Now that Tommy has arrived, I’ve started thinking about getting back to my pre pregnancy diet. I think pregnancy taught me a lot about what my body wants and needs to maintain a healthy, happy and confident weight. I found that when I ate what I wanted and craved, my body told me when I was full and hungry. I was just much more in tune with my hunger and satiety than ever before. I didn’t dream of my next meal. I didn’t follow any diet. I didn’t count calories and I didn’t restrict myself. I still ate a healthy diet in my opinion but much more fatty dressings, pasta, calorie dense granola, empty calorie beverages, eggplant Parmesan, cheese, ice cream and cookies than I normally do. 🙂
Of course what you don’t see in an Instagram picture is that most of these less than “healthy” foods were in fact organic, minimally processed or homemade. Still, an organic root beer is sugar water and something I’ll be cutting out now for most of the time.
Two weeks postpartum, I have about 7-10 lbs currently to lose to get back to my pre-baby weight and I’m hoping to achieve my weight loss with my continued self aware non-diet. More importantly though, I know I’m losing muscle and will be working towards getting back my strength. I’m not going to make diet versions of my favorite foods but practice better portion control, add more veggies to meals, and utilize healthy cooking kitchen tools to make meals more flavorful with less calories and toxins.
I’ve been working with Kohl’s since April and have come to love shopping there online and in store. They have a wide variety of healthy cooking tools from my favorite blenders to BPA free storage containers. The best part though is that they always have a sale or promotion going on from Kohl’s cash to 20% off. It’s one of the best places to stock up on your kitchenware. Here are a few of my favorites that come in handy when health is at the forefront of my diet for me and my family.
This blender is life changing. I’ve had mine for over 2 years and it’s my most used kitchen appliance. The smoothies are so much better tasting when you use a high powered blender. Instead of something you should have, smoothies become something you WANT to have. I craved milk shakes often in pregnancy and with a good safe protein powder, it felt like I indulged daily thanks largely to the wonders of this blender. Everything just seems to blend better together, no chunks at all! A little avocado will make you think you added cream to your shake. If you like a good smoothie, the steep price tag is honestly worth it my 31 year old opinion.
I use mine for blended chia pudding, cauliflower rice, juice, salad dressings, banana ice cream and more when I am looking to eat clean in addition to smoothies.
When it comes to cooking, I am concerned now only with what I put in my body but also what products that food is prepared with. Now that I am a mom, preventing disease in my own body as well as my families is extremely important. Non-stick pans allow you to cook with less oil which means less calories, but you don’t want to use a non-stick pan that potentially transfers chemicals to your food. Pans like the one I got at Kohl’s are typically now made without PFOA, a chemical used to manufacture the fluoropolymers that make up nonstick cookware’s coating. It was also associated with tumors and developmental problems in animals. Naturally, experts were concerned about its possible effects on humans and most companies avoid using it now.
The key to using non-stick cookware is to make sure you do not overheat your pan above 500 degrees Fahrenheit. When heated too high, the coating begins to break down and toxic chemicals are released, some carcinogenic. A few tips to avoid heating is to never cook on high, use heavier pans, do not preheat an empty pan and don’t attempt to broil or sear meat in a non-stick pan.
I love using a non-stick pans for making eggs, protein pancakes, stir fry dinners, and sautéing any vegetable. It allows me to reduce the number of calories used when cooking, without missing out on much flavor. I still add a little EVOO but don’t need nearly as much to avoid sticking and burning the pan.
I love salads but I hate making them at home. I prefer them to be made with thinly sliced vegetables and find it time consuming and difficult to chop at home. I have a spiralizer as well that I bought at Kohl’s and couldn’t decide which one to feature here since both are great at making vegetables more versatile. The slicer is great for carrots, cucumber, onions, peppers and potatoes on a regular basis. It’s quick and easy.
I took this picture right when I bought it and have loved using the three thickness settings. My pics at dinner all came out yellow and ugly but I’ll share them on Instagram soon.
I love Zak designs for a variety of reasons. First is that their products are beautiful and bring life to a boring kitchen. Second, they great quality and last. Third, they are BPA free! BPAs are found in plastics and the lining of cans and seep into our food or drinks. I don’t want to misquote the risks of BPA’s so here is what the Mayo Clinic says, “Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.” Adults are not off limits however. Studies have shown that BPA may cause/contribute various types of cancers and diseases. Limit your use of canned foods lined with BPA, reusing plastic water bottles or water bottles exposed to high heat, choose items like the Zak Designs Kitchen Tools that say BPA free.
I also use mason jars to store food or BPA free Tupperware. I know this post is about losing weight, but when I think of my health these days, disease prevention is just as important. There are many other studies that suggest BPA’s are causing more diseases in adults but I highly encourage you to do your own research or I’d be happy to do a separate post on them.
The thing about BPA’s that is difficult is that we use plastic for so many different purposes. At least baby products are mostly made without them these days but I find it overwhelming to look at all the products you shouldn’t use if you are concerned with them. I try to do the best I can, and don’t want to Food Babe rain on your parade of blissful ignorance so I’m suggesting you do the best you can.
To get more healthy cooking gear, visit Kohl’s Healthy Cooking page to check out more products that I love.
