Everyone seems to be so busy nowadays. You have to get up, go to work, take care of responsibilities at home, spend time with the family… the list goes on and on. The one thing that it always seems like we don’t have as much time to spend on as we’d like is making sure that we have delicious, healthy meals to enjoy. Food is a huge part of staying fit and losing weight, but without much time to spend in cooking it can be easy to cave in and go for fast food or eating out with something unhealthy because it’s quicker. Don’t hurt your weight loss plan by caving in, cook faster and healthier with some of these great tools.
- The Slow Cooker
Now you might be wondering how something with slow right in the name can help you eat healthier and cook faster, but when you think about it the slow cooker is the perfect way to get food ready quickly on time. Most slow cooker recipes just need you to toss all of the ingredients in at the beginning of the day, set it up, and let it go until your meal is ready hours later. How does this help you cook faster you might ask? Well what’s faster than just being able to come home to the kitchen after spending all day out and about and serving up a delicious meal without an ounce of additional effort?
- The Digital Steamer
Digital steamers are great because they’re everything you need in a steaming appliance with the precision of digital programming. With a digital steamer you can set up some fresh veggies, fish, or whatever else you might want to get steamed (either an entire meal or simply a fresh side dish), set up the temperature and time, and let it go. When the timer dings you have a fresh plate of effortlessly and deliciously steamed food ready to go on the table. Pair with a splash of olive oil or a pat of butter, and add ham, boiled egg or cheese for protein. Easy, wherever you are!
- The Food Processor
One of the difficult and most involved parts of preparing a meal is, well, preparing it! It can take a lot of time getting your ingredients ready, but a good food processor can cut the amount of time you spend chopping, slicing, and shredding down to just a fraction of what it usually is. You can buy them as a stand-alone unit or as an attachment for some other brands of kitchen appliance to save time and counter space while you’re cooking.
You don’t have to work harder towards fast and healthy cooking all by yourself. Picking up one or more of these fantastic kitchen tools can go a long way in keeping your meals nice, quick, and easy!