10 Must-Have Kitchen Tools to Make Meal Prep Easier

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Photos via Amazon: Stasher Reusable Silicone Food Bag / Bee’s Wrap /Fullstar Cutter

Whether you’re making breakfast, lunch, or dinner, meal prep is one of the best ways to save time and eat healthier during the week. To make meal prep easier, having the right kitchen tools is essential.

From containers to transport your meals in to kitchen appliances, we put together a list of the highest rated kitchen tools to make your next meal prep a breeze. Plus, they can all be easily purchased on Amazon.

1. Bee’s Wrap Food Wrap

This sustainable and natural wrap is a great alternative to plastic. Each wrap lasts about a year and can be easily washed with cool water and a little dish soap.

2. Fullstar Cutter-Veggie Spiralizer Slicer Onion Vegetable Pro-Food Chopper and Dicer

Not to be biased, but this tool may just be our favorite item on this list. With four interchangeable blades, you can chop, julienne, slice, and spiralize all of your favorite fruits and vegetables. The best part? It’s only $19.99.

3. Pint Mason Jars

From soups to salads, mason jars are an essential food storage container. The air-tight lid also keeps food fresh in the fridge for up to three weeks and in the freezer for a year.

4. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

Say goodbye to waiting around for eggs to boil. This egg cooker cooks six hard-boiled eggs in 16 minutes, plus it has an auto-shutoff. You can also poach eggs, scramble eggs, and make omelettes.

5. Chef’n SteamSum Stackable Stovetop Wok or Microwave Steamer

Cook vegetables, fish, pot stickers, and dim sum all at the same time with this steam basket. This can be used in the microwave or on the stove and is dishwasher safe.

6. Glasslock 18-Piece Set

Store and transport your meals with this set of storage containers. The glass is BPA free, plus the lids lock in place to avoid any spills. The containers are also microwave and oven safe.

7. Silicone Baking Cups

These cups are a lifesaver for making sure your muffins, egg cups, and other oven creations don’t stick. They can also be used to hold nuts or other small snacks within storage containers.

8. Instant Pot

By now, you’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot—we promise it’s worth the investment. This appliance is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, and egg cooker all in one. And it also sautés food.

9. Reusable Food Bags

Forget about the plastic bags you currently own, and invest in these non-toxic reusable silicone bags. They are dishwasher and microwave safe and come in a variety of sizes.

10. Weekly Meal Planner

Get prepared for the week with this portable meal planner. Make your menu, grocery list, and store your recipe inspiration in this journal.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/2019/05/08/kitchen-tools-for-meal-prep/