Tips on Cooking with Arthritis
Arthritis means inflammation of the joints, and it can affect people of all ages. If joints in the hands and fingers are affected, then this can make cooking difficult.
I was so pleased when The Arthritic Association asked me to film a video for them on tips for cooking with arthritis, and I wanted to share it with you just incase you, or someone that you know has the condition too.
This video is a little bit different from what you usually see on my blog, but I really hope you like it and find it useful nonetheless.
Here are The Arthritic Association’s top tips.. watch the video above for full explanations & demonstrations:
- Make use of a ring – Place a plain, inexpensive ring on your thumb and use it like a bottle opener to open containers such as yoghurts.
- Go electric and dice with a button – Use a food processor or small hand held blender to do the chopping for you.
- Utilise kitchen tools – Most cooking tools have more than one use. For example an egg slicer can be used for slicing mushrooms, and a rocking knife or pizza slicer can be used for slicing herbs and vegetables.
- Use a ‘topster’ - A topster can be used for pouring milk or juices, which prevents the need for you to routinely screw the caps on and off.
Other tips include:
- Writing a weekly meal plan - To take the pressure off from deciding on what you’re going to eat each day (and it means only one shopping trip as you’ve decided what foods you need to buy!).
- Cooking in batch/bulk - And then freezing composite meals for another day.
- Using chopped frozen vegetables – To save the need to prepare fresh vegetables.
- Using a stool – Sit down when you’re chopping/cooking.
- Using a microwave – To cook vegetables without the need for a pan of boiling water.
I really hope that you find these tips useful.
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