Confession #61 – I’m still not over Oprah leaving her show. Or the disappointment of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
During the holidays, I really miss the Oprah’s Favorite Things episode. Apparently her lists still exist on Oprah.com, but it’s just not the same as the live show, with grown men and women dressed like Elves and handing out keys to free cars and such. #memories #lifebeforehashtags
And, so, here is my tribute to Oprah’s favorite things…my own list of kitchen essentials and gifts for the Fit Foodie in your life. These are things I couldn’t live without in my own kitchen, plus a couple wish list items of my own. For my regular readers, you will recognize a lot of these tools from the blog! And although I’m not dressing up like an Elf, feel free to read this in your best Oprah voice! I mean – can you imagine???
My Favorite Fit Foodie Things – 2015
The Paderno is my new favorite kitchen tool! While the Veggetti is great for beginners, the Paderno is perfect for the veggie noodle obsessed. You can make noodles with just about anything – potatoes, butternut squash – and with total ease.
I’m in LOVE with my Evo Sprayer – a gift from my mother-in-law. It sprays perfectly for portion control, but uses no harmful propellants or chemicals.
These flavored oils have made such a difference in my cooking – I especially love the Tuscan Herb and will be asking Santa for another bottle this holiday!
You know how much I love my Crock Pot. I actually own THREE. But this one is my FAV! Why? 1. It’s programmable! For all you working mommas, you can set the timer on your dinner. No more overcooked chicken! 2. It’s seriously enormous, so you can cook a whole chicken or roast easily or double your favorite recipe. Yay!
This Microplane Zester would make an awesome stocking stuffer! I am constantly using fresh lime and lemon zest in my cooking – such an easy way to add flavor in a healthy way.
Gluten-free, chemical-free, filler-free and low salt seasonings. These are at the TOP of my own wish list. Hoping to find some in my stocking this year!
And, finally, the big-ticket item from my wish list…this #badass Ninja for my Shakeology. I have heard nothing but wonderful things from my team and challengers. I have a great blender, so this is definitely not something I need…but I really, really want it. If you see my Santa, can you give him a hint?
What’s on your list this year?
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