$100 Kohl’s Giveaway
I also have a $100 Kohl’s gift card to give away to one of you. Simply leave a comment below letting me know your favorite healthy cooking supplies, from immersion blender to slow cooker or spiralizer – whatever it may be. You can also let me know what healthy cooking item you’ll buy if you win the $100 Kohl’s gift card. No you don’t have to use it on something for your home. You can use it towards anything!
This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I picked out the items here to feature on my blog post.
I love my slow cooker! My husband and I are very busy with full time jobs and our workout schedules! When we can come home to a cooked meal, that is the best!!!
I do love mandolin slicers, but I have cut my finger one too many times!!
I would love to get the blender you suggested if I won the gift card! I love smoothies and will try your avocado tip! I eat lots of chicken and lean fish to curb my meat cravings and am learning what veggies I like and how to cook the ones I don’t like so I can try them in a new way. Love your blog and congratulations on your little boy!
I love using an immersion blender to make smoothies -- making and clean up is so easy! But mine broke and I need a replacement -- maybe Kohls carries them!
My favorite kitchen item without a doubt is my All Clad grill pan- I use it for everything from grilled chicken to sauteeing vegetables. If I had a $100 giftcard, I would buy a dutch oven dish as I’ve always wanted one
Lauren H says
My favorite is my hamilton beach single serve blender
I absolutely love my blender. It helps me make healthy soups like butternut squash, smoothies or healthy sauces!
Sherri D @ fun fit flavor says
I love my immersion blender for smoothies, my spiralizer for “noodles”, and a really good knife for all the chopping. Knives are so important!
I love my spiralizer because zoodles are one of my current food musts. I am also obsessed with my Ninja because that baby can chop anything and I love it. I would actually put the gift card towards some new cookware and fun kitchen accessories.
nicole jackson says
Love our iron skillet for a variety of things! LOVE smoothies but the texture in our blender is never the same as when I buy them out, so I would for sure put that money toward a Blendtec!
I love my crock pot and my parchment paper. PP is a must for baking and roasting in my opinion!
I love my slow cooker for weekend prep or overnight oats. I’d love to get an immersion blender for soups!
Whine Less says
My crock-pot is my best kitchen friend.
Mikelle Fetsch says
I would get the blender you mentioned!! I’m currently mooching off my boyfriend… Oops! I also love Lauren Conrad’s clothing line from Kohls!
I desperately need some new pans!
Love our slow cooker for meal planning! Would probably buy my husband a new food processor bc he hates our and does a lot of the cooking for our little family (we have a 2 year old son). Have fun with Tommy! 🙂
My new favorite kitchen toy is my spiralizer! Zucchini noodles are absolutely delicious and a great pasta alternative. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
I’m obsessed with my vitamix! It’s the best. The slow cooker comes in a close second though
Kelly Miller says
1st baby due Feb 15th. I would love to buy a blender for when he’s older to make and freeze some healthy homemade baby food, and protein shakes for mama 🙂 possibly some baby clothes too. Gotta love Kohls.
I’ve been reading a lot about cast iron cookware lately and would love toward a heavy cast iron skillet to my kitchen. I’m don’t consider myself a great cook, but the more I become interested in eating and being healthy, I become more excited about planning and preparIn meals!
It’s not a fancy kitchen tool, but my baking sheets help me roast lots of veggies, bake chicken, or make kale chips. If I won the gift card I would love the blender you have! It looks amazing!
Rachel C says
I bought the Ninja system and a stainless steel cookware set from Kohls a few years ago and love them both! I’d love to add 1 or 2 more stainless steel pots & pans to my collection
Sarah s says
Sharp knives! But I would love to get a blender!
I love my crockpot — makes even the most healthy taste like comfort food!!
Definitely my blender! I couldn’t live without it for smoothie or mixing up 2 ingredient pancakes quickly. I don’t have a slow cooker so if I win that is what I am going to buy!
Cherleen Lapointe says
Firstly, thanks for this giveaway! I look forward to reading your blogs & seeing your vlogs. 🙂
My fav healthy cooking supply is my ninja blender! I make all my smoothies in there, as well as my little ones freezies. 🙂
I would probably buy something for my little girl, husband and I with the gift card.
Robin Greene says
My vitamix. I use it often but most importantly, it allowed me to make extremely smooth baby food out of quality ingredients (i.e., grass fed organic ground beef) for my kiddo when she was young and had many many feeding issues.
Katelyn Pickett says
Slow cooker! I use it at least once or twice a week. Salsa chicken for tacos is my favorite 🙂
I love our slow cooker and blender … but am also so intrigued by the mandolin slicer.
Wellness Bug says
Hmm…currently my favorite kitchen appliance is my slow cooker. Being in college and working almost full time, it’s definitely been a life saver (and budget saver!) There was actually a three-tiered steamer I had my eye on at Kohl’s on Black Friday, but I went in and the lines were wrapped around the store, so I opted to NOT deal with that. I’d probably get that and ALSO a cast iron skillet so I can finally make my late grandma’s AMAZING cornbread. The cornbread may not be good for the body, but it sure is good for the soul.
I love my food processor, slow cooker, and mandolin. That blender looks awesome, and I would love to upgrade from our nutribullet!
I love my spiralizer and my rice maker! I would buy some goodies for the kitchen for sure with the gift card. I could actually use new dish towels and a new baking dish.
I would love to have a safer pan and an immersion blender!
