Eat what you love, but lighter!

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Eat what you love, but lighter!

Eat what you like but fresher

I’ve never been a huge fan of the word diet. It just sounds so boring and restrictive. Now I don’t know about you, but lack of food choice and freedom is not something I’m after. You don’t need to compromise on taste and eat boring salads all day; you’re not a rabbit after all.

A few simple lifestyle and dietary changes can help cut out the excess and unwanted fat, meaning you can still eat the food you like, just the lighter version. We’ve put together a list featuring a few of our favourite handy kitchen gadgets, which can help us do just that – all without breaking the bank.

Air Fryers, the perfect companion

Tower T17023 compact air fryer review

Air fryers serve up delicious, simple and more importantly, healthier meals than their oil-guzzling, deep fat frying counterparts. Using hot-air circulation, air fryers are able to cook an array of tasty food options from chips to vegetables and even chicken nuggets. The Tower T17023 Compact Air Fryer is a great option for those who are looking to maximise space in their kitchen. This fantastic value for money and easy-to-use air fryer will have you eating healthier in no time. It comes with a removable bowl, meaning it’s easy to clean and the mechanical timer allows for easy and efficient cooking.

If you’re looking for something to speed up family cooking, then we recommend getting the bigger Power Air Fryer 5 Litre Digital. Despite it’s impressive size, it isn’t noisy and the permanent odour filter will keep any unwanted smells from outstaying their welcome. It also comes with both a mechanical and digital timer, as well as a removable bowl for quick, simple and easy cooking.

Slow cook your way to success

fresh meals pre-made for the week

We’ve all been there. We’ve just got home from a long, hard day at work, where we’ve had to fight the wind, cold and rain on the journey home; all at once. The last thing we want to do is start slaving away in the kitchen and before we know it, in just a few clicks, we’ve ordered a takeaway. The solution? Make cooking as hassle-free as possible. A slow cooker can do just that, whilst simultaneously saving pounds from both your purse strings and your waistline!

The Cookworks 6.5L Slow Cooker can serve up mouth-watering meals without all the hassle of lengthy food preparation. The removable ceramic bowl with a non-stick coating allows for a quick clean up, and if you’re undecided on whether you fancy a second helping, the ‘keep warm’ function will give you time to make that important decision. Stress free and tasty, two things we all enjoy.

Grill to perfection

George Foreman 24330 grilling machine

Whether it’s preparing succulent chicken, crispy bacon or juicy steaks, grills are a fantastic, healthier alternative to frying. The George Foreman Compact 2 Portion Grill will become your favourite kitchen gadget and won’t take up too much of your kitchen worktop space. The sleek and stylish design looks great and the perfect fit drip tray means even the clumsiest of amateur chefs won’t produce a mess. The temperature ready indicator and easy grip handle allows for simple and safe use, and the sloped grill design will easily drain that excess fat.

If you’re looking to cook a family sized meal, then the George Foreman 24330 Family 5 Portion Health Grill may be a more suitable option. The 5-Serving Removable Plate Grill speeds up cooking, so you can spend less time over a hot stove in the evenings and more time around the dinner table. The plates are non-stick and dishwasher-safe, so cleaning up is a breeze no matter what delicious feast you’re cooking up.

Steamers

Steamers are a great way to get those extra nutrients out of your food. Boiling can reduce your broccoli and carrots to mush and as you’ve made the effort to eat the vegetables, you may as well maximise their health benefits.

The Cookworks 2 Bowl Steamer makes clean eating quick and simple. It comes with 2 layers, so you can cook multiple things at once and the dishwasher safe bowl makes cleaning up easy. It’s small and compact, so doesn’t take up too much space on your kitchen worktop, and the mechanical timer means even the most forgetful of chefs can manage their cooking time effectively.

Blend all the goodness

One of the most simple and efficient ways of adding a few extra vitamins and nutrients to your diet is investing in a good quality blender. Ideal for those who are strapped for time but still want to stay healthy, blenders can whip up delicious smoothies and shakes in seconds. The Breville VBL075 Blend Active Blender is an affordable and stylish blender with powerful stainless steel blades, which can easily cope with nuts and seeds if you’re looking to add that extra protein punch to your smoothie. The durable 600ml BPA-free bottle is great for when you’re out and about doing the school run or on the way to work, making it easy for you to have a healthy snack and prevent you reaching for the biscuits.

If you’re looking for a slightly more powerful blender then the NutriBullet 900 Series Deluxe Model is the perfect solution. The extra power produces a smooth and purer consistency than other blenders and extracts even more goodness from your fruit and veg. It also comes with a recipe book if you’re looking for inspiration and the 0.9 litre capacity is great for all your larger smoothie needs. It’s easy to use and easy to clean; 2 things we all want from our healthy eating needs.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be dull and difficult! Make your life easier by investing in a few simple kitchen gadgets, which will have you eating healthier and feeling great in no time- no matter how busy and hectic life gets.

About The Author
Danny Foxton
Danny Foxton is a personal trainer and gym tech enthusiast. He has written more than 50 reviews over the years for various gym equipment after he was in the privileged position of being tester for a large UK high street retailer.
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