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    31 Products That’ll Actually Make You Want To Meal Prep In 2020

    New year, new gains.

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    1. A meal-planning journal with stickers and labels that you can use to track your progress and plot out your meals days or weeks in advance. It has space to record what you'll be eating, your meal prep strategy, and your weekly shopping list.

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    It also has a handy conversion chart and spaces to write down your favourite recipes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.87 for the notebook with stickers. You can also purchase the notebook by itself for $22.87.

    2. A stackable bento box to replace those sauce-stained containers that live under your counter (new year, new lunch box, amirite?). This one has two levels and comes with a divider, so you can customize it to fit your meal perfectly.

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    It's BPA-free and is safe to put in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. Utensils aren't included, but you can grab them here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.99+. Available in five colours.

    3. A no-spill ice cube tray that you can repurpose to store single portions of broths, sauces, and marinades. The lid prevents your cubes from absorbing freezer odours, so no funky flavours will find their way in (or out).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.68. Also available in a stick version.

    4. A set of mouldable beeswax food wraps that'll keep your food fresh for longer, and eliminate your need for cling film. Just use the heat of your hands to put them into action.

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    I own these and find them a lot easier to use than cling film, because they're thicker and not as sticky. They're also all-natural, antibacterial, and anti-fungal, and reusable.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $18.95.

    5. A fridge-friendly container set that uses ventilated lids to keep all of your pre-cut produce fresher for longer. Now you won't have to throw all your fruits and veggies in the compost because you're a slow eater.

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    One BuzzFeed writer put it to the test and was impressed by how it extended the life of her strawberries and spinach by over a week compared to their regular containers.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $24.97. They can also be purchased individually in three different sizes and in larger sets.

    6. A genius cotton apron with cooking guidelines, a conversion table, and a measuring table etched right onto it. You'll never have to consult Google mid-recipe ever again, because you'll be wearing all the info you need.

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    Reviewers say its large pockets are also great for toting utensils around the kitchen with you while you work.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.42. Also available in a waist apron style and with style with grilling instructions.

    7. A set of silicone baking mats to replace your rolls and rolls of parchment paper. They’ll keep food from sticking to your pans without the help of cooking spray, and they’re super easy to clean.

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    If you've got a sweet tooth, there's also a version specifically for macarons.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $20.77. Also available in a set of two.

    8. A Click and Grow garden with enough space for three plants to thrive. It's basically a low-maintenance herb and vegetable patch that will make you feel like a farmer and give you the freshest ingredients. Plus, your heirloom tomatoes will be much cheaper than whatever's on offer at the grocery store.

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    It's super simple to use: just drop the included plant pods, fill it with water, plug it in, and let it get down to business. It comes with three basil plant pods, but you can purchase different varieties, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $124.74. Also available in grey and gold.

    9. An electronic label maker that’ll help you keep track of what you made — and, more importantly, when you made it.

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    This one allows you to choose from five font sizes, seven print styles, eight box styles so you can customize it any way you want. It also comes with three extra rolls of tape, so you don't have to worry about running out.

    Get the label maker and three rolls of tape Amazon Canada for $49.75.

    10. A insulated lunch bag that you can use to tote around your meals in style. This one comes with a crossbody strap, so you can wear it like a purse.

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    The same brand makes patterned ice packs, too, if you want everything to match.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44. Available in seven patterns.

    11. A set of glass meal prep containers that are safe to put in the microwave, oven, and freezer. Reviewers love how strong and durable they are.

    The larger size is great for full meals and the smaller size is ideal for snacks and sides.

    Get a set of ten on Amazon Canada for $45.99. Also available in blue and teal.

    12. A set of stainless steel mixing bowls that you can use to prep all of your ingredients. They come with transparent lids, so you'll always know what's inside.

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    It comes with five bowls and corresponding lids.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.99.

    13. A magical Instant Pot that'll keep you from buying a bunch of single-function appliances and make all of your meal prepping adventures a breeze.

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    One BuzzFeed writer is obsessed with how versatile this gadget is. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer, so everything else in your kitchen will probably start gathering dust.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $119.99+.

    14. A set of zip-sealed sandwich bags designed so that you can use them over and over again. These won't bleed or break open easily, so you can store soups and sauces in 'em, too.

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    These ones are free from BPA, chloride, silicone, and lead. They're also freezer and dishwasher safe.

    Get a mixed pack of five on Amazon Canada for $4.29. Also available in a pack of six.

    15. A dry-erase magnetic menu board so you know exactly what you'll be eating and when you'll be eating it. It has sections for each day, as well as space for groceries and additional notes.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99 (available in two colours). Or you can buy it as a bundle with eight colour chalk markers for $19.99.

