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1. Invest in non-stick cookware
It's the essential kitchen tool for healthy cooking. "If you invest in only one piece of heart-healthy kitchen equipment, make it a nonstick saute pan of at least 10 or 12 inches," says James Rippe, M.D., author of The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies. You'll be surprised at how little added oil you'll actually need to sauté.