While I don’t set resolutions, I do set goals each year. And usually my goals come up throughout the year and not something I set on January 1. However, there were 3 things I knew from the beginning of the year that I wanted to work on.
Reduce coffee consumption
I loooove coffee. But my intake steadily increased over the past year to where I was drinking 6-8 cups a day, with 5 of those cups before I even walked out the door to head to the office. I used to have just one cup of coffee 3-4x a week and it was kind of a treat. What changed all that? This guy.
Once I got a drip coffee maker (when I’d previously only had a tiny 8 oz French Press), I started chugging coffee like it was water because it was so easy to make a large pot! To reduce my coffee intake, I want to focus on making coffee an “experience” again and really savoring a good cup of coffee. So, to do so, I’m going back to using a french press and I also finally got a Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, which I’ve wanted for years!
Grinding beans fresh makes such a difference in your coffee. It’ll have more and better flavor since whole beans maintain freshness longer than pre-ground coffee.
Now that I’ve been grinding my beans fresh (which is super quick & easier than I expected) and using my french press, coffee is back to being a morning ritual and my AM consumption is back to pre-drip-coffee-maker levels of just 2 cups. I definitely need to make my Orange, Spice & Everything Nice Coffee soon!
2. Make more exciting side dishes
I have a habit of not really planning side dishes when I meal plan. I usually just end up roasting some veggies with olive oil and salt & pepper. While I LOVE roasted veggies, I’d like to get a little more creative and also make a bigger batch that will last a couple days for leftovers and so I don’t have to make a new side dish every night. My kitchen is pretty well stocked, but I don’t have great baking ware — just a couple of rectangular glass dishes, which totally work — but I think having a cute baking dish will inspire me to use it more. Plus, when I go to friends’ houses for dinner, I like to be able to bring something a little more presentable.
Isn’t this CorningWare French White casserole dish cute? I think it’ll be perfect for making my Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Oatmeal Bake, Gluten-free Blueberry Peach Cobber, and Pineapple Salsa Chicken with Goat Cheese.
3. Stop using sketchy cookware
I have a bad habit of putting my pots in the dishwasher. I KNOW. I also have a bad habit of continuing to use pots that have nonstick coating flaking off, either from being scratched or worn down in said dishwasher. Eating food cooked on those pots freaks me out a little since I feel like I’m eating teflon, which is obviously not good. I’m working to replace my pots as soon as they show signs of flaking and also am buying some stainless steel. (I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go 100% stainless steel…it’s just not practical for me.)
Look at this beauty! I’m so excited – it’s the perfect size and I love the extra depth. I think this will be a super versatile pot. It’s the Circulon Symmetry 5-quart Non-Stick Covered Saute Pan. I really like Circulon products; they’re more affordable than some other brands, but I find the quality is comparable. I think this will be perfect for making Mushroom Risotto, Clams & Spaghetti with Cabernet Sauce, and Sauteed Scallops with Fresh Tomatoes.
You can shop for healthy cooking & kitchen tools at Kohl’s online, including the items I linked above. AND, you can enter to win a $100 gift card to Kohl’s!
To enter, just tell me what you’re dying to add to your kitchen collection these days! (And then I’ll likely be jealous and want it too. 😉 )
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kohl’s as part of their #KohlsFit campaign. I got to go on a little shopping spree at Kohl’s and pick out some kitchen items to help make healthier choices this year. Per usual, all opinions are my own. I wouldn’t lie to you about loving my new coffee burr grinder. Coffee is sacred after all.
Giveaway ends midnight Friday, Feb. 5.
Oh I need a new coffee pot & crockpot!
A dutch oven! I’ve been wanting one forever to make great casseroles and stews in the winter.
I really enjoy using a hand grinder and french press. We also got a Chemex this Christmas, which definitely makes morning coffee into a beautiful ritual.
I’d love to get a slow cooker and have some warm, healthy meals ready when I walk in the door at night!
I really need to replace my pots and pans!
A cast iron pan and a dutch oven are at the top of my wish list!
Well one day I need to add a Kitchenaid stand mixer, but that will be a big investment! I was just thinking, I really really need a salad spinner. I don’t even know why I don’t have one yet!
I want new steak knives!
I would like a dutch oven to make more one-pot meals
I’ve been researching a new blender for Shakeology! Torn between the ninja and the bullet!
I would like new knives to chop veggies!
I’ve decided that I need a Chemex or Aeropress – I’m the only coffee drinker in my house and am getting tired of the waste from my Keurig!
I was dying to add an electric pressure cooker to my kitchen and finally purchased one this week! I’m excited to be able to cook healthy food faster!
I really want a nice spiralizer. My little Veggetti just isn’t cutting it anymore!
