We’re all hoping this year is better than last! And health is top of everyone’s agenda. That’s where the latest tech comes in, bringing you healthy eating appliances for a feel-good 2021.
Kickstarting your kitchen prep
If you really want to get into healthier eating habits, consider swapping the food delivery apps for some kitchen utensils. Spending hours chopping up veg isn’t the most exciting way to spend your time in the kitchen though, so if you wish you had a sous chef, why not get some tech to do it for you!
Currys PC World recommends the Kenwood MultiPro Compact Food Processor
More than a basic food processor – this does everything from chopping to blending, slicing to whisking and it will even grate! Just choose the right attachment from the selection that’s included and get prepping. Make your own fresh curry paste, magic up a chopped salad, or even create your own low-calorie sauces and dressings. All without having to get out the chopping board. With a 2.1 litre capacity bowl, you’ll have plenty of space to prepare food for the whole family… or just a super-satisfying, healthy treat for yourself.
Juicing and blending
To get your day off to a great start, there’s no topping a fresh juice or smoothie. Our bodies are best at taking on nutrients first thing in the morning, so swap those lattes and pastries for a juice-based jumpstart.
Currys PC World recommends the Sage 3X Bluicer
If you want to learn a new word for 2021, what about ‘bluicer’? The Sage 3X Bluicer give you the choice of blending, juicing, or (you guessed it) a combination of the two - so it’s great for creating a range of healthy drinks and bringing balance to your diet. Mix blended and juiced fresh ingredients into nutrient-rich smoothies, frappes, slushies and lots more. It even mixes a perfectly blended cocktail for those days when you need a real treat.
Grilling is a brilliant alternative to pan-frying your food. You can go without the oil and the cooking process itself even takes out any excess fat from your food. We all know how good grilled meat and fish taste, but veg also works well, holding onto plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Currys PC World recommends the George Foreman Evolve Precision 24002 Grill
Thanks to an angled plate that helps fat drain off into a tray, you’ll find yourself with healthier food that tastes great. And if you’re having a more indulgent moment, you can also use the plate to make sure you don’t lose any cheese from your cheese toastie.
From lasagne to pizzas, you can cook lots of things you might not expect with this versatile grill. And if you’re a steak-lover, you can get them just how you like them every time. Simply use the temperature probe, choose your preferred option from rare to well done, and the grill will take care of it. It’ll even turn itself off when the meat’s ready.
Frying with air
If you want to eat healthier without sacrificing the joy of fried food, why not get an air fryer? They use a lot less fat than a standard fryer, so they’re the best of both worlds. An air fryer is essentially a mini convection oven using a fan to spread the heat around the food. It cooks evenly and quickly, with the speed being the secret to the delicious crispiness we all love.
Currys PC World recommends the Ninja Foodi multi-pressure cooker and air fryer
This has the biggest capacity of the Ninja Foodi range and is a great choice if you want to feed the entire family healthy meals. It’s a pressure cooker with plenty of tricks, including air frying, slow cooking, tender crisping and much more. Air frying uses an incredible 75% less fat compared to standard frying, so you can dish up crispy chips and fried snacks for everyone without worrying about the calories. The Ninja Foodi also uses super-heated steam to cook meals up to 70% faster than conventional cooking. And because everything cooks in a single pot, it saves time on the washing-up too!
Currys PC World recommends the Tefal ActiFry Genius CL 2in1
Already have a slow or pressure cooker? Then go straight for the air frying with this handy piece of kit. Like the Foodi, it’ll give you deliciously crispy food with little or no oil. And it’s simple to get exactly what you fancy, thanks to its 9 preset programmes. Just pick whichever dish you want from the LCD display and the ActiFry will take care of everyone. You don’t even to need to worry about cooking in batches. The extra-large 1.7kg capacity means you’ve got enough space to do it all in one go. And if you’re wondering about those all-important sides, give the 1-meal-in-1-go setting a try. It will take care of you main and your sides at the same time!
Smart weight monitoring
Thought that smart scales were just for weighing yourself? Not the case. They’re also great for helping you keep on top of your overall health and fitness.
Currys PC World recommends the Fitbit Aria 2 Smart Scale
The Fitbit Aria 2 Smart Scale measures more than your weight, with body fat percentage, BMI and lean mass all part of the picture it builds of your wellbeing. It then sends all this information wirelessly to your phone or computer, giving you a clear idea of how your healthy eating habits are helping you get fitter.
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