7 of the Best Kitchen Utensils for a Healthy Eating Regime

These days we’re all trying to eat healthier, but with a busy work schedule it can be hard to find the time to cook and it’s a huge temptation to resort to pre-prepared processed convenience food. Put an end to this excuse by equipping your kitchen with a few great gadgets that will make all the difference when preparing food. Here is AGENT’s guide to making your cooking process quicker, easier and healthier!

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A healthy eating regime is absolutely vital to keep your business brain focused, and your productivity working to the max. However, it can be a little off-putting when considering the amount of important food preparation time involved. The following selection of the best kitchen utensils, most of them ultra low in cost, will help keep the minutes of prep to the minimum.

 

1. Nutribullet Pro

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If you’re finding it hard to get in enough portions of fruit and vegetables every day, a Nutribullet allows you to blend them into a delicious smoothie and drink them in minutes! The Nutribullet Pro has a 900W motor which can easily blend stems, seeds and skins, which means you can blend fruits and vegetables whole and get the maximum nutritional value from them.

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2. Oxo Silicone Steamer

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Steaming is perhaps the most healthy way to cook food as no fat is added, but not everyone can invest in a full-on steamer. This silicone attachment for saucepans from Oxo is a more reasonably-priced alternative. There are handles which stay cool for easy removal and it folds up small for easy storage. Seafood and vegetables are particularly good (and healthy!) when steamed.

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3. Bobble Infuse

 

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Some people find it hard to drink enough water, and instead find themselves reaching for sugary sodas and juices. For a way to make your water flavoursome without the risk of diabetes, invest in an infuser bottle. For those who like to stay healthy, infuser bottles are among the best kitchen utensils. This version from Bobble holds just over half a litre, and has a filter cage so you can flavor your water with fruits and vegetables. Some of the best for this are mint leaves, cucumber, lemon and kiwi.

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4. Prepara Oil Mister

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Oil essential for cooking and dressing some foods, but by putting too much on you can turn a healthy meal into junk food. To avoid overdoing the oil, this Prepara Oil Mister, one of the best kitchen utensils, allows you to spray a thin, even layer and ultimately use less. It’s ideal for dressing salads, grilling meats and oiling your frying pan.

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5. Divided Meal Prep Containers

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The best way to ensure you eat healthily throughout the week is to plan your meals so you never end up caving in to cravings because you “don’t have time” to cook. Even better is to cook your lunches and dinners on a Sunday night and divide them into portions in plastic containers—then you need only to heat them up. These containers with compartments are especially good, as they allow you to carefully measure out vegetables and proteins.

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6. Spiral Vegetable Slicer

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Many healthy diets involve cutting down on carbs, which is bad news if you’re a pasta fan. However, this Spiral Vegetable Slicer allows you to make “veggetti” out of courgettes, squash, carrots, cucumber and potatoes, which can be served exactly like your favourite pasta dish with a fraction of the calories. The Spiral Vegetable Slicer can cut thin or thick cut ribbons, depending on your preference.

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7. Breville Rice Cooker/Slow Cooker

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Last but not least in our roundup of the best kitchen utensils, if long hours are preventing you from eating healthily, invest in a slow cooker. This model from Breville can be set in advance to cook up a nutritious meal. Slow cooked meat is especially tender and thus requires less accompaniment to make it tasty. This device also acts as a rice cooker, and can make delicious risotto and quinoa.

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