I remember when starting on our health journey, I just wanted to know where people I trusted shopped and what they bought. Still one of the most common questions I get asked is “What brand/kind of _____ do you recommend?” followed by “Where can I buy it?”.
Here is a list of our favorite go-to items, and resources I recommend on a regular basis to clients and friends. These are all things we use regularly in our own home.
It’s really important for us to balance high quality yet affordable, so these resources allow us to strike that happy balance!
Glass Snapware Containers: The ‘tupperware’ cabinet can be one of the most cluttered and overwhelming parts of a kitchen. To majorly simplify this, we tossed all of our mismatched plastic tupperware and got these glass storage containers with matching color-coded lids. Not only are they healthier than plastic, but you can prep, bake, and re-heat all in the same container– so it cuts down on dishes BIG TIME. We literally got rid of a ton of random containers and just bought 3 sets of these. (We found a good price at our local Costco, so if you have one nearby, you may check there too!)
Deli Containers: These large BPA-free deli containers are the BEST for storing broth, leftover soups/stews, sauces, etc. They are dishwasher, freezer, and microwave friendly, too! Often, I have a whole heap of these in the freezer with an assortment of bone broth, or my most recent batch cooking creation.
Wide-Mouth Glass Jars: We use different sized glass mason jars for the majority of our kitchen use and storage. I buy mostly wide-mouth jars since they’re easier to clean and pour into. These smooth 16-ounce jars and tall 24 oz jars are great for smoothies and drinks. I also like the smooth-sided 32 oz. jars so I can easily label them with freezer tape. The wide-mouth half gallon (64 oz) size is great for larger batches of homemade almond milk, cashew milk, cashew cream, etc. that I generally store in the fridge throughout the week.
Wide-Mouth Caps: I bought these BPA-free plastic storage lids to simplify our mason jar lid situation. This lid fits all of our wide-mouth jars, and they’re 1 piece rather than 2.
Freezer Tape: I wasted a lot of masking tape only to figure out it doesn’t stick in the freezer. This helps us label everything we store in the freezer including bags, bins, containers of leftovers and freezer meals, etc.
Tools + Appliances
Chefs Knife: I recently bought this new knife because the target knife block from 10 years ago just wasn’t cutting it anymore (haha). But seriously, a good knife makes ALL the difference in the kitchen, saves times, and fingers.
Knife Sharpener: Sharpens knives in about 10 seconds- to keep your knives in top condition
Nut Milk Bag: We use this to make quick almond milk and cashew milk for a cheaper, ‘cleaner’ option than store-bought. I like it because it’s larger and more durable than the cloth versions, and it comes with 2 bags. It also washes very easy.
Emerson Ecologics/Wellevate: This is like the “Amazon” of practitioner-grade supplements. Get access to the best practitioner-grade supplements at a 15% discount (cheaper than Amazon!). I love it because it’s a super convenient one-stop-shop for most of the supplement-related things we use regularly.
This is where I buy vitamins for the hubby, kids and I, protein powder(s), and any other ‘specialty support’ we may need at the time. You will also be able to view the specific products and brands that I use most often.
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