A Healthy Cook's Essentials

Make Eating Well Simple with These Kitchen Tools

1. Pyrex 3-Cup Meal Prep Containers

Preparing head-start ingredients beforehand is the secret to making healthy eating easy! These stackable meal prep containers are perfect for keeping soups, salads, fruits, chopped veggies or anything on hand ready to go for a busy week ahead. Available at Kohl’s, Ramsey

2. The Joy of Cooking

There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal to put you on the path to healthful eating. This cookbook covers all of the classics and is a great choice for both beginners and seasoned cooks alike. Available at Bookends in Ridgewood

3. Raw Spice

Adding spices to your food is one of the simplest ways to infuse flavor without adding additional fat, salt or sugar. Whole Foods and Caspian Market, both in Ridgewood, each have a great variety of spices. 

4. Olive Wood Spoons
I find myself reaching for these eco-friendly, beautiful and functional spoons several times a day. They are gentle on my non-stick pans and comfortable to hold, stir and cook with. Available at Olive R Twist, Ridgewood

5. 7-Inch Santoku Knife

Finding ways to fall in love with cooking makes your healthy eating journey that much easier. A good quality knife will not only save time in the kitchen but also make your cooking experience more enjoyable. This knife has been a favorite for years. Wusthof Classic Hollow Edge, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ramsey

Dani Spies, from Glen Rock, is a health, wellness and weight loss coach and host of the online cooking show Clean & Delicious.