Food & Nutrition

12 essential gadgets for a healthy kitchen

Hack your way to a healthy kitchen with these time-saving cooking tools designed to make meal prep easier.

Whether you're setting up your first kitchen or want to update your utensils stash to start cooking more often—and more healthfully!—check out our favorite finds to simplify healthy food prep:   

1. 3-in-1 Avocado Tool

Say goodbye to pit-fumbling when you open an avocado. This lifesaver’s non-slip handle ensures a secure grip as you cut, pit, and slice your way to perfectly even avocado slices. 
$6.95, WW.com

 

2. Stainless Steel Pineapple Corer and Slicer

Chances are, you’ve bought the pricey pre-cut pineapple chunks to avoid the fuss of cutting and coring the whole fruit yourself. This pineapple tool, which cores and creates uniform slices, makes fruit prep so smooth that you’ll never have to splurge again. Just don’t be surprised if you look forward to getting the job done yourself—with no mess. 
$14.95, WW.com

 

3. SmartPoints® Kitchen Scale 

Take the guesswork out of measuring the weight and SmartPoints value of ingredients in our 500-food database with this SmartPoints Kitchen Scale. Simply enter the item and plop it on the scale to find out exactly how many SmartPoints to track. It also tallys the SmartPoints of various items for lightning-quick recipe calculations.
$39.95, WW.com​

 

4. ​Silicone Raised Baking Mat

The only problem with quick and convenient one-sheet meals? The fat released from meats and other ingredients has nowhere to go. This raised baking mat is the solution: Slap it on your pan before adding your ingredients, and it’ll promote even cooking while funnelling excess grease away from your food.
$12.95, WW.com

 

5. Vegetable Spiralizer

Whether you’re looking to make delicious veggie noodles or an exquisite garnish for your salad, this spiralizer is your key to success. In seconds, you can transform zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, and more into SmartPoints-friendly spaghetti.
$12.95, WW.com

 

6. Stainless Steel Herb Shears with Sheath

Herbs are essential to building flavor-packed meals. With five double-blades made of stainless steel and riveted for optimal performance and durability, this gadget makes it mincing a breeze. 
$9.95, WW.com​

 

7. 9-in-1 Kitchen Prep Set

Yes, you read that number right. We’ve taken nine of our favorite tools and combined them into one ultra-useful gadget. It’s the best of all worlds: You get a bottle stopper, funnel, citrus juicer, egg dicer/strainer, zester, egg separator, pasta portioner, measuring cup, and jar opener, all packed in one compact container for easy storage. 
$24.95, WW.com​

 

8. Pull String Food Processor

Every home-cook (or home-cook in training) needs a trusty food processor. This gadget makes everything from chunky salsas to pasta-ready pesto, dips, chutneys, and all the salad fixings in between.
$14.95, WW.com

 

9. Microwave Steamer To-Go

There’s nothing like soggy vegetables to turn you off from eating produce. Avoid that travesty with this Microwave Steamer To-Go, a fool-proof tool that helps you nail the right texture everytime.

$10.95, WW.com​

 

10. 4-Piece Stackable Egg Storage Bin

On WW, hard-boiled eggs are a staple. This stackable bin makes it easier to decipher between raw and boiled eggs so you don’t have to remember which ones you’ve already cooked (or worry about cracking the wrong one). 
$17.95, WW.com

 

11. ​Ceramic Soup Mug

Take your soup on the go with this handy capped mug. Its leak-resistant lid means you can kiss spills goodbye. 
$7.95, WW.com

 

12.  Nonstick Aluminum Dutch Oven with Lid

Did you know that cooking your meals on low heat very slowly can help keep lean meat tender? This dutch oven makes low-fat cooking, braising, baking, and soup-making easy-peasy—and tastier than ever.
$34.95, WW.com