Casserole and Chicken Tortilla Casserole)!
We prepare most of our food during food prep so it’s ready to go during our busy weeks. We don't have to think about what we are going to eat each day or have to carve the time out to prepare a meal - we just grab it from the fridge!
Did you catch our post on How to Build your Home Gym for Less Than $100? We’ve heard from a lot of you, especially those doing our She Sweats At-Home Workouts, that you took the advice and now have a great little workout space so do the same with your kitchen!
In order to help you build your clean eating kitchen, we've put together a list of items to help you on a budget!
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Outfit Your Clean Eating Kitchen for Less Than $150
- We make at least one crockpot meal each week. Crockpot meals are easy to throw together and save so much time! We have overnight oat recipes and also delicious dinner crockpot recipes like our Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili! We also have an Instant Pot but if that isn't in the budget, most Instant Pot recipes can be made in the Crockpot, just look for alternative cooking methods on your favorites.
- We also use our grill at least once a week. Although we typically use our tabletop outdoor gas grill or Kamado Joe, we do also have a George Foreman. The George Foreman is great for when the weather isn’t too nice outside or if you don't have space for an outdoor grill. I love to make our Almond Crusted Mahi Mahi on the George Foreman.
- Storage containers are definitely something you will want to have on hand in all different sizes. We love the glass storage containers because they can easily be heated up in the microwave!
- The food scale will allow you to easily portion out your meals until you can eyeball your portions.
- A meat thermometer will take the guesswork out of cooking meats. It’s very easy to over-cook meat especially if you forgot to set a timer! Don’t compromise your health by eating undercooked meat.
- We went years without having actual kitchen shears and I wish I could get that time back. They make cutting meat so much faster.
Do you prep your food in advance each week? Which tools and gadgets make your food prep easier?8