    16. A set of classic Pyrex measuring cups that have little spouts that come in especially handy when working with liquids. You'll never miss the bowl when pouring out ingredients again.

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    They can be used in the oven, microwave, fridge, and freezer, and nest inside each other, so they won't take up a ton of space when they're not in use.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $32.17. Also available in a set of four.

    17. A divided lasagne pan so that you can make three different pasta recipes and only end up with one dirty pan. Reviewers say it makes cutting lasagne into equal portions a lot easier, too.

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    You can also use it to make loaves of bread and cake.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.31.

    18. A set of mini squeeze bottles that are the perfect size for salad dressings and sauces. Now you won't have to worry about your lunch getting all soupy before you take your break.

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    You can also use them for coffee creamer.

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $18.99+. Available in three different sizes and in mixed packs.

    19. A set of mesh produce bags made from recycled water bottles. Kiss the days of fumbling around with the annoying filmy ones at the grocery store, goodbye!

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    You can also use them to separate and store all your fresh produce at home.

    Get a set of eight for $14.99. Also available in sets of 12 and 24.

    20. A set of colourful travel flatware so that you don't have to waste a ton of plastic takeout cutlery. It'll also make your lunch situation the envy of all your coworkers 'cause it's so dang pretty.

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    The set is made of stainless steel and includes one spoon, one fork, and one pair of chopsticks. There's also a handy lil' traveling case so that you don't get stray bits of food all over the bottom of your bag.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.55+. Available in seven colours.

    21. A genius pastry mat that has measurements etched right onto it, so you won't have to bust out a ruler while baking. It can be stored rolled up or folded, so you should have no trouble finding space for it in your cupboards.

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    Reviewers love how the silicone sticks to the counter (but not their dough) and how it stays in place during kneading and mixing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    22. A petite herb keeper that will help your cilantro, basil, parsley, and more last for up to ten days longer than they normally would. If you struggle with eating all your herbs before they go bad, you probably need this.

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    This one comes with three removable dividers, has a clear lid so you can see your herbs, and air vents in the lid to help them breathe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.33.

    23. A pastel lunch bowl that'll make any leftover soup, salad, or noodle dish look a hundred times prettier. The lid has a silicone rim that protects anything from seeping out into your bag.

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    You can get a matching reusable mug, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.20. Available in four colours.

    24. A pack of mess-free slow cooker liners so that you don't have to clean your entire appliance every time you make soup or stew. They're super durable and won't break, even if you're making a huge batch of something.

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    They're BPA-free.

    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $5.99. Also available in packs of 12 and 48.

    25. A 20-piece set of airtight storage containers that you can use to hold your pantry goods. They take up a lot less space than the boxes and bags they're packaged in and will make your cupboards look like Pinterest goals.

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    They're made of BPA-free, stain-resistant material, and are dishwasher-safe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $66.04. Also available in six-piece and eight-piece sets.

    26. A set of large cutting boards that are colour coded so that can safely prep your veggies, proteins, and other ingredients without stressing about cross-contamination.

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    They have non-slip feet and a built-in rim to save you from creating messes.

    Get a set of four with a holder on Amazon Canada for $63.94. Also available in a smaller size.

    27. A popsicle mould, so you can turn your left over smoothies into tasty treats for later. The holders have drip guards to save your hands from getting covered in juice.

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    You can also use them to make boozy popsicles with your almost-finished bottles of liquor, so they're worth the investment. That's meal prep to me, baby.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.90.

    28. A single-tier bento box that will hold your entire lunch. Reviewers say that it's the perfect size and that it seals in freshness well.

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    It comes with an elastic that you can wrap around it to keep it even more secure.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Also available in a larger size.

    29. A full non-stick baking set that comes with all the tools you'll need to bake your way through any recipe. One reviewer says that they love it because they don't have to grease up the pans before using them.

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    It comes with a loaf pan, muffin pan, roast pan, baking sheet, and two round cake pans.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.16.

    30. An extra-large salad container specifically designed for leafy green meals. It has a tray with four compartments that sits on top of the lettuce to save everything from getting too saucy, too soon.

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    Reviewers love it because they don't have to carry around a ton of small containers with extra toppings, giving them more room in their bags.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in green and grey.

    31. And finally, a meal prepping bible that'll give you a ton of inspo for your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Now you'll never have to wonder what to make again.

    It includes two-week meal plans and over 100 recipes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.78.

    How you'll feel when you actually achieve your meal prepping goals this year:

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