It's National Nutrition Month in March. And this year, the theme is 'Put Your Best Fork Forward', a subject we're really happy about as it concentrates on eating good food for the best health.
Here at Chef Remi, we're real advocates of simply eating good, home cooked meals, instead of listening to faddy diets, or swallowing a load of pills and shakes.
We've already given you 5 easy ways of being healthier in 2017, simple tips that you and your family are bound to stick to (unlike strict diets which tell you what you can and cannot eat!)
Today, we're letting you delve into the Chef Remi mindset!
As you may already be aware, our company is dedicated to designing genuine quality kitchen tools to support busy parents that take the time to cook for their family.
And we genuinely believe that, when you cook home cooked meals, there's no need to count calories or add supplements.
So, in honor of National Nutrition Month, we've created a round up of some of our products, and why we believe they help you to put your best fork forward!
Grating cheese is a chore, we know! You look at your grater and the lump of cheese, and think, 'It's so much easier just to call for pizza!'
It's why we designed our cheese grater so it's also a storage device.
Grate all your cheese (or any other food) directly in to the container with no spillage or mess.
Then take off the grate and snap on the lid to store in the fridge or cupboard.
Now, are you really telling me you can't make a simple tomato and cheese bruschetta faster than it takes your local pizza place to deliver a pizza?
Having a healthy family is not only about the nutrients that they get from food, it's also about stopping certain things from entering our bodies, such as bacteria.
Wooden cutting board have been proven to harbor less bacteria than synthetic boards.
Prepare foods on our hardwood board, and you can ensure that only the good stuff goes inside you and your family – the nutrients!
In the same vein as our cutting board, our thermometer is invaluable for making sure that the foods you prepare are safe for you and your family to eat.
A good food thermometer is not just for the turkey at Thanksgiving! Unless you have x-ray vision, how do you know the center of any food is cooked through?
When we created this set, we just had to add the julienne peeler alongside the other 2 peelers (one for hard and one for soft vegetables / fruit).
Why? We know what it's like trying to get little ones to eat their fruit and veg!
Give your child a slice of cucumber, and he or she will likely turn their nose up at it. Create beautiful julienne 'noodles' with cucumber, and just watch it get gobbled up!
OK, you're probably thinking 'Canned foods! That's not home cooked!'
Would we prefer it if you made homemade tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes every single time? Yes!
Do we also know that you are extremely busy and sometimes just can't cook everything from scratch? YES!
When you learn to make the right choices in canned foods, they can become a very good ally in keeping you and your family in health.
Look for canned fruit and veg with no additives. Also, check what liquid is being used to keep the goods preserved.
Opt for fruit juice over syrup when buying canned fruit. If syrup is the only option, drain the fruit and wash thoroughly with cold water to remove most of the sugary syrup.
If you buy canned vegetables, and it is preserved in brine, drain the vegetables and wash off the brine to reduce salt intake.
Yes, we would prefer you use fresh fruit and vegetables, but we also know there will be occasions when you simply don't have time to prepare them.
Making wise choices with canned foods will actually help you when you're in a rush!
We've been told by some of you that you have some seriously inventive uses for our shears!
However, when we created them, one of the main uses we had in mind was for trimming fat.
This is such a simple thing to do, but get into the habit of trimming excess fat, and the cumulative effects you will have over time in your family's health is amazing!
Remember, it's not about making sweeping changes. You'll only shock your family (and you may have to deal with tantrums!)
It's about making some small changes. And with the Chef Remi line of products, you can be on your way to a more healthier and happier family!