Tori L says
I couldn’t live without my slow cooker!
I love my stovetop length cast iron grill. I swear cooking on that thing just makes everything taste better. Grilling something so simple as salmon gives off a nice smoky taste. It’s really easy for me to eat healthy whenever I use that thing. ??
Laurel C says
I use a slow cooker a few times a week, and it makes meal planning so easy!! I would LOVE to have either a new rice maker or a new blender though 🙂
Ashley W says
I love my Blendtec! I would love some new pans!!
My life has definitely changed since getting a nutri bullet!
Erika D says
Congratulations Sarah! I love the name Tommy, so sweet!
I have recently jumped into the spiralizer trend and really love them. If I won the GC, I would probably buy an espresso machine. Not “healthy” in a strict sense, but I am imagining that would be healthier than my Starbucks habit.
I got a food processor for Christmas and ut has changed my eating habits fir the better! I make my own salad dressing, condiments, and banana sorbet!
Lisa Brown says
I like the immersion blender, it is a great kitchen tool. I may buy a few sets of tumblers with the gift card. Thanks for the chance 🙂
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Congratulations again on your pregnancy Sarah!
If I win, I’ll probably get the NutriBullet… I’ve been wanting to get it for a while now and this coul be my chance. ^^
Harmony b says
My blender. I love smoothies and soups
I agree about the importance of pan safety! I love my smoothie blender right now!
i love my slow cooker to make steel cut oats, veggie soups and even marinara sauce.
Looking forward to read more about your getting back to pre-pregnancy weight posts and recipes! 🙂
I love my slow cooker! I’ve been wanting to try the spiralizer for zucchini noodles.
I absolutely LOVE ❤️ and ADORE my slow cooker!
Nicole In STL says
I love my simple steam basket for quickly steaming fresh veggies to perfection! I’d love to use a gift card for a fancy blender like the Blendtec you featured above.
Thanks so much for the giveaway! Hope life with a newborn is going well for you. My baby is 10 weeks old so I’m just now crawling out of the fog of new motherhood. Every day gets easier though and each new development and milestone seems like SUCH an accomplishment! Hang in there momma -- you’re doing a great job <3
Valerie Bostwick says
Love my spiralizer!! My boyfriend and I also love thin veggies and this helps me sneak in some that he won’t usually eat!
Stephanie O says
I think a good blender is key for making healthy smoothies for snacks and breakfasts. My current one is 7 years old and on the fritz. I would definitely buy a new blender!
I just learned how easy and delicious roasted vegetables are …. So at the moment a baking pan and parchment paper are my favorite. I think I would by a nonstick pan. Mine is dying (starting to stick)
Leah H. says
My slow cooker is my BFF! I also love my air popcorn popper. Best investment for $16!
Definitely obsessed with my food processor. I make homemade nut butters, hummus, “zoodles”, even cheese cake! If I won the gift card, I would definitely purchase some new pillows as well as that mandolin slicer! I’ve always wanted one but they usually seem so complicated with extra parts.
My favorite healthy cooking kitchen appliance is the ninja slow cooker. It’s great! I can sautée, steam, bake and slow cook. It has a non stick surface so it’s super easy to clean up. Love it!!! If I get the Kohls gift card I would buy some need cuisinart pots and pans to replace my older ones 🙂
Laura T. says
I have a Ninja blender, but sadly it’s on it’s last legs. A new blender would be awesome. So would a bunch of gadgets like slotted spoons and a zester! Or a new non stick pan or two!
I am a huge crockpot fan and use mine at least once a week to make flavor meals without a ton of fat!
Jennifer Flood says
I love my cast iron pan. non stick and definitely safe!
My Ninja blender .. I couldn’t live without it. From preworkouts to post workouts and everything in between. I’m trying not only to get myself healthy but my kids as well. I have everyone loving smoothies or “fruit ice cream” as they call it and would love to buy a decent juicer. I think it would a great way to get more veggies into their diets.
I love my immersion blender for smoothies and healthy soups.
I love my new salad spinner!
Stacy Moore says
I LOVE my spiralizer! Veggies are way more fun with it and somehow taste better? lol. I’d love to buy a good quality blender with the $100. I always want smoothies but I have a teeny tiny Magic Bullet that just doesn’t do the job and my smoothies never come out how I had hoped…
Colby Wittman says
I am absolutely in love with George Foreman kitchen top grill! I use it a lot for weekly meal prep--grilling chicken or vegetables. If I would the gift card I would probably use it to purchase things like the slicer pictured above. I, too, love salads but hate making them at home. They take so much work to prepare them the way I like--I often catch myself paying for salads, not helping my wallet or the environment!
Deb Lewis says
I definitely love my slow cooker! Especially this time of year -- I have something in it today!
I love my slow cooker and food processor. But definitely need to upgrade my blender -- would use the money for that!
The Demure Life says
I’ve actually been wanting an immersion blender so I’d love to use the gift card towards that!
I love my spiralizer!
Kelly D says
The slow cooker is my favorite, I like cooking veggie dishes in it.
I am DEF in need of a new nonstick pan for eggs and such -- mine’s looking pretty scary and doesn’t heat evenly any more.
