Kitchen Essentials for Meal Prepping

Published on July 23, 2019 by George
Mealprep Essentials for the Kitchen

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

SUNBEAM - PB8080 - TWO-WAY BLENDER

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.
STAINLESS STEEL DIGITAL KITCHEN SCALE

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

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.
MICROWAVE & FREEZER SAFE REUSABLE FOOD CONTAINERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHOPPING BOARDS

CHOPPING BOARDS

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

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

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

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

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.

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