Kitchen Tips for Healthy Cooking
Can These TV Gadgets Help You Eat Right?
Anything “o-matic” usually elicits an “oh yeah, right,” but the Slice-O-Matic ($20, sliceomatic.com) claim is simple: It neatly slices or juliennes entire vegetables such as onions, potatoes, carrots, and cucumbers so you don’t have to fight with a knife. “When vegetables look pretty and ready to eat, adults and children are more likely to eat them, because the prep is done,” says Krieger. She recommends this easy recipe that reminds kids of french fries (without the excess fat): Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on root or other hard vegetables, add sea salt, and roast at 400°F until tender. Also add chopped vegetables to stir-fries, layer them in your lasagna, or stuff inside an omelet.