Calorie-cutting kitchen gear

6 slim-down tools that make weight loss easy.
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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.

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--By Amanda First

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Slimware plates

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 )

More: 21 1-minute weight-loss secrets

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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.)

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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).

More: Dodge pesticide-laden produce with our guide to the 12 fruits and veggies you must buy organic.

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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).

More: How often should you weigh yourself?

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Cuisipro Herb Keeper

Diet-friendly fresh herbs last longer in the refrigerator when you store them in the Cuisipro Herb Keeper ($21, cuisipro.com ).

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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.

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