Who Has Time to Cook? Three Must-Have Tools for Making Low-Carb Meals

You will be surprised to find out how many people out there do not make home-cooked meals a priority. The result is usually a stop at the fast-food drive through or some other form of takeout. Though the rare trip to Panera Bread for a sandwich or a slice or two of Pizza are not harmful, making that a frequent occurrence will do NO favors for your health in the long run.
The good news is that just a small amount of planning will go a long way. The days of slumping over a hot stove after a day of work are behind us.
There are some great gadgets and tools out there that will help you to make a healthy, low-carb meal without spending too much time in the kitchen. If that sounds like you, then read on to learn about three must-have tools for making low carb meals.

Also.. I have a Savory Carrot Air Fryer recipe to share with you today! Enjoy!

Slow Cooker: Known commercially as a CrockPot, a slow cooker is still a great go-to tool. Before you leave for work in the morning, you can throw in any combination of meats, vegetables, and seasonings, and then return home to find it has turned into slowly cooked, low carb perfection. Try four chicken breasts and a jar of salsa verde to make taco meat. Add stew meat with mushrooms and beef stock to make a nice stroganoff. There are plenty of options for those who are cutting carbs, and they are all time savers.

Pressure Cooker: Just when you thought you loved your slow cooker, its hot younger sibling makes an appearance. Though they are not really a new tool, they are now wildly popular. A pressure cooker can create the same low carb, high protein recipes that a slow cooker can only faster. That stroganoff recipe will be cut down from a 6-hour simmer to about 30 minutes depending on the brand of pressure cooker you purchase.

Air Fryer: One common mistake people make when it comes to prepping the evening’s dinner is forgetting to take something out of the freezer. If you had some chicken sausages that did not thaw in time, you may be tempted to hit that fast food spot which will not help you reach your health goals. In comes the air fryer. Its ability to cook from frozen is why this product has quickly become a favorite.

Any one of these tools will be a great addition to your kitchen and will go along way to save some time and improve your health. If you find it tough to follow a healthy eating plan, consider meal options that are quick and tasty, and you will soon see that there is no need to hit that drive through after all.

Need another recipe ideas? See below:

Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Bowls

1 Tri Tip (about 2 lbs)

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

1 yellow onion, sliced

2 tbls granulated garlic

1 cup beef stock or broth

 

Dice the tri tip into bite-sized pieces. Add all remaining ingredients to the slow cooker or pressure cooker.

Slow cooker instructions: Cook on low for 6 hours

Pressure cooker instructions: Pressurize and cook for 15-30 minutes (will vary depending on brand)

When finished, ladle into bowls and cover with your choice of cheese. Enjoy:))

 

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