Have a home chef on your list this year? Lucky for you, there’s no shortage of cool kitchen gadgets on the market. We’ve put together a list of our must-haves for a healthy kitchen in 2019. Check out our favorites below!
Instant Pot. While it may look like your standard crockpot, the Instant Pot is actually about 6 appliances in one. Use it as a pressure cooker to make super-tender foods in a fraction of the time. It can also be used for everything from cooking rice to making yogurt. Just be prepared for a slight learning curve – this is not your grandma’s crockpot!
Spiralizer. Gift your family and friends the freshest vegetable noodles on the block. Available from very simple and inexpensive, to super-fancy, you’re sure to find one to meet your needs – and your budget. Our favorite? A 3- blade spiralizer with good suction to hold it in place while turning your veggies into spaghetti, fettuccini, or ribbon noodles.
Food Dehydrator. This gadget has been making a comeback in recent years, with lots of celebrity chatter, and new cookbooks coming out on dehydrated foods. With a dehydrator, you can preserve fresh fruits, veggies, and even herbs for a long time, without having to add any unwanted chemicals or sweeteners. Safer, and more space-saving than canning, you can also rehydrate foods for use in things like pies, soups or sauces.
Air Fryer. Make your favorite fried foods a little more figure friendly! The air fryer, as the name suggests, uses hot air to create a crispy crunch – without all the added fat. This is the perfect gift for the French fry fanatic on your list!
Vacuum Sealer. These handy gadgets make buying in bulk a breeze. Prep a large batch of meats, vegetables, fruit, or anything else you want to freeze for storage. Then simply portion out into your preferred servings and vacuum seal in easy-to-grab pouches. This helps save freezer space, and preserves the quality of your frozen foods.
Egg Cooker. Have an egg-lover in your life? This little tool makes cooking hard or soft-boiled eggs faster, and much simpler. Now, if only it could peel those eggs for you too!
Having the right tools on hand makes cooking healthy meals at home much quicker and easier. Give your family and friends – and maybe even yourself! – the gift of healthy meals the whole year through with one of these items.