12 Must-Have Kitchen Items That Make the Ketogenic Diet a Breeze
Last year may have been all about the Whole30, but this year there’s a new diet in town: ketogenic. In a nutshell, it’s a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet, for which you restrict your carb intake so your body reaches a state of ketosis (hence, the name). At ketosis, you’ll start to burn through existing stores of fat for energy, which leads to faster weight loss. So yes, you can still eat cheese. And meat, as well as healthy fats like those found in nuts, seeds and avocados. But yes, it can also still be tricky to stay on track and keep up with the meal plans. Here, 12 must-haves that will take the keto diet from complex and time-consuming to quick, easy and delicious.
Beginner’s Guide Cookbook
New to the keto diet? Make it easy on yourself with this top-rated cookbook, filled with easy-to-understand tips, tricks and recipes.
Victory Belt Publishing ($25)
Sure, you don’t have to measure all of your food in order to be successful—but the more accurate you are, the better your results will be.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
On that note, things like flour and sugar aren’t measure by weight so it's important to have all types of necessary tools.
Table Craft ($20)
All-in-One Food Processor and Blender
Save time—and counter space—by investing in a powerful gadget that will do everything from fresh salsa and tomato sauce to whipping up smoothies and soups.
Cast Iron Kit
The perfect skillet for most cuts of meat because of how well it retains heat, plus it can seamlessly go from stovetop to oven.
When trying to stick to a certain diet, meal prep is king. Stick to the classic and pull out the slow cooker for Sunday afternoon cooking seshes.
Slow Cooker Liners
And cut down on time with these ingenious disposable liners that will make clean-up a breeze.
Get ready to chop, and chop and then chop some more. This all-in-one set includes options for every kind of food, from meat to veggies—plus, a handy wooden holder.
If time’s your biggest enemy, we feel you. This book includes only recipes that have five ingredients or less, so you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.
Rockridge Press ($11)
You won't be able to successfully pull off low-carb without one.
Hemsley + Hemsley ($65)
Immersion Hand Blender
Wildly convenient for making healthy soups, sauces and elixirs without having to clean your Vitamix.
Use to divvy up your meat into portions or give your produce extra long lives in the fridge.