These handy items will revolutionise your healthy food game
FIT has rounded up 7 kitchen gadgets that will make preparing and eating your healthy food easier, whilst also saving you time. What’s not to love? If you don’t already own them, make sure you add these trusty items to your kitchen repertoire immediately!
Zucchini noodles, AKA “zoodles”, have become a favourite for fit foodies as a naturally gluten free, low carb alternative to regular pasta or noodles. Owning a spiraliser allows you to make your own thin spaghetti like strips from a variety of vegetables (you definitely don’t have to stick to zucchini - carrot, beetroot and sweet potato are also excellent options) in a matter of moments. If you don’t have the storage space or regular need for a full-sized spiraliser, there are also very affordable handheld options which get the job done too.
Compact “bullet” blender
The bullet blender has changed the game for smoothie makers around the world. Simply throw your ingredients in, attach the blade lid and clip into the motorised base to whizz together. Moments later, you have a health-packed blend ready to drink straight from the cup. It’s perfect for those who don’t have much time in the morning to prepare breakfast and need to take it on the go.
These blenders also take up little bench space and are fantastic for making all sorts of healthy sauces, dressings, dips and soups.
Kale & greens stripper
It’s clear that kale is here to stay, but the one downside to this wonder veggie is preparing it with all those pesky, fibrous stems that need to be removed. Enter the kale and greens stripper. A small, handheld item, with 8 different sized holes, you simply pull the stem end through and the leaves are neatly stripped off. The smaller holes are ideal for preparing other fresh produce, such as herbs or spinach.
The humble salad spinner is a much underrated kitchen gadget. No one likes unwashed lettuce, but there’s nothing worse than a soggy salad. Adding this super simple tool to your culinary arsenal makes cleaning lettuce an easy (even fun!) task.
Just fill basket with rinsed salad greens, place in bowl, close lid and press top knob to spin. You’ll be amazed at just how much water comes off too!
Sprouts are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They are literally living plant food, which means that they are bursting with enzymes. If you’re sprouting legumes or grains, the germination process also removes enzyme inhibitors, making them much easier to digest.
A sprouting jar features a stainless steel screen and you simply place two tablespoons of seeds or 1/2 cup of legumes/grains inside with three times as much water as seed, soak overnight, rinse seeds in fresh, luke-warm water and drain again. Replace in a cool spot on the kitchen counter and they should be ready to eat in 3-5 days.
Ah, how to create those Instagram worthy avocado slices? With the “avo-slide” slicer of course! This neat invention will give you picture perfect cutting in one swift movement. Next, fan the slices, twist them, put them on toast or salad – there’s a whole world of possibility!
Smoothie and acai bowl connoisseurs, pay attention! The hybrid straw-spoon will change the way you eat them forever.
A simple but clever device, the straw-spoon is a stainless steel straw with a spoon scoop attached to the end, so you and slurp and shovel your smoothie bowls with ease. Perfect for getting to the melting parts, whilst also being able to spoon-feed yourself the thick parts and delicious toppings.