One of the best ways to ensure that you stick to your healthy eating habits is to have the right equipment on hand for making the right foods. Here are some must-have kitchen gadgets to help you on your healthy eating journey:
From smoothies and pesto to chopping veggies and crushing up herbs, a personal blender can be a gal’s (or guy’s) best friend. Look for one with a good motor, and be careful to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid burning out the motor too quickly.
Portion Control Plates
Portion control has just been made easy with inserts that indicate how big portion sizes should be. No more eyeballing or weighing portions, use these convenient plates instead.
Quality Cutting Knives
To maintain a diet filled with lots of fresh fruit and veggies, you’re going to need reliable cutting knives. Look for sturdy knives with good balance, a sharp edge and tip, and no gaps between the blade and the handle. Forged knives, which have the blade and handle constructed from a single piece of steel, are even sturdier than knives with a wooden, plastic or rubber handle. For most chopping and dicing jobs, a chef’s knife will work. Paring knives have thin blades that can peel fruits and vegetables and create thin slices of meat. Slicing bread requires a bread knife with a serrated edge, and slicers cut cooked meat.
Steaming is a great way to cook great tasting, healthy foods, without adding any butter or oil. A steamer basket fits into your existing pot, so that you don’t have another appliance taking up counter space.
Grilling is another great way to enjoy healthy foods with excellent flavor. With a grill pan, you can enjoy grilled food no matter what the weather is like outside. Look for a large grill pan that will allow you to cook more than one item at a time.
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