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15 Ingenious Meal Prep Products You’ll Find on Amazon
Meal prep is a great way to simplify, but it can be tough! We’ve got the gadgets to keep you on track.
From labels to leak-proof containers, there are plenty of ways to make meal prep simple. We’ve uncovered 15 essential meal prep products to make the process easier than store-bought rotisserie chicken.
Make sure you know the meal prep basics—then let’s shop!
A sturdy container is the single most important tool for making meals ahead of time. This set of BPA-free glass containers ($25) is an easy way to prep and organize a week’s worth of lunches. Each container has two divided compartments to keep all your food extra fresh. Bonus: These are oven safe, freezer safe, and dishwasher safe.
This insulated lunch bag ($15) allows you to take your meals on the go. It’s large enough to accommodate nice-sized meal prep containers but isn’t bulky. This bag is also insulated to keep your food fresh, and has a leak-proof lining. You’re going to need our make-ahead lunch recipes!
Not overeating is one of the key steps to losing weight and eating smarter. A digital scale like this one ($40) helps to regulate portions and streamline your meal prep process. Weighing fruits, veggies, and meat allows you to make healthy, delicious dinners (like this tilapia with jasmine rice) with perfect proportions!
These reusable silicone bags (from $10) are 100% plastic-free and sturdy enough to cook in. Stasher-brand bags are safe in the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer because they’re temperature resistant. Whether you’re storing ready-to-use carrots or poaching a chicken breast, this bag will be your new best friend.
A leak-proof salad container is a meal prepper’s dream! Whether you’re taking a fresh salad to work or on a road trip, this OXO container ($16) keeps lettuce separate from proteins or grains until you’re ready to eat. Your greens will stay fresh, crisp, and delicious.
Need the best salad ideas ever? Check out these protein-packed salad recipes.
You can’t have salad without dressing. But what if you’re prepping a salad ahead of time? No one wants soggy lettuce–and carrying a bottle of dressing in your bag is a disaster waiting to happen. These cute mini dressing containers ($10) allow you to take sauces, dips, and homemade salad dressings on the go.
Family meal prep just got a whole lot easier! Save yourself some time and leave all the chopping to this handy 3-in-1 food processor ($50). The Ninja will definitely help streamline your prep days. Best of all, each container comes with a leakproof lid so you can pop your food straight into the refrigerator, no cleanup required.
Every good meal prepper needs a clear plan of attack! What better way to strategize than with a meal prep planner ($7)? This handy notebook encourages you to write out your meals, portion sizes, and ingredient lists in advance—try this bullet journaling technique! It even has a grocery list section to keep spending on track.
Every recipe calls for measuring cups and spoons, and this 13-piece set ($16) has every size you’ll ever need. Complete with mixing bowls to boot, this stack-able set fits perfectly in any kitchen or pantry. Even better, each piece is dishwasher safe for easy clean up. What’s not to love?
This collapsible produce container ($14) helps keep your fruit and veg safe and fresh. Unlike other containers, it will collapse or expand to fit your storage needs. The adjustable air vent also lets your produce breathe, helping your goods stay fresher for longer.
How long should you expect fresh produce to last? Check this handy guide.
(Of course!) Whether cooking for a small family or a big party, having a slow cooker is a must. This efficient appliance ($45) allows you to set a time and temperature for your dinner while you walk away and multitask. Not sure what to make? The possibilities are nearly endless; fortunately, we can suggest a few recipes.
Hard-boiled eggs are a nutritious addition to salads and sandwiches that can be prepped in bulk ahead of time. This rapid egg cooker ($19) can cook six hard, medium, or soft-boiled eggs in a matter of minutes with little to no fuss or cleanup. We’d say that’s eggs-cellent!
The name says it all with this impossibly handy multi cooker. The Instant Pot ($90) can do literally everything–it’s a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and warmer. It’s easy to use and perfect for prepping big batch meals in advance. We’ve even got an Instant Pot recipe collection to get you started.
Tired of wondering how long a casserole has been in the refrigerator? With so many containers and ingredients on hand it can be hard to keep track! Meal prep is so much easier with a strategy, and using these labels ($5) is a foolproof way to keep your goodies organized.
These timeless glass jars are good for storing anything from homemade pickles to overnight oats. Freezer safe and dishwasher safe, mason jars ($36) are the all-purpose container of your meal prep dreams. Plus, they’re just as good a serving dish as they are a storage container.
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