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KitchenAid Stand Mixer: Best appliance for a healthier life

KitchenAid Stand Mixer in 3 colours

I’m super excited to dive into a topic that has revolutionized my culinary adventures and made my life in the kitchen a whole lot easier. You may already be familiar with the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, but did you know it has the power to make your diet healthier? Buckle up, because we’re about to go beyond mixing batter and unveil the amazing potential this kitchen marvel holds! Read on to find out why KitchenAid stand mixer is the best appliance for a healthier life.

I had no idea that a mixer could be more than just that, a mixer. In the past I’ve always used hand mixers, like this white one for $20. My thinking was a mixer is a mixer. Why would I want to spend hundreds of dollars on an appliance I use maybe 12 times a year? While I very much enjoy baking, a lot of baked goods still require hand mixing, so what’s the extra 5 min of holding a hand mixer going to change?

Little did I know, around my 30th birthday, that my life was about to change. My parents being the generous, wonderful people that they are, gifted me my very own, bright red KitchenAid Stand Mixer. The gift was as much unexpected, as I had thought unnecessary. At this point I was already a SAHM to two kids, and time was my most valued commodity.

My mixer came with only a few attachments, but boy did they ever make my life better. Over the next several years I ended up purchasing majority of available accessories. Not only could I whip up cookies with almost zero effort or supervision, I could do things I never imagined a mixer could do. This mixer allowed me to juice, make homemade pizza dough and breads, make fresh pasta, grind and grate cheese and meats, slice and shred veggies – and even make ice cream! Never having looked at these types of mixers before, my mind was literally blown.

But that’s not all—this mixer wasn’t just a time-saving tool. It turned into a fantastic opportunity to involve my little helpers in the kitchen. We all know how much kids love to be hands-on, and with this mixer, they literally became my partners in crime. From measuring ingredients to carefully operating the mixer (under close supervision, of course), they learned valuable skills while bonding with me over the joy of cooking.

I also found myself being more adventurous, while at the same time making our diet more healthy. Turns out, when something else is doing all the mixing and slicing and shredding for you, there is so much more time to focus on other aspects of cooking!

With a blender jar or the food processor attachment, I was able to easily create nutritious and refreshing smoothies packed with fruits, vegetables, and even superfoods. I could whip up a delicious green smoothie or a fruity concoction that the whole family would love, and no one but me had to know how much health benefits it had with all the greens I was able to hide!

The same food processor attachments allowed me to make my own nut butters. And for a family that has lactose-intolerant members, this was incredibly helpful. I was also able to grind whole grains using the grain mill attachment. I used wheat, rice, or oats, to create flour that retains its nutritional value. By doing so I was able to have control over the quality and purity of my flour, ensuring it was free from additives and preservatives. I used this freshly milled flour to make wholesome breads, muffins, and pancakes. And then used the same mixer to mix these baked goods!

fresh flour

The more I used it, the more useful it had become. I used to have a spot for it under my kitchen counter, but over the years it has earned its own place on top of the counter, right next to the coffee machine. It is literally the third most-used appliance in my kitchen, and one I recommend every parent should have. From fresh juices, pasta, butter and flour to whipping up creams and meringues and custards, it does it all. This is one appliance, having now discovered, I would not be able to live without.

KitchenAid stand mixers is #1 Mixer brand in the world, and that speaks volumes. Check out the brand and more ways to make your life healthier on their website here. And the best part? They price-match.

Check out the 6 easy and quick recipes for busy mornings here.

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