Starting the new year on a healthy note is on a lot of peoples’ lists, but it can be hard to do.

Using these kitchen tools makes the switch to a healthy lifestyle easier than ever!

For Meal Prep:

The CDN Digital Nutrition Scale helps you learn more about the ingredients you’re using while helping portion size correctly. It shows a bunch of different details like calories, sodium, protein and fat for 999 different food items. All information comes from USDA National Nutrient Database.

For Cooking:

Invest in some good knives! A healthy start to the new year requires cooking with fresh ingredients. It’s best to have different knives for your meats, vegetables and fruits, so you don’t cross-contaminate. Ceramic knives are a great option since they don’t leave a metal aftertaste or brown your food.

Quality spices and a corresponding spice rack is a must! Spices bring an excellent flavor to your food without the extra calories or fat some sauces have.

Veggies are a vital part of any healthy diet. Use a spiralizer to ditch calorie-laden pasta and get a serving of greens with yummy zucchini noodles. Short on time? A microwave vegetable steamer helps cut calories and cook time for your favorite veggies!

Buying a smaller, handheld blender is another great investment! First of all, it’s much easier to store than the usual bulky sized blenders. The possibilities are endless when using a blender – fresh fruit smoothies, sauces, pesto, hummus, or soups!

For Daily Use:

Increasing your water intake is also a great way to start the new year fresh! Buy a good water bottle, like the Zoku Stainless Steel Bottle, which can keep cold liquids up to 24 hours and hot ones up to 12 hours!

Do you have any tips for a healthy 2018? Leave a comment below!