Like most of us, you’re probably trying to eat healthier this year. But, after the end of a tough day, you may be forced to order in or resort to pre-packaged foods. However, we believe that the right kitchen tools can make all the difference when it comes to preparing quick, healthy meals. JCPenney has a wide range of such awesome kitchen gadgets. We’ve rounded 7 of our top picks that will motivate you to spend more time cooking and eating healthier in 2021.
Just Keep Spinning
Spiralizers are a great help to reinvent classic recipes with healthier alternatives. They make spiral cuts, shoestrings, and even “noodles” out of fresh vegetables and fruits. So, you can replace your regular pasta with carrot or zucchini noodles and spiralized apples for a healthy pie.
All in a Pot
By now, you’ve probably heard about the Instant Pot, the ultimate one-pot-wonder that lets you prepare any meal you could think of–but healthier and faster. Not only is it a pressure cooker, it’s a rice cooker and pressure cooker, too! It can even be used as a steamer. That’s a solid kitchen appliance if you ask us.
Toss it Up
Invest in a salad spinner to enjoy clean, fresh, crisp salad in a snap. It’s the perfect tool to rinse and dry lettuce, herbs, vegetables, or fruits. Once your salad is ready, add some freshly cut herbs and serve in a wooden bowl. Use kitchen shears to mince fresh herbs without bruising them.
Smoothies in a Flash
Does your typical day begin with whipping up an early morning smoothie? Choose a high-speed kitchen system that can handle all of your drink and meal-prepping needs. Beyond shakes and smoothies, you can use it to chop vegetables and knead the dough. It’s also incredibly useful for making homemade oat or almond flour.
Cooking Without a Drop of Oil
Love French fries, chips, and chicken fingers? Well, you can now make them all at home using zero oil — thank you, electric air fryers! You can opt for a compact air fryer or the one that comes as an indoor grill to dish out authentic char-grilled meals. Our indoor grills let you grill, air fry, bake/pizza, broil, sear, toast, and more.
Steam it Up
Start steaming everything from vegetables to fish and poultry to grains. We have powerful steam systems that are large enough for preparing family-sized portions and compact steamers for eggs, corn, shellfish, and fruits. It’s a convenient must-have that will make your weeknight meal prep a breeze.
Preserve Your Produce
Sometimes, you prepare excess food, and oftentimes, you aren’t able to store it well. But thanks to these trusty keepers, your culinary creations will stay fresh for longer. You can also try this set of five food containers, all in different sizes.
These healthy cooking appliances prepare you for all the culinary adventures that lay ahead. Shop for them and share your pics with us by tagging #AllAtJCP. Then follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see if you are featured.