This will probably sound weird, but my favorite for healthy meals is my cast iron pan. I can sear meats and finish them in the oven, or make big, one pan meals full of veggies and lean meat, cover the cast iron and let it simmer… it gives such good flavor to everything, no cheese necessary 🙂
I love love LOVE my NutriBullet, which I happened to get for such a great deal I thought, “Well, if I only use it a few times it will still be worth it.” I use it every day to make a fresh fruit/veg smoothie.
I would completely flip over 100$ to Kohl’s because I’d finally get that spiralizer I’ve been looking to get. We’re desperately in need of some BPA free Tupperware, and even though the winter is (hopefully) coming to and, I’ve always wanted a slow cooker so I can step up my soup game to the next level!
Carla S says
I like my core kitchen wavy knife for cutting potatoes, steamer basket, and george foreman grill the most.I would get a larger george foreman grill.
With an active toddler, my slow cooker is a life saver! I would buy a blender so i can try making a smoothie. I’ve never had a homemade one.
My Vitamix is my absolute favorite tool, but I’m in desperate need of glass Tupperware containers. Hoping to ditch all of my plastic ones!
Sarah O. says
I use my mandolin slicer all the time to make dried fruit. I could really, really use a blender upgrade. Mine smokes sometimes … ?
I’d love an immersion blender. I always want to make soups but find myself shying away from any that need some blending at the end.
My blendtec! I use it to make smoothies, nut butters, even soup!
Lauren B says
My favorite healthy cooking tool is definitely my george foreman grill. I love using it to make grilled lean meats, fish, and veggies. It adds that yummy flavor and like you were saying with the nonstick pans -- you don’t need to add any extra fat or calories to get it. It’s a staple in my home!
I love my blender for making smoothies. I need a nonstick pan for eggs. I’m glad to hear they are making the pans without that chemical now.
I would buy a spiralizer and mini blender! I’ve been dying to make noodles and shakes!
Definitely the slow cooker! I just used it to make a whole chicken, and then used the leftover juices to make homemade 100% natural chicken stock. All in the slow cooker, and with barely any hands on work needed.
Laura Campbell says
I love the idea of doing chia seed pudding in the blender, such a great idea to make it all come together from the start. My favorite appliances are an immersion blender and a small waffle maker since I live in a dorm and it makes it easy to make healthy smoothies and protein waffles without a lot of mess!
Strength and Sunshine says
My cast iron!! That thing can make anything taste amazing!
My blender is my favorite healthy kitchen appliance!
My favorite healthy cooking supply is a steamer I got from my mom.
Danyelle H says
My blender, rice cooker and cast iron skillet are my favorite and must haves.
Michael Bratek says
I would have to say its our Ninja blender that blends, ice, fruits, veggies, yogurt, etc. for an extraordinary smoothie to start my day!
I love my Ninja blender. Every day I need to have a big green smoothie. One thing I would buy would be a new slow cooker as ours just broke this weekend and made a big ole mess in the kitchen.. Congrats on your new bundle of joy! Such an exciting time.
Megan D says
I received a Lodge cast iron skillet for Christmas and have been nonstop cooking with it, I am very paranoid about using non-stick pans and have gone through my kitchen and gotten rid of anything that includes nonstick as well as a lot of plastic utensils, would love to get all new stainless steel or glass for cooking and baking!
Kelsey M. says
I love my cast iron pans!
Evie B. says
I love my Hamilton Beach blender and I would love to buy a juicer.
My favorite is Blendtec blender. Thank you for the giveaway!
dara brociner says
I love my crockpot!
carol clark says
i like my little chop a matic im sorry i just love it
Becca H. says
My favorite thing right now is my spiralizer--totally in love with zoodles!! But I could seriously use some new nonstick pans, so this would be super useful.
I love my cast iron pans (no worrying about chemicals and if well seasoned, they’re pretty nonstick!) and my slow cooker!
Kaitlin A says
I am trying to use my slow cooker more this winter. I am big fan of the Lauren Conrad bedding at Kohls.
Julie Wood says
I love my Hamilton Beach Blender to make my smoothies with, and my cast iron skillet that I use to make so many dishes is a must have in my house!
I love my basket to steam veggies- easy side dish that’s healthy and filling!
Katherine D says
I love my immersion blender for smoothies, pureed vegetable soups, etc. I would probably buy a spiralizer!
I love my Ninja blender! I have been using it now for two years, and it is still going strong. I would love to use the gift card for other items, though, like a spiralizer.
Christine Brooks says
I would buy that Cuisinart griddle pan! I have a round non-stick skillet that is by far my favorite kitchen item, so a griddle pan version would be amazing.
I like my steamer. I use it to steam broccoli and cauliflower all the time. I would get a nutribullet.
Marissa C. says
I love my veggie spiralizer!! It has let us cut waaaay back on carbs!
I just got a cast iron pot and have been loving it. I also have a Blendtec and used it almost every day.
I like the food processor best. It’s great at chopping veggies.
I love using my mini food processor to make healthy snacks like protein energy bits and things like that. I would love to get a new blender because mine doesn’t really break certain foods down that well.
Definitely my veggie peeler. I use that all the time especially when making baby food!
I love to use my slow cooker for easy healthy meals that are ready when I get home from work!
