If you are trying to make better food choices, then these 7 Inexpensive Gadgets That Make It Easier To Eat Healthier will really…. REALLY! help.
I am back from vacation, and this week I am determined to eat as healthy as possible. This means avoiding processed foods, sugar, and alcoholic drinks.
I am also happy to report I recently went to the doctor for a checkup, and all my tests came out PERFECT! It makes me feel so happy to know that eating healthy is so worth it. The biggest reward is your health….and feeling great…. the most important things in life to me.
I also want my family to eat nutritious foods. Homemade meals made from scratch. Lots of fruits and veggies. I try. I try hard to teach my two kids healthy eating habits. I am always introducing new flavors and trying new recipes.
This is why I created this 7 Inexpensive Gadgets That Make It Easier To Eat Healthier post. You actually do need a few tools to make it easier to cook healthy meals. I hope you find them helpful and inspire you to make new creative and healthy fun foods.
7 Inexpensive Gadgets That Make It Easier To Eat Healthier
1. A SPIRALIZER, to turn vegetables into pasta.
This is such a wonderful gadget for easy to make recipes. Instead of traditional pasta, try zucchini, carrots, beets, or parsnip. They are ready in just a few minutes, and are a perfect way to introduce more veggies to the entire family. Also great with my Super Green Spinach Avocado Basil Raw Pesto. You can get a really good quality Spiralizer for $27.97 here.
2. A SLOW COOKER, for cooking fantastic homemade balanced meals with zero effort.
The slow cooker is such a wonderful tool to have in your kitchen. Just add a meat of your choice, some vegetables, and a few spices, and turn on this little machine. You are done! Meats come out super juicy and the vegetables extra tender. See my Comforting Organic Grass Fed Beef Stew recipe for inspiration. You don’t need to buy the most expensive slow cooker, there are many available for under $50.00. Like this Hamilton Beach slow cooker available at Amazon for $39.00 (has awesome reviews).
3. A MANDOLINE, for easy slicing and making veggie chips.
You can use it for long slices, or for making veggie chips, like my The Best Homemade Zucchini Parmesan Chips recipe. This awesome gadget is perfect also for salads or side dishes. It definitely makes it easier to slice fruits and veggies. Saves you time and makes you eat more fruits and vegetables. You can get one for only $14.99 here.
4. A STEAMER BASKET, to preserve all the nutrition.
The best way to cook your veggies to preserve their nutrition content, is steaming. Boiling and frying takes away a big percentage of all the goodness. A study published in the November 2003 issue of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that broccoli cooked in the microwave lost up to 97 percent of its antioxidant content but lost only 11 percent when it was steamed. It also works perfect for cooking fish. Try this inexpensive gadget and make one of my favorite recipes: Broccoli Cauliflower Nuggets. You can get a steamer basket for only $8.89 here.
5. A set of FOOD HUGGERS, for keeping produce fresh after you’ve cut into it.
I always drink lemon water in the mornings. The problem is I only use half a lemon and the other half always goes bad. Now that I have my food huggers, I can keep half of the lemon fresh for the following day. The same thing applies to cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, or any other piece of produce left when you cook. Don’t waste real food! See my detox water recipes if you are interested in giving your food huggers a good use. Available for $9.10 here.
6. A HERB MILL,for cutting fresh herbs and giving your meals extra flavor.
I love using fresh herbs. My meals come out full of flavor! Cutting fresh herbs can be really messy so you really need this amazing gadget. Want some easy to make recipes? Please see my 5 Healthy Homemade Meals Ready In 30 Minutes. This inexpensive gadget will make you more creative in the kitchen. Available for only $9.99 here.
7. A MUFFIN PAN, for making breakfast, lunch or dinners.
This is one of my favorite gadgets. A muffin pan is not only useful for making muffins. You can ou can make Easy Breezy Super Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins, or portion out side dishes too. It is inexpensive and super practical. A must have if you have kids and want to give them healthy and creative choices. I recommend one made with 100% silicone. They are super easy to clean and use. I got mine for $10.50 here.
Cook at home with these helpful tools
7 Inexpensive Gadgets That Make It Easier To Eat Healthier. They really do help you make better choices, cook at home, and stay away from processed foods. There is nothing more important than your health!
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