Becoming a svelte, soulful and sexy bride is a great goal, but it shouldn’t be the end game. You know that.
At MBB we believe in creating a svelte, soulful, sexy life. Flaunting it at your wedding is the fabulous bonus.
The great news is that once you hit your healthy groove – start here if you’re new to the show – it’s much easier to maintain than you might think. Just taste the MBB recipes to realise that a healthy life is totally delicious.
Check out my 5 healthy wedding registry kitchen essentials (plus a bonus 3 that aren’t worth the splurge).
Healthy Wedding Registry: 5 Must-Have Items
This first read “Vitamix or other high-powered blender” but I’ll be straight with you when I say that the real deal is worth it’s $$$ price tag. My Vitamix is the most used appliance in my kitchen, even more so than the dishwasher and oven combined. I use it daily for smoothies, dips, desserts, making flour, nut butters, soups, pesto, salad dressing, and milks. Consider your cooking needs before you register for the latest model as a slightly older one may be adequate, unless you are running a professional kitchen, and it will be cheaper.
Register@Williams Sonoma and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Heavy cast iron pan
Lightweight, non-stick pans may be easy to use but the toxic chemicals are simply not worth the risk, plus you will never get a great finish on a piece of meat like you can in cast iron. Healthy eating starts and ends with flavour after all. Emerilware would be my number one pick – they are heavy, but great quality and affordable. I can also recommend Le Crueset from personal use and word on the street is that Lodge Logic does a good cast iron skillet.
Register@Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Sur La Table.
A great set of measuring spoons, cups and jugs
Something cheap to counterbalance the lavish requests above! Cooking from scratch is the ultimate healthy eating suggestion and that’s what makes these simple tools so essential. Glass measuring jugs from Pyrex; stainless steel measuring spoons from Cuisipro; stainless steel measuring cups from All Clad.
Register@Amazon, Williams Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Sur La Table….
At first I thought this was another flash in the pan infomercial product but the more I see the more I want one. Not only will you save money by making your own sparkling waters but you eliminate tons of plastic waste. Hurrah. A Soda Stream is on my Christmas list, so husband if you are reading…
Register@Macy’s, Williams Sonoma, Amazon, Bed, Bath & Beyond.
A Slow Cooker
A girlfriend randomly bought me a slow cooker, just because I didn’t have one. It has been a game changer. Stocks, stews, roast vegetables, low sugar desserts, sauces. Tick, tick, tick.
Register@Target, Williams Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s.
Bonus: 3 Items That Aren’t Worth The Splurge
Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
Don’t get me wrong, this is a beautiful piece of equipment and if you are heavily into baking it’s worth the investment. Just ask yourself whether Aunt Sue spending $349.00 on an occasional-use mix master was worth you missing out on an everyday-use blender?
Complicated Coffee Machine
Save money, speedy clean up and minimize waste. French press. Enough said.
Veggie Chops or anything with multiple parts.
In the past we have had a Magic Bullet, a Cuisinart mini food chopper and a tool with the specific purpose to slice avocado and only avocado. Save your cupboard space and your registry dollars by having two great knives and a solid cutting board. The only gimmicky piece I care for these days are fabulous little citrus reamers. Register for one of these babies, just not at Williams Sonoma because they are charging double. For a wooden stick. Hmm.