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5 Kitchen Gadgets That Every Runner Should Own

Get ready to make healthy meals with a little help from some of our favorite kitchen tools.

Microwave Steamer

Mastrad Gourmet Microwave Steamer

That insatiable hunger you feel after a long run, when you just want to eat anything and everything in your fridge? Here’s a healthy way to deal: Place a piece of salmon or chicken atop some sliced veggies and steam in the microwave. You’ll have an easy meal made in minutes without unnecessary cooking fats.

WE LIKE: Mastrad Gourmet Minute-Cooker
$30, mastrad.us

Note: This item is currently out of stock.

Yogurt Maker

williams sonoma yogurt maker

Not only is yogurt a great source of calcium, but it also contains plenty of protein to aid in post-workout recovery. The drawback is most supermarket brands are loaded with sugar—there’s a whopping 15 grams in one container of Yoplait! Making your own is more practical than it sounds. Just mix in the ingredients and be patient as they ferment in six to 10 hours. Delish!

WE LIKE: Williams-Sonoma Automatic Yogurt Maker
$50, williams-sonoma.com

Citrus Reamer

Sur La Table Citrus Reamer

Citrus fruits enhance the flavor of food in a healthy way. A reamer makes it easy to extract the juice from lemons, limes and nectarines that you can then pour over seafood, chicken or whatever else you’re cooking.

WE LIKE: Sur la Table Wood Citrus Reamer
$5, surlatable.com

Salad Spinner

Oxo Large Salad Spinner

The easier it is to clean your greens, the more likely you are to eat them! Load the plastic interior basket with leaves, run it under the faucet, place it back in the spinner and give it a few twirls. The spinner doubles as a great container to store leftover salad in the fridge.

WE LIKE: Oxo Large Salad Spinner
$30, crateandbarrel.com

Slow Cooker

Kitchenaid Slow Cooker

It’s simple to make healthy and hearty meals when you don’t have to slave over the stove. Prep dinners in advance and let the slow cooker work its magic while you get in more miles.

WE LIKE: KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Solid Glass Lid
$130, kitchenaid.com