Clean eating is all about eating wholesome, real foods which are as close to their natural form as is possible. With so many products being processed these days healthy eating becomes harder and harder especially if you are on a budget. If money is no object you have no need to worry but if you are counting your pennies it might be worth investing in some good kitchen appliances and gadgets which will help you achieve a healthy living lifestyle and in the long run save money.
As Christmas approaches I was thinking about some gift for the house, something usable which will benefit us all and it struck me, I will get a new kitchen gadget to help us eat better for less. During my process of selecting the perfect thing, I’ve decided to share my findings with you all, just in case you might want to use it for some inspiration when it comes to gifts or improved healthy living.
I picked my top 5 gadgets which I believe tick all the boxes when it comes to healthy living and long-time money saving.
I actually own this already and to be honest I have no idea how I survived so long with it. Soyabella is a nut milk maker. It turns raw nuts into a delicious nutritional milk within seconds but this isn’t all… it also makes soya milk and if this isn’t enough for you, you can use it to make soups, porridge and various pastes. Taking into consideration soy or nut milks only a Soyabella can offer a significant saving; you only need a small handful of raw nuts to create 1.3l of nut milk, which costs a fraction of the cost compared to shop bought nut milk.
This is the one on my “to buy list”. Trying to follow clean eating recommendations means eating the least amount of processed food as possible. Dehydrated fruits and vegetables require no added sugar or salt or preservatives, so they are ideal for making all sorts of healthy snacks. Fresh produce especially out of season can be very pricy, so my idea is to buy them in bulk when in season and dehydrate for later. Dehydrators very in price, you can pick some for as little as £20+ or you can spend £300+, I guess it all depends how “professional” you want your gadget to be. My parents have one of the cheap ones, they use it for fruit, veggies and herbs during summer time and it is coping rather well. Personally I would like to get something more powerful and funky looking 🙂
Tefal Cook4Me is an intelligent pressure multicooker; you drop your ingredients in and it will cook them for you. Cook4Me is pre-set with 50 recipes to suit any household, you are obviously not restricted to these choices; you can simply cook whatever you want in it. The main benefits of a multicooker, especially a pressured one is speed, ease of use and safety… no more bubbling dinners on the stove and small hands trying to reach for it, everything is enclosed and safe.
This is the one on top of my “want” list. We have wanted to buy a cold pressed juicer for a long time now simply because it allows you to retain all the vitamins and nutrients. They aren’t cheap (hence why we still don’t own one) but I think in the long run they are well worth the money. After doing some research I am leaning towards buying an Optimum 600, it has a great reviews and it offers all I want it to do.
We buy a lot of yogurts and I assume most families do, some of them are better than other so I would like to make my own. Again, there are a lot of different makers on the market and deciding on the one to get isn’t an easy choice but I’ve settled on Yolife from Tribest… mostly because of their Soyabella which ended up a being a wonderful machine. Yolife costs just under £50 which isn’t bad. It can make 2.3l of yogurt within 10-12 hours and you can use milk substitutes if you don’t fancy using cow milk. I do like the sound of homemade yogurt so I would love to give it a try.
So this is my list of helpful gadgets for a healthy living.
Have I missed something essential in your opinion?