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3 healthy living essentials | by the skinny confidential

Having a few basic tools can reallyyyyyy take your healthy living to the next level.

We all know eating healthy is SO much easier when you’re prepared, right. This doesn’t mean prepping 5 nights of meals on Sunday ( although if that works for you- do you! ).

What it means is that with the right tools, healthy choices are much, MUCH easier & accessible. These are the items that I use every day & are a must for anyone looking to incorporate healthier habits into their life.

( Yes, yes, you know these three usual suspects if you follow along on Snapchat! ).

Alright here’s my main bitches:

healthy kitchen essentials | by the skinny confidential



If you don’t have a strong blender GET ONE NOW. I use this blender EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Usually multiple times a day. I start my morning with a green smoothie & make extra for Michael if he’s lucky. My smoothie mantra is to throw in whatever sounds good at the moment. Sometimes it’s spinach, kale & herbs, other times it’s a whole lemon.

This blender is by far the best one I’ve tried & can really handle it all. You can use it to whip up hummus, 3 ingredient pancakes & soup too. The options are endless really.


Love pasta but trying to limit your carbs? Enter the spiralizer. This tool is AMAZING.  I use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles regularly. Top them with spicy marinara, lemon & arugula and you honestly won’t miss the pasta at all. You can also use a spiralizer to make curly sweet potato fries, beet slaw or an apple crisp. There are SO many possibilities with this.


I’m always on the move which means I eat on the go A LOT. I’ll eat in the car, when I’m on the phone, during a brow wax sesh.. you get it. Eating on the go is not an excuse to eat unhealthy foods. Prepare your food ahead of time so you know EXACTLY what you’re eating.

These glass containers are perfect for storing your lunch & fruit to bring to the office. I even use glass bottles to bring my blended coffee around town. Please, whatever you do, stay away from BPA and use glass / BPA free plastic whenever possible. Balance this part like your checkbook- do what you can do.

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Always keep smoothie ingredients in your freezer & snacks in your purse. You’ll be thankful when you’re stuck in traffic for two hours and all you can find is a gas station. Hope you guys are having a fun & relaxing weekend!  Share any of your healthy tips below PLZ!

– lauryn x

+ have you listened to the latest podcast? We reached ONE YEAR baby! Thank you for all of the support as always. 


    1. YES! I’m obsessed with zoodles. They give you the feeling of eating pasta without all of the heaviness. Definitely give them a shot Azanah & let me know what you think : ) xx

  1. Yes! My trusty little blender is absolutely important for my daily smoothie and that spiralizer is just awesome to replace regular high carb noodles.

    Thanks for sharing these!

    Love from Singapore,
    Yeeling | An Online Space for Travel + Inspiration

  2. Love Love zucchini noodles! I think they actually taste better then your every day dry pasta and they also make you feel better after you eat them – no heavy feeling like you get after eating pasta.
    I love pasta, but since switching to zucchini noodles I only eat pasta if it freshly made – like at a really good Italian restaurant. That doesn’t happen very often tho.

    1. Couldn’t agree more Telle! Zoodles are all the wonderful flavor without the heaviness. What’s your favorite sauce for them? xx

  3. These are great tips. I’m obsessed with my nutri-bullet, too. I recently got my boyfriend hooked on zucchini noodles and although they’re not a substitute for real spaghetti, they definitely do the trick.

    One of my best tips for staying healthy on the go is to always move. Unfortunately (hopefully not for much longer?) I have a terrible 8-5 desk job and I make sure to get up every hour and just walk around for at least 5 minutes. It keeps me feeling not as sluggish as I usually would. My fitbit is obviously really useful for tracking steps and making sure I move enough throughout the day.

  4. Lauren do you use a microwave? My nutritionist is forbidding me to use one any longer but I’, having a hard time giving one up completely. Curious what your feedback is.

    1. Try to avoid the microwave but realize there are going to be times when it’s more convenient & necessary. All types of cooking destroys vitamins, not just the microwave. xx

  5. We’ve been meaning to get on the zoodle train for a while (my daughter has celiac disease) but really aren’t fans of zucchini… Have you tried making other “veggie noodles” and could the Spiralizer handle it? If so we might need to look into buying one!

    1. Yes you can use the spiralizer with SO many different veggies & fruits. Sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, cucumbers, etc. I would check out Pinterest – there’s TONS of ideas! xx

  6. Whelp, there goes all my money! I NEED that blender in my life (I sued to have one at home but I’m craving one for uni). These are all so perfect.

    xx, Pia

    1. Isn’t it crazy how much of a difference it makes? What’s your favorite thing to make with the blender? xx

  7. I agree 100%! Although I am going to have to invest in a new spiralizer because mine takes waaay too much effort for the frequency of use I would like it to have.

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