Here’s a fast way
to make healthy food at home.
Preparing healthy food is often misrepresented as a time-consuming experience, but, with the right tools, you can get fit and save time. All you really need are a couple of kitchen tools to speed up the process and to make healthy meal preparation a fast and enjoyable experience. For starters, I recommend using a food processor.
What’s funny about food processors, is that many kitchens already have them — usually, buried behind the pots and pans at the very back of a bottom shelf!
Time to find that processor, dust it off, and display it prominently in your kitchen as one of your new favorite get-fit tools!
Why Your Food Processor is the Ultimate Flux Capacitor
A food processor has multiple-abilities (including dough making) but its simplest and best function is to chop vegetables easily and quickly.
“…the Food Processor is the closest
thing we have to an actual time machine”
If you’ve ever prepared a coleslaw salad with nothing but a knife and a chopping board you know it can take hours. A Food Processor really does take all the pain away and saves you loads of time — we’re talking from hours to minutes!
The Food Processor is the closest thing we have to an actual time machine. With one of these babies on your kitchen counter there really is no excuse for eating a processed frozen meal. You can create a yummy salad or veggie topping in mere moments.
Easy Recipe: Quick Veggie Southwest “Rawcamole”
Usually we revert to takeout food or packaged food when we are time-constrained — or just physically too tired to make a fresh meal — but with a food processor it’s simple to eat healthy and get fit. All you do is take the vegetables you have in your refrigerator, give them a quick wash, and toss them in the processor!
As an example of how to use your food processor to make a meal that is both super fast and super healthy, let’s use this recipe to make a California-inspired version of guacamole:
- ▸ Red or Yellow Bell Pepper
- ▸ Avocado
- ▸ Fresh Parsley or Cilantro
- ▸ Tomato
- ▸ One or Two Leafs of Kale
- ▸ Juice of Half a Fresh Lemon
- ▸ Cayenne Pepper
I put these into the processor (see video above) with some Celtic sea salt and turn on the food processor and hey presto! — a tasty topping that can go with lean chicken, veggie patty, turkey burgers, organic scrambled eggs or, if you’re in a real hurry, a stand-alone salad.
Hint: put the parsley and kale in the food processor first and chop it up, then add the other, softer ingredients.
You could also use it as a sandwich filling or have it as a celery dip.
The final product has an astoundingly appetizing scent and is a super fast way of adding delicious kick and zesty flavor to a meal that will support your fitness and energy level. Remember, an important component of shedding body fat and improving your overall health is to eat more fresh raw vegetables, and food processors make that much, much easier.
Bonus Tips to Get Fit while Saving Time
- ⊙ if there’s more than one or two people in your household, then get a large processor to insure you can make big batches less often.
- ⊙ check that the parts are machine-washable so you don’t have to spend extra time cleaning by hand.
Check out your fridge contents and let us know what you were able to create!