New ninja or travel blender I’ve worn the old one out
I would like to finally get an ice cream maker. 🙂
Teri [a foodie stays fit]at
yessssss! Such a great idea.
I would love to get a new salad bowl and a new sauté pan as well .
I would love to get a set of Pyrex storage containers for stashing food for weekly meal prep and for leftovers. I’d also love a French press – I’ve heard they’re a must have!
I need new cookie sheets
I really need a food processor!
I would put it towards a new mixer or a food processor. I find that when we have good tools in our kitchen, we tend to cook more rather than eat out.
I tweeted at https://twitter.com/1brisket/status/692447523257065472
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshineat
Next on my kitchen list is an instant pot and a dutch oven!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshineat
I really need some new Pyrex storage containers. I use them daily to take lunch to work. I’d also love to get a new baking dish aside from the square glass one I have.
I’d love a toaster oven.
I would love a good cast iron skillet or wok!
I’ve been thinking of adding a mid-sized Dutch oven. I’ve got an 8qt one, and an 8qt stock pot, both of which are a little bit for our daily use. My 4-qt is a bit too small, and I’d like to move away from non-stick (which I currently have).
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/momsmagic/status/692451895768698880
I’d love to add either a crock pot that is easy to travel within a new set of nice knives
id love to add a nutri bullet to my kitchen!
I need new cookie sheets and a new skillet.
I need a new Food Processor to make all my desserts and entrees with. My old one broke and Kohl’s has great deals on kitchen items!
I would love to add a crockpot to my kitchen appliance collection!
New pots/pans would be awesome! 🙂
I need a new crockpot!
I am obsessed with kitchen gear! I’d love to add a nice Dutch oven and a veggie spiralizer to my kitchen!
I would love to get the exact same Circulon Symmetry 5-quart Non-Stick Covered Saute Pan. I don’t have any pans that have covers!
I need a new food processor to make my own almond butter and to grind dates for protein balls – mine just died:(
I would love to get cast iron cookware.
I really want a new blender that will be able to make nut butters. I would also use it for smoothies and hummus!
I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/692476954730205185.
I would like to get a food dehydrator
I’m looking for a new blender
A food processor! I have wanted one for years and never seem to want to spend the money on it.
Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows Itat
I could definitely use a new blender!
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/692501125426237440
I have been wanting a pressure cooker for a long time! If I had one and could cook meals quicker, perhaps I would eat at home more often vs going out to eat.
My husband has destroyed my cookie sheet so I would love to get a new one (same for our soup pot)!
I would love to get a rice cooker!
Without a doubt I would choose the Nutribullet! I have yet to get any type of blender or food processor, and that would be ideal!
I Tweeted too!
Oh I would love to get the OXO Salad Spinner! We have been eating more salads….and would love one!
I would like the Food Network Cookware set.
Dying to add a KitchenAid stand mixer!!
I’ve been thinking about buying a rice cooker to make meal prep a little easier. We love to make curries on busy week nights.
Celia at Chicago Joggerat
I got that same coffee grinder for Christmas and I LOVE Intelligentsia coffee! Same wavelength 😉 If I won, I would get a new crockpot!
I would love to add a juicer to my kitchen collection.
I would love some good cookware.
I would love Nutri Ninja Pro Blender.
I tweeted https://twitter.com/kraftmaking/status/692537492197765123
I ve been wanting a good blender
I would love to add some new pans to get rid of some of my sketchy pans as well.
My knives were a wedding present in 1989, so it’s probably time to upgrade! I love the Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 12-Piece Cutlery Set.
I’d love to add a few sets of Fiestaware to my collection. I love these brightly colored bowls and plates!
Lynne B. Smithat
I would love the coffee grinder! I too love my coffee in the morning. Especially that first cup!
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/carrotrunr/status/692549427349852161
I would love to get a nutribullet.
I’ve been dying for a stand mixer!
I would love to add the nepresso coffee maker to my kitchen
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com
Sara @ Oats & Rowsat
I am really wanting to add a Vitamix…I’ve been eyeing one for about, hm..forever! 😉
Sara @ Oats & Rowsat
I tweeted! @saralnova
I got married 1.5 years ago, so most of the ‘splurge’ kitchenware items were received in the registry. However, I make protein waffles weekly for breakfast (Make a batch on Sunday and have a filling, delicious breakfast that fits with my busy student schedule ALL WEEK! They’re amazing.) — the sad part is my waffle iron was an extra my parents had lying around (unknowingly, I spent the majority of my childhood with 2 waffle irons in the house) and it has since lost the stabilizing joint on one side. Still works, but it’s definitely falling apart…. so I would replace that. I love protein waffles. More people should eat them. 1 c oats, 1 c greek yogurt, 1 heaping scoop protein powder, 4 eggs; blend, and makes 3 full waffles. I eat it like a peanut butter sandwich during my first class.
