When tiny tendrils, buds and stalks are pushing their way toward the sun, it is the time to invest in kitchen tools that will help you cook and eat light, healthy foods at home.
Use the side arrows to scroll through these great tools for healthier eating!
SLOW EATER These stainless steel, recycled birch, reusable chopsticks are a keeper. Around the kitchen or a campsite, they slow you down before you can stuff yourself. $29.95; snowpeak.com
BAMBOO STEAMER For low-fat cooking that is high in flavor, nothing beats a steamer. Plus, sustainable bamboo lasts forever. $30; macys.com
JUICY JUICER Features a new three-compartment tube designed to extract the highest amount of vitamins and nutrients, along with a silent motor to keep the noise down. $279.99; krupsusa.com
PREP PAD + COUNTER TOP Assemble meals on recycled wood Prep Pad scale, and create a profile with the Countertop app, which displays your USDA target for fats, protein and carbs. Search the database and build your meal until you hit it. $149; theorangechef.com
MUSHROOM GARDEN Grow your own organic oyster mushrooms in under 10 days. Yields over a pound, and we hear the Garden can be reused two or three times. $30; gaiam.com
MODERN SPROUT PLANTER Made from reclaimed wood or slate, with a built-in hydroponic system that supports up to three fruit, veggie or herbs plants on your shelf or windowsill. $129; modernsproutplanter.com
LIVING YOGURT Lower costs with a one-time investment, and make your own tasty yogurt, with flavors that you love. Comes with seven glass jars with lids for easy storage. $39.99; target.com