My List of Favorites

Changing your diet usually includes changing your kitchen tools or adding some new more powerful ones.  We upgrade out houses, our cars, our lawn mowers….why not our kitchen tools.  Plus, the holidays are right around the corner and what better present than one that helps lead to better health.

I have listened to many fellow health bloggers and shopped around a little and the following are a list of great tools to get you started no matter what your price range.

Blenders

I have to be biased on the best blender.  Why, because it’s my blog and I can 🙂  I truly believe that the Vitamix blender is well worth every single penny.  It is the creme de la creme of blenders!  Save up, ask your spouse for one, beg the kids to get you one, rob a bank to get one….ok, don’t really do the last one, but this blender is worth it.  Vitamix makes different size and model blenders and they typically range in price from $400 to $650.  Look for refurbished ones for a cheaper price.

Now, if you can’t get a Vitamix right now (some day….keep trying), here are some others that are good and that many health minded people use.
Blendtec Total Blender
Ninja Blender
Oster Classic Beehive Blender
Waring Pro Professional Blender
Cuisinart Smart Power Premier
Kitchen Aid Blender

Juicers

It seems to be fairly unanimous among most health nuts that I know, that a great juicer to get is the Breville brand.  These juicers will run you about $100 to $400 depending on the model.  Other great juicer brands are:
Norwalk
Omega VRT 350
Super Angel 5500 ($1200…yikes)
Kuvings NJ 9500U
Phillips Quick Clean HR1871

Dehydrators

From all the reviews and everything I have heard in the grape-vine, the Excaliber dehydrator is the cream of the crop.  There are different models and they can run you about $300.  However, if you are like me and you are just starting out on dehydrating and starting to play around with fruit and making homemade granola and crackers, there are many other less expensive dehydrators that work well.  Try out one of these:
Nesco (cost about $30 to $70)
Ronco (cost about $40 to $50)

Food Processors

I personally own a Kitchen Aid and I love it.  I have made many a foods in it and I have never had a problem with it.  That being said, the consensus around the water cooler is that the Cuisinart is favored.  These are the most popular three.
Cuisinart
Nija
Kitchen Aid

I hope this helps with getting your Christmas list ready.  Make sure you are not on the naughty list and get the right tools to make wonderful healthy meals.

-Kristen
Choosing healthy living over dying 🙂

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