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11 Must have Healthy Kitchen Gadgets

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Most of us know about the health quotient in different foods. But when it comes to which kitchen gadgets will help us cook food in a healthier way, some are a bit lost...

Not only is it difficult to cook healthy food without the necessary kitchen equipment, it's also quite time consuming. Perhaps that's why you never got around to grilling those soya kebabs, or juicing those tomatoes for lunch? To help you decide which kitchen gadgets to invest in, here's a handy list of must-have healthy kitchen gadgets...

 

 

Steamer

A steamer is great must-have kitchen gadget. It helps in cooking vegetables, idli, dimsums, momos, and pohas without adding a single drop of extra oil to it. And to add to it, it also keeps the nutrition and spices intact. Don't forget the mouth watering zero oil steamed fish and other meat dishes that we regularly mention here...

 

Oil Mister

Not very commonly available, you need to hunt for oil misters in high-end kitchen gadget stores, but we can tell you one thing - it is worth it. Oil misters help in weighing your oil consumption, saving you from calories. Yes, you might be eating only healthy oils like Olive or Mustard, but do you know that one tablespoon of Olive oil has around 120 calories and 14 grams of fat? So the less the better...

 

Apple Divider

This inexpensive healthy kitchen gadget, ranks high in our rating of must-have healthy kitchen gadgets. It cuts apples in seconds by removing the core and seeds and producing well-shaped apple wedges in a single stroke. They are small and easy to handle. Carry them to your office or when you're travelling, and you'll never complain of not eating an apple a day...

 

Herb Mill

If you believe in buying fresh herbs from the market, then this is a must-have kitchen gadget for you. Purchase an herb mill and spice up your routine health food. Herbs like oregano, basil leaves and oregano are a great way to add that extra edge to your food and it also helps you in limiting your salt intake...

 

Grater or Zester

Investing in a grater or zester is a smart thing to do. It helps in grating anything and everything. Small amounts of cheese here or chocolate there are easily taken care of by the grater. You can make citrus zest with a lemon or an orange and add it to desserts and bakes. Zests serve as great substitutes for heavy, calorie loaded meal bases or toppings...

 

Handheld Chopper

Handheld chopper is a great way to cut your fresh fruits and vegetables in no time. You can chop carrots, onions, cabbage, bell peppers and anything edible with it. You must also invest in a 'Y' peeler. They help you peel the skin of vegetables such as potato and butter gourd in a jiffy. Make sure you wash them after each use...

 

Kitchen Scissors

A good pair kitchen scissors is a great way to cut the fat off chicken, cut fishes, vegetables, herbs such as coriander in minutes. Before buying kitchen scissors, make sure they aren't too heavy for you to carry. Also, make sure that you sharpen them regularly, since the blades will need just as much attention as your favourite knives...

 

Strawberry Huller

Ideal for making fresh fruit salads, strawberry shortcake and fruit toppings for desserts, this fun kitchen tool quickly removes the leaves and stem from a strawberry...

 

Banana Slicer

Families will go bananas over this clever kitchen tool. Designed to make the kid-friendly fruit more fun than ever, our innovative banana slicer quickly creates thin, uniform slices. Just squeeze the handle...

 

Pineapple Slicer & Dicer

Peel, core, slice and dice a prickly pineapple into a pile of juicy bites in seconds with the aid of this cleverly designed tool. Simply insert the shaft into the top of a trimmed pineapple, apply light pressure and twist the handle. Lift the flesh from the peel, then slide the dicer down the stack of rings...

 

Avocado Cuber

This tool is indispensable for cutting uniform-sized cubes of avocado for adding to salads, soups and other dishes, or simply prepping avocadoes for making guacamole...

 

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