Whether you love to cook or loathe it, these 10 kitchen gadgets for healthy eating can make your meal prep time more pleasant and productive.
Let’s face it, cooking healthier sometimes requires more time or effort on your part – but don’t let that stop you! Add a few helpful tools to your kitchen that will make your job faster and easier, and you won’t be tempted to make excuses.
Here are our top picks – kitchen tools that are cool, fun, and useful!
Norpro 175 Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer A really cheap & easy way to cook healthier. Don’t boil all the nutrients out of veggies, steam them instead! Works for shrimp and lots of other foods too, plus it folds for storage to save you space.
OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner Forget store bought salad in a bag. It spoils quickly and has been known to be unsafe. Buy fresh Romaine (or grow your own), tear it up, wash & dry it, and store it in a big ziploc bag. A salad spinner is the only way to get it really dry. Now you’ve got instant salad at the ready, and you’ll be amazed at how long it stays fresh.
Greater Goods Nourish Digital Kitchen Scale, Food Scale with Portions Nutritional Facts Display Portion control is so important, but this scale does more than just weigh foods. It will also give you nutritional data for up to 2099 foods, including custom entries.
Ninja Master Prep Cooking with fresh ingredients means lots of chopping. A good food chopper is an absolute must, and this one will double as a blender too.
Mairico Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears These are so inexpensive, but absolutely priceless! If you’re using old dull scissors for kitchen chores, it’s time to upgrade to a pair that won’t require exhaustive effort to make precision cuts on everything from meats and poultry to veggies and herbs.
Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat BPA free, saves you from using oil, and even foods coated with parmesan cheese or sauces won’t stick. It’s also very durable and easy to clean. You can even put it in your dishwasher on the top rack.
(Note: There’s another brand that’s a little cheaper, but it’s made in China.)
Mortar and Pestal Healthy food shouldn’t be bland. Keep this handy to quickly grind spices to enhance flavors of everything you cook. Might seem a little old school, but it cleans up way easier than an electric spice grinder. Besides, it looks so cool sitting out in your kitchen, like you’re a real pro at the culinary arts.
Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer You can’t go wrong with this latest 2019 model. It is heavy-duty and strong, and it is a long-time bestseller with an almost perfect 5 star rating from over a 3,600 happy owners!
TAG Viva Glassware Salt and Pepper Grinder Set Any kind of processed salt is bad for you, including sea salt in that most popular, leading brand. Use real Celtic Sea Salt instead. There is no added filler, and it hasn’t been processed to remove all the good stuff – potassium, magnesium and other important trace minerals.
(As for pepper, I’m not aware of any health issues, but I can tell you this – plain, store bought pepper can’t hold a candle to the taste of freshly ground pepper.)
Where can you buy real Celtic Sea Salt?
It’s very inexpensive and you can order it as an add-on product with anything else you order from Amazon. Here’s the link: Celtic Sea Salt