Starting a low carb-kitchen can be very easy if you have a few of the right tools. As you start to delve deeper into the world of low-carb, you may need to upgrade those tools and appliances. This can be a bit confusing if you are not knowledgeable on what they do, how they can help you, or if you can get a multi-use option instead. If you are starting off your new low-carb kitchen, here are five appliances you will need.
Crockpot Slow cooker
It sounds so simple, but the number one appliance you need for low-carb kitchens is a crockpot. They do not have to be that big. Many low-carb kitchens have three traditional crockpots that are used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are used throughout the day and the week to make the meals with as little fuss as possible. They take up as much counter space as a set of kitchen gadget holders and canisters would but are much more versatile. Use them for the day, toss them in the dishwasher at night, and reuse them the next day. They are an all-purpose option that can help you more than you realize.
You are going to find that one way to dress up your low-carb meals is to go with some sauces. You don’t want to buy them though. You want to make them yourself to ensure no additional carbs are going into the mix and you are reducing preservatives and sugar content as well. An immersion blender is an ideal thing to help turn your veggies into sauces quickly and easily.
There will be some meals that you want to make ahead and freeze. You don’t want them to get freezer burn either. You may also want to buy meats in bulk or make marinades ahead of time. These processes can be done easily with a food saver. A food saver is a simple device that ranges in price from under $100 to a little above depending on the accessories. It uses vacuum seal bags and seals and removes the air to keep the food, marinades, or meats fresh.
An herb keeper is something that many people haven’t heard of. It takes up as much room as a coffee cup and is about the size of a coffee tumbler or travel mug. These herb keepers keep your herbs safe, fresh, and ready to use whenever you are ready. If there is an herb you use a lot, like oregano, you can start off with one herb keeper and then move up to more of them as you find the herbs you want to use more often and use fresh.
A food scale is going to be vital if you are trying to stay with a low-carb diet while still keeping your servicing sizes to a single-serve amount. You will find yourself weighing meat as well as vegetables and additional items as well. Make sure you have a digital food scale that measures in ounces to make things easier.
By having these five basic appliances in your kitchen, you will be able to convert your traditional kitchen into a low-carb option. You will be ready for most of the recipes you will come up against and have the ability to