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20 Items You Need If Your 2019 Resolution Is To Cook Healthier

This is the year you finally stick to your New Year's resolution — I can feel it!

Is this the year you've decided to get eat healthier? Same! I believe in us — we can stick to our goal this year with the help of the right resources (and the willpower of Michelle Obama).

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Let's stock up on helpful kitchen items to make our healthy goals a ~reality~. Here are some suggestions:

1. A spiralizer that will transform a typically carb-filled dinner into a veggie-filled one with just the turn of a handle.

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All you have to do is insert your fave vegetable and turn the handle to create tasty veggie noodles. It's so easy even the laziest of cooks can enjoy it.

Promising review: "I was so excited to try out this spiralizer. I was trying to find ways to get my kids to eat more vegetables and I think this is a great solution. It was much more compact than I anticipated, which is great for storage. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to use the blade part of it, but once I got it figured out, it was a breeze. I tried a potato first and was impressed with how easy and quick it took to make fettuccini-shaped potato strings.....so FUN!! I can't wait to try so many new veggies and fruits. I highly recommend!!" —Mreeves77

Get it from Walmart for $22.13.

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2. A colorful measuring cup and spoon set, so you can add the correctly portioned amount of oats into your overnight oats (aka your new-and-improved breakfast).

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One of the ways I worked on improving my diet when prepping for my wedding was by making overnight oats every Sunday night for the upcoming workweek. It made me less likely to buy a bagel or pastry on my way into the office. Make sure you're actually making it a healthy meal by using these measuring cups to add the correct amount of each ingredient into the mix.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $5.97.

3. An oil-less fryer that's all the rage right now, perfect for anyone with limited time who wants to cook healthier meals faster.

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Air-frying is having a moment right now. It's all my mom can talk about (that and the fact my chef of a dad feels they absolutely do not need one). If you're not familiar with this product, all you need to know is that it can bake, grill, fry, and roast meals up to 30% faster, and with a fraction of the oil you'd otherwise use. Pretty freakin' incredible. Any lazy chef needs one of these in their kitchen.

Promising review: "This air fryer surprises me daily. The basket (3.5-quart) is a good size for a family-size portion of whatever you're air-frying. The basket and casing are metal as is the inside of the machine. The front panel is all digital and very nice, it really works amazingly. I love that they add a handy cookbook with this product, and the cleanup is easy. The inside basket has a release button so you can pop it out to clean it. The basket and casing are nonstick as well, easy cleanup. Two thumbs up!! It's a mini oven without wasting energy and time using a standard oven." —$49.99.

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4. A 30-piece set of nonstick pots and pans, because every chef deserves the encouragement that comes along with fancy new cookware.

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If you've already committed to eating differently in 2019, you deserve a reward! Treat yourself to a brand-new set of pots and pans. This set comes in stylish colors that will brighten up any kitchen and includes a number of features that make it worth the purchase. The cookware has a nonstick diamond reinforced coating, heavy-gauge forged aluminum for optimum heat distribution, and silicone handles and knobs (just to name a few). It also comes with a Google Home Mini to help guide your through your favorite recipes.

Promising review: "Love this set! The color is beautiful. You can't beat the price for all you get. The nonstick is truly nonstick. I've made scrambled eggs without any cooking spray and every bit came out. The silicone spatula and spoon are perfect utensils. Don't pass up this deal!" —Victoria

Get the 30-piece set and Google Home Mini from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $99 (available in blue and red).

5. A handy leaf-shaped gadget that is so efficient in stripping leaves from their stems it'll make you say "oh, kale no!" because it just works THAT well.

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*Said in whiney voice* I want to be eat more vegetables but prepping them is just sooooo hard. You know what I meaaaan?

Well, now we can add kale and other leafy herbs into our recipes seamlessly by using this lil' gadget to strip them from their stems in record timing. Huzzah!

Get it from Walmart for $3.92.

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6. A NutriBullet, so even if your resolution feels slightly overambitious you can at least prepare fresh smoothies in the morning.

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With the new year creeping up on us, your may have started rambling on about incorporating more smoothies into your diet. Whether you're looking to make fruity mixtures or chop up veggies, this NutriBullet has you covered.

