4 New Ways to Use Your Kitchen Gear for Good

Think your waffle iron and panini grill are exclusively for carbo-loading?

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Here's what happened when we taught some classic-cookware offenders nutritious and tasty new tricks.

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1 Use Your Waffle Iron For... Carrot Fritters

These vitamin A-rich treats tout a peppery kick with a hit of mint. Eat them plain or with eggs or greens. There's an entire carrot in each fiber-rich waffle — and not a smidgen of sugar or butter.

Did You Know: Raw carrots are a terrific snack, but they release even more antioxidants into your body when they're cooked.

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2 Use Your Panini Grill For... Collard Wraps

Got leftover rice, meat, veggies — or practically anything? Then you have the makings of a fantastic, high-antioxidant panini.

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3 Use Your Muffin Tin For... Mini Upside-Down Cakes

Don't save your muffin tin for bake sales and kiddie parties! You'll flip for these piping-hot beauties. Want vitamin C? Load up on berries. A touch more fiber? Add apples. Every batch of these whole-grain cuties pops out of the oven bubbling with natural fruity sweetness.

Bright Idea: Cakes kept in the fridge taste just baked when microwaved covered for 30 seconds. Warm frozen ones for 90 seconds.

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4 Use Your Pie Plate For... Great Greens Tart

Each savory, satisfying slice is under 300 calories and loaded with vitamin A, potassium, and calcium.

Grab the recipe here.

This story originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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