All Healthy Chefs Have These Things in Their Kitchens
If you're trying to become a healthier chef in your own kitchen, it's easier than it sounds. All you need are the right tools to get you motivated. New products can help inspire you to try new and different recipes you've never had the courage to even consider. Check out some of these cool gadgets that will soon bring you closer to that good life.
Kitchen Aid Spiralizer
This multipurpose Kitchen Aid Spiralizer ($100) will make meal time so much more fun. It features four different blades that are easy to change. Switch the blades depending on what kind of fruit or vegetables you're cutting. If you're trying to cut down on carbs, make zucchini pasta instead of traditional pasta with this tool.
Joseph Joseph Elevate Carousel Set
This Joseph Joseph Elevate Carousel Set ($38) makes grabbing your utensils quick and seamless. This is a hygienic choice since these hang on their own without touching anything else. The clean and useful set also helps to save counter space, while adding some fun rainbow-inspired colors to your cooking space.
Farberware Set of 10 Reusable Food Huggers
Instead of throwing away half the avocado or putting it in wasteful plastic bags, use these Farberware Set of 10 Reusable Food Huggers ($20). They are BPA- and Phthalate-free, making these a safe choice. They are also safe to throw in the microwave or dishwasher if needed. The colors make it easy to remember which fruit is which.
Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Bullet Blender
Mix up all your favorite meals in this Magic Bullet NutriBullet Blender ($100). It has a convenient flip-top lid and cup feature so you can take your smoothie on the go. Buy this and it comes with a 160-page recipe book for new ideas. It's not just for smoothies and juices — you can also process your foods in here.
Martha Stewart Collection Citrus Reamer & Strainer
If you love adding lemon to everything, you'll need this handy Martha Stewart Collection Citrus Reamer & Strainer ($13). Touch up your favorite salad dressing with some lime. Or just enjoy an evening hot water with lemon. The best part, the strainer keeps out seeds and big bites you don't want.
Dexas Over-the-Sink Strainer Grippboard
Make cutting up vegetables easier than ever with this Dexas Over-the-Sink Strainer Grippboard ($30). Wash your food while cutting to save time since this hangs over the sink. The nonstick material is easy to clean and also BPA-free. The strainer is collapsible for space-saving storage.
Berghoff Neo 2-Piece Cast-Iron Pan Set
Invest in this two-piece Berghoff Neo Cast-Iron Pan Set ($110) for healthier grilling. Pans that stick less are more beneficial because we can use less (unhealthy) oils when we cook. Get both a pan and griller with this sleek set. The red color is a modern addition to your stovetop.
Zoku Quick Pop Maker
Instead of sugary popsicles from the store, make your own with this Zoku Quick Pop Maker ($50). It's made from a nonstick cast-aluminum mold, so you won't have trouble getting your hands on these. You can create orange juice pops or just plain ice pops with fruit slices inside — the options are endless. You'll be the hit of your next Summer party with this homemade pick.
Breville Steam Zone
Prep your meals with this stainless-steel Breville Steam Zone ($250). Plug in for a quick steam rather than than trying to do it over an old pot. Simply set a time and temperature for perfectly prepared food. This 16-inch steamer can be flat for one large spread or made up with two separate bowls for cooking.
JCPenney Cooks Mini Food Chopper
Stop spending too much time on chopping, and invest in this JCPenney Cooks Mini Food Chopper ($20). The chopping bowl holds up to two cups and you can measure it out with the helpful markers on the side. At the push of a button have all your food prepared for you.
Blender Bottle Portable Beverage Blender Bottle
Get a blender on the go with 100 percent leak-proof Blender Bottle Portable Bottle ($14). The ball inside helps to get you that smooth texture from your shake all day. Make your favorite protein shake and head out worry-free. The bottom portion of the bottle features a twist-off compartment for handy powder storage.
Escali Arti Bamboo Digital Food Scale
Get the ultimate portion control helper with this Escali Arti Bamboo Digital Food Scale ($41). This sleek bamboo scale measures both liquids and solids. It comes in handy when you're paying attention to quantities and need more precise numbers.
Prepara Deluxe Tabletop Oil Mister
This Prepara Deluxe Tabletop Oil Mister ($15) will help you put the right amount of your oil on your food. Don't ever over cover your salad in balsamic again; instead lightly spray it on. You can even mix oil and vinegar to pump out of this pretty glass reservoir. Simply clean it and fill with another liquid for constant use.
CrockPot Cook & Carry Slow Cooker
This CrockPot Cook & Carry Slow Cooker ($30) is a simple way to save both time and money while cooking. All you have to do is throw in the ingredients and wait. Sleep or go to work while it cooks for you. This six-quart option is more than enough for a couple and some leftovers.
The Sharper Image Nonstick Mandolin Slicer
Safely slice with this The Sharper Image Mandolin Slicer ($20). From apples to cucumbers to peppers, this has you covered. It features legs higher on one end you can cut at an angle and protect your fingers. The slicer is a made from a nonstick material for smooth cutting that won't snag.
Joseph Joseph Spice Store in Grey
If you feel like going all out, create your own spice rack with this useful Joseph Joseph Spice Store in Grey ($40). Make your own homemade spices and fill in these clear stackable containers. From basil to dried fruit, all your kitchen ingredients are organized and visible. This 10-piece set has airtight lids that you can personally label.