Kitchen tools

5 kitchen utensils that make it easy to prepare healthy meals

In 2018, when I announced to the world that I had lost 100 pounds, everyone around me wanted to know how I had done.

Surprisingly, I discovered that much of my success came from well equipped kitchen with the right devices and tools. Here is some kitchen items it can also help you be healthier.

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If you find yourself eating a lot in restaurants, then there is no better appliance to buy than an Instant Pot. I’ve found it makes cooking so easy, I don’t have to order on busy days and end up eating much healthier foods.

This all-in-one pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer and yogurt maker can cook a whole roast in the same time I need to pick up my teenager from school and run some groceries. You just have to put in food and the right amount of liquid, press the right button and you will have dinner on the table in under an hour.

Not convinced? Here are five reasons why you should own an Instant Pot.

CNET Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi review.

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Like the Instant Pot, the June Intelligent Oven makes cooking super easy, so you’ll be more likely to do so instead of relying on fast food.

Think of it as an automated countertop oven. Using cameras and its built-in computer, June can recognize the food you put in it and provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to cook it, including selecting the right temperature and cooking time. This is especially good if you have very little cooking skills but want to cook healthy meals.

The June Oven also has air fries. Air frying allows you to use just a little oil to “fry” a nice crispy pan of fries or wings, making them healthier than fries.

I know that at $ 600 the June Oven is steep. But, if you avoid preparing healthy meals because you don’t have the skills to do so, June can help.

Read our review.


Another must-have tool is a good multipurpose knife to make preparation easier. CNET’s sister site recommends buy high quality chef’s knife because it has a wide range of uses.

The better the quality, the easier it is to stay sharp, which alleviates preparation frustration. Quality chef’s knives usually cost over $ 100, but if you’re just starting to cook on your own, you can get by with a knife that costs around $ 50.

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The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended for health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care professional with any questions you may have about a health concern or health goals.