A wide range of kitchen gadgets make healthy eating easier and your weight loss journey fun. Here are some of them:
Juicer If you find it difficult to meet the recommended five portions of fruit and veg each day, invest in a juicer. They’re great for making highly-nutritious fruit or vegetable juices and smoothies. Some models allow you to throw fruit in whole, so there’s no chopping or peeling, making them a quick and convenient way to enjoy a wide range of healthy drinks.
Grilling machine Grilling uses less fat than frying as these gadgets are designed to let fat drip away during cooking – channelling it into a separate drip tray so that it doesn’t end up on your plate.
Nutrient scales If you’re counting calories or keeping an eye on the fat content of your food, it can be difficult to calculate the values contained in everything you eat when cooking your own meals from scratch. Nutrient scales take away the guesswork. Simply weigh your ingredients, key in some basic information and the scales provide essential information such as calorie, fat, carbohydrate and sugar content.
Bread maker When it comes to healthy eating, many people decide to cut down on bread. However, you can make it healthier by baking your own wholegrain versions infused with seeds and nuts, using a bread maker. Not only will it taste better than shop-bought loaves but you’ll know exactly what ingredients have gone into it and avoid artificial additives.
Steamer Steaming food preserves the vitamins and other nutrients in your food better than most other cooking methods. An electric steamer makes this really and results in foods with great texture and flavour, as well as more nutrients.
Food Processor If you reach for convenience foods and takeaways because you simply don’t have time to cook meals from scratch, invest in a good food processor. This will take the hard work out of preparing, chopping, mixing and blending so you can quickly and easily create your own healthy meals.