Blender, Food Processor, Crock Pot, And Healthy Recipes: Kitchen Basics For A Healthy Diet

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Already grown dependent on instant foods and fast food chains? Well, these are convenient foods that don't require preparation at all—all you need is money and everything's ready! But while you may think that these are the best options when it comes to your diet and that of your family, you might want to think again. If this habit continues, it might not be long before you suffer from all kinds of health problems. What you need at this point are healthy recipes to help you prepare satisfying and nutritious meals.

If you think that this is too much to ask with your busy schedule, wait till you discover the secret of quick-cook and quick-prepare healthy foods.

The Right Kitchen Equipment

Cooking paraphernalia are not only for those people who love the culinary arts. More importantly, these are for people who have little time in their hands but still want to feed their family and themselves with real good food. These equipment are real life savers. The most basic of them are:

• Blender. It might be primarily designed for preparing smoothies and fruit shakes, but you can use it for many more preparations! You can make pie and even sauces by simply throwing in a few ingredients into the blender and pressing the blend button. In a matter of a few minutes, you'll have a delicious and nutritious food that your family will surely love.
• Food processor. This processor is one of the cooking miracles ever invented. It does a lot of functions that you would otherwise do manually—which is, needless to say, time-consuming, tasking, and sometimes even messy. With a food processor, you can slice, chop, grind, grate, and mix ingredients with complete ease.
• Crock pot or slow cooker. This cooking equipment is ideal for people who are often too stressed in the evening to do anything tasking or those who get home late in the night. By preparing all your needed ingredients in the morning and then plugging in the crock pot, you'll surely have dinner ready when you get home in the evening. It's that easy!

With all these equipment ready in your kitchen, there's only one more thing you need.

Healthy Recipes

They're in cookbooks, in magazines, in television shows, and in the internet. They involve different kinds of ingredients and varying preparation time. They also involve different processes—from grilling to baking, and even simply combining and mixing ingredients together (salad, anyone?). But, they only have one objective—to give you healthy foods that you can enjoy. These recipes are easy to follow and ideal for different occasions—not only for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but as well as for your snacks and desserts.

With the right equipment and healthy recipes to help you with all your kitchen tasks, you need not rely on instant foods and fast food products anymore. These recipes and equipment will help ensure that preparing nutritious food will not be a dreadful experience but will instead be an enjoyable and fulfilling one that you can always look forward to.

For the past 10 years Marilyn Reid has been active as an advocate for Alternative Health Therapies, with an emphasis on healthy living and raw food diets. Marilyn has been fascinated with the work of the Healthy Lifestyle Nutritionist and Guru, David Wolfe and has a blog which keeps up with the latest in the world of Healthy Lifestyles at

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