Article Written By 24th February 2016-
Cooking doesn’t have to be hard, and there’s a lot of kitchen gadgets out there that can provide delicious and nutritious food without very much hassle at all. Dishes such as pan dishes, stews and casseroles and stir-fries that are very easy to make, delicious and healthy when you include the right ingredients.
There are some superb kitchen gadgets available to help you make the simple and enjoyable dishes with a minimum of fuss. How about an electric skillet or wok for example? With one of the simple devices you can enjoy delicious and evenly cooked stir-fries, grilled food and other similar dishes without the fuss of using a hob.
In today’s world we are all aware of the benefits of eating a healthy, nutritious and well balanced diet, but do we stop to think about what healthy kitchen gadgets are out there to make this process in to healthier eating easier and less time consuming. We have researched and reviewed some of the best kitchen gadgets for healthy cooking on the market today and below are just some that you simply should have in your kitchen in your quest for a healthier lifestyle.
Starting with Juicers, now, if you find it hard to consume your five fruits and vegetables in a day then a juicer really is a must have product. Not only is a freshly made juice drink one of the best nutritional and vitamin enhanced things you could put in to your body, juicers of today can also do many other things. You will need to think about what type of juicer will fit your needs. The most popular juicer is a centrifugal juicer, which can juice fruit and vegetables at high speeds, with spinning blades that shred, and are very quick to produce your drink, and clean up. Or the masticating juicer which is a slower process of chewing the fruits and vegetables, but the best type of juicer if you are wanting to juice greens and grasses, like wheat grass, which has an extremely high nutritional and vitamin content, and lots of benefits if consumed daily to your overall health.
Slow cookers or crock pots are a great way of giving your family a healthy meal, as they cook the ingredients over a long period of time using moist heat, without the need for oils. The best thing about a slow cooker is you can throw your ingredients in first thing in the morning, leave it on and have a healthy meal ready for your evening meal. They also use less electricity than a conventional oven, and you can usually get away with cheaper cuts of meat, because of the long slow cooking process, which in the long run gives you a saving in your pocket!
Popcorn poppers, now who would have thought that popcorn could be healthy? Popcorn is a filling healthy snack on its own, it’s just that many people tend cook popcorn unhealthily, or smoother them in high calorie butters or sauces. Popcorn poppers are the healthiest way to cook your popcorn as they use hot air to expand the popcorn and nothing else. To then keep your popcorn healthy, you need to think of some healthy alternatives to sweeten or sour your popcorn, try adding fresh fruit mixed in with your popcorn, or garlic and spices, the list goes on and you can have fun experimenting.
Toaster Ovens have become increasingly popular, as they sit on your counter top and depending on your model you can cook anything from toast to whole chickens. The beauty of a toaster oven is that they warm up very quickly, and use less electricity than a conventional oven. So in your quest for healthier eating you are more likely to turn one of these on than get out the fryer for a quick and easy meal.
Bread making machines are popular and a healthier way to eat bread than store bought bread. The great thing with bread making machines is you put all the ingredients in and the machine does the rest, from needing the dough to cooking the perfect loaf. The best thing about baking your own bread though is you control what goes in to it, so no nasty additives going in to your body, giving you a much healthier option.
There are so many more products out there from Yogurt makers to Egg poachers to aid you in your quest for healthier cooking, but before you go out and spend your hard earned money, I suggest making a food diary for a week of what types of foods you eat, how you prepare them and what else do you want to include in your diet, then think about what healthy kitchen gadgets will fit with your lifestyle and your needs.