Amanda F says
I absolutely love my Ninja blender. I use the individual cups to make portable smoothies which I drink on my commute. One of my favorite cooking appliances actually lives outside! I love using my gas grill in the summer to make chicken and veggie. Grilled veggies are easy and delicious and clean up is a breeze. I have been wanting to get a mandolin or a spiralizer for some time. This would give me no excuses!
I love my slow cooker because I’m always on the run and it lets me cook delicious meals while still being busy. I would love to try a spiralizer though!
Lynn Rojas says
I love using a food processor to make clean recipes like nut butter and hummus!
Megan A. says
I just got the spiralizer attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer and it is amazing. I had a veggeti for a year and decided to upgrade. Veggies are so much better when eaten in a fun shape!
Crockpot, spiralizer, and blender are definitely my favorite! I am moving and I need a new blender, was considering Blendtec, do you think it is better than a Vitamix??
Karly K says
My go-to health food appliances include my steamer/rice cooker and my KitchenAid blender. I think I would probably put this $100 towards a better food processor, since I have a baby on the way too, and I’d like to have one for pureeing/mixing baby food!
Jessica Lynne says
My favorite cooking supply is my blender! It was a recent Christmas/birthday/anniversary present from my boyfriend! I use it almost daily to make smoothies, hummus, sauces & soups! If I won, I would love to buy a food processor! There are so many recipes that I would love to try that require one!
I love my ninja which we brought from kohl’s last year. Use it daily for my power smoothies :)..I would probably buy Cuisinart Non-Stick Cookware if I win the gift card.
I love my Vitamix, best investment I made.
How fun! I currently love my spiralizer for zoodles; easy way to eat more veggies. I would love the blender you chatted about! I’m sure there are so many fun smoothie recipes on Pinterest I could whip up. =]
Jill B says
I love my spiralizer. From zucchini noodles with my spaghetti to a Thai peanut veggie blend — it’s a great way to cut out some carbs and add in veggies!
Kristen Arsenault says
Kohls is one of my favorite stores to shop at also. In my kitchen I use my Spiralizer once a week and prep all kind of veggies that way. Not only is it fun to prep, they seem to taste better in noodle form. In addition, I love my Pyrex glass containers from kohls. My weeks go so much smoother when I have my food prepared. I’m less likely to over eat, eat out and spend money when I already have groceries. If I won this gift card I would purchase an immersion blender and some new socks. Nice socks for running/working out are so underrated. 🙂
Fatima Ben says
I LOVE the blender. It comes very handy when you have a toddler who doesn’t like eating vegetables. My trick is making a soup with a lot of vegetables and blend it. That’s the only way he’ll have his carrots and broccoli!
I would get some cast iron cookware, more pyrex and replace some of my dollar store cooking utensils. I love Kohl’s, I like the Food Network line.
i’m in the same boat as you Sarah and i’m obsessed with my NutriBullet! it’s so quick and easy to clean! most blenders are super annoying to wash but i like the way that the Nutribullet has the blade as part of the cap so it’s easy to wash.
I love my vitamix, blends anything!! Not sure what I’ll buy, but I’m sure it will be something either for the home or baby!
I’m between Crock pot and Vitamix.-- i’ll have to go with crock pot, i make healthy soups , stews and oats for my prep for the week every week! with the gift card i’d buy the cuisinart non stick pans you showed. Look like great pans, i’ve been looking for healthy non stick pans!!! pick me! pick me! 🙂
Burpees to Bubbly says
RM lovesss his Nutribullet and even though I have a love/hate relationship with the salad spinner, it’s something i use weekly and it make such a difference when preparing kale!
Denise M says
I am obsessed with my slow cooker, I love that thing and use it three times a week at least. I would really like a spiralizer
Sarah!!?.. I am currently obsessed with my spiralizer and vitamix blender!.. And if I win the gift card, I would buy a lot of cookware since I am a student at college and moved out of town, so I am in need of nonstick cookware and more.. Jaja
Carol T says
So many cool items!!
Jenna S. says
I love my NutriBullet! I don’t just use it for smoothies, but I love using it to make protein pancake batter. I also love my crockpot -- makes cooking dinner so simple and tasty!
Della G. says
I love my magic bullet for smoothies & my slow cooker for chicken!
The vitamix has been my biggest kitchen investment (and I love it), but my slow cooker is a real life saver. It helps ensure we have healthy meals even when life gets busy.
Justine Kelly says
I would use the gift card to buy a spiralizer -- something I’ve always wanted. Currently my favorite healthy eating appliances are my slow cooker and blender for smoothies!
I love the baby Breeza!! It’s one of my favorite cooking items. I use it to make homemade baby food and it’s quick and easy. It does an amazing job and my baby girl loves it! If I win the gift card I would love to buy new non-stick pans. Our house could use them!
I love my spiralizer!
Running for Berries says
I love to use my vitamix to make healthy smoothies
My favorite healthy kitchen tool is my slow cooker! If I win, I would definitely like to buy some new pots and pans!
I’m currently pregnant so I have loved reading your pregnancy posts and following along your journey! I know my time for getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight will come soon too, so this was an interesting post too! I would use the gift card to buy a new non-stick pan. Mine is super old and definitely not non-stick anymore. Thanks for sharing!
Believe it or not, mine is a spice grinder! I grind spices, obviously, but also coffee beans and flaxseeds for baking.
I love Blendtec and Kohl’s! Excited about such a great giveaway!
