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21 Things That Will Make Cooking And Prepping Vegetables So Much Easier

Get your greens in.

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1. A handy double steamer so you can cook different veggies and dishes in their own compartments.

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Picky eaters who hate their foods touching, this one's for you.

Get it from Amazon for $36.57.

Recipe inspiration: vegetable dumplings (The Woks of Life), steamed veggies with quinoa & sesame ginger dressing (Vegan Yack attack), and steamed vegetable manchurian in gravy (Saffron Trail)

2. A salad spinner that would actually be offended if you ~only~ use it to dry your lettuce and spring greens.

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Examples of other uses: remove excess moisture from grated potatoes or other vegetables (like broccoli florets and leeks), defrost frozen shrimp, and drain/dry pasta. (And not food-related, but it's also an awesome way to wash your bras.)

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

3. Storage pods that can prolong the life of your herbs and veggies for up to three weeks.

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There's a small, refillable water well at the bottom of the container to keep the stems fresh.

Get a set of three for $28.99.

You can also try tossing these BluApples into your produce drawers to preserve freshness, which absorbs the ethylene gas that's responsible for rotting.

11. A cast iron skillet that you can cook your veggies directly on top of without having to grease.

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Probably also safer than using nonstick sprays with their chemicals and whatnot.

Get a 10.25" skillet from Amazon for $20.09 or a set of 3 for $28.99.

14. A simple leaf-shaped utensil that seamlessly strips kale, collards, and herb leaves from their stems so you can get a head start on your dinner prep.

Get it from Amazon for $7.77.

Recipe inspiration: kale guac (Healthy Recipe Ecstasy), kale & black bean brownies (Tiffany Haugen), and sun-dried tomato cheezy kale chips (Oh She Glows)

18. A multifunctional bowl that makes prepping, draining, and eating salads a breeze.

Less dishes, less problems. To future quicken the process, these chopping salad tongs could also be of use.

Get it from Amazon for $16.06.

Recipe inspiration: autumn bliss salad with stuffing croutons, creamy tahini chopped salad, and kale, miso, and soft egg salad (A Beautiful Mess)

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