Healthy Essentials

I often get asked what products I recommend to help transition to a healthy plant-based lifestyle so I decided to put together a resource page of my favorite go-to items. Below you’ll find a description explaining why I love the item, along with a link to purchase it from a reputable online retailer. High quality kitchen tools are so important to help make the cooking process easy and fun. I hope you find some new favorites too!

You can also find my go-to pantry products here: How to Stock a Healthy Pantry

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Appliances

NutriBullet Pro Blender

If you can’t justify buying a Vitamix, this is the next best thing. It makes the creamiest plant-based sauces!

Vitamix Blender

My most used appliance. Great for smoothies, creamy sauces, soups and dressings.

KitchenAid 5 QT Stand Mixer

I wish I would have bought one of these sooner because it makes the BEST cookies.

Oster ECO DuraCeramic Waffle Maker

Made with a ceramic coating that’s PFOA and PTFE free.

Cuisinart Classic 4-Slice Toaster

Yes, it’s just a toaster…but it sure is pretty.

KitchenAid 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer

Great for whipping frostings and coconut cream.

KitchenAid 7 Cup Food Processor

A must for finely chopping vegetables and making veggie burgers.

Cuisinart 2 QT Ice Cream Maker

Making homemade ice cream is dangerously easy with this!

Bakeware

Emilie Henry Classics 9″ Pie Dish

A beautiful high-quality pie dish for special occasions.

Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

A more sustainable alternative to parchment paper.

USA Pan Cupcake and Muffin Pan

Can you tell I like this brand? This is my go-to muffin pan.

USA Pan 1 Pound Loaf Pan

Great for baking banana bread, zucchini bread, etc.

USA Pan Nonstick Cookie Sheet

A thinner, rimless version of the roll pan. Makes perfect cookies with crispy edges.

USA Pan Nonstick Jelly Roll Baking Pan

Made with a PTFE, PFOA and BPA free silicone coating. Perfect for roasting vegetables and potatoes.

Cookware

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron 3 QT French Oven

A beautiful pot that’s great for cooking soups, stews and pastas.

GreenLife Ceramic Non-Stick Saute Pan

A deeper version of the skillet that’s great for making stews, curries, and sauces.

GreenLife Ceramic Non-Stick Frypan

The best non-stick pan I’ve ever used. Made without PFAS and PFOA.

Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Griddle

Perfect for grilling on the stovetop and cooking multiple pancakes at once.

Lodge 12″ Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron is non-toxic and will last forever. This sturdy skillet is already seasoned and ready to use.

Kitchen Tools

Flytt Lemon Squeezer

Paderno Spiral Slicer

This turns vegetables into pasta shaped noodles in a flash.