Summer is here, and with the brief months of warmth comes every Canadian’s desire to participate in healthy eating. While it can seem expensive and time consuming to eat healthy on a regular basis, there are a few tools you can add to your kitchen to help you eat healthier all summer long.
With spiralized veggies being all the rage, you’ve likely heard about spiralizers. They’ll turn your zucchini, sweet potatoes and almost any veggie you can think of into noodles that you can then cook and use in place of carb-loaded traditional pasta, or in a cold salad. The price point on this item is low, they’re easy to clean and even easier to use.
Having a good blender is the key to healthy cooking. Not only will it give you the benefit of daily smoothies free of lumps and chunks that the low-end blenders end up creating, but it can be used to make cauliflower rice, almond flour, nut milk, nut butter, salad dressing, a healthy ice cream alternative and so much more. A great blender will last you a lifetime and can be used to create almost any dish.
If smoothies aren’t your favorite, juicing might be more up your alley. A juicer will concentrate all the nutrients in the fruits and veggies you love while removing the pulp so you digest it and feel the energy benefits instantly. And you can always use the leftover pulp in your baked goods.
A slow cooker is a kitchen essential. Not only does it allow you to cook healthy meals easily, it saves you time. The one-pot, set-it-and-forget-it model of cooking has been saving working families for decades. There are thousands of great healthy, slow cooker recipes available online for both vegetarians and meat eaters, and you can purchase this item for a very reasonable price. It’s a must have.