My waffle iron! The best treat
I love my spiralizer. And I would probably use the gift card to buy a new blender.
I love my immersion blender -- awesome for making soups and so convenient and easy to store. Congrats on Baby Tommy! If I got the gift card I would definitely buy some glass tupperware, I hear they are much safer to heat meals up in than plastic.
I love my vitamix, but it definitely gets more use in the warmer months! If I won the gift card, I would look into non-stick cookware.
In order to keep full and away from addictive bad carbs, I make a lot of brown rice and quinoa as bases for my meals. Rice and quinoa both depend on a good, heavy bottomed pan with a tight fitting lid. I love my 3-qt cuisinart enamel covered cast iron dutch oven for this. I got it on super discount like 5 years ago and was very sad when the enamel started to peel off last year. I wrote to cuisinart about it and they sent me a new one! No receipt and no questions asked. So basically your $40 investment is in a pan for life. Seriously, go get one.
I would definitely put the Kohl’s gift card to good use on that snazzy mandolin, work out gear and cute new sandals.
I love my Vitamix blender! I’ve had it for years now.
Susan rowe says
I would love to buy a great spiralizer. I currently don’t have the best device to steam things so I would probably like that as well but I do try to steam my vegetables
I love my crock pot I use it a lot and try to make the best healthy meals
I love my spiralizer and how it lets me sneak in more veggies for pastas, but really need a mandolin slicer for my salads. I can’t believe you are 7-10 pounds away! Good for you! It’s been inspirational watching you workout throughout the stages of your pregnancy. Congrats on a handsome, healthy little one!
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
Oh Blender hands down! I have making protein shakes every day this week.
My favorite earthy kitchen tool right now is a grater. I grate carrots and zucchini to add into oatmeal (carrot cake or zucchini bread flavored oatmeal, add some spices). Or crack some eggs and make veggie cakes that you can top with Greek yogurt or hot sauce.
Liz S. says
My favorite healthy cooking supplies are my set of pans -- great for versatile cooking and quick clean-up. And the healthy cooking item that I will buy, if I win the $100 Kohl’s gift card, is a Ninja blender (great for smoothies and so much more).
Commenting for my best friend who is always sharing new healthy recipes with me (from on-the-go lunch ideas to green smoothie recipes)! I know she would love to get a new blender and/or the mandolin slicer.
Gina M says
One of my favorite healthy cooking tools is my salad spinner, which gets a lot of use. I love salads! If I won I would definitely buy a nice blender to replace my old cheap-o one that broke. I really miss making smoothies!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Love my Cuisinart Griddler for paninis, grilled chicken, pancakes and belgian waffles. Also love my Greek yogurt maker, love making low sugar, high protein yogurt weekly. I’d probably get a combo rice cooker/pressure cooker.
My favorite cooking tool is definitely my Blendtec. I use it every day and can’t imagine not having it!
I love my spiralizer. Zucchini to zoodles in minutes.
I love my mini bottle blender makes smoothies on the run nice and easy. I wish I did a better job with kale and spinach so maybe with $100 I will upgrade 🙂
Megan S. says
I LOVE my spiralizer!!
Love my blender too! Smoothies are a quick fix in my house.
Kinzie Harvell says
I love using the ziploc bags that have the 1/4,1/2 and 1 cup marker on them! With the Kohls $100 giftcards I would get the mandolin slicer you mentioned and a new pair of tight shorts for cycling.
Oh I have to say that my favorite that we use alot is our George Foreman grill! I would love to get the NutriBullet 8-pc. 600-Watt Superfood Nutrition Extractor & Blender Set Kohls has. That would help so much in my new years resolution to learn to cook healthier for my family
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Erin Ellis says
My favorite is my Nutribullet, and I would love to buy a new Keurig! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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Barb McLaughlin says
Would love to get a Ninja!
steve weber says
I love my Ninja blender.. I use it all the time
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my crockpot has definitely helped me to eat healthy, especially during the winter!
My blender has allowed me to make smoothies for me and my sons…..they are now not afraid of spinach because they know you can’t taste it!!
Lauren Faga says
I can’t live without a good peeler and cutting board to get my fresh veggies and prep for the days ahead. Our ninja blender also gets a lot of mileage. I would love to get a good spiralizer, more veggies!
I can’t live without a good peeler and cutting board for my veggies, and our Ninja blender as well. I would love to get a good spiralizer to get more veggies!
I love using the crock pot! It makes it possible for me to have a healthy dinner ready on busy days!
I absolutely love my spiralizer! Zoodles are delicious
I love my crockpot and a spiralizer is on my list -- I need some Zoodles!!
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness says
My favorite kitchen gadget is definitely my food processor! I use it almost every day. I also love my Ninja blender, spiralizer, and pizza making tools for homemade pizza nights. And I’d love to get a mandolin slicer!
Kaitlyn Green says
My magic bullet is my life saver for making quick healthy smoothies at home but it’s old and slowly dying on me! I also love containers that help bringing food to work much more convenient and portion controlled.
If I won the $100 gift card I would definitely get a spiralizer for making zoodles and also I would buy bpa free containers because I can always use some more containers ? But my favorite cooking tool right now is my Nutribullet because it makes protein shakes super easy and portable breakfasts as compared to when I used an entire blender and would have to clean the whole machine instead of just the cup like I do with the Nutribullet ???
