Seven ways an immersion blender can help you eat healthier and lose weight

Immersion blenders have been around for years. But I came late to the party. I bought an immersion blender about a month ago and already I'm in love!

True, it looks like a cross between a piece of exercise equipment and well, yes, a vibrator, but so what!?

The immersion blender, also known as a hand blender or a stick blender, kicks some serious butt helping my husband and I eat healthier and, yes, even lose weight.

My immersion blender is so so easy to use (and clean!), I find myself reaching for it to make dishes I never would have without it--dishes in which I can easily cut calories and cut down and even cut out not-so-good-for-you ingredients.

Plus, I can swap out empty-calorie-laden ingredients for more nutritious ones--all without sacrificing flavor.

You can buy a decent immersion blender for less than $50. This is the one I bought.

Below are seven ways an immersion blender can help you, too, to plunge into healthier eating territory and take off pounds.

Did I mention that I love my immersion blender!?

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