Cooking Into Shape: Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Made Easy With These Kitchen Gadgets

We all know that healthy eating should be priority. But with busy schedules, work, and family obligations, our healthy eating habits are often the first thing to go. Instead, we may opt for fast food or packaged foods filled with calories, sugar, and salt. The good news is that there are some cool kitchen gadgets on the market that are helping people prepare quick, healthy, and flavorful meals. Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Air fryer
    Want that deep fried flavor you love without all the fat? Then pick up an electric air fryer. Using a tablespoon or less of your favorite healthy oil, you can make homemade French fries, chicken fingers, and more.
  2. Spiral slicer
    This kitchen gadget makes spiral cuts, shoestrings, and “noodles” out of your favorite veggies. If you’ve been cutting back on carbs, you can try zucchini and carrot “pasta” spirals. Or, try so homemade curly sweet potato fries. There are numerous possibilities.
  3. Fresh herb keeper
    Nothing improves the taste of a meal like fresh herbs, but it’s hard to use them all up before they go bad. A fresh herb keeper stores the herbs in a container with a bit of water that the bottom. This enables the herbs to continue to draw in moisture and extend their shelf life for up to 2 weeks. As a bonus, you can use this kitchen gadget to keep asparagus and celery fresh as well.
  4. Rice cooker
    Rice cookers are the quintessential “set it and forget it” appliances. Just pour in the right amount of rice and water and less than an hour later it’s done. It’s often used for white rice, but it’s also great for cooking healthier rice varieties like brown rice and wild rice. You can even use it to cook other healthy grains like barley, quinoa, and oats.
  5. Vegetable steamer
    It’s not exactly a newsflash, but steamed foods are lower in calories and fat than their fried counterparts, making steamers a must-have for those looking embrace healthy eating. Get one and you can start steaming all kinds of veggies, plus fish, chicken, and tofu.
  6. Mason jars
    These once old-fashioned kitchen staples have made a comeback in recent years thanks to all the healthy meals they’ve inspired. Overnight oats, mason jar salads, and homemade herbal ice tea all require mason jars. It’s easy to get in on this good-for-you trend. Just pick up a pack of jars at your local hardware store.
  7. Coffee grinder
    A coffee grinder isn’t just for coffee beans. You can also use it to grind up flax seeds, which are nutritional powerhouses. Sprinkle ground-up flax on yogurt, oatmeal, and salads for a boost of protein, fiber, and healthy fat.
  8. Salad spinner
    Are you sick of seeing a bowlful of soggy greens? Then definitely invest in a salad spinner. There’s no other kitchen gadget that dries washed leafy greens quite as quickly or efficiently. You’ll enjoy fresh, clean, refreshing salads quicker than you thought possible.
  9. Kale stripper
    Super-healthy kale may be all the rage, but having to deal with that tough stem makes it hardly worth the effort. For just a few bucks you can get yourself a kale stripper. It removes stems from greens such as kale (of course), but also collard greens, chard, and even herbs in seconds, so you’ll be adding leafy greens to soups, stews, and salads in no time.
  10. Slow cooker
    The slow cooker is a classic kitchen staple and can be an ally in your healthy eating plan. Fill it with lean protein, low-sodium broth, and your favorite herbs and vegetables in the morning, and you’ll have a healthy flavorful meal waiting for you when it’s time for dinner.

Healthy eating may seem like a challenge, but these kitchen gadgets can certainly help make preparing healthy food easier. Pick up any of these tools and start creating healthy and delicious meals for your family today.

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