Improve Your Kitchen - Make Healthier Meals with These Kitchen Gadgets

When you make your own meals, you can control what goes into them. Try these cooking devices to help make cooking healthy food easier:

Instant Pot

Available from several manufacturers, an Instant Pot is a multipurpose cooker, perfect for a variety of healthy recipes. It does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan and warming pot. The other key feature of this all-in-one pot is that it can cook meals in a fraction of the time, up to 70 percent faster.

Food Dehydrator

Not your everyday kitchen appliance, a dehydrator is perfect for preparing healthy on-the-go meals and snacks in advance. The dehydrator’s low heat removes the water from the food but preserves the all the nutrients. Dehydrate fruits, vegetables, nuts, meat for jerky (with less salt than jerky you can buy at the store), fruit purée for fruit snacks and even raise bread.

Air Fryer

Love fried food? An air fryer makes it possible to prepare healthier versions of your favorite fried fare without sacrificing taste and texture. Rapid air-circulating technology is key because it replaces the large amount of oil usually used in frying. Plus, you can also use it to bake, roast and grill meals and snacks.