This week, I’ve been preparing for my upcoming grocery/food challenge in April. I want to know if a person can still eat healthy, non-processed foods AND maintain a reasonable grocery budget. As someone who subsists exclusively on processed food, this has required a substantial amount of research.
The internet is an invaluable resource. I’ve found so many awesome recipes and ideas online. But many of the ideas require gadgets that I don’t have. So for this super exciting installment of Want-It Wednesday, I’m featuring kitchen tools.
1. An Apple Corer
I saw this idea where you core and slice an apple (so the hole is in the middle like a bagel). Then you use the apple slices as bread to make a peanut butter sandwich.
2. Ice Cube Trays
We used to have lots of these before we upgraded our refrigerator a few years ago. Our new fridge has a crushed/cubed ice dispenser, so I tossed all the old ice trays. Now I’m regretful! I keep seeing ideas for freezing soups, sauces, and pesto in ice cube trays for easy single servings.
3. Popsicle Molds
I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, but sometimes I like a treat. I’ve been pinning lots of healthy make-your-own-popsicle ideas that I’ve found on Pinterest.
4. Bread Machine
OK, so this one is a “big ticket” item. Apparently, store-bought bread isn’t very good for you (even the whole wheat stuff). It contains a lot of sugar and extra additives. I’ve found a lot of recipes for homemade bread, but they are all made in a bread machine. Arg!
I’m committed to making my healthy food challenge work, even without all these extra tools. That said, if any of my local readers have any of the above tools they would like to share for the month of April, I’d be greatly appreciative! J