It’s pretty basic, but I really want a slow cooker! I gave away my old one before we moved because it was ancient, and still haven’t replaced it.
I’d love a bread maker!
I want to add an indoor counter top grill, like the Cuisinart Griddler.
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com
thanks for the chance 🙂
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com
I’ve been wanting to get a new Wok!
I think I need to upgrade our coffee pot!
A small food pro for sauces and whatnot.
I really really want to add new cookie sheets, a popover pan and a new coffee pot to my kitchen. I think with their amazing deals, I could get it all at Kohl’s for under $100. So maybe some new kitchen towels too. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!
I would really like to get a red Kitchen Aid mixer!
I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mommagroening/status/692717980732383233
I’ve been wanting to add a West Bend Stir Crazy Popcorn Maker to my kitchen collection because I keep hearing reports of how dangerous microwave popcorn is for your health.
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heather from ncat
I’d love an electric pressure cooker!
I’d get a juicer!
I’ve been wanting to get a mandolin for a long time. I’ve tried sweet potato chips or beet chips without it and haven’t been able to get a consistent, thin chip.
Subway tile backsplash!
Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessedat
I’ve been wanting to buy a cast iron pan for a while now!
I’d love a legit cast iron skillet. One I can take from stovetop to oven for a later of melty cheese goodness on top of one dish meals. But I’m also with you on nicer cookware. I have a lot of Pyrex & while useful, it’s not very exciting.
Really random place to say this but I’ve just been getting caught on blog reading…I love seeing you so happy!! 🙂
I really need a new waffle maker – ours died!
Getting new cookware is one of my fave things! My fiancé just got me a couple new pans that I LOVE, but I could still use a cast iron skillet that can go in the oven.
I would like get a stand mixer
I would like to add a set of copper pots.
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/GreenButtrfly/status/692769696186150912
Top three on my kitchen wish list would definitely be a bigger food processor (my current one is tiny!), a cast iron skillet, and a Vitamix or Ninja or some other type of high-powered blender.
I’m dying to add a Keurig 2.0 to my kitchen! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com
I would love some ceramic pots to cook in! Much healthier than non-stick teflon coating!
I would love to get the Nutri Bullet so I can start to make smoothies for breakfast!
I’d love a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles!
I would add some ceramic non-stick pans to my collection. I try to use stainless steel mostly but non-stick pans are a necessity sometimes!
I would love to have a pasta machine. I love making homemade pasta and noodles, but if I had good machine, I’d make my own lasagna noodles and more, all the time!
I have a piece of Circulon in that line – I think it’s called a skillet, but it’s really like a stir fry. It’s my favorite piece of cookware and I use it so often.
One thing I’d love to add to my kitchen is the Kuvings Masticating Slow Juicer.
Bridget Heiple Reichat
I would love a KitchenAid mixer!
Bridget Heiple Reichat
I would like a set of copper pots.
I would love a vitamix! An old blender just doesn’t do the trick.
I’d love to add a Kitchen Aid Mixer to my kitchen one of these days.
I tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/CMandKW/status/692870299457466368
I really want to add a salad chopper and spinner to my kitchen.
I would love matching glasses! I have a mix match of glasses but a matching set would make me feel a bit more adult. 🙂
If love to try a Ninja blender, my old blender could use a refresh! I also saw a Kitchen Aid spiralizer that caught my eye though…
a dutch oven
I would love to get a Kitchenaid mixer.
What an awesome grinder! If I were to win I think I would put this towards a new juicer.. I have been wanting one for ages!
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/mmstarla/status/692898317777305601
I can’t wait to shop for more cookware.
I would love to have the Food Network 10-pc. Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set from Kohls!
I would love a Ninja blender to make smoothies.
cshell090869 at aol dot com
cshell090869 at aol dot com
I would love to add a Nutribullet in my kitchen for making morning smoothies.
I’d love to get a new blender.
I am dying to add a high powered blender and a mixer to my collection
I would love new pots and pans. Thanks for the giveaway1
I really, really want to get a Keurig coffee brewer!
I am really dying to add an espresso maker to my kitchen. That coffee grinder looks great, though; I could use one of those too. Thank you!!
@rkosully I tweeted! Thank you!!
I would love a new saute pan with lid. Mine is scratched up as well and as an adult who wants to cook more meals at home, this is what I truly need. My ideal brand from Kohl’s is Calphalon.
I would buy a nice cookware set. Thanks for the chance to win!
