Can you use kitchen gadgets to help diabetics, make desserts healthier, reduce carbs and calories?

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Over the holidays, there are plenty of people buying kitchen gadgets for gifts or for themselves. Michael D'Amico interviewed Samantha Miller of RecipeThis.com whom is a food blogger over at RecipeThis.com and created it in the winter of 2015 with her husband Dominic. It has grown to 8 million visitors a year and it has become an authority in its niche.  She is also a mum to 3 children that are between the ages of 3 and 18. 

Dominic and Samantha Miller

How can you help diabetics?

Kitchen gadgets such as the air fryer are ideal for diabetes as you can make your meals with a lot less fat and can also focus on low carb, vegetable heavy meals.

 

For example, my favorite lunch in the air fryer is chicken fajitas. Strips of chicken are cooked with sliced onions and mixed peppers together in the air fryer basket. Only a small amount of extra virgin olive oil is used, and they are delicious.  

 

Or another favorite for both instant pot and air fryer users is to cook a whole chicken. The chicken requires only a small amount of extra virgin olive oil. Compare this to baking in the oven where you would need to include butter to get the same results. You can also cook your vegetables in the air fryer at the same time if you prefer such as in our air fryer roast chicken dinner.

 

If you are diabetic your doctor has probably told you to reduce your red meat consumption and focus on lots of vegetables and healthy foods. In our household we love to use the instant pot for steaming fresh or frozen vegetables. Every time we do this the vegetables are perfect and then you just choose what to serve your vegetables with.

 

Can your gadgets help to use less preservatives?

 

Yes. Kitchen gadgets are ideal for removing processed foods from your diet. I am a big fan of the Paleo diet and find that thanks to the air fryer, instant pot, slow cooker, and soup maker I can cut out processed foods. 

 

Though my favorite for getting rid of the processed foods is the instant pot. You can dump vegetables and broth into the instant pot and cook a soup in 4 minutes. You can also make homemade jams and homemade yoghurt too if that is your thing.

 

It is also easy to thicken your food in the instant pot without using cornflour or other unhealthy add ins.

 

How do you best reduce carbs? 

 

The instant pot and the air fryer are ideal for cooking proteins and vegetables together at the same time. Such as serving salmon with broccoli, or tuna steak with tomatoes. Or making a vegetable based mash instead of using potatoes. If you love to combine meat and vegetables at meal times, then the kitchen gadgets are ideal for this.

 

How do you best reduce calories?

 

Calories are easiest to reduce in the air fryer. This is because the air fryer cooks food with a lot less oils. Instead of cooking fries in fat, you are tossing fries in a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil per person you are feeding.

 

Some recipes can also be made 100% free of olive oil such as making oil free chickpeas. 

 

How do you best reduce fats? 

 

The fat required for cooking in the air fryer is very little indeed. Most air fryer recipes will call for a small amount of olive oil or olive oil spray. Quite often the oil will be sprayed on the food. You will find that once your body has got used to air fryer cooking that when you don’t air fry, your body will react to excess fats in your diet. Such as eating out and experiencing butter or vegetable oil on your fries or potatoes.

 Below is some extra information that you may need:

Name: Samantha Milner/Dominic Milner
Website Name: Recipe This
Business Email: samantha@recipethis.co.uk or socialmedia@recipethis.com 
Position: CEO/Owner
URL: https://recipethis.com 
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Samantha Milner is a food blogger over at RecipeThis.com and created it in the winter of 2015 with her husband Dominic. It has grown to 8 million visitors a year and it has become an authority in its niche.  She is also a mum to 3 children that are between the ages of 3 and 18. 


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