In my opinion, there are 2 kitchen appliances that are a crucial part of healthy eating. The first one will be discussed this week and the second one will be the topic of an upcoming blog.
An electric food slicer is a must! It can be used to slice meat, bread, cheese, fruits & vegetables.
For us, the most important use health wise is slicing bread. We buy unsliced loaves from in-store bakerys and slice them ourselves at home. Don't know about stores in your area, but here, the stores have their blade set in a locked position and cannot slice bread thinner for you.
Here is a pic of store sliced bread:
And here is a pic of bread sliced at home:
See the difference? It also means a difference in calories too. It may not look much thinner but depending on the type of bread, it could mean 100 less calories in a sandwich. Something I am very thankful for :)
You can also slice up fruit and vegetables. Pretty handy for slicing something big like a pineapple or watermelon. But personally...I find it too much trouble to drag out the slicer when I just want to slice up a tomato, red pepper or potato for supper...I still do those by hand.
Another use for the slicer, would be to thinly slice up desserts/snacks such as banana bread or fruit cake so that your treats wouldn't be so heavy in calories.
THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE:
What would you slice up? Can you think of something I haven't mentioned that would make our diets healthier if it was sliced thinner?
LOL...I'm sure you can guess what I would slice up!
DISCLAIMER: Whenever I use the word DIET in my blog posts I am in no way suggesting that I have invented/discovered some miracle system to lose weight. Whenever I use the word DIET, I am simply substituting a single word to replace the longer phrase EATING HEALTHIER THAN IN THE PAST.