5 Ways to Organize Your Kitchen for Weight Loss Success

5 Ways to Organize Your Kitchen for Weight Loss Success

 

Have you ever desperately searched your pantry looking for a particular spice only to go out and buy a new one—and find the one you were originally looking for later? Yes, us too! An easy solution: alphabetize your herbs and spices! “It really helps! We’ve definitely struggled more than once to find the right spice and end up buying extra of something we already have,” says Karena Dawn and Katrina Hodgson of Tone It Up. “Get your spice drawer organized for easy access to all the flavors your food may need—and have fun with it, too. You can choose fun jars and get creative with labels.” The it-girl of spices right now is turmeric; find out 14 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Turmeric!

2 Have multiple cutting boards.
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If you don’t have cutting boards in your line of sight, it’s tough to get your fresh fruits and veggies sliced, diced, and ready for action. Tricia Griffin, RD, CSSD suggests keeping an array of different sized cutting boards stacked and leaning against your backsplash. “That’s how I remember to use fresh veggies and fruits in my meals,” she reveals. Go ahead and splurge on ones that you find aesthetically pleasing—choose colors you feel good looking at!

3 Buy multi-use appliances.
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When it comes to appliances, there’s an overload of options out there that do everything from blend, mix, steam and boil right on your countertop. While it’s easy to think you need every single one, it’s best to take a more practical—and space-saving approach—with your appliance collection. “I love things like a 3-in-1 cooker that browns, slow cooks, or pressure cooks,” recommends Dr. Robert Silverman, DC of NY ChiroCare. “Healthy cooking doesn’t need to take up a lot of your precious time—or counter space.” Speaking of gadgets, sneak a peek of these 20 Genius Healthy Cooking Gadgets and see which one you can’t live without!

4 Use Mason jars to organize your pantry.
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Keep your pantry looking pretty and functional by storing nuts, seeds, and grains in mason jars. That’s what the Tone It Up girls swear by! “Not only does it keep your pantry more organized but it gives you a better sense of how much of everything you have left,” suggests Karena and Katrina.

5 Organize your fridge.
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Your fridge is one of the most important parts of the kitchen to keep organized. But stocking it isn’t enough; you need to have easy access to the healthy items. Marissa Ciorciari, MS, RD, LD/N, CLT, Functional Nutritionist at Carillon Miami Beach suggests keeping portioned containers of roasted veggies and salads, and a pitcher of water with sliced produce. Detox waters (think water infused with lemon and lime slices) are great options to help yourself to these 21 Healthy Ways to Detox Without Juicing.

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