A Healthy Kitchen starts with Healthy Cooking Tools


Enameled Cookware and Cast Iron

The healthiest cookware options are cast iron, stainless steel (large stockpot) and enameled cast iron.

When I first switched my cookware I could not believe the difference in the taste of the food! It took a little bit of practice to cook with my new cookware but it was a love affair that started immediately. I am so passionate about my cookware that I travel with it! If we have vacation with a kitchen, my Le Creusset Cookware is packed! There are also less expensive cookware options.

Glassware for cooking and food storage

Ditch the plastic! Plastic leaches into food, especially at higher temperatures. I store all my food in glass containers. I use Glass Pyrex mixing bowls and glass or ceramic baking dishes. BPA free does not mean healthy! Chemicals leach from all plastics.

This also includes glassware for drinking. Swapping out your plastic for glass can be gradual. Start small and expand what you need as you see fit. For kids cups we use small mason jars. For us we use They are perfect size, cheap, and are very durable when dropped. 

Reheat on the stove and cook with your oven

Ditch the microwave! The research on microwaves may be conflicting, but I choose to be microwave free. We ditched ours years ago and have never looked back! Reheating on the stove makes food taste better. More taste = more nourishment!