Eating healthy—made fast!
Peeling, juicing, slicing…prepping good-for-you foods can require some extra effort. To the rescue: happy kitchen gadgets—all under $20— that lend a helping hand!
These cups embrace cut produce in silicone “hugs” to keep veggies fresh longer. The set features four sizes, perfect for an array of produce. Bonus: They also work as makeshift lids for opened cans of food! (Food Hugger Set, $10, UncommonGoods.com)
Storing veggies upright in cold water keeps them crunchy for up to two weeks—and this holder makes it a cinch to do! Simply place cut veggies like carrots or celery inside, then add water. At snack time, lift the handle to strain water and grab a stick! (Veggie Holder, $17, Amazon.com)
Fun flavor in 1-2-3!
Adding lemon or lime juice to salads or veggies just got a whole lot easier—and less messy! Simply pop a citrus wedge into the base of this fun-to-use mini juicer and press, then pour the juice out of the spout. (Trudeau Citrus Juicer, $4, BedBathAndBeyond.com)
Easier way to open any jar!
Pickles, tomato sauce, jelly... This nifty opener loosens even the most stubborn jar lids. Simply place its loop over a twist-off lid, adjust the slide to tighten then gently twist and voilà, the jar instantly opens!
(Joie Jar Opener, $3 each, ContainerStore.com)
It’s not always easy to cut up evenly sized slices of fruit and veggies. The fast fix: this vibrant kitchen gizmo that guarantees safe, uniform slices! The prongs hold food in place and act like guides so you can cut quickly. The result? Perfectly sliced veggies in seconds! (Slice Nice Prongs, $4, JoieShop.com)
Reusable cloth shopping bags collect grime and are hard to clean, but this spacious plastic tote sparkles after a quick wipe with a disinfecting cloth. Plus, it’s sturdy enough to hold plenty of food, including heavy produce! (Hinza Tote, $19, ContainerStore.com)
Whether you’re storing leftovers or prepping meals, this gadget makes it easy to fill plastic bags. Simply clip the bag in place and adjust the “arms” to the necessary height and fill! The base grips to any counter, so the whole process is mess-free. (Jokari Baggy Holder, $7, Amazon.com)
This leafy find makes fast—and neat—work of peeling citrus! Simply press the tool into the top of an orange, grapefruit or other citrus fruit, then slide it down and around the fruit. Voilà—a perfectly peeled snack! (Peel Appeal, $8, AnimicaUSA.com)