Healthy eating can be a drag, but thankfully technology is making it easy for us. From fitness trackers to apps with customised workouts, it’s never been so easy to stay active. We may be more conscious of getting in our daily exercise, but when it comes to cooking a lot of us are still struggling to get the right fuel for our bodies.
The food industry has noticed this, so now the cooking market is being flooded with gadgets to help you make the heathiest choice possible. Here are our top 7 gadgets for healthy cooking. Bon appetite!
Unless you’ve grown several pots of herbs yourself, it’s most likely that you buy your herbs. Unfortunately, store-bought fresh herbs can turn pretty quickly. So Cole & Mason have created this nifty gadget which keeps cut herbs fresh for up to 10 days longer.
Specially designed air vents allow your herbs to breath, whilst a water tray will keep them watered. There are also removable dividers so you can keep multiple types of herb fresh. Simply pop the container in your refrigerator drawer and enjoy your herbs.
The popularity of courgetti (that’s courgette spaghetti), and other spiralised vegetables has really taken off over the past year. So if you haven’t got one already, it’s time to jump on the band wagon.
This easy to use gadget by Spiralz has 4 different blades, so you can choose the thickness/type of vegetable noodle you wish to create. Replace the carbs in your favourite meals for vegetables that look like spaghetti and noodles for a healthy and simple alternative.
Hands up if you love fried food! It isn’t the healthiest option, but with the Tefal ActiFry we can eat some delicious fried food without the guilt.
All you need is one spoonful of oil and you can make perfectly crisp chips, minus the excessive calories. This handy fryer also cooks curries, casseroles, stir-frys and many other dishes. Plus you can pop parts in the dishwasher – perfect!
Yes, you did read that right. A gadget called a ‘food hugger’. Whilst it doesn’t have any exciting buttons or flashing lights, this simple silicon tool is so useful that we’re not entirely sure how we coped without one!
If you’ve only used half of a fruit or vegetable and don’t want the rest to go to waste, simply pop on a Food Hugger and keep it fresher for longer. This pack of four includes different sizes, so there will always be a ‘lid’ for whatever you want to keep fresh! You can also use them on opened jars and cans.
Healthy eaters around the world have been rejoicing since the release of the NutriBullet. This sleek kitchen gadget claims to extract more nutrients from your fruit and vegetables than typical blenders and juicers. The NutriBullet Nutrient Extractors (yeah we’re not sure what that means either) are specially engineered to break down the cell walls of food, which creates the most nutrient-dense smoothies and juices possible.
If you haven’t got a George Foreman Fat Reducing Grill yet, why?!
Research has shown that one of these grills can remove up to 42% of fat from food. The angled grill channels fat and grease away from food and into the tray below, extra pressure from the grill and heat on both sides also helps remove any additional fat.
You don’t even need to add butter or oil to this grill, as the non-stick plates prevent food from getting stuck – and it’s a lot easier to clean!
Packaged foods are covered in nutritional information, but fresh foods are yet to be labelled with information. Situ is a game changer in monitoring calories and nutrients in your food.
All you have to do is put your food on the scales and open an app on your iPad. These smart scales then send the weight of your food to the app, which will then display the calorie and nutritional content of that exact piece of food. An inbuilt database of thousands of fresh foods makes it easy to know exactly what you’re eating, you can event set nutrient goals and track a graph of your nutrition intake over time.