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How to: Kitchen Tools for Healthy Cooking

How to: Kitchen Tools for Healthy Cooking

While we love dessert, we like to balance our sugar rushes with healthy habits. Thanks to these kitchen tools and gadgets, we're able to have our cake(s) and eat it too!

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BLENDER

The blender (both countertop and immersion type) is essential in every kitchen, especially when it comes to blending smoothies and pureeing soups to give them a creamy texture (without the cream).



BANANA MATCHA SMOOTHIE BOWL

Get bowled over by this healthy and hearty Banana Matcha Smoothie topped with raspberries, coconut and flax seeds.

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FRESH HERB SAVER

Not only are fresh herbs a much healthier option than dried, but they also pack a flavor punch and help in cutting down on salt consumption. Worried you won’t use them up before they wilt? Grab this fresh herb saver, a gadget that, unlike the grocery store plastic bags, will keep herbs fresh for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.



COUSCOUS & FRESH HERB STUFFED PEPPERS

Filled to the top with tender couscous, tangy Feta cheese, savory sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs, this meal-in-a-pepper is a perfect midweek meal!

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OIL MISTER

While olive oil is an essential ingredient in every kitchen, an accidental slip of the wrist (pour versus spray) can wreak havoc on your diet – fill this oil mister with olive oil (plus herbs for extra flavor, if desired) and spritz away on salads and in cooking pans.



BAKED KALE CHIPS

Reach for a bunch of kale and bake up these healthy and delicious Kale Chips.

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STEAMER BASKET

The old school steamer basket is a life (and waist) saver. Steaming couldn’t be easier than with this steamer basket (the pop-up handle helps you remove it easily), a surefire way to serve up healthy vegetables and fish.



HONEY DIJON ASPARAGUS AND ALMONDS

The fleshy green spears are easily enhanced with the addition of this honey Dijon vinaigrette, a light tangy dressing that perfectly balances the sweet with savory.

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MEASURING CUPS & SPOONS

Obvious, right? We know, but don’t dismiss how essential these tools are for staying trim. Measuring cups and spoons will take the guesswork out of determining what a true serving size (“What do you mean that’s all the cereal I get?”) is and keep your portions down to a science.



SWEET POTATO QUINOA CHILI

Tender sweet potatoes, carrots, celery and red peppers are simmered along with cumin, chili powder and cayenne to create a most flavorful, satisfying meal-in-a-bowl.

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