Of all the lifestyle changes you will make after weight loss surgery, preparing healthy meals may be one of the most challenging. Investing in a few simple kitchen gadgets can help you prepare and enjoy delicious meals while supporting your weight loss efforts. Read on as Dr. Guillermo Alvarez piggybacks on one of his most popular blog posts by sharing even more must-have kitchen gadgets for weight loss.
Measuring spoons are extremely useful for practicing portion control. Using the spoons to measure out condiments or garnishes can help you avoid going over your caloric intake goals.
Slow cookers are an incredible tool if you are busy and trying to lose weight. These “set it and forget it” appliances make everything from beans to lean meats fork-tender and delicious. You can pop your dinner ingredients into your slow cooker in the morning and have a healthy, home-cooked meal ready by dinnertime. You might even get creative and use your slow cooker to whip up a batch of savory oatmeal or yogurt.
Oil is a cooking staple, but also calorie-heavy. A silicone basting brush is helpful for brushing a small amount of oil onto veggies or protein instead of going overboard and then consuming more calories than your body needs.
Another great way to avoid dousing a dish in oil is to use a spritzer. This small spray bottle can evenly coat eggs, chicken, fish or veggies without covering it with the calorie-heavy oil.
A vegetable steamer is a simple and cheap tool to get fresh, delicious vegetables. Using hot steam to heat up vegetables allows them to retain their structure and color, so you do not end up with mushy, soggy veggies. A collapsible steamer folds up to about the size of a small bowl, saving you valuable cabinet or pantry space.
Looking for a healthy way to add flavor to meals without any salt or fat? Use a lemon zester on lemons, limes or oranges and add the finely grated zest to your favorite lean protein or plate of veggies.
A mandoline will save you valuable time when slicing or shredding fruits and vegetables to eat as snacks or throw into a salad or stir fry. You can easily adjust the mandoline for different thicknesses, depending on whatever you are slicing or dicing.
For more information about eating healthy after gastric sleeve, please contact the team at Endobariatric today.
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