A steamy solution
Look out Lean Cuisine: Lékué is a show-stopping solution to making meals in a hurry, and healthy ones at that. The basic steam case cooks up meals in minutes in the microwave with just one dish. Cleanup is a cinch; dirties go in the dishwasher. Prepare perfect pasta without boiling or draining; one simple design does it all. Steam Case (with cookbook) is $30 for the 22 oz. or $40 for the 1.5 quart; pasta cooker $35.
Sur La Table, 4400 Sharon Road #175. 704-362-2360. surlatable.com.
Plain water can be passé, and the flavored stuff is fake. So why not get a spritz of the real deal? Simply slip the Sombero Bottle Top Juicer on the top of your water bottle and squeeze in some citrus – sans the seeds. Available in assorted colors. BPA-free and dishwasher safe. $4.99.
The Container Store, 4345 Barclay Downs Dr. 704-512-0260. containerstore.com.
Worn on the wrist, the Polar Loop Activity Tracker logs everything from total steps, daily activity goals, calories burned and more. Tap a button to view successes or to get guidance. Even suitable for swimming. $99.95.
REI, 11067 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville. 704-341-7405. rei.com
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