Diets filled with vegetables, fruits and delicious but low fat meals are everyone’s wish and people look for different ways of maintaining their diets healthily. To make things easier for everyone, there are numerous kitchen gadgets that help us in immeasurable amounts to cook and prepare our food in healthy ways. Most of them not only save us time and effort, but are often available in lots of different fun shapes and colours, which help to liven up even the dullest of kitchens.
Portion Controlled Dishes
Over the years portion sizes have become bigger and as result, so have our dishes. Most people use 12-inch plates for meals, however it is time we scale back to 8 or 9-inch salad plates instead. Smaller plates help us to reduce the size of our meal as well as to help slow down our eating. Reduce your portion, stop overeating and be much healthier and happier, with a full stomach.
Every healthy diet should contain fruit and vegetable smoothies that are low in fats but high in deliciousness. And to make such perfect drinks or snacks, you need a powerful quality blender that will do that for you in no time. The best way for finding your perfect blender is checking the horsepower of the motor it contains. The more horsepower it has, the faster it will be, separating you only a few minutes from your refreshing smoothie, salsa, tasty soup or nut butter.
Don’t you just hate it when your half-used fruit or veggie dries out? If you are faced with such problems, simply use these colourful food huggers to help protect your fruit and vegetables and keep them fresh for a couple more days.
Egg Yolk Separator
Egg whites are packed full of proteins needed to keep our bodies strong and healthy, but separating them from the yolk can sometimes be messy. To makes things much easier try cracking your eggs into a yolk separator. This handy tool is shaped like a face of an old man and when the whites slowly come out of his nose, it sure looks like a bogey! Even though it may look odd, this gadget is incredibly useful in your kitchen and will certainly put a smile on your face.
Slow cookers are perfect for the times when your oven doesn’t work or if you need a meal to ‘prepare itself’. It is also perfect for family dinners meaning you can finally put aside the fast food menus and eat a healthy home cooked meal. Take some time on a weekend to plan out the meals for the week ahead. On Monday morning, simply turn on your slow cooker and by the time you all get back home, the meal will be ready for serving. Basically, every time oven repairs are needed, which stops you from quickly preparing a meal, your slow cooker will step in to be your knight in shining armour.
5 Blade Herb Scissors
Fresh herbs are always better than using salt or other processed spices. In order to cut them faster, it is better to use kitchen scissors than a knife and to do this task even more efficiently you can use five bladed herb scissors. Snip powerfully, quickly and safely.
Even though some of the oils we use are low in fats, the calories can easily add up and be harmful if you are use too much. To better control the oil consumption in your meals, you should start using an oil mister. This handy gadget uses air pressure to turn your favourite oil into mist, allowing you to gently coat the pan, salads and meats with a thin layer of oil instead of a calorie laden puddle.
Overcooking vegetables simply destroys their best nutrients. Your alternative option is to use a steamer to easily cook veggies without adding any oils and losing these precious nutrients. There are various materials and colours of steamers available, just find your favourite and steam away.
Measuring Spoon Set
Measuring spoons are not just used for liquids, you can use them in other places too, such as for sprinkling the right amounts of sugar in your muffins, nuts in your snacks, or oats for your breakfast. Take the size of the spoon from the set you need and guarantee to always have your calories under control.
Flavour Fusion Water Bottle
With this easy to use gadget you will never have to buy another sugar-packed drink again. Simply put the fresh fruits into the bottom compartment, pour in the water and your flavoured water will help keep you hydrated and stop your sugar cravings. It is even easy to carry and fits perfectly into your car cup holder.
Kitchen gadgets have only made our cooking more fun. Some of them will even make us eat healthier. Do not be afraid to incorporate these in your home and you and your family will live healthily ever after.
Lana Hawkins is a crafty girl and an architecture student from Sydney. She enjoys writing about home improvement projects, as well as landscaping. In her free time, Lana loves cooking for her family and friends.
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