If you're trying to eat more vegetables, there are a couple kitchen tools that can help you. Everyone is pretty in love with the spiralizer right now, which is great, but if you're looking for something a little more classic and less trendy, the mandoline is an excellent choice (hello, eggplant bacon).
If you've been on the fence about getting a madoline — maybe you're a little timid about the kitchen tool — today might be the day to throw caution to the wind. Right now on Amazon you can buy this five-blade mandoline for just $16. It's usually $49, so that means it's almost 70 percent off right now. Unless you can count on your friends and family to gift you one of these things in the near future, you're not going to find a better deal than that.
This mandoline from Lifewit comes with five different interchangeable blades and shredders. You can create strands (like cucumber noodles), thick fruit slices (like for lemons), and even decorative slices like for wavy potato chips. A blade storage box is included in this sale.
If you're worried about using a mandoline for safety reasons, you can also buy a nice glove that will protect your fingers while you use the tool.
This specific mandoline from Lifewit has almost 30 reviews and has close to a five-star rating. Many of the reviews note that this is an easy-to-use mandoline and the blades are very helpful. "This is something that should exist in every kitchen!" says one commenter.
There is only one single-star review, which notes that the mandoline wasn't able to shred cabbage as well as the reviewer had hopped.