I’ve been dying to get a kitchenaid mixer
tweeted for a bonus entry https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/693078102784671744
I would love some new pans because, I too, use pans until the teflon peels off and that’s so not good! I could also use some new silverware because somehow my forks tend to disappear faster than my knives. 🙂
I would love a new keurig
I’d really love a nice dutch oven!
I would get a ninja blender http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1974445/nutri-ninja-blender-duo-with-auto-iq-.jsp
I would love to get an espresso maker. They are so expensive, but once I have a steady job it’ll probably be the first thing I invest in(:
I also tweeted(: https://twitter.com/chocmilk_carly/status/693098099053465601
Lisa @ Lisa Living Wellat
We really need a new blender!
I’m dying for new frying pans!!! Mine are flaking too and also are burned. I take terrible care of them. ?
Heather Hayes Panjonat
I’d Love To Add A Nutribullet To My Kitchen Collection.
Heather Hayes Panjonat
I Also Tweeted: https://twitter.com/reinaheather/status/693134108768231424
a nice cookware set
I would really love to add the Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender to my kitchen collection 🙂
My tweet — https://twitter.com/bbarnes3489/status/693140367085027330
Tami jo eatonat
I want/need a tea kettle. I have also been drinking too much coffee, so I am incorporating more tea into my day, and don’t like how when you microwave water you get hot spots.
I stopped drinking Diet Coke this year, so I would love to get a coffee maker or french press!
I would loove a Vitamix but what I really need right now are some new small containers for meal prep.
I’d love to add a Keurig! I feel long overdue for that one!
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/LuvMyHubz/status/693207031302361088
I’m with you on the new cookware! I have some seriously questionable pots in my rotation!
I would love to have a new stand mixer as I only have a hand mixer now.
I would love to try a pressure cooker for the house
I would get a new chef knife and paring knife to make healthy meal prep easier and faster! thanks!
link to my tweet https://twitter.com/DaPryz/status/693258193875521536
I would so get a slow cooker or a new cookware! 🙂 & the Fiesta Dinner Set! I love them! They look so colorful! 🙂
I have been wanting a chopper and a keurig.
I’m dying to add butcher knives and a clay 9×13 dish (for bailey brownies lol) to my kitchen
I’d love a spiralizer attachment for my kitchenaid.
The Cuisinart Griddler looks awesome and oh so handy!
I tweeted too!
I want to add a frother
I would love to get a Ninja blender!
I shared on Twitter.
I want to add a high powered blender.
I need to buy some new pans. Mine all seem to be the wrong sizes.
Also would like a Nutri Ninja but not sure if I would actually use it.
Oh and a food scale although I keep talking myself out of it.
I would love to win kitchen supplies
I would a Kitchen Aid mixer!
I tweeted as @tmichellecooper on 1/30/2016
I just want a good rubber spatula set!
I tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/short624/status/693615930039934976
I would love a KitchenAid Stand Mixer!
I tweeted the giveaway.
a kitchen aid mixer! i used to live with friends who had one, but then i moved and can’t really justify such an expensive purchase!
I’d like to add a nicer blender to my kitchen!
I would like a food processor. Or maybe a juicer, but I think try food processor would get used more often. Or maybe a mixer…
I would want a waffle maker and griddle
I would love a smoothie blender! A nutribullet would be awesome!
I have my eye on a Dutch oven pot or a keurig!
I would want a food processor and an indoor gril
I tweeted https://twitter.com/cbgot2/status/693992227689754625
I definitely need a new slow cooker!
I really want a KitchenAid Stand Mixer.
I really want an air fryer, I love fried foods and would love to make healthier versions of them.
I would love to get a keurig!
A new high-powered blender would fit just nicely in my kitchen. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to get a slow cooker for my kitchen!
I’d love to add a new set of pots and pans. Mine are so old and just don’t heat well
I tweeted https://twitter.com/Momlovesl/status/694907057200304129
My husband would probably love that coffee grinder! I use my Keurig, but he loves grinding his coffee each morning and using our espresso maker. We’re also working on switching our tupperware to glass containers for leftovers.
A large crock pot
I have been dreaming of getting a food processor
I would really love to add the vitamix blender to my kitchen!
tweeted for an extra entry!
Sarah @ BucketListTummyat
I’m dyinggg to add a fabulous food processor or cephalon set!
I’d be interested to use it for the pressure cooker listed! Heard a lot of great thing lately. I’d also buy a new rice cooker since mine went ka-put a couple weeks ago from years of twice weekly use!
I would love to buy an espresso maker.
I want the Nutri Ninja® Blender DUO with Auto-iQ™
Some new bakeware would be nice!
I want a stand mixer.
I’d love to add a cute rug under our dinig table!! 🙂
I am looking to add a new slow cooker!
i would love a cake stand