Kitchen Appliances To Help You Cook Healthier At Home
Was eating healthier in 2017 high on your list of New Year’s Resolutions? To help you achieve your goals, think beyond the ingredients you’re putting into your body and also consider how you’re cooking your meals, and what you need in your kitchen to help kick start your healthy eating plan. Adding these gadgets to your kitchen bench will help inspire a new wave of eating for you and your entire household.
One of the easiest ways to make your meals healthier is to ditch the oil you’re cooking your food in. That’s where air fryers come in. Still a relatively new gadget, this clever contraption allows you to cook food with little to no oil. You can even make chips! It uses air, heat and the oil that’s naturally found in the ingredients you’re cooking with, giving you crispy air-fried food that still tastes great. And any excess oil drips out into a tray underneath. It also cooks food really quickly – you can make fish and chips in just 15 minutes. It’s a crowd favourite for families and a big time saver.
Traditional blenders are chunky, heavy and hard to clean, which makes them unenticing to use on a daily basis, or leave out on the kitchen counter where it takes up valuable space. The latest style of blenders are much more compact and a breeze to clean. And they still have plenty of power to whiz up quick and easy smoothies, soups and homemade dips and sauces. Many of them come with containers that allow you to take your smoothie on the go, too.
Half the battle when it comes to eating healthy is having the time to carefully plan your meal…and find the motivation to cook after a long day at work. That’s why slow cookers are so amazing. And don’t discount them just because it’s hot outside. You can make more than stews and curries in a slow cooker. You can roast vegetables, make pulled pork for fresh rolls, and you can even slow cook salmon or steak. Just prepare it in the morning or the night before, then leave it to work its magic while you go to work or while you sleep. That delicious smell that hits you when you walk in the front door will also erase any thoughts you may have had on the drive home about getting takeout instead!
ICE CREAM MAKER
There are plenty of options when it comes to delicious frozen treats for dessert or as a hot day snack that don’t include the fatty creams that traditional ice cream contains. With an at-home ice cream machine you can make your own sorbet and frozen yoghurt, which has less calories and fat, or customise your ice cream recipes to be dairy-free or swap out cream for coconut milk or almond milk instead. You still get to indulge, minus the guilt. Plus, coming up with your own flavours and recipes is a great family affair, too.
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