My favorite kitchen appliance is my slow cooker. Currently on med school plus studying for the boards and gives me the time to have cooked dinners every night for my husband and myself. I’d love to get a blender..
My Vitamix is my favorite! I make a lot of healthy smoothies this way. -- HilLesha
I love my Ninja blender! After years with a cheap blender, it still amazes me how versatile it is for making healthy foods 🙂
jessica foley says
my high-tech blender changed my life. sounds dramatic, but it’s so true.
I love my Vitamix! I use it to blend up veggies to put in sauce (sneaky mom style) so my kids will get more veggies. It is also great for smoothies in the summer when it is super hot in Florida.
I love my Vitamix and my slow cooker! Both are great tools for healthy eating! I use the blender for veggies to add to sauces (sneaky mom style) so my kids get extra veggies too!
I love my steamer because it makes steaming veggies super easy and quick. I always have some form of veggie for dinner.
I think a slow cooker could really change the way i meal plan and eat.
I love my crockpot! I found a delicious coconut chicken recipie off Pinterest that I’m obsessed with! Pinterest is everything!!! If I won I would buy a new set of pots, the enamel on mine is wearing off.
Dandi D says
My favorite tool is my Ninja blender. I might use the gift card on a Kitchen Aid mixer.
I would buy the blended blender. I really liked the sliceer.
I’d love to upgrade my blender!
I would get some new yoga equipment
Jessie Jones (@jessiepjones) says
I would get the mandolin slicer and some glass jars -- love that idea of being healthier!
I’d get new bedding!
I love my lunchbox set (which I got from Kohls a few months ago!). It has a few containers to keep items separate and has never leaked! I would love to upgrade my at-home storage to all glass containers.
I love my food processor, it’s so easy to make cauliflower rice and homemade hummus. I would love to update my pots and pans if I won the gift card. Mine are still college quality.
oh my gosh…that smiley face spoon is too cute. my favorite healthy cooking items of choice are my blendtec blender (i use it at LEAST once a day, but usually more than that!) and my slow cooker (it may not be always used to cook the healthiest of meals, but it has saved me from ordering take out/ fast food on many occasions so for that reason, i’m counting it :p) and i would love to use the gift card to buy a spiralizer — i’ve been wanting to try one out for awhile!
Kristina D. says
Veggie spiralizer all the way! I love making zucchini noodles with pesto and falafel. I would probably buy a few decorations for my apt (it’s pretty empty) and a long sleeve workout top for the cold Boston weather days!
Katy H says
I would def use the gift card towards a Blendtec blender! I loooooove smoothies and it has so many other uses!
I would buy a spiralizer! Being boarder line diabetic I want to start making Zucchini noodles instead of using pasta noddles . thank you for this giveaway & congrats !
Julie B says
I’m obsessed with my Palermo spiralizer. I use it 1-2 times a week and love experimenting with different vegetables!
The spiralizer is my #1 healthy cooking tool because I love pasta. With the spiralizer I learned to make (and love zucchini noodle pasta). The Blendtec blender looks pretty awesome now too! 🙂
Jess F says
Instantpot -- It’s a souped up slow cooker, pressure cooker and yogurt maker all in one!
My favorite kitchen supply is my blender which is a blender & my bamboo cutting board. Its my favorite!! 🙂
Faye Kathleen says
My blendtec blender, I use it for so many smoothies / soups! I’m definitely looking into the veggie spiralizer in the future! 🙂
I love my slow cooker! It is so easy to throw a bunch of veggies into the pot with a lean protein and it’s delicious! Some of the healthiest foods become so delicious in the slow cooker when left on all day! Hope you and Tommy are well! Xo
I love my ceramic knives. They are the best for chopping veggies. I really want to get a spiralizer soon!
I absolutely love my vitamin blender. It is my most use kitchen gadget and is used almost everyday. If I were to win the card I know I would buy a mandolin slicer. I’ve had my eye on one for a while, but still haven’t purchased it!
Kim H. says
I would REALLY love to get a good citrus juicer so I can do flavored water without dropping the whole fruit in there!!
Meghan B. says
I’d love to try out an immersion blender to make healthy soups!
Krista W. says
My ninja is my favorite!! I would love to get a salad chopper and spinner.
Amanda R says
I love my dutch oven -- it always want to make yummy soups in it!
I do really need a new non stick pan.
I would love to get a new food processor!
What an awesome giveaway. i would probably spend my gift card to get me some new workout clothes.
I would offer a frozen fruit dessert maker to my wife. Thanks for the chance to win!
Tonya Atkinson says
I love my slow cooker since it is the only healthy cooking item I own. I love eating fresh fruits
Melissa L. says
My blender helps me to eat healthier. Thanks for the giveaway!
Carolsue Anderson says
I recently got a Spiralizer and I just love it! So many healthy things you can make with it! I would love to get a Keurig Brewer if I won this.
Inna Chi says
I use my rice cooker quite often, it doubles as a steamer and is very convenient! Sometimes I’ll use both at the same time, I’ll be cooking my rice while steaming lots of veggies right on top. It is awesome! With the kohl’s gift card I would probably get a pressure cooker! I’ve heard lots of great things about them.
My favorite healthy cooking appliance is my slow cooker. If i Win I’d buy a cookware set, thanks for the chance to win!
