When you think about the kitchen, you immediately picture luscious food and additional pounds when you step on the weighing scale. But did you know that there are actually kitchen tools that can help you slim down? Here are some of those that you'd want to buy for your cooking activities.
Steaming is the best way to cook food especially vegetables. One, it allows you to do away with the oil. Two, it preserves most of the nutrients so you'll get to enjoy the nutritional value of the food that you cook using this. It's also inexpensive so you don't have to worry about spending too much on this item.
At first glance, muffin tins seem like out of place. After all, pastries are always packed with calories and fats. But these kitchen items can actually trim down your weight if you use them for making small quiches and for preparing portions of side dishes. With the help of a muffin tin, you can control and watch out how much mashed potato or quiche you're eating.
The oil mister is great as it can dramatically reduce the amount of oil that you use. Fill up the oil mister with canola and olive oil to save yourself from the bad cholesterol from other cooking oils. By using this device, a tablespoon of olive oil, which has 120 calories and 14 grams of fat, would be enough to cover a whole pan. If you use the regular bottle, you'll end up using three to four tablespoons to fill up the same area. The oil mister saves you 240 to 360 calories and 28 to 42 grams of fat each time.
Over the past 10 years, the average dinner plate has transformed from 8 inches to 12 inches to make room for more food and thus, more calories. If you use plates that measure only nine inches, it would be easier for you not to over-eat. Make this your mantra: what doesn't fit on your plate shouldn't be eaten.
One common excuse for people who don't eat their veggies is that they don't have the time to slice and dice. You can't use that alibi anymore with this handheld chopper, which is a cinch to use. Use it to chop carrots, celery, red bell pepper, and so on. It can also chop nuts without turning it into paste.
Similar to how the smaller plates work, smaller glasses also help control the portion of what you're drinking. Use espresso cups for serving desserts and pudding.
Herbs add spice and flavor to your food, so you can cut down on your salt intake. Fresh herbs are also very healthy so you're not only doing your weight loss program a favor but also your overall health. This item is effective for cutting fresh herbs to use for your dishes.
Maintaining proper weight isn't only for aesthetic purposes. Sure, you'd want to look better with a slimmer waistline, but more importantly, remind yourself of the health risks associated with excessive weight so that you'll be more motivated to shed extra pounds.