I don’t know about you but my wish list is full of kitchen goodies this year. I want an herb saver, an herb mill, and possibly a new kick-butt blender, just to name a few. We will see if Santa decides whether or not I’ve been nice enough this year. Jessica and I have been talking a lot lately about our favorite kitchen items and ones we WISH we had! So we decided to compile a list of our 10 Most Wanted!
We have some must have items here that are under $20 and then we have our splurge items. But, I must say we love them all equally! Anyone who loves to cook wants and needs this stuff. Get your shopping done early!
10 Most Wanted Clean Eating Essentials
Under $20? Who knew!
Color Coded Flexible Cutting Boards $6
Keeping your produce and meat cutting boards separate is important in maintaining a healthy kitchen. These flexible cutting boards are the perfect tool to help you keep things separate.
Norpro Cut-N-Slice Flexible Cutting Boards, Set of 3
3-Tier Cooling Rack $11
I got this exact cooling rack for Christmas from my mom about 10 years ago. I still use it and still love it. Its perfect for limited counter space.
Wilton 2105-459 Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Rack
Misto Olive Oil Sprayer $10
This misto sprayer eliminates the need to purchase cooking spray from the store. It is a cleaner, healthier way to cook for less than $10.
Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons $9
Stainless steel is the only way to go with your measuring cups and spoons. They are so easy to clean and don’t contain any chemicals or residue such as BPA. Here is a great deal on the exact set I bought at my local restaurant supply store. For less than $10!
Onesource 8-Piece Deluxe Stainless Steel Measuring Cup and Measuring Spoon Set
Herb Mill $6
This herb mill is on my wish list this year. And, I can’t wait to get it. I am a little OCD when it comes to herbs in my food. I hate when an herb hasn’t been chopped enough and you get a huge piece of rosemary or parsley in your mouth that over powers the rest of the food. So, no more chopping herbs for me, I’m going to mince them in this herb mill. And, its under $10!
Norpro 810 Herb Mill
Glass Mixing Bowls $12
A home cook can never have enough mixing bowls. It’s such a pain to have to wash one in the middle of cooking something. Here is a great set of 3 for only $12!
Electric Salt Grinder $9
Clean eating means less salt and sodium, which means sea salt. Sometimes those sea salt rocks can be course and a normal grinder just doesn’t get it fine enough or may be too hard to crank. This electric salt grinder is the perfect solution. For under $10 its a steal.
Splurge? Yes, I think I will!
Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer $230
A stand mixer is such a helpful tool for so many reasons. We use ours a lot. Any stand mixer will do, but this Kitchen Aid one is really the best one for the frequent user.
All Clad 7 Piece Cookware Set $299
A proper set of cookware is an essential tool for any clean eater. Don’t skimp on these because you use them a lot. A nice set of All Clad will last a lifetime, literally. And maybe even longer. I have collected my All Clad collection piece by piece and plan to continue to expand on it as often as I can. They are in invaluable tool and are very durable. Here is an awesome set we found that will get you started but not cost you an arm and a leg.
Cuisinart 7 Cup Food Processor $125
The food processor is an absolute necessity in the “clean” kitchen. We use it at least once or twice a week. It is so versatile, from blending pesto to slicing apples, these things are a must have. Here is the one we use and love. It’s not a huge splurge at $125.
What’s on your wish list this year? Are there any kitchen gadgets or small appliances you LOVE or really want in your stocking this year?