Welcome to 2020! The new year is fraught with resolutions, with the number one resolution for most people is to eat better, and therefore, feel better and be healthier. JCPenney wants to help you achieve your goals for the year. We offer a variety of small kitchen appliances to make it easier to prepare healthier foods, and thereby keep you on track for a new you.
Blenders + Juicers
The trend to drink your fruits and vegetables is still on. To someone who cringes at the thought of having to chew on five to nine servings (the recommended amount) of fruits and veggies a day, the prospect of juicing does seem much easier, doesn’t it? A blender works best with soft fruits and produces thicker juice or smoothies. It won’t separate the pulp, therefore, making the juice higher in fiber. On the other hand, a juicer separates the pulp from fruits and vegetables so you get a thinner, concentrated liquid that contains a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals. There are many varieties of juicers: masticating juicer, slow juicer, citrus juicer and juice extractor. Find all the popular brands, such as Ninja, Cuisinart, Magic Bullet, Oster and Hamilton Beach.
We all know that fried foods are not healthy for us, but the we love the taste. Well, now you can get that same taste with less fat and calories by cooking items in an air fryer. Air fryers circulate hot air around foods to create the same crispiness you get from frying but without as much oil. With less oil comes less splatter and mess too! With a range of capacity, you can cook up appetizers to whole meals at once. Adjustable temperatures, automatic shut-off and timers make air fryers easy to operate as well so you get a no-fail dinner.
Add food, liquid and forget it—that’s the premise of a pressure cooker. With the widely popular success of the Instant Pot®, cooking one-pot meals for a family is a breeze. A well-rounded, down-home meal is simple with the electric pressure cooker. Pressure cooking could help retain nutrients better. Steaming vegetables is a cinch as well. Plus, it cuts cooking time so you don’t spend as many minutes in the kitchen and you can get in a workout (or at least a brisk after-dinner walk) as well for the day.
By adding an appliance or two to your kitchen, you can cook more at home, avoid unhealthy fast foods and start the year off with a healthier outlook on eating. Find tons of recipes to help you along your way as well. Show us your good-for-you food creations by tagging #AllAtJCP. Then follow us on Twitter or Instagram to see if you are featured.