Eating healthy has many benefits. The best way to eat healthily is of course to prepare your own meals. There are ways you can cut time and effort, using specific methods and tools. The right items can make your healthy meal preparation a joy rather than a chore. Here are some healthy kitchen hacks that will definitely be of help:


1. Get A Portable Blender Juicer

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Fruit and vegetable juices are a great way to get your daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals. Instead of buying bottled or boxed juices that have added sugars, why not make you your own. Nowadays, there are portable juicer blenders where you can add whatever fruits and veggies you want to some water and flip a switch to get wholesome goodness.

Blending whole fruits and vegetables is much better than just squeezing juices out as you’ll be able to keep all the fibres found in the fruit flesh.

Where to get one?
This portable from Lazada is only RM49 and is USB chargeable.

2. Make A Slow Cooker Meal

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Slow cookers are really useful for those who work 9-5 jobs. You can literally just put all the ingredients for a soup or porridge into the pot in the morning and it will be nice and warm when you get home from work. Apart from porridge and soup, you can also make stews and roast healthy lean meats with vegetables.

Don’t hesitate to explore your slow cooker’s full potential and experiment with various recipes.

Where to get one?
Check out this Bear Electric slow cooker from Lazada for RM139

3. Baking is the Healthiest Way to Cook Your Meat

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The healthiest meats to consume are white meats like chicken, fish, and poultry. The best way to cook these meats without any additional oil and fat is by roasting or baking. Since most of us don’t have a rotisserie at home, the next best way is to bake your meat in an oven. Baking helps to preserve and protect all the Vitamins and proteins in your dish. The healthiest way to do this is by getting a tray with a rack so that you can collect the juices from the cooking meat and serve it together with the meat later, or use it to flavour your vegetables.

Where to get one?
This roasting pan (RM89.90) comes with a metal rack so you can collect the juices from the meat.

4. Make Healthier Treats With Air Fryers

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Crispy fried potato chips can be an occasional treat, without using a single drop of oil. All you need to do is invest in an air fryer, which is a tool that cooks your food to crispy perfection with minimal oils and fats. Air fryers achieve this texture using high-speed. air circulation technology You can cook any type of meats or vegetables here and achieve that crisp texture, such as breaded chicken, tofu, broccoli, sweet potatoes and more with only a few drops of oil or less.

Where to get one?
This Khind air fryer (RM289.99) uses digital controls

5. Steam More Food With A Multi-Level Steamer

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Did you know you can get a complete steamed meal in just 10 minutes? Modern multi-layer food steamers can produce steam within a minute after being turned on. It is also able to cook your food in less time than steaming over a pot of boiling water. Steaming food is a great way to lock in the natural flavour and nutrients of food, without the need for added seasoning and salt.

Where to get one?

This Pensonic Food Steamer (RM132.99) has a 12 Liter capacity

6. Dry Your Veggies With A Salad Spinner

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Eating lots of fresh veggies daily is essential to any healthy diet. Fresh vegetables like lettuce, spinach, and tomatoes contain all the vitamins, minerals and fibres you need while being low in calories. However, having soggy veggies will make them go bad faster, especially if you’re making a salad. To keep them fresh longer, make sure you dry your veggies thoroughly and the way to do that is with a salad spinner. This invention uses a hand crank to spin the water away from your washed veggies, just like the spin function on the washing machine.

Where to get one?

This affordable salad spinner (RM15.80) can be found on Lazada.

Preparing healthy meals can be a breeze

All you have to do is use the right tools to help you, and be mindful of the amount of salt, sugar and fats you’re putting into a dish. There are definitely healthier ways to make a meal and these are just some of the many tools around.


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