Calorie-cutting kitchen gear
No gadget will lose the weight for you—but the right kitchen gear can make losing pounds a whole lot easier. (Not to mention more fun!) Check out these six tools that any health-conscious cook will love.
--By Amanda First
These make portion control simple. Each flower represents a nutritionist-approved portion of veggies (left), protein (center) or carbohydrates (right). ($37.50 for a set of 4, slimware.com )
Savora oil mister
Lighten up your salads and sautés by spritzing on heart-healthy olive oil with this mister ($25 each, savorastyle.com ). (Don’t limit your oil to the kitchen! Find out which oil can erase dark skin spots naturally.)
The Dreamfarm Vebo
You'll cook veggies more often once you have this all-in-one steamer, boiler and strainer that bends to fit any pot ($30, dreamfarm.com).
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The Perfect Portions food scale
This scale calculates nutritional info based on weight and displays it in a "Nutrition Facts" box like the one you're used to seeing on packaged goods ($50, amazon.com).
Cuisipro Herb Keeper
Diet-friendly fresh herbs last longer in the refrigerator when you store them in the Cuisipro Herb Keeper ($21, cuisipro.com ).
Prepara volcano fillable ice pop molds
For a healthy ice-cream alternative, pour fresh juice into these easy-to-use molds ($10 for a set of 4, prepara.com). Can’t wait? Blend up one of these 25 delectable detox smoothies.