If you’re trying to live healthier, it’s time to get smarter in the kitchen. Smart kitchen devices help make it easier to have a healthy lifestyle. After all, a little extra help in the kitchen is always welcome, especially if it makes creating healthy, flavorful meals fun and simple. Plus, you’ll discover even the most novice of cooks can become incredible chefs.
The Ultimate Smart Kitchen Devices
You don’t have to be an Iron Chef to make incredible meals. Drop is a scale that works in coordination with an app to help you measure out the perfect ingredients for your meal in a single bowl. If you’re out of something, it suggests alternatives, including smarter (or healthier) ingredients. You can actually use the app without the scale for recipes and substitutions. However, you don’t get the full effect without the app.
Zera Food Recycler
Zera Food Recycler is designed to turn your food scraps into fertilizer quickly and easily. The Indiegogo funded project raised over half a million dollars to turn food waste into something useful. While it looks like a trashcan, it breaks down food scraps that you’d normally just throw away. You can then use the fertilizer to grow your own fresh food for healthier meals. This reduces wastes in landfills and leads to a greener lifestyle.
Hello Egg goes far beyond over-easy and scrambled. It’s one of the cutest, yet most useful smart kitchen devices. It’s an AI-powered kitchen assistant that you’ll quickly realize you can’t cook without. The top of the egg shows you step-by-step videos along with voice-navigated prompts to help you become a master chef. This incredibly smart egg even helps plan meals and orders groceries for you.
Smart Herb Garden
You don’t need a green thumb to grow healthy and tasty herbs with the Smart Herb Garden. Most smart kitchen devices focus on cooking, but this one helps you grow your own ingredients. The compact garden fits easily in any kitchen and features a built-in LED grow light.
Insert a plant capsule (formulated with smart soil for optimal growth), water, and watch as your plants grow right on your counter-top. Click and Grow has 40 different plants to choose from. Each garden fits up to three plants at a time.
While the SmartChef Grill doesn’t go in your kitchen, it’s one of the smartest grills you’ll ever use. The gas grill from Char-Broil utilizes the cloud to keep you in the know. You don’t have to hover over your steaks or burgers anymore. Control everything from the app and get alerts for when to turn your food or when it has reached its optimal temperature.
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Cove Water Filter
Do you ever forget to drink enough water each day? Water is crucial to a healthy lifestyle and the Cove Water Filter wants you to be healthier. This smart device not only filters water, but sends you push notifications to drink more water if you haven’t refilled in a while. Of course, it’s also just fun to use. Just wave your hand to dispense water. Sensors in the filter allow you to set the temperature of water, frequency of refills, and much more.
Temptation is evil, especially when you’re trying to eat healthier. Smart kitchen devices can help you beat temptation. The kSafe, previously known as the Kitchen Safe, locks and doesn’t unlock until the timer reaches zero. There isn’t a single override option, unless you destroy the container. It’s a great way to lock down cookies and candy until after dinner or keep you away from your favorite unhealthy snack until you’ve had something healthier.
Amazon Dash Wand
The Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa makes your kitchen instantly smarter. The small wand lets you harness the power of Alexa to scan and reorder groceries, find recipes, add grocery items just by speaking, and more. As with all Amazon Alexa-powered devices, you get access to thousands of different skills. Plus, the wand is actually free after you make your first purchase with it.
Crock-Pot WeMo Slow Cooker
The classic slower cooker is now joining the ranks of must-have smart kitchen devices. The Crock-Pot WeMo Slower Cooker is everything you’d expect from Crock-Pot, but you control it remotely from the app wherever you are. It works with the WeMo app to control temperature and cooking time.
Tefal ActiFry Smart XL
Fried foods taste amazing, but they’re not always the healthiest thanks to the fats and oils they’re fried in. Plus, no one likes getting burned when the oil pops. Tefal’s ActiFry Smart XL changes the frying game. Depending on what you’re cooking, you’ll use little to no oil to fry
Control the fryer via Bluetooth and access hundreds of yummy recipes with the app. You’ll go from standard fried foods to cuisine that’s fried, healthy, and better than ever before. Plus, it fries faster and more evenly.
A fork might not sound like the smartest among smart kitchen devices, but it’s actually smarter than you might think. Plus, it’s ideal for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The HAPIfork looks more like an electric toothbrush, but instead works to help you eat slower. As a result, this helps you with weight loss and digestive issues. Easily track your eating habits and find the best ways to eat for a healthier you.
Creating a healthy lifestyle does take commitment and education. It also helps to have an app to navigate tasks like meal planning and healthier eating.
If your healthier lifestyle involves tracking what you eat, you’ll love the SmartPlate. Start by setting up a custom dietary plan or use one of the pre-set ones. Next, just place food on the plate. The plate is designed to recognize over 1,000 foods and you’re able to scan in over 400,000. The app even makes it easy to add restaurant meals to you daily food log.
The plate makes it easy to track calories, carbs, protein, and more. Consider the plate your new best friend when it comes to portion control and better understanding what you eat.
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Contribution by Crystal Crowder
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