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    34 Practical Things That'll Make Meal Prepping A Total Breeze

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    1. A set of BPA-free glass meal prep containers that are safe to put in the microwave, oven, and freezer. The tops have hinged locks to keep them firmly attached, so you won't face any surprise spills in your bag.

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    Get a set of five on Amazon Canada for $55.35. Also available in smaller sets.

    2. A kitchen scrap bin that clips right to your countertop, making it easy to discard your crumbs and compostables. It comes with a brush scraper tool, so you can effortlessly sweep away messes without getting your hands dirty.

    A person scraping salad into the scrap bin
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.49.

    3. A set of rainbow travel flatware, so that you can jump on the low-waste bandwagon and finally stop asking for single-use versions when you order takeout. It'll also make your lunch situation the envy of all your coworkers 'cause it's so dang pretty.

    Rainbow travel flatware in its case
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    The set is made of stainless steel and includes a spoon, fork, knife, straight straw, bent straw, straw cleaner, and a pair of chopsticks. There's also a handy lil' travelling case so that you don't get stray bits of food all over the bottom of your bag.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99+. Available in seven colours.

    4. A four-compartment food tray that you can use to freeze your favourite soups and sauces. The silicone lid will save you from spillage on the short, but treacherous journey from your counter to your freezer.

    The tray in a freezer with soup stored inside
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.71. Available in four sizes.

    5. A set of bestselling silicone baking cups, so that you can whip up a batch of muffins without using any wrappers. They're also great for making individual omelets and egg bites, if you like prepping your breakfasts in advance.

    A person pouring cupcake batter into the silicone cups
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    These ones don't need any greasing or cooking spray, and are stain and odour resistant.

    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $10.99. Also available in a pack of 24.

    6. A set of zip-sealed sandwich bags that are designed to be used over and over again. They won't leak or break open easily, so you can store soups and saucy dishes in 'em, too.

    A person chopping up cucumbers and putting them in the bags
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    Get a pack of five on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Also available in a pack of six.

    7. A microwave rice cooker that'll make prepping your grains a total breeze. Reviewers say that their rice comes out perfectly fluffy every time and that it's great for cooking quinoa, too.

    A person portioning out a spoonful of rice
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    It comes with a rice paddle and a colander for rinsing your grains.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.50.

    8. An ergonomic herb chopper with five ultra-sharp stainless steel blades that'll make chiffonading your basil, thyme, and mint a simple and straightforward process. Reviewers love how sharp the edges are and say it's much more effective than a knife.

    A person mincing herbs with the herb chopper
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    9. A set of leakproof, BPA-free condiment containers that you can use to store toppings, dressings, and garnishes. You can also use them as pill holders, if you're always forgetting to take your vitamins!

    A person putting the container into a microwave
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    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $7.99. Also available in a glass version and in larger packs.

    10. 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 when you're making a huge batch of something.

    A slow cooker with two liner bags inside
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    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $5.99. Also available in packs of 12 and 48.

    11. A speedy egg cooker that'll make up to six eggs at once, so you can make massive portions of egg salad to eat throughout the week. It doesn't need to be monitored, so you can meal prep other dishes while it works its magic.

    The egg cooker with hard boiled eggs inside
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    "The product comes with a tray that holds up to six eggs you can boil to the consistency your heart desires; a handy measuring cup lets you know exactly how much water you'll need for the perfect soft-, medium-, and hard-boiled eggs. All you do is add the eggs and water, press the button, and wait for the buzzer (which, fair warning, is *very* loud) to let you know your eggs are done! That's it! No more standing around while water boils and then plopping your egg in and making your best guess as to how long to cook it! Sorry for all the exclamations BUT HOW EXCITING IS THIS! Also exciting: It comes with trays for poaching and cooking omelettes." —Emmy Favilla (read their full review of the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker)

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21. Available in four colours.

    12. A 52-week meal prep journal 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 ideas for future meals, and your weekly grocery shopping list.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.15.

    13. A container lid organizer for all your food storage stuff, so that no bottom is ever without a top. It comes with five adjustable dividers, so you can give each style of lid its own home.

    A bunch of plastic lids organized by size in the container lid organizer
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.74. Also available in a larger size.

    14. A pastel lunch bowl that you can use to take soups and salads on the go. The included spoon conveniently snaps into the lid, so you'll never be stuck eating with your hands.

    The bowl filled with a salad next to a vase of flowers
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.69.

    15. A circular silicone spatula with measurement conversions written right on it, so you never have to Google with flour-covered hands again. It's sturdy enough to cut dough, but gently enough to scrape out pots and pans without scratching them.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available in four colours.

    16. A handy meatball mould that'll create 32 uniform meatballs with a single press. If you don't want to cook a hefty spaghetti dinner right away, you can store the whole thing in the freezer for later.

    Uncooked meatballs in the mould
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    The design makes portions easy to remove, even when they're frozen solid.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99. There's also a version for cookies.

    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.

    Three different past dishes in the pan
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    You can also use it to make loaves of bread and cake.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.03.

    18. 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 are super easy to clean.

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

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $19.29.

    19. A petite kitchen timer that's shaped like a stand mixer and will save you from overcooking your casserole. It can run for up to 60-minutes, meaning you won't have to restart it over and over again.

    A kitchen time on top of a book next to its packