3 tools for a healthier kitchen
Are you looking to shed some weight or cook healthier in general? These three simple tools can make things easier for you in the kitchen.
Spiralized vegetables are generally lighter in calories, carbohydrates, sugar and fat. Fruits can be spiralized, too! It’s a great way to swap out your pasta for a healthier counterpart. Your local supermarket may sell a limited amount of spiralized vegetables, but they are generally overpriced for what you get.
There are over 20 fruits and vegetables that can be spiralized like zucchini, sweet potato, butternut squash, pears, broccoli, cucumber, apples, beetroots and carrots. It’s a cost-effective way to use vegetables with minimal waste. It saves on electricity too.
If you have kids that are challenging eaters, its an easy way to trick them into eating vegetables, as spiralized vegetables can look almost exactly the same as pasta. Anyone looking to subscribe to a gluten-free diet, paleo diet or other strict dietary requirements will love owning a vegetable spiralizer.
It’s name might seem like a useless tool for only one use, but a rice cooker can be used for an abundance of food. You can use it for other alternative grains like healthy brown rice, quinoa, polenta and more.
A rice cooker is also a great alternative for cooking healthier hot breakfast cereals, boiled eggs, steamed meat and vegetables and softening chickpeas for homemade hummus.
Juicer or Blender
Skip those expensive juice shops and do it yourself at home. A juicer is also a great way for those who are anti-vegetables, as it’s an easy method to get your recommended 2 whole fruits and 3 or 4 vegetables a day.
A juicer will efficiently turn raw fruits and vegetables into a liquid, allowing you to absorb all those great nutrients, thus increasing your energy, boost your immune system and brain power.
The benefits of a juicer have been debated but it’s definitely an easy way to stomach a ton of fruits and vegetables. An alternative is using a blender. Blending the edible parts of fruits and vegetables produces a drink that contains more healthy phytonutrients and fiber that get lost with a juicer.
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