Top 8 Kitchen Gadgets for Healthier Cooking

Top 8 Kitchen Gadgets for Healthier Cooking
Melissa Eisler

Even if cooking is your favorite thing to do, sometimes you just don’t have the time to create healthy meals. Looking up new recipes, prepping the veggies, timing everything just right … at times it seems easier to hit Whole Foods on your way home from work and buy an overpriced salad, than make yourself a healthy meal.

If you’re pinched for time and tired of the same old recipes, it’s time to spice up your kitchen. New gadgets not only make your life in the kitchen easier, but they can motivate you to try new recipes, experiment with new ways of prepping food, and get creative—probably the reason why you fell in love with cooking in the first place.

Take note of these eight items that will add to your credibility as a chef, reduce your time spent in the kitchen, and help you wow anyone who comes over for dinner.

Citrus Press

I begin every morning with the Ayurvedic ritual of warm lemon water—juice from half a lemon in 16 oz. of warm water. With an easy-to-use and easy-to-clean citrus press, this daily routine becomes easy. I also use it to squeeze lemons, limes and oranges for salad dressings, sauces, and homemade margaritas.

My recommendation: The Innovee Lemon Squeezer sells for $16.95.

Spiralizer/Shredder/Slicer

Want to make zucchini noodles? Check. Shredded cabbage to top off your tacos? Check. Homemade salad dressing? Check. The Veggie Bullet, the latest offering from the makers of the NutriBullet, encourages you to be creative in the kitchen and make healthy meals for your whole family. I got this item because I have a gluten allergy and have been looking for a spiralizer that actually works well to make my noodle substitutes—without cutting my fingers or taking an hour. This machine does just that, and a lot more. I made my entire meal with the Veggie Bullet—zucchini noodles with the spiralizer attachment and homemade pesto with the blender attachment. Easy as 1-2-3.

My recommendation: The VeggieBullet 3-in-1 machine comes with a bonus blender, 4 spiralizer blades, and grocery discounts for $149.95.

Ceramic Cookware

Before cooking with ceramic cookware, I didn’t understand all the praise. I used to use non-stick and it worked just fine. Then … I got ceramic. The best thing about ceramic cookware is you need such a small amount of oil to do the cooking, which means healthier recipes without sacrificing flavor or texture. These are also easy to clean and scratch-resistant, so they look new after miles of cooking.

My recommendation: WearEver Pure Living Ceramic Cookware. You can buy the whole 15-piece set for $158.10

Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

If you think you’re too busy to make healthy meals, leave your excuses behind and grab one of these crock pots. All you have to do is toss in fresh vegetables, herbs, or meats in the morning before work, and when you get home: joila! …read more
Source: Deepak Chopra  

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