LIFESTYLE – Handy kitchenware to help kickstart healthy eating

When I first heard of air fryers I didn’t really get what all the fuss was about but one day I caved in and tried one, then I never looked back since. They are useful for the whole family from cooking fresh fish, vegetables and more. Veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms & onions, and cauliflower all turn out incredible in the air fryer. What’s even more exciting is that air frying is healthier than frying in oil. It cuts calories by 70% to 80% and has a lot less fat. This cooking method might also cut down on some of the other harmful effects of oil frying. With all this in mind air fryers can really help you kickstart and continue a healthy eating plan.

Salter’s 3.2 Litre Hot Air Fryer from Robert Dyas

Salter is a name you know and trust so I couldn’t wait to try their 3.2 Litre Hot Air Fryer.  For its price and variety of functions, the Salter dual air fryer is good value for money it was nearly 100 and now can be bought for only £40! It is compact so it doesn’t take over your whole counter, it holds plenty of food and it’s easy to use. With a generous 3.2L cooking capacity and an adjustable temperature control up to 200 degrees, it is capable of fast, efficient cooking that makes it ideal for meat, stuffed vegetables, home-made chips as well as quiches, spring rolls and many more. It also has a handy adjustable timer control and power/ready indicator light make it simple and easy to use, and when you’re done. It’s also easy to clean, a brilliant Air Fryer which is worth much more than the price tag.  This air fryer can really help you kickstart and continue your healthy eating plan.

Available from Robert Dyas £40.00 

Drew & Cole – Electric Breakfast Sandwich Maker 

Whilst breakfast sandwiches are not what you will initially think of as healthy, then can be when you make them at home with this easy-to-use sandwich make. This breakfast sandwich maker allows you to recreate your favourite takeaway breakfasts whilst keeping it healthy by using fresh ingredients and allowing you to stay in control of adding your own extras! Using this Drew & Cole machine allows you to save time and money by cooking at home. It’s quick, easy to use and simple to clean! Perfect for those who like a healthier breakfast and have little time. You can also swap white bread for a gluten free or brown bun. You can also skip the bread and make healthy omelettes in this versatile device.  This machine is small and compact in design making it easy to display neatly on kitchen countertops without the worry of getting in the way or stowed away in your cupboards. A great device for the whole family.

Available from Amazon and High Street TV for £39.99

Nutribullet Go Portable Blender

Nutribullet is another name you know and can trust, so I was excited to discover they created a Nutribullet that could be used anywhere. I travel a lot so having one of these around to make my daily protein drink was a god send, it is also great to take to the office for a healthy lunchtime smoothie! The powerful battery charges in under 5 hours and offers up to 20 blending cycles before needing to be recharged. The 370ml cup is the perfect size for personal smoothies and the base also comes with a blender cover so its safe to pop in your bag. It also charges in under 5 hours! It also includes a 370ml cup which strong, lightweight and easy to carry.  A wonderful and affordable device.

Available from High Street TV for £39.99

Salter Megastone Ultimate 5 Piece Pan Set from Robert Dyas

Last, but certainly not least are the Salter Megastone Ultimate 5 Piece Pan Set which have been reduced by over a hundred pounds to only £59.99. I much prefer using pans than a microwave and what else would you use to cook your healthy stir fry’s and vegetables.  Featuring a unique cooking surface made from a high-quality Megastone coating, this Salter set has an improved non-stick performance so that you can prepare healthier meals using little or no oil. This set is made from strong forged aluminium with a smart looking black rough textured finish on the inside & a metallic exterior. With a rugged non-stick coating for improved performance, the set is suitable for use with metal utensils. Quality pans perfect for healthy eating and the set is also the set is 100% PFOA free.

Available at Robert Dyas for £49.99