Today, we’re looking at renovating your collection of kitchen appliances for the benefit of healthy eating. Adding one of these seven counter top kitchen helpers can make it easy to stick to healthy eating goals, whether you have a plan to lose weight, eat more veggies, or save money by cooking at home.
Considered by many to be the darling of Canadian kitchen countertops in 2017, the Instant Pot is a lightening fast, do-it-all wonder machine that can make it faster and easier to eat healthy. How fast is fast? Fast enough to cook a batch of steel cut oats in 10 minutes!
Not only does it give you the functionality of a slow cooker and a pressure cooker, but you can also use it to make your own Greek yogurt. With 12 different Instant Pot models offered under 5 categories, you can find one equipped with the capabilities you need and in a size best suited to your kitchen.
Are you investing in Smart home technology? There’s even a 6-Quart Smart Bluetooth Enabled model, which allows programming and monitoring from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet.
Arguably, fried foods are among the first things anyone trying to eat healthier gives up. French fries, fried chicken, gyoza, donuts, you name it. If it’s immersed in scalding oil it is verboten. Unfortunately, this means that fried foods are also one of the first things people dive back into, once their willpower begins to wane.
Enter the Actifry by T-Fal. The Actifry is a low oil fryer that uses hot air technology to make it possible for foods to be fried in only a tablespoon of oil. When traditional deep frying can involve using oil by the litres, the move to only 1 tablespoon is a big improvement. Of course, for most people, frying is still not the healthiest way to cook; however, when you have the option of the occasional batch of French fries, it can make sticking to your healthier eating plan much easier.
If you’re trying to clear the clutter in your kitchen and only have room for one small appliance, put the Breville Smart Oven Air at the top of your must-have list. The Smart Oven Air features 13 pre-programmed settings, allowing you to broil, bake, air fry, slow cook, dehydrate and more. This means that healthy snacks, meals, and even baked goods are as easy to make as your morning toast.
While the PerfectWeight Kitchen Scale by Cuisinart isn’t so much an appliance as it is a tool, it is still a kitchen essential when you’re trying to watch what you’re eating. Serving sizes typically have a specific weight, and very few people can identify 3ounces of chicken or 1 ounce of cheese on sight. That means you’ll need a reliable kitchen scale to stay on track. Kitchen scales are also helpful when preparing recipes that list measurements by weight.
If you’re getting into the green smoothie trend, you’re probably going to need a new blender. Most standard blenders don’t have the horsepower necessary to turn fibrous leafy greens like kale and swiss chard into a silky smooth, drinkable meal. They either leave you with undesirable chunks or actually break while trying to perform the task.
The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet blender is a great choice when you’re looking for a high-performance blender that can breakdown leafy greens without breaking the bank. It powers through greens, nuts, and ice at over 105 mph, thanks to a 2.0 horsepower motor. Even better than that is the fact that this quiet blender’s included quiet shield means that you can put it to work without disturbing the rest of the household.
Steaming your food is a great way to retain its full flavour and nutritional payoff without the addition of fats. In fact, it’s one of today’s biggest trends in healthy cooking. Breville’s Quick Steam Digital makes cooking with steam fast, easy and convenient. That’s because it features an ingenious three-level steaming tray, which allows you to prepare an entire meal in one shot. It comes to a full steam in 30 seconds, and features Boil Dry Protection, an Automatic Timer, and Keep Warm function.
Already own a KitchenAid stand mixer? Make your own healthier, frozen confections at home with the addition of KitchenAid’s Ice Cream Maker Bowl attachment. You can make everything from low-sugar frozen yogurt to a very tasty and good for you, 2-ingredient recipe for banana “Nice Cream”. Opting for this attachment rather than a standalone ice cream maker can help you win the storage wars as well as the battle of the bulge.
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