Kitchen Essentials for a Healthy New Year

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We love holiday treats! Being with family and savoring rich desserts, festive chocolates, gravy, pastry… it’s all wonderful but come January, our bodies are saying “enough!” It’s time to get back to the kind of eating that makes us feel strong and healthy throughout the year.

The new year is the perfect time to refocus on a healthy lifestyle. Let’s jump start 2018 with amazing tools for busy families to get healthier in the kitchen! London Drugs has a fantastic array of top notch kitchen appliances & tools, and we’ve chosen our 6 favourites  to set you off on the right foot.

Happy New Year from the Healthy Family Expo Team!


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Crock-Pot Express
8-in-1 Multicooker


This Crock-Pot 8-in-1 multi-cooker combines the functions of electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, porridge maker, yogurt maker, steamer, saute and food warmer in one product. Make meal-time easier with this all-in-one appliance that’s always ready when you are! Whether you want to prep your meal in the morning & cook all day, or prep last minute and have a fast healthy home-cooked meal in under an hour – this one-pot wonder does it all. And check out our instant pot recipes round-up for inspiration!

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Kitchen Aid Stick Blender , London Drugs, Healthy Family Expo
KitchenAid 2-Speed
Stick Blender


The 2-Speed Hand Blender let’s you blend, puree, and crush with ease. Two speeds provide control for a range of foods like soups, smoothies or baby food. The blending arm twists off for quick and easy cleanup. Now you can blend, mix, crush, chop, whisk, purée and froth a variety of ingredients, foods and beverages with one do-it-all appliance. Check out our Pinterest Board for recipe ideas!

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Coffee Press 8 cup


The Bodum® French press coffee maker is a time honoured method of creating the perfect cup of coffee without any waste. There are no filter, cups or pods to discard. The grounds can simply go straight into your organics bin or compost. The French press system has always been the simplest and ultimate way of brewing an excellent cup of coffee. And it’s stylish too!  Check out our Pinterest Board for healthy coffee creamer recipe ideas!

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Source Soda Maker


The SodaStream system makes water exciting! Turn tap water into sparkling water with the press of a button so you can create refreshing flavoured sparkling water. SodaStream has easy-to-use Sparkling Water Makers to suit every counter top, and each Sparkling Water Maker comes with everything you need to start making water exciting. Check out our Pinterest Board for recipe ideas!

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Spiral Vegetable Slicer


Create healthy slices and noodles for fun garnishes, salads, soups, sautés, pasta dishes, desserts. The spiral slicer is the perfect tool to be creative with your fruits and vegetables in the kitchen! To use, simply insert the food into the spiralizer and turn the handle. You have a choice of blades that give a variety of cuts – so much fun for kids to help with this one!

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Ninja Single Serve
Juice Extractor


Get the most out of your smoothies &  juices from the Ninja Pro Extractor Blades that deliver maximum nutrient and vitamin extraction. It even has Auto-iQ Technology features where timed, intelligent blending programs do the work for you, no guesswork required! Powerful enough to crush through whole fruits, vegetables and ice in seconds. Take your nutrition on the go in one of 3 Ninja Cups with Sip & Seal lids!

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Comments 129

  1. I would like to try the crockpot express multicooker to make our meals faster and easier at the same time having healthy meals.

  2. The KitchenAid stick blender would be so helpful to our healthy eating! So many home made dressings and sauces could be made! Love to use one!

  3. I would love to try the Soda Stream because I have given up pop!! I do miss the carbonation so this would be a good alternative!

  4. I think I would love to try the multi cooker so my family has a healthy meal ready, even if we are having a busy day and I can’t be home to prep for a healthy meal

  5. I would like to try the Starfrit Veggie spiralizer! I have a handheld spiralizer that I only use for zucchini as I’ve given up pasta and use “zucchini pasta” instead. This looks easier to use and I would be able capitalize other veggies!

  6. I will try the Crock-Pot Express 8-in-1 Multicooker for sure! I missed out on the Black Friday Sale, but will definitely buy one when it comes on sale again as I hear many great things about owning one!

  7. Would love to have the multi cooker , that way I can prep more meals with the little time I have with a high energy toddler 🙂

  8. Would love to try the famous Instant Pot and see what the hype is about.. this busy mama could use some serious help!

  9. A soda stream would be cool because you can control the ingredients you are putting into your soda, especially the amount of sugar!

  10. I have a Instant Pot, I would love a Vitamix Blender, but I would settle for an ideal KitchenAid 2-Speed Stick Blender, for sure!

  11. I’d love to try the Starfrit Spiral Vegetable Slicer as I’m trying to introduce towarmore vegan / plant based into our meals!

  12. Definitely the soda stream my hunny has been wanting one for awhile now! More of a healthier choice anyways rather than caffeine!👍🏼

  13. Hard to choose but it would be either the 8 n 1 multicooker or the soda stream. Make meal time more efficient and cut back on the pop.

  14. I think the Crock-Pot Express 8-in-1 Multicooker would be a wonderful tool to have in our kitchen. I love the options for meal prep; in the morning & cook all day, or prep last minute and have a fast healthy home-cooked meal in under an hour.

  15. A crock pot express as meal planning dinners for my family is my 2018 goal! It’s far to easy to pick up fast food for my hubby and toddler at least 2 nights a week when there’s planned activities during the week. Plus this mommy would like the soda stream!!!

  16. I would love to own a Crock Pot Express 8-in-1 Multi Cooker!! It would be great to prep my meals in the morning and have it ready to eat for dinner, especially since my baby girl is always impatient and hungry for food to cook 😆

  17. a KitchenAid 2-Speed Stick Blender would be great as we currently use a Bamix which is getting old and out of warranty – the multi device sounds great but we already have many of these in our kitchen and use them at the same time so need separate units

  18. I would love to try the Crock-Pot 8-in-1 multi-cooker , anything to make my work/mom life transition smoother while getting meals out in time would be awesome!

  19. I would love the SodaStream Source Soda Maker. My kids love bubbles in what ever they drink so I think this would be a great way to get them (and myself) to drink more water.

  20. I would love the crockpot express 8 in 1 multicooker

    Kitchen aid 2 speed stick blender and anything else to do with kitchen aid for my mixer

    Also the starfeuit spiral vegetable slicer

  21. The Ninja Single serve would be perfect for afternoon smoothies, smoothing out soups/sauces and probably chopping (👌). Love my large Ninja.

  22. I think the Crockpot multicooker would be great – it would also save space in my tiny kitchen as it’s many appliances in one.

  23. There are so many neat appliances out there but I think a multicooker would be the most interesting and practical thing to try when you’re feeding a busy family of 6. An espresso maker … now there’s a not so practical yet amazing dream.

  24. We would love to try the crock-pot-express 8-in-1 multicooker. By having this multicooker, I think I am able to make more dinner at home rather than dining out. This multicolor has lots of function, and, in my opinion, it is pretty cool.

  25. I would love to try the Instant pot=crockpot 8 in 1
    I currently have 2 crockpots going at once and the oven running to get in one family meal. Would love to make dinner simple.
    Good luck everyone and thank you London Drugs♡♡

  26. I would love the SodaStream. As a diabetic I can not have sweet drinks. Some fizzy water and a drop of essential oils might do the trick

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