6 Gadgets & Kitchen Tools That Save Time and Calories
Misto Aluminum Olive Oil SprayerIf you like the convenience (and calorie saving) of nonstick spray but aren't crazy about aerosol containers, this mister is the best way to DIY. Just add your oil of choice, and spritz away! It's refillable and easy to clean. Wanna spray other things, like lemon juice, vinegar, soy sauce, etc.? Do it -- we totally support ordering a couple of these and having more control over your condiment situation than anyone ever.
Greater Goods Nourish Nutrition Facts ScaleOK, this is some futuristic business right here! Yeah, it's a food scale, and its primary function is to weigh your food. But this surprisingly affordable scale goes beyond; enter the assigned code for the food you're weighing, and the scale will show you the nutritional info for the portion of food right in front of you! Cool, huh? Especially useful when eating foods that don't come with nutrition facts labels, like potatoes and meat from the meat counter. You can even add custom entries, like your local fro-yo shop's goodies! This changes everything...
Norpro Silicone Steamer with InsertThink healthy cooking has to be fussy or time consuming? Not so. You can whip up flavorful veggies in minutes in the microwave using this bad boy right here. The food cooks quickly and evenly, and you don't lose nutrients like you would with boiling. There are a lot of steamers out there, but this one is extra-great because it's made of silicone: non-porous, FDA approved, and odor resistant. And we love the sturdy handles...
Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable SlicerLet's say you've been using your standard handheld, pencil-sharpener-style spiralizer for a while, and you're ready to take things to the next level. You want to spiralize veggies of all shapes and sizes, and you want to vary up your noodle thickness! This table-top spiralizer is the next step on your spiralizing journey. We got ours, and haven't looked back! Experiment with the five different blades to find the perfect veggie noodles for any dish. And use it to make our Spiralized Apple Pie!
Fitbit Flex 2It's not a kitchen tool, but it's key for tracking your individual calorie burn (and, of course, steps!). Weight management is all about the balance of calories eaten vs. calories burned, so the best way to get a really good handle on how many calories you need in a day? Use a device to track it. Plus, we love that the Fitbit Flex 2 also tracks your sleep, since the amount and quality of your sleep can affect your weight and metabolism. Knowledge is power, and this li'l band can give you a lot more power over your weight-loss goals. (Click here for tons of Fitbit options.) Time to start Housewalking...
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