3 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Quick, Healthy Eats

Eating healthy is an important part of a balanced lifestyle. Usually, the healthiest meals are the ones you cook yourself. Before you get to cooking, make sure you own these must-have kitchen tools for quick and healthy meals.

1. Multiple Cutting Boards


Slicing and dicing is a huge part of healthy meals. A quality cutting board is key for incorporating vegetables and flavor into your meals. If you plan to up your chef skills, consider keeping a few cutting boards in your kitchen for those meals that require a great deal of chopping.

2. Quality Cookware


Quality cookware can make all the difference when it comes to preparing meals. Look for something that is nonstick and gives off even heat distribution, such as stainless steel. A variety of sizes and types of cookware will allow you to prep meals with multiple healthy sides. If you time it all just right, you can easily create hot, well-balanced meals.

3. Colander


This simple kitchen tool doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Colanders are used to rinse all your healthy ingredients before you start cooking and drain them when you're ready to eat. These nifty appliances ensure all your fruits and veggies are clean so you can feel good about what you eat.

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What kitchen tools do you use to make your cooking easier at your house?
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Lauren Seidl
Blogger at Sierra Trading Post
Lauren enjoys hiking, camping, climbing and exploring the outdoors. She's always up for trying something new, especially if it involves getting outside. When Lauren isn't out finding adventures in her home state of Colorado, she can be found writing as Sierra Trading Post's blogger.
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