How a Clean Kitchen Keeps you Healthy

When trying to cook healthy, the first thing that comes to mind is replacing processed foods. Easy enough to do, you just need to get familiar with your pots, pans and stovetop again. But, imagine this…you have had a busy day working at a job, or in the garden, or with your kids, or running errands. Dinner time rolls around, and you walk into the kitchen with the best of intentions and see this:

kitchen before

Of course, if you are anything like me, the first thing you want to do is turn around and walk run away screaming. There is no clean dishes to cook with, and all my “bulk food” jars are empty. I keep the food in 5 gallon pails in my storage area, and fill the glass jars as needed. It makes it easy to grab what I want to cook/make/bake. But, alas! They were totally empty. So, we didn’t make food at home. We ate out.

Has this ever happened to you?

So, as part of the 30 Days of Scratch Cooking, I am going to help you focus on keeping your kitchen clean, and show you how a clean kitchen keeps you healthy! It took me almost an hour to get my kitchen looking like this and by that time, I wanted to just order another pizza!

Having a clean kitchen will help you be in the right frame of mind to cook for you and your family, as there will be space to chop, slice, and dice as well as clean pots and pans to saute, fry, and brown. I find that if my kitchen is spotless before I go to bed at night, I wake up in a much better mood. Seeing that mess above didn’t make my day start off too well!

kitchen after

So, grab your dishcloth and let’s get those kitchens ready to be used again! This next month will be full of fun recipes, tips, tricks and ideas to make you fall in love with your mixer all over again.

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2 thoughts on “How a Clean Kitchen Keeps you Healthy”

  1. I had never thought about it like that, but you are absolutely right. I would like to get to where I clean/chop/slice/dice/etc all the fruits and veggies we’ll use for the week to cut down prep time too. Since we moved to this house that has a dishwasher, my kitchen doesn’t get as messy as it used to, yay! Oh, I can still mess up a kitchen, trust me, but it’s a snap to load the dishwasher and clean up. I’d leave it for later before, because it was too overwhelming. And that just made it worse. A messy kitchen messes with my mood in a big way (;

    1. I totally agree with you Dawn. But we have gone the other way. We moved into a older double wide manufactured home and the dishwasher is broken. Don’t have the money to fix it right now so I use it as a drying rack for clean dishes. When we had the dish washer I didn’t always use it, but at least I had that option. I am getting so frustrated with always having dirty dishes because I am trying to get so many things done in one day….anyway, I to am looking forward to being more organized and get things in order.

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