Meal Prep Monday is so much easier when you have the right meal prep tools! I’ve rounded up my favorite meal prep tools and kitchen gadgets to help you batch cook faster and make meal prep day fun!
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Whether you are trying to save money, live a healthier lifestyle or lose weight meal prepping is the key to success.
I know. I’ve lost over 100 pounds-(an entire fourth grader), and meal prep helped me do it! Now, I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t exactly psyched about batch cooking. And I wasn’t prepared at all.
My kitchen was practically empty, and I had zero tools at my disposal. Oh, and back then Pinterest wasn’t a thing [at least not for me], so I had no resources or fabulous mom bloggers to guide my path. What I’m saying is-I learned the hard way.
If you’d prefer an easier route to meal prepping success I have created this collection of the best tools and gadgets to help you glide through meal prep day without a hitch!
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Knife Block Set, 19 Piece
Start with a good set of knives if you can afford it! This 19 piece set by Zwilling J.A. Henckels is an investment, but it offers every blade you could need: 8-Inch chef’s knife, 4-Inch parer, 5-Inch & 6-Inch utility knife, 7-Inch Santoku hollow edge, 8-Inch bread knife, kitchen shears, 9-Inch sharpening steel, bamboo storage block and (8) steak knives. You can read more or buy on Amazon here.
Cuisinart Triple Rivet Collection 15-Piece Knife Block Set
This Cuisinart Triple Rivet Collection is an excellent alternative that includes an 8″ Chef Knife, 8″ Bread Knife, 8″ Slicing Knife, 5″ Santoku Knife, 4.5″ Utility Knife, 3.5″ Paring Knife, 8″ Sharpening Steel, All-Purpose Household Shears, Six 4.5″ Steak Knives and Wood Block to hold them all. And the price point is tough to beat as this one comes in at under $100. Learn more or buy on Amazon here.
Mandoline Slicer and Vegetable Julienner
Mandoline slicers are a game-changing tool that you can use to slice onions, chop fruit & veggies, and even slice potatoes! This design by Mueller is the only knob controlled, fully adjustable slicer that gives you way more options than any other Mandoline Slicer on the market. It’s easy to use and dishwasher-safe which is a feature I love! You can read more or buy it now on Amazon here.
Cuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon Set
The Cuisipro Stainless Steel Set of measuring spoons are the best, and they are very affordable so you can buy multiple sets without spending a ton of money. The oval-shaped spoons fit into spice jars perfectly, and you’ll never have to worry about the measurements fading over time because they’re etched into the handles! Dishwasher safe! You can order these on Amazon here.
Bellemain 6 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set
Let me tell you why I love the Bellemain set; these cups are incredibly durable, easy to use and the set comes with the 3/4 measuring cup that most brands offer separately. You can learn more or order them now on Amazon here.
Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Measuring Cup
The Pyrex Prepware Measuring cup makes measurements easy to read and has a contoured handle. The nonporous glass won’t absorb odors or stain. And, it’s microwave, refrigerator, freezer & dishwasher safe! Learn more or buy it now on Amazon.
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids – Set of 3
You’re going to need a few mixing bowls on meal prep day! This set of stainless steel bowls with lids by Cuisinart are durable and dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave safe. The only drawback is you cannot use these in the microwave! Read more or order them now on Amazon.
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet
You’ll need at least 2-3 pans (maybe more), so you can roast veggies, toast food, batch freeze, and warm. These are the best lightweight pans I’ve come across that distributes heat evenly. The aluminum won’t rust so they’ll last for a lifetime. The only drawback is you do have to hand-wash them, but they are easy to clean. You buy these on Amazon here.
Silicone Texas Muffin Pans and Cupcake Maker
Grab a few of these for prepping muffins, baked oatmeal, cupcakes, and mini pot pies. These are easy to clean and dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe! You can read more or buy now on Amazon.
Crock-Pot 6 Qt 8-in-1 Multi-Use Express Programmable Slow Cooker – Pressure Cooker – Sauté – Steamer
The mother of all crockpots and the absolute best tool for meal prep is this Multi-Use Crock-Pot! Use it pressure cook meals or batch cook ingredients fast, or switch it to the crockpot setting to slow cook meals. You can also use it to steam veggies, sauté onions, or cook rice! Bonus: The non-stick pot resists stuck-on food and is dishwasher safe! Learn more or buy it now on Amazon.
Evolutionize Healthy Meal Prep Containers – Bento Box with Lids
These meal prep containers are one of my favorites! You can take food from the freezer to the microwave saving minutes (that feel like hours when you’re hungry!) Plus they’re reusable, dishwasher safe, and budget-friendly! Read more or order these now on Amazon.
Food Containers 3 Compartment Food Storage with Lids
If you brown bag lunch or you need to start, you can’t go wrong with these Prep Naturals Each bento style container is divided into 3 sections making it easy to pack lunch! Plus, they are microwave, dishwasher safe and come with a Lifetime Guarantee! Buy these now on Amazon.
Glasslock Assorted Oven Safe 18 Piece Container Set
The Glasslock set is the best-selling meal prep container set on Amazon for a reason: It. Rules. Air-tight and leak proof-so you can be confident you’ve protected your food from freezer burn! They’re safe to use in the microwave, freezer, dishwasher, and oven. This set includes 9 containers in various sizes with lids. Read more or buy these now on Amazon.
Digital Kitchen Timer
I know you have a timer on your oven and smartphone, but on meal prep day you’ll need several timers! This digital timer is easy to read, and the alarm is just loud enough to remind you to check on that boiling chicken!:) Read more or buy it now on Amazon.
bloom Weekly Meal Planning Pad – Meal Planner with Perforated with Tear Off Shopping List
Stay organized for a full year with this meal planner from bloom that’s divided into two sections: Weekly Meals & Shopping List. bloom’s 6 X 9 planner is the perfect size to hang on your refrigerator door with magnets (included.) Read more or buy it on Amazon.
Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale
Digital scales make it easy to be accurate with your portion sizes, weight conversions, and dividing ingredients evenly when you are batch cooking for multiple meals. This one gets an A+ for accuracy, ease of use and it’s easy to store. You can read all about it or buy it now on Amazon.
Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor
If you have a large family, then this Cuisinart Food Processor will be your BFF on meal prep day! Mix, slice, chop, shred, knead, emulsify, puree, and mix dough-fast! Read more or buy it now on Amazon.
Kitchen Gizmo Snap ‘N Strain Strainer, Clip On Silicone Colander, Fits all Pots and Bowls
Lemon Lime Squeezer – Manual Citrus Press Juicer
The Zulay Premium citrus press makes getting every last drop of lemon, lime, and orange juice easy without having to worry about seeds! Toss it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup! Buy it now on Amazon.
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker: 6 Egg Electric Egg Cooker
You will LOVE this Rapid Egg Cooker! You can have a dozen perfectly hard boiled eggs in 12 minutes or less! You can also make poached and scrambled eggs, and individual omelets -Quick & Easy! Buy it now on Amazon.
OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
5 Blade Heavy Duty Spiral Slicer
Evriholder Avo Saver Avocado Holder – Prevent your Avocados From Going Bad
This cool gadget keeps avocados fresh for longer by slowing down the oxidation process. Store avocado halves to keep them fresh, firm, and odor free for longer! Buy it now on Amazon