Kitchen Essentials for Meal PreppingPOSTED ON Jul 23, 2019
Meal prepping is pretty simple when you have the right kitchen tools. We’ve listed all of our favourite kitchen tools to help you prep meals easily so you can hit your health goals and save money in the long run!
Simple Meal Prepping Essentials
George Foreman Jumbo Grill with Temperature Control
Grill your proteins and vegies on this grill for quick and easy batch cooking. The non-stick surface means minimal use of oils and mess as the excess fats drip down into the tray.
STAINLESS STEEL DIGITAL KITCHEN SCALE
An essential for all meal preppers to carefully measure and portion your meals. Choose one that is easy to use and can measure in both grams and ounces for overseas recipes.
MULTIFUNCTION RICE COOKER
If you’re serious about rice, you want one of these fancy induction ones with a really thick bowl inside that makes fluffy delicious rice. A standard 5.5 cup model will make approx 15x 50g carb meals.
SUNBEAM - PB8080 - TWO-WAY BLENDER
Great for smoothies (or milkshakes) and also chop vegies. Large 2L capacity and non-skid feet to keep the blender firmly planted while being relatively quiet compared to the cheaper models.
MICROWAVE & FREEZER SAFE REUSABLE FOOD CONTAINERS
Storing and taking your meals is at the core of all good meal prep. Make sure you get microwave and freezer safe containers that’s airtight and leakproof like these ones.
NON-STICK COPPER FRYING PAN
I’ve tried many types of nonstick pans and those using copper I’ve found to be the best. They’re lightweight, easy to clean and can cook most things without any oil whatsoever (saving you the macros).
HEAVY DUTY KITCHEN SCISSORS
Using a high quality pair of scissors instead of a chopping board and knife saves a LOT of time. It makes cutting meats and vegetables really with less mess.
MEASURING SPOONS AND CUPS
A staple when preparing carefully measured meals following a recipe. Use cups for grains and beans while spoons will be for spices, seasoning and oils.
DISPOSABLE PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
By far the simplest solution but it isn’t the most eco-friendly. Buy microwave and freezer safe as cheaper ones will crack.
A QUALITY SET OF SPORKS
Sporks is a true multipurpose utensil that handles everything. You can find disposable versions too, but let’s keep it eco-friendly!
Getting Fancier With Your Meal Prep
There are some things where you just need a cutting board. We recommend having one for fruits and vegetables and another for cutting meat to reduce any cross contamination.
HIGH QUALITY KITCHEN KNIVES
When scissors don’t cut it, a set good set of sharp stainless stell knives will save you lots of time during your meal prep.
SPIRALIZER VEGETABLE CUTTER & SLICER
Spiralising veggies is the hottest Instagram trend right now. Use this to make zucchini noodles as a low carb pasta replacement.
COLLAPSIBLE COLANDER STRAINER
Makes rinsing fruits and vegetables to draining pasta, these collapsible strainers are a good option since they can be stored easily vs fancier stainless steel or plastic ones.
GLASS MIXING BOWLS
Use them for marinating or mixing. Glass can double as storage containers in the fridge that’s easy to see the contents.