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Food Savor Storage System
The gadget that makes cooking in bulk truly possible! I love, love, love this! I make mega batches of our family’s favorite recipes (sausage, meatballs, breaded chicken, stuffed cabbage, stuffed peppers, and pizza crusts) and use this Food Saver Vacuum Storage System to make individual portions and freeze them. I also use it to freeze in season vegetables that I get directly from local organic farmers: it’s the next best thing to picking the veggies fresh from the field. And frequently used sauces like Marinara, Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Hollandaise, and Pizza Sauce. All of my meats get individually portioned and frozen. The vacuum sealing system keeps the food as fresh as they day you made it. Next to the Instapot, this this the one appliance I cannot live without.
Mixing Bowls In Various Sizes
I love tools that have multi-purposes. And stackable glass mixing bowls are one of my most favorite. I have a very small Florida kitchen so I have to maximize every square inch, especially since I made my “very small Florida kitchen” into a Keto Test Kitchen.
These bowls save so much time in food prep, can be microwaved, can serve as double boilers, they even work as presentation bowls on your table, you don’t have to worry about plastic contaminates leeching into your food, can be used to store food in the fridge, and they save space. What more is there to ask for? Well, maybe if they were self-cleaning?
I also have very large metal mixing bowls for when I’m making my Best Homemade Sausage, Cabbage Rolls and Stuffed Peppers. So good!
Mortar & Pestle
You’ll feel like a true Kitchen Alchemist. There’s something nostalgic and mystical about working with a mortar and pestle. And it looks really cool on your countertop. You can use it to grind almost anything! Spices, salt, sugar alcohols. I love this!
Pre-preparing your food on Keto can make or break you, especially if you are busy. Investing in a set of prep containers makes life so much easier for grab-and-go-lunches and dinners. They also help in dividing up left-overs.
So convenient and versatile, Mason Jars are a must have staple in your home. I make chia pudding and salads-to-go in them. I also use them to store my Marinara Sauce, Most Amazing Salsa, Condiments and Spice Mixes. Mason Jars are the like the gift that keeps on giving. If you are not using them for canning, you can wash and reuse the lids and rings, so the return on investment is amazing. Get a variety of sizes from the 4oz for spices, 8oz for condiments like ketchup, 16oz for salsa, marinades & pizza sauce, and 32oz for salads, marinara sauce and chia pudding.
Salad Dressing Containers
It’s always best when you can make your own salad dressings, especially when eating Keto. Store bought dressings have everything from sugar and soybean oils to msg and other chemicals that could cause you to fall out of ketosis. And nobody wants that! See my recipes for the most amazing homemade Keto salad dressings. I found these convenient mini squeeze bottles that make taking your salad to go an absolute breeze.
Pantry Storage Containers
Almond flour, coconut flour, chia seeds, xanthan gum, and the list goes on and on. These ingredients are expensive, and it will save you a ton of money when you keep them fresh. Quality storage containers that keep the air out are the key.
Meal Planning Calendar & Grocery List Chalkboard
Plan. Plan. Plan. Keeping yourself organized and planning are critical elements to be successful in the Keto Way of Eating. This little habit will also save you time and money. The refrigerator magnets are handy and already laid out for you. And if you are the more creative type, get one of these blank chalkboards and some colored chalk, and make it as fancy or simple as you like.