HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Set a goal to eat well this year. The right kitchen tools can help you stay on track and live a healthy lifestyle.
High-calorie soft drinks and high-sugar smoothies can easily derail healthy eating goals; focus on flavor with the Primula Flavor It 3-in-1 Beverage System. Whether you're infusing fresh fruit or herb flavors into water, brewing hot coffee or tea, or chilling freshly squeezed lemonade, it can easily create flavorful, low-calorie beverages. 2.9-quart BPA-free pitcher with no-spill locking lid. $29.99, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Macy's.
From roasted butternut squash to homemade apple chips, Silpat® non-stick baking mat is handy for preparing fresh fruits and vegetables. The high-quality mat is made of food-grade silicone with a fiberglass mesh, facilitating browning and offering easy release. No need to pre-grease or coat foods with oil. Several sizes, $12.20 to $35.50. Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond and Sur La Table.
Lightweight and durable, Kyocera Ceramic Paring Knives make prepping herbs, fruit, vegetables or boneless meats quick and easy. The ceramic blade retains its sharpness up to 15 times longer than steel knives, and its inert properties will never brown foods or alter their taste and smell. Several colors, $19.95 to $34.95 at KyoceraAdvancedCeramics.com.
Brighten your meals with a healthy boost of citrus flavor. The compact Kuhn Rikon Citrus Tool Colori® makes it easy to add sliced lemon to hot tea or freshly squeezed orange juice to a vinaigrette. Features a super sharp stainless steel blade, a reamer and a channel knife for slicing, juicing and creating garnishes. $20 at Amazon.com.
Practice portion control with Welcome Home Brands Paper Bakeware. This decorative oven-safe paper bakeware lets you bake, serve, store and freeze individual portions, from bran muffins to Angel food cake. No metal pans, no messy cleanup. $4.99 to $12.99 at Amazon.com, The Container Store, Sur La Table and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Prepare velvety-soft foamed milk for cappuccinos or creamy steamed milk for chai tea lattes with any type of milk, including almond, rice or soy, in the Jura Automatic Milk Frother. Can froth up to 8 ounces of hot, warm or cold milk, or heat up to 12 ounces of milk in its stainless steel milk pitcher. Easy one-button operation. $89.99 at Sur La Table.
SOURCE Sasa Demarle, Primula Products, Kyocera Advanced Ceramics, Kuhn Rikon, Welcome Home Brands, Jura