Top 5 kitchen accessories for a healthy lifestyle

For the typical dieter and health-conscious person, preparing meals at home is a simple way to maintain control of nutritional consumption and calorie intake.

Being properly-equipped is the key to success: having the facility to prepare a quick smoothie, or an appetising home-made soup, avoids the temptation to resort to fast food and pizza deliveries and keeps your diet plans on-track.

Here’s a list of the top 5 kitchen gadgets guaranteed to support a healthy lifestyle.

#5 – Tefal Invent VC101616 3 Tier Food Steamer

Tefal-Invent-VC101616-3-Tier-Food-SteamerAn affordable product which refuses to compromise on style, quality and innovation, this 3 Tier Food Steamer is part of Tefal’s Simply Invent range.

Since no fat is required, steaming is an economic lower-calorie cooking option, and this simple 3-tier steamer, with its mechanical timer and automatic keep-warm feature, prepares food quickly but allows you to eat when you’re ready.

With its neat, modern look, Tefal’s black and chrome 3 Tier Food Steamer will look at home in any kitchen environment, and comes with three easy-clean bowls with removable grids.

When not in use, these can be neatly and hygienically stored upside down over the base, keeping the unit ultra-compact and ready to use. Click Here for more details and pricing

#4 – Philips HR1861 Whole Fruit Juicer

Philips-HR1861-Whole-Fruit-JuicerThe Philips HR1861 Aluminium Whole Fruit Juicer will become your go-to gadget whenever you want ‘all the juice without all the fuss’. Equipped with a powerful two-speed, 700-watt motor, this Whole Fruit Juicer makes light work of larger fruit and vegetables.

Thanks to its extra-large feed tube which accommodates whole fruit/veg, there’s no more tedious chopping, seed-removal, peeling and similar preparation of ingredients.The Philips HR1861 has a clean and stylish 1.5-litre capacity juice jug which features a (detachable) foam separator, giving you the option of clear or cloudy juice.

With its cool anodised-aluminium finish, this dishwasher-safe Whole Fruit Juicer will remain stain-free whilst its patented micro-mesh filter and large 2-litre pulp container supply you with generous quantities of refreshing juice. Click here for more details and pricing

#3 – Morphy Richards 48822 Soup Maker

Morphy-Richards-48822-SoupmakerWith the Morphy Richards 48822 Soup Maker you can enjoy your own delicious home-made soup in under 25 minutes. The simple one-step process involves just placing your ingredients inside, selecting a ‘smooth’ or ‘chunky’ setting, and letting the Soup Maker take care of the rest.

Your soup is then gently cooked, with a LED countdown display monitoring the process, leaving you to enjoy a healthy wholesome meal. Should the soup be too chunky for your taste, you can use the ‘blend’ button to achieve that perfect consistency.

The Morphy Richards 48822 Soup Maker has a copious 1.6-litre capacity which will provide servings for 4-6 people.

Cleaning up afterwards is simple: just a rinse out, followed by a wipe over with a soapy sponge, leaves your Soup Maker ready for more service. Click Here for Pricing and user reviews

#2 – Kenwood SB055 Smoothie 2GO

Kenwood-SB055-Smoothie-2GOKenwood’s SB055 Smoothie 2GO is a fast, efficient smoothie maker designed to fit in with modern, free-flowing multi-tasking lifestyles. For your own custom smoothie, just pop the ingredients into the handy travel goblet, set the chop blades, connect to the base and you’re ‘good 2GO’.

The powerful 300-watt motor gives fast trouble-free operation, and has a choice of low, high and pulse-speed modes to produce just the right level of ‘smoothie-ness’ for your taste.

When you’re finished, the Smoothie 2GO has its own go-anywhere, drink-through lid and handy re-seal feature which lets you drink as much as you want, wherever and whenever you choose. And, for the ultimate smoothie, there’s an ice-crush feature too! Click Here for Pricing and user reviews

#1 – Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Fryer

Tefal-ActifryTefal’s revolutionary ActiFry is the healthy way to enjoy crisp fluffy chips with a fat content of just 3 percent. However, as the free recipe booklet explains, you can cook far more than just chips.

The ActiFry will cook foods such as stir-fried veg, fish, chicken, and sausages either frozen or fresh. Featuring a patented hot air process incorporating a stir-paddle for thorough and efficient cooking, the temperature-controlled ActiFry takes cooking to a new level.

Using minimal amounts of oil, the ActiFry also has an odourless filter to keep your kitchen area free of cooking smells. And with its timer, steam-free lid and viewing window, the dishwasher-safe Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Fryer is safe and convenient to use, and easy to keep clean. Click Here for more details and user reviews

With such an array of stylish and efficient kitchen accessories, home-cooking with healthy natural ingredients has never been easier. Health-conscious cooks can now access steamers and low-fat cooking equipment to prepare fast, easy and ultra-healthy meals and drinks which taste as delicious as they look.

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