In addition to the normal kitchen appliances and equipment you hopefully already have (cutting boards, measuring cups, pot/pans, etc.), here are some appliances that help tremendously on Whole30.
Whole30 in a lot of ways is a juggling act. You’re juggling between nutrition, time, sanity, money, and how many dishes there are in the sink. Figure out what works for you! If you think these appliances will help you and you can easily afford them, by all means, get them if you don’t already have them! But if it’s an issue, there are many workarounds to still be successful on Whole30.
Many of these appliances can be found at HEB, but if all else fails Amazon has you covered.
Still stuck on what Whole30 foods to purchase at HEB? Check out this post for our comprehensive guide on shopping at HEB for Whole30.
Let’s get started!
- Container set – Storing your food in containers is the second half of the weekly meal prep you’ll be doing. Having a container set will allow you to take delicious/healthy foods to go. Glass is preferable to plastic, but do what you can!
- Baking Sheets – It’s awfully tough to avoid cooking on Whole30, so we hope your kitchens are stocked. Of all the tools you will use, baking sheets are unavoidable for meal prep! Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other veggies. Baking sheets will help you with batch cooking (read: cook a lot in a short period of time).
- Slow Cooker – The number of slow cookers you own is directly proportional to the time you save cooking in the kitchen. Fact.
In case you didn’t know what a crock pot looked like.
- Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) – Something about pressure makes cooking time goes down. It’s science and it’s a miracle.
I made Thai coconut chicken thighs in 10 minutes last night. Kinda amazing.
- Food Processor – I would say a food processor is optional, but the difference in having a food processor and not is like the difference between using a set of sharp knives or using a set of dull knives. Have you ever tried to cut a tomato with a dull knife? I rest my case.
- Immersion blender – If you plan on making delicious Whole30 compliant sauces from scratch (ranch, anyone?), do yourself a favor and get an immersion blender. Otherwise you’ll run through an entire carton of eggs failing to make homemade mayo, only to get frustrated when you realize you could have spent that money on an immersion blender.
- Garlic press – On Whole30, 99% of the recipes have minced garlic (fact). We all know you want to look cool smashing those garlic cloves with the flat side of a knife, but did I mention you have 3 hours left of meal prepping to get through? Exactly. Make life easier on yourself and get that garlic press already.
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If you need that shopping list again for HEB (with photos), here it is.