As winter approaches, it's tempting to abandon healthy, summery salads in favour of warming comfort foods, which can also be very fattening – especially as we're getting less exercise in the cold and dark. But with the right kit, you can cook your favourites in a way which makes sure they're both heart-warming and healthy.
Whether you're air-frying chicken thighs or whipping up a stew in a pressure cooker, check out this duo of early deals Walmart is offering on two extremely popular kits of kitchen kit. These deals are going up at 7PM ET, so check back then and snap them up!
Instant Pot VIVA Black Stainless 6-Quart 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker | was $99.00 | now $49.00 from Walmart (opens in new tab)
This all-ine one pressure cooker has a bevy of different modes and features. As well as an easy to use pressure cooker and slow cooker, it's also a sous vide, sauté pan, slow cooker, rice and grain cooker, food warmer, yogurt maker, cake maker and sterilizer. With a 6-quart removable inner tub and 15 preset options, it's the perfect party companion this year.
Gourmia 8-Qt. Stainless Steel Digital Air Fryer | Grab it for just $49.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This exclusive online-only deal is ideal for those who love fried food and don't want to cook with layers of fat. A healthier alternative, air fryers cook food quickly and evenly with little to no oil, leaving it to get crispy outside and stay moist inside while using 80% less fat. The 8-quart capacity is the icing on the cake.
Love the taste of food like chips and fried chicken, but don't want to be stuck with all the grease and extra calories? You'll need the Gourmia air fryer (opens in new tab).
Good air fryers are fantastic new gadgets that allow us to indulge in our favourite fried foods without drenching them in grease. Using just a teaspoon of oil and a system of hot air circulation, it fries foodstuffs completely evenly, with no need for deep-fat or shallow-frying.
In this way, air fryers can reduce the amount of calories, fat and harmful compounds in your food. It won't magically transform it into something super-healthy, but for cheat-day treats, and home-cooked dinners, it will reduce the calories you consume while preserving the great taste.
Pressure cookers, especially all-in-ones like the Instant Pot VIVA (opens in new tab) above, are perfect for slow-cooking stews and big joints of meat: sharer meals ideal to have the family round for a bit of holiday cheer.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and News Editor at Fit&Well, covering all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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