February 5, 2013

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Food Trends on a Budget!

These days it seems as if food trends are more prominent than ever before—chances someone in your office is on a juice cleanse, “eating clean,” or going “raw.” While it it can be fun to try out food trends, indulging in them usually leave you spending a lot of money, so why not create the dishes you want every day right from your own kitchen? Brands like T-fal and its Balanced Living line turn popular food trends into affordable options. Below is a roundup of product ideas that breathe new life into those so-called food trends, with the practicality to make trends work for users’ lifestyles. 

A bonus is all the products are on sale for up to 50% off!!

The Expert Salad:  If salad is your go-to, buying one from the restaurant around the corner everyday isn’t very wallet-friendly. Providing a hearty helping of fresh steamed veggies or cuts of fish for atop your chopped lettuce, a steamer actually cooks food in the healthiest manner. T-fal VC133851 Balanced Living Compact Electric Food Steamer, 4-Quart, Silver uses a nonstick multi-tiered arrangement that doesn’t add bulk to your counter space! ($40.28 Amazon.com)

The Juice Craze: With juice bars popping up everywhere, and cleanse diets on the rise, it becomes difficult to stay away from glasses full of natural fruits and veggies. Rather than spending $5 on a juice, why not create your own blend using the T-fal ZE813US Balanced Living 550-Watt Juice Extractor with Stainless Steel Filter and Dishwasher Safe Juicer Parts, White. A product such as this one has an easy to handle whole fruit feeding tube, perfect for juicers young and old. ($74.50 Amazon.com)

The Yogurt Snack: Cartons labeled “organic” or “all-natural” can be pricey, and difficult to come by.  Rather than referring to the supermarket aisle for yogurt free of preservatives and artificial sweeteners, it’s easy to prepare your own with T-fal YG232BUS Balanced Living Yogurt Maker with LCD Timer, White. This clever tool makes the perfect sized serving, which can be stored in glass jars with lids for those on the go. ($37.75 Amazon.com)

The Soup Supper: There’s nothing like a hot bowl of Gourmet soup especially during the winter. Perfect for family dinners and guests, a T-fal RK202EUS Balanced Living 600-Watt Cooked 3-in-1 Rice Cooker with Slow Cooking Function, Silver, features nonstick surfaces and a “keep warm” setting allowing you  to keep the portions your didn’t eat hot and ready to serve. ($54.90 on Amazon)


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