Gifts for the Healthy-Eating Addict
Becoming an avid healthy eater can be difficult at first. But with the right tools and a lifehack or two, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family.
Mainstays Stainless Steel Digital Kitchen Scale
Premier Chef Avocado Slicer
From guacamole to toast, avocado is everywhere these days. You can't truly be a health nut without at least a slight addiction to this green superfood. This 3-in-1 tool makes prep quick and painless. It's a splitter, a pitter, and a cutter, allowing you to ready your avocado neatly and easily. As a bonus, it's dishwasher-safe.
Price: $9.99buy this avocado slicer
5-Blade Vegetable Slicer
If you're eating healthy, fruits and vegetables will be the bedrock of your diet. This spiral slicer features multiple blades and can cut your produce in an array of different styles, from noodles to ribbons of veggie pasta. It's heavy and durable—solidly built for supreme slicing.
Price: $22get this spiralizer
Gronomics Grillnomics Cedar Grilling Planks
Fish is the original healthy dinner staple, and there's no more delectable way to prepare it than lightly grilled on a plank of cedar. This 10-pack of planks is a little pricey, but using them to fire up a fillet over an open flame is the essence of gourmet cooking. You can also use them to add smoky goodness to beef, vegetables, and poultry.
Price: $129.99get these grilling planks
Yes, you can be both a healthy-eating addict and a fried-food fanatic. The Philips AirFryer is well worth the investment. It cooks fast, and—most importantly—uses very little oil. It features a double-layer rack that maximizes the cooking surface area. There's also an automatic shut-off feature, so you don't have to worry about forgetting to turn it off.
Price: $214.99buy this air fryer
J.A. Henckels International Couteau Forged 7" Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
The santoku is a traditional Japanese blade shape that's perfect for slicing up fruits and vegetables. In short, it's the ultimate prep knife. This version features a French-style handle with three rivets to ensure a tight, comfortable grip. The hollow edge helps prevent food from sticking, and the German stainless-steel blade offers durability and balance.
Price: $70buy this knife
Instant Pot LUX80 8-Quart Multifunctional Pressure Cooker
Instant Pots like this one are great for cranking out large quantities of ultra-healthy, veggie-loaded soups and stews. What sets this popular Instant Pot apart from other pressure cookers is the size—the 8-quart capacity means there's more room to cook larger meals. The downside is its heavier weight and need for excess cooking liquid, but we think those tradeoffs are well worth the end result.
Price: $109get this instant pot
Starfrit Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer
No cooking method is healthier than straight-up steaming, and this adjustable tool is an easy way to cook your vegetables, potatoes, and fish using little more than hot air. The vegetable steamer fits into saucepans ranging from one to six quarts in size. It folds up for convenient storage, and its feet are coated in silicone, so they won't scratch your nonstick cookware.
Price: $9.89buy this steamer
Breville Sous Chef Food Processor
If you really want to eat clean, you need both a blender and a food processor. The Breville Sous Chef does things that your standard blender simply can't: It slices evenly, chops without pulverizing, and it even mixes dough. This professional-grade appliance comes with all the bells and whistles. There are multiple blades, a large feed chute, and a handy accessory box.
Price: $345.38get this food processor
Euro Cuisine Yogurt and Greek Yogurt Maker
It's easy to go to the grocery store and pick up a container of yogurt, but when you make your own, you can control important variables like sweetness and fat content in addition to generating less waste with all those plastic cups. This yogurt maker lets you prepare up to two quarts of yogurt at a time, and the timer on the side of the machine makes sure the contents come out perfect batch after batch. The yogurt maker kit includes a glass jar with lid, a stainless-steel thermometer, and a cotton bag that you can use to make cheese.
Price: $59.99buy this yogurt maker
Omega Nutrition Center Juicer
There's no substitute for freshly squeezed juice, and there's no denying the Omega is the be-all-and-end-all juicer. It extracts from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, so if you want to experiment with new flavors and combinations, this one's for you. As a bonus, it does more than juice—it minces, it chops, and it can even serve as a pasta extruder.
Price: $358.80buy this juicer
Fit & Fresh Meal Prep Starter Kit
Once you've made your delicious, healthy lunch, you'll need a way to take it with you. This kit includes an insulated bag, a 24-ounce shaker bottle, three reusable portion-control containers, and an ice pack. Everything is microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe. It's the ultimate lunchbox for the premier healthy-eating addict.
Price: $33.03get this meal prep kit