4 simple ways to get your 5 a day
Over the festive period many of us struggle to stick to a healthy eating plan. Don’t worry – there are a few tricks to help you on your way during the new year.
Getting your 5 a day often feel hard. If you’re preparing big family meals or simply trying to juggle work and home life, you often find yourself popping a microwave meal or reaching for the takeaway menu.
If your short of spare time to prepare healthy meals, there are some simple ways to fit in more fruit and veggies - without having to deal with lots of prepping and chopping. Here are 4 gadgets to take the headache out of healthy eating.
1. Swap the carbs for spiralized veg
If you have fussy kids, you’ll have tried everything to get more greens on their plates. How about putting a healthy twist on a classic favourite like spag bol? Transform carrots, courgettes or even squash into ribbons quickly and easily with minimal fuss – no more spending time at the chopping board. You don’t just have to create the famous courgetti-spaghetti. Spiralizers are great for quickly preparing fruit and veg for salads, soups and casserole too
We recommend: Kenwood spiralizer
- Avoid mess and transfer food straight to the pan with 0.5 litre container
- Make clean up a breeze with dishwasher safe parts
- Blitz through food prep with stainless steel blades that effortlessly cut through fruit and veg.
2. Save time with healthy slow cooked stews
Feeding a big family? While healthy, cooking lots of different veggies and meat will lead to a huge pile of washing up, and if you’re busy picking the kids up from school while still keeping up with house chores, you can find yourself with no free time in the evening.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to spend more time in the kitchen; avoid using multiple pans and pots with a slow cooker. Simply prep your ingredients then leave them in a single pot to cook – simple.
We recommend: Morphy Richards Slow Cooker
- Feed the whole family with a generous 3.5 litre capacity
- Enjoy healthy recipes included to kick start your new healthy cooking routine.
- Have your food ready to fit around your schedule with low, medium and high settings
3. Get more variety into your meals
Want to experiment a little more with your cooking? Sticking to a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to eat the same boring steamed vegetables and chicken every day. Mixing up your meals might also help you keep up your motivation to get your 5 a day – variety is the spice of life, after all. With a food processor, you can chop, blend, whisk, and slice to create a variety of healthy, versatile dishes quickly and simply.
We recommend: Kenwood Multipro food processor
- Enjoy versatile cooking with accessories to chop, slice and even knead dough
- Get durable results with stainless steel blades that stay sharp
- Get 22 different functions with a powerful motor
- Create less mess with a blender and bowl attachment.
4. Lock in more nutrients as you cook
Slow cookers are a great way to prepare batch meals, but they do require planning – you have to know what you want for dinner in the morning to allow enough cooking time to serve up in the evening. If you haven’t planned in advance, you could be left with having to prepare a less healthy option in the after-school rush. Pressure cookers work by cooking your meals in one simple pot, but in a much faster time.
We recommend: Pressure King Pro Digital Pressure Cooker
- Lock in more nutrients with steam pressure cooking
- Save time in the evening and cook meals up to 90% faster
- Clean up efficiently with the dishwasher safe pot