With Summer edging ever closer, mealtimes are changing as people begin to swap those hearty, winter warmers for lighter, fresher dishes in preparation for the warmer weather. Not only that, but with summer holidays booked into the calendar, healthy eating is very much back on the menu to get those bodies ready for  long days spent lounging on the beach!

Here at Tower HQ, we’re big advocates of healthy eating and to help you make a few healthy changes to your diet to get fit and healthy for Summer, we’ve put together a few of our top tips as well as some of our handiest kitchen appliances to make jumping on the healthy eating wagon easier than ever!

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Don’t Skip Breakfast

As the old adage goes, ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ and at Tower, we couldn’t agree more! With busy lifestyles often taking over, fitting a healthy breakfast into the busy morning rush can sometimes be a little tricky. Research shows that kicking off your day with a nutritious breakfast is one the key ways to maintain a balanced diet. Why not ditch that hastily grabbed, sugary breakfast bar in favour of blending up a healthy vitamin packed smoothie with our Tower ProBlend. Dispense your fruity creation into one of the handy travel cups and enjoy a healthy breakfast on the go!

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Starchy Carbohydrates

Food made up of starchy carbohydrates like potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals should make up around 1/3 of your daily food intake. But to bust the myth that carbs are fattening,  stachy carbohydrates gram for gram actually provide fewer than half the calories of fat- perfect for a healthy, balanced diet. Why not cook up a healthier take on an old favourite with some skin on chips made with the Tower Health Fry. Requiring little to no oil, the air fryer will give you delicious, crispy chips in a fraction of the time and with up to 80% less fat!

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Slice Up Your 5-a-Day

Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables as part of your diet is an important step in giving your body the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals it needs to stay healthy. If you’re bored of the same old varieties though, why not spice things up a little with the help of something like the Tower Spudnik Spiralizer. Perfect for salads or for making a healthier alternative to noodles or pasta, the spiralizer creates beautiful spirals and ribbons of fruit or vegetables that can be added to an array of meals, for a different way to enjoy your old favourites.

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Faster, Healthier Cooking

Pressure cooking might seem like a something that granny used to do, but pressure cookers are experiencing resurgence and as the UK’s number one brand for the appliance, Tower is at the forefront of the pressure cooking revolution! Ideal for cooking meat, fish, vegetables and much more, these versatile appliances not only dramatically reduce cooking times but also keep more of the good stuff in, retaining up to 95 percent more vitamins and minerals. Why not give the Tower 6L One Touch Pressure Cooker a go for your next culinary creation and see just how easy it can be to create delicious, healthy meals for the whole family and, in no time at all!

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Oil Overhaul

Cutting down on saturated fats from vegetable, olive or other oils during cooking is another great tip to make your diet even healthier. Opting for an appliance like the Tower 4 Person Ceramic Health Grill lets you cook meat, vegetables, fish and much more without the need for any oil at all. It’s the perfect way to achieve that delicious grilled flavour but with much less fat.

If you’ve liked these tips or have any top healthy eating tips of your own, share them with us on our Twitter or Facebook pages, we’d love to hear from you. We’re also on Instagram, so follow us there for food inspiration, tips and all of the latest goings on at Tower HQ.

 

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