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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*This video was produced for The Arthritic Association’s website. This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.