When it comes to eating well, there are many obstacles that seem to get in our way. Most of us know what we should do, but actually doing it… well, that’s a whole different ball game.
Unfortunately, I sort of think most people assume dietitians simply tell you what to eat. To me, that doesn’t seem to cover our full value and fortunately, its not a completely accurate depiction of what we do. Our jobs are really about helping you discover ways to apply nutrition guidelines to your everyday life so that you can be healthy, active, and full of energy every single day. To accomplish this, we often have to rethink how we incorporate food into our day and develop an environment that’s conducive to positive change.
Often when I work with people who want to eat better, time and money are two healthy eating saboteurs that often come into play. So when I talk about eating healthy, I’m often looking for ways to keep meals and snacks simple and affordable. That means I’m always keeping an eye out for new tactics and tools that put a stop to the tyranny time and money can often infer onto our best laid plans.
A few months ago potentially helpful product came across my radar. It was the OneBowl – a bowl that would allow you to cook, strain, eat, and store your food all in one container. Its multi-functionality alone peaked my interest because if you’re going to pay for a new gadget to go in your kitchen, it can be a real money and space saver if it does more than one task.
The OneBowl is also microwave safe, meaning you could quickly steam up some veggies or reheat leftovers at work for a tasty, homemade lunch. It could also be used to store your favorite produce and, just like our ever popular berry boxes, I would assume you’d be able to extend the shelf-life of your favorite berries because of the ability OneBowl has to strain and store.
OneBowl is currently a project being funded on Kickstarter. The creator of OneBowl is a college student and is hoping to take his idea to the next level. You can be apart of that by supporting his campaign.
Although the OneBowl was envisioned and marketed as a perfect bowl for quick and easy dishes like Ramen and Mac & Cheese, I think you could actually do better by thinking outside the box (or bowl in this case) and creating more healthful dishes that are quick, easy and delicious.
What do you think of the OneBowl? What sort of healthy meals do you think you’d create with it?
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