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Holiday Gift Guide: Sarah’s Favorite Things

Good Measure Meals registered dietitian, Sarah Shanahan, is always on the go as our Corporate and Community Wellness Manager. Her list of essential kitchen items are the PERFECT gifts for maximizing culinary creativity and efficiency while also minimizing time spent laboring away in the kitchen.



1)Cuisinart Mini-Prep

For small kitchen jobs, I love this mini. I can make anything from pesto to frozen banana soft serve with less clean up than is required with my Pro Classic. It is light weight and hardly takes up any room in the kitchen.

2) Citrus squeezer

I have no idea how I got through life before I met this squeezer. It takes all the work out of juicing lemons and limes, which is surprisingly more tedious than you’d think! I just have the lemon version, and the limes fit great in there as well. I love the ease and that it collects those annoying seeds!

P.S. This guy makes one of our Healthy Vinaigrette recipes a cinch!

3) Cuisinart Pro Classic

I’m just going to say it like it is: This food processor does everything. I can chop, grate, mix, and grind, all at the press of a button. Even though I have the mini listed first (since it is such an easy gift to give!), the Classic version really should be an essential in every kitchen.

4) Eating Well

Have you seen this magazine before? This is not only a beautiful publication, but the recipes are fantastic. Their website is one of my personal go-tos for recipes, and I love to give the magazine as a gift subscription because I just like it so much.

5) Microplane premium classic zester/grater

So easy to use, and I cannot get through most evenings in the kitchen without it. This microplane helps me add tons of flavor without extra salt. I like to zest lemons, limes, and even oranges (which is an especially great complementary flavor this time of year!) to take any recipe to the next level. The link above goes to the Microplane site, and listed there are also graters that could be used for cheese, carrots, and more.







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