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7 Utensils That Help You Cook Healthy

7 Utensils That Help You Cook Healthy

Besides choosing what you eat, it is important to select the right tools for a slimmer waistline and a longer lifeline. Here are my picks of must-have kitchen gizmos that help you consume fewer calories:

A twirl whisk: it whips up such fluffy eggs that you don’t need to use butter or cream.

A handheld blender: want to whip up a luscious smoothie or a ‘creamy’ soup without the cream? This is your best friend.

A root vegetable masher: again, its ability to give you a creamy, buttery mash makes you love  potatoes the healthy way, and helps you forget about frying them.

An olive oil pourer with a flip lid: all the flavor without too much fat…a drizzle will not only lavish your salads with health benefits, but also lend them a glorious sheen.

A good quality wooden spatula: this helps you keep your pans scratch free, so you don’t have to resort to using more oil to cook your food.

A wire-mesh skimmer: just scoop up the layer of fat from your gravies, soups and sauces, and eat without guilt.

A steamer: self-explanatory, this!  Use this and your platter of steamed  veggies will boast zero oil, all the flavor, and gorgeous good looks.


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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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10:37AM PST on Feb 4, 2013

Angela R ...... it's that metallic thing, just above the lemon in the picture ..... we haven't always had electric whisks, you know !!!!

10:32AM PST on Feb 4, 2013

Twirl whisk? WTF is that?

8:08AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

I don't even know what some of these are...

9:02AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thank you Shubhra, for Sharing this!

8:11PM PST on Jan 27, 2013


6:01PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Yep got them all and I often note to myself how glad I am to have these things because it does make my life easier.

10:30AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

I really need to get a steamer. Thank you

3:13AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

I have all of these. The hand held blender is a great new addition to my kitchen.

12:43PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

I have them all except for the root vegetable masher, cause I'm not sure what that looks like.

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