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12 Must-Have Meal Prep Tools

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Whether you’re looking into becoming a serious meal-prepper or are just looking for a few ideas to make mealtime easier during those busy weeks, here are 12 essential meal prep tools to add to your kitchen.

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For the longest time, the thought of meal planning and prepping seemed like a daunting task. Some nights I can barely figure out dinner, so planning them out all at once seemed even more difficult…until I did.

Now, each week I sit down and write out our meals for the week and use that to create my shopping list. Since I’ve planned ahead, there’s only one trip to the grocery store.

As I’m putting away my groceries, I look ahead at the week to see what I can do now to help make mealtime a little easier during the week. Some things I do include:

It took me a few weeks to find my groove and now I never have to worry about dinner. It’s already planned, prepped and ready to go!

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Having a few meal prep tools on hand, like the ones below, can really make things easy too. Everything from containers to store chopped veggies to a slow cooker to cook that chicken are included.

12 Must-Have Meal Prep Tools

Amanda Keefer

About the Author

Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

22 Comments on 12 Must-Have Meal Prep Tools

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  1. Great list of kitchen must haves!! I’m lacking a few but Mother’s Day is just around the corner. ????????????Also, thanks for the chance to win a # KitchenAid. Been dreaming for one for a L….O…..N…..G time now. ✌????????????

  2. always have leftovers and need space to store extras. this would be great. since i just cook for me and my dogs. always have things to store.

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