There are plenty of ways to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor and variety. But, if you’re having a hard time making healthy choices, consider adding a change to your kitchen gadgets.
We’ve chosen five tools that make eating healthy easier and more convenient for your lifestyle.
Once only used by professional chefs, sous vide (pronounced soo-veed) is a boiling technique that uses precise temperature control so food is flavorful and consistently high quality. Sous vide is French for “under vacuum,” meaning food is prepared in a vacuum-sealed or plastic bag and cooked in a water bath.
Instead of oversaturing food with salt to compensate for flavor lost during cooking, food is cooked in its own juices. The result is more flavorful, tender and easier-to-cook food.
Inexpensive and space-saving, this steamer basket is perfect for cooking lots of vegetables without having to nuke them in the microwave. Steamer baskets are able to fit over most pots, and can also cook dumplings, fish and seafood.
Vitamix Pro Series 750 | $598.95
Opt for Instagram-worthy smoothie bowls, protein shakes and homemade popsicles with the Vitamix. This high-powered blender can mix the iciest of mixes for the smoothest results. Use it to stave off ice cream cravings.
Philips Viva Analog Airfryer | $199.95
If you can’t give up the crunch of french fries and potato chips, you’ll love the airfryer. Instead of using a vat of oil, the airfryer circulates hot air around food to produce the crisp. Use it when you want those french fries, chicken wings or to make a quick snack of apple chips.
Ready-made soups from even the best of organic brands are laden with sodium. Cut your salt intake by preparing homemade soups with an immersion blender. Hand blenders allow you to puree your whole veggies for delicious soup purees. Use your immersion blender for a better alternative to store-bought baby food, too.