Michelle J. says
A good blender would be perfect!
Tamra H says
I love our spiralizer to make healthy “pasta” dishes. If I won I would probably buy a new crock pot, as mine is on the fritz!
Amy Orvin says
My favorite is the immersion blender.
I love my nutribullet and my le creuset cookwear!
I absolutely love our slow cooker, it makes busy nights much easier! I would definitely like to buy a spiralizer. It’s time to make some zucchini noodles.
My favorites are my Ninja Blender and slow cooker. I’m getting married in June and need lots of new healthy kitchen tools for me and my fiance!
I love my spiralizer. I actually thought it might be a waste before I purchased it, but I use it so often and now can’t live without it!
Anna Pry says
I would get a couple new knives to make fruit and veggie prep easier! thanks!
Jordan D. says
I couldn’t live without my slow cooker, I use it at least twice a week…so easy to make healthy meals! I also love my spiralizer for zoodles, but I’d really love a Ninja or Vitamix.
Ashley Kolpak says
I love my slow cooker!
i rely on my vitamix blender for smoothies, immersion blender for creamy soups, and my water heater for tea. a spiralizer is on my wish list.
Emily Smith says
I love my Oster blend-n-go. It’s easy to blend up a delicious smoothie into the travel cup.
My favorite healthy cooking supply is my slow cooker! I think I’d put the gift card towards a juicer!
I love using the slow cooker, especially this time of year. I would like some new non stick cookware.
Tracie Cooper says
I would love to get a spirializer! They sound amazing!
Cindy A. says
I can’t live without my slow cooker, blender, and indoor grill from Hamilton Beach. I would use the gift card to buy a spiralizer and maybe a new set of silicone spatulas. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway!
Anna Keays says
I lov my spiral user and huge Cuisinart pan. That think can cook up some mean stir fry!
My nutrininja, food processor, and a good knife set are all essentials for healthy cooking. I’d love to update my cookware to safer options and get some glass lunch containers with the gift card!
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
I love my Wolf Blender for smoothies!
latanya t says
I love my ninja slower cooker
I live my slow cooker!
Madeline Ko says
I’d love to get a blender for smoothies or a new slow cooker, both are great for easy, healthy meals and snacks!!
joti B says
I love my blender so much
I use my slow cooker almost everyday. I love not having to “cook” and clean up is easy. I love kohls the sales are amazing I literally did all my Christmas shopping there this last Christmas.
Allison Rasmussen says
I try to eat as healthy as I can, but know I could improve! I would love a Blentec to help out in that department.
It is hard to pick my favorite kitchen tool but the spiralizer is definitely up there. I haven’t steered too far from my usual zucchini pasta but just recently I spirralized a sweet potato for sweet potato curly fries. I also couldn’t live without my Ninja blender!
Hi! I don’t own a food processor or blender and would love to have either to easily prepare yummy but healthy meals.
North Shore Adventure Fitness says
Oh man. BPA’s scare the *bleep* out of me. As an expecting mother, I completely understand your decisions to minimize the risks of BPAs as much as possible. There are so many scary things out there, and I think it’s great you are highlighting your major concerns to us like-minded health and fitness lovers. I am in the process of getting rid of generic “tupperware,” now and trying to replace with high quality glass and BPA free storage. I think that would honestly make a great video as well… What you store your food in/what pans you cook with/mix with etc. I would love to collab with you in the future!
I have been looking into a Blentec blender and the price always throws me off. Just couldn’t justify it…but mayyyybe I’ll take the plunge since smoothies have become a normal occurrence now. 🙂
Love my Blendtec!
My favorite kitchen tool for healthy cooking would probably be a great knife to cut vegetables and fruit with!
Danielle K. says
I love my slow cooker and my spiralizer! Oh, and my Ninja for awesome smoothies, soups, and sauces.
Rebecca Staudt says
I love my slow cooker! It makes cooking healthy meals so much quicker and easier while I am at work!
I LOVE my vitamix! Very good blender as well similar to the blendtec. I would love to have a mandolin. I literally just told my husband last night that we needed one as I was attempting to thinly slice cheddar cheese….it wasn’t working out well in my favor lol!
I love a good versatile mandolin or slicer that is adjustable but I haven’t found one I love yet! I used to buy all my kitchen gadgets from kohl’s when I lived down the street now I don’t make it there as much living in the country. I’m working on a major lifestyle change with eating clean & healthy. I had my third baby on January 1st 2016 [first baby born in our area] so quick prep items are a must for me!
Rachel S says
I love my steamer basket and my crockpot.
Maggie L says
I desperately need a new blender for smoothies!! I’m desiring healthier breakfasts incorporating spinach but my old blender just isn’t cutting it!!
I love using a strong blender because I can make so many delicious dishes, such as smoothies, soups, pureed vegetables and desserts!
Oh man, definitely crock pot. Waking up thinking what the heck am I gonna eat for dinner --> throw a protein and frozen veggies chicken broth/canned tomatoes and spices into crock pot --> come home to heaven.
Elizabeth Quill says
Love love love my Vitamix!
Lesley Coco says
My spiralizer and my ninja blender! Love them both! I would love a gift card from Kohls as I want to replace all my cookware!
I am loving my spiralizer! And I use my Magic bullet all the time for salad dressings, sauces and smoothies.