Promising review: "I bought this about a month ago. I love it. So powerful — I can make smoothies and milkshakes (that are perfectly blended, no pulp!) in minutes. It's also super easy to clean up. The cups are pretty big. I use the smaller one more often unless I'm making a smoothie for two people." —Puppflow

Get it from Walmart for $79.

7. And a book filled with smoothie recipes, to give you some inspiration for those morning blends.

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I don't know about you, but I'll take all the guidance I can when it comes to trying new things in the kitchen. This book, Green Kitchen Smoothies: Healthy and Colorful Smoothies for Every Day, seems like a great place to start for 2019.

Promising review: "This is a really wonderful book. It is difficult to make smoothies inventive and interesting, but they have done it. Such unusually delightful flavor combinations, like beets and cacao, and cardamon and blueberries. I rarely have time to cook, so smoothies are a lifesaver and I've been drinking at least one of these a day. My favorite is the mocha morning buzz — it reminds me of a mocha milkshake. I recommend following the recipes precisely at first (so you understand the flavor combination) before venturing off on making your own." —theodore cox

Get it from Walmart for $13.59.

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8. A 13-piece super slicer that will change the way you meal-prep forever.

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Ready to change your cooking life? This one kitchen accessory can grate, slice, clean greens, separate yolks, julienne veggies, and so much more!

Promising review: "I searched for replacement to my old, cracked lettuce spinner. The range was around $40 for reasonable one with cheap frayed rope to get it to spin. Then I came across this one. It looks like cheap plastic with a lot of little slicers and dicers, but this little guy is weighted down and spin-dries perfectly!" —flrhcarr

Get it from Walmart for $10.97.

9. A mini herb saver, because it's about ~thyme~ we all grow our own seasonings.

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My husband recently started growing a variety of spices in our kitchen (think thyme, basil, mint, etc.) and has since begun placing them in the fridge in plastic bags. If you're living with a similar scenario or want to start growing and saving spices yourself, you need this mini herb saver. It's small enough to keep in the fridge door and it protects the herbs from getting crushed.

Get it from Walmart for $9.86.

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10. A Cuisinart Griddler, on which even a wannabe healthy chef like yourself can make delicious grilled chicken without having to purchase it pre-made.

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Using the Griddler is so simple a monkey could probably do it. Throw your chicken on, close the double grill pans, and BOOM — dinner is served. This product is perfect for those of us with small apartments (and therefore small kitchens). I'm not sure what I would do without mine!

Get it from Walmart for $104.88.

11. A handheld grater to shred potatoes or zucchini for more veggie-filled (but still delicious) recipes.

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Looking to test out a new recipe in 2019 that calls for grating or shredding a veggie? Don't be intimidated! This easy-to-use kitchen tool has a soft-grip handle — it's simply grate. ;)

Promising review: "I never really thought I'd need a grater in the kitchen, but I have been watching A LOT of Tasty recipe videos where grating veggies is actually a crucial step. Graters tend to take up SO much space, which is tough in a shared kitchen. This is the only space-saving grater I've found and it's just as effective as any other! The blades are very sharp and you get a very consistent result. It also rinses easily, so no need to worry about cutting yourself if you're used to having scrub graters to get them clean. I'm super pleased with this and highly recommend to anyone with limited kitchen space!" —xtinaag

Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $6.24+ (available in four colors).

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12. An electric tea kettle so you can whip up a serving of green tea so fast even Queen Elizabeth II would approve.

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If you're anything like me, you hate waiting for water to boil, especially when it's for a beverage. I have one of these electric kettles and it has truly become my favorite kitchen appliance. With a click of a button your water will be roaring and ready to go.

Promising review: "I love this kettle. I don't know why I waited so long to buy one. It's much safer than boiling water on the stove in a pot and then trying to pour scalding hot water into my French press coffee maker. Plus, I discovered all the other things I can use this for. It works great to pour over those instant noodles, or frozen vegetables as well, and of course teas and other instant meals. So much easier than microwaving, or boiling on a stove that can make a mess." —STCar

Get it from Walmart for $19.99.

13. Or an apple corer to assist you in flawlessly dividing your fruit into eight pieces without utilizing ANY knife skills if you're hesitant.

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In an attempt to cut down on eating sweets before bed, I've swapped out desserts with an apple and peanut butter. Thanks to this handy tool, I can dice up this juicy fruit in under 30 seconds for a delicious snack, no accidental knife cuts included.

Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now, I like it a lot. The blades are made of stainless steel and the handles a durable plastic. It works very well and I am very happy with it and I would buy it again. I also use it to slice onions, then I dice the onion slices smaller, it helps make quick work of a tedious job." —sjha

Get it from Walmart for $3.97.

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14. A nonstick muffin pan, so you can meal-prep a variety of yummy mini-quiches (or whatever mini things your heart desires)!

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Another delightful meal-prep idea? Mini-quiches! They're super easy to make, but it's essential that you have a good, nonstick muffin tin to bake them in. I used a crappy old one and, while my lil' breakfast bites popped right out, the residue of the egg WOULD.NOT.BUDGE. Don't make my mistake — get this fab non-stick set.

Promising review: "WOW truly incredible product. I absolutely love these muffin pans Not only do I love the blue silicone (so useful), the pan truly is the best I've used. I am an advanced baker and watch all of the Tasty Buzzfeed videos." —afm55

Get a set of two from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $12.99.

15. A 4-in-1 chopper that can slice, dice, and chop with just one motion — essential for anyone who's tired of cleaning cutting boards after meal-prepping.

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I always plan to meal-prep for the week, but then life gets in the way and I'm stuck emptying a can of soup into a container and calling it a day. With an easy-to-use gadget like this one, I (and you) can cut up tons of veggies and fruits with the most minimal effort for meals all week long! So long, excuses.

Promising review: "I love the ease of it, and no runny eyes from chopping onions! Also, when you're chopping things ahead of time, just put the lid on and put in the refrigerator till ready for use. Wish I had bought one years ago! Highly recommend." —Faye

Get it from Walmart for $12.17.

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16. A 24-piece set of storage containers that will guarantee you'll have more than enough ways to save the leftovers of the fantastic meals you'll be making.

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These containers are a blessing. They will hold all of your delicious leftovers and keep your cabinets organized! So adult. The set comes with containers of all shapes and sizes and are both freezer- and microwave-safe.

Promising review: "These are inexpensive and effective. The lids seal tightly and, with so many varying sizes, there's a container that's right for everything. They hold up well in the freezer and the microwave, so they're great for transporting lunches or for batch cooking." —reviewer2001

Get the set of 24 from Walmart for $8.50.

17. A vibrant set of silicone utensils, so you can ~stir-up~ some fun in the kitchen in 2019.

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Add a pop or color to your kitchen counter by throwing these silicone utensils into the mix! The set comes with a soup ladle, a solid spoon, a slotted turner, and a solid turner. You'll be ready for any recipe that gets thrown your way this year, that's for sure.

Get the set of four from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $17.76.

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18. An avocado slicer and pitter that will help you quickly prep guac or add slices of 'cado to your salad faster than you can say "Holy guacamole!"

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There won't be anymore moaning or groaning over cutting up an avocado once you get one of these bad boys! Let lazy days remain that way by using this tool to prep get everyone's favorite dip in under five minutes.

Get it from Walmart for $9.99.

19. A two-piece strainer set, so you can rinse off a delicious bundle of grapes or some strawberries for a snack without any hassle.

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Promising review: "I like the color. The build seems to be good heavy weight plastic. The colander has feet so it can be used alone in the sink. The no-slip feet on the bowl are stable and well-designed. This is a large bowl that should be great for your straining needs." — lyufyflyfyrdt

Get a set of two from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $12.44 (available in two styles).

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20. And a Crock-Pot that will literally do all the cooking for you. You're welcome.

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Never, and I mean NEVER, underestimate the power of a good Crock-Pot. This specific one is dishwasher-safe (yes!), has removable oval stoneware that doubles as a serving dish and a convenient warm setting, and makes enough food to feed nine people.

Promising review: "My mom had one, I have one, and now my young adult daughter has one! Trusted companion through time. Lots of competition out there, but I swore and swear by Crock-Pot. After visiting brick-and-mortar retailers, I convinced her she didn't need the 'digital' stuff. This product keeps it simple. The bonus was that it came with a cookbook — which is TERRIFIC! Who else could do it better? Thank you!" —kanek

Get it from Walmart for $19.77.

You, making healthy choices all throughout 2019 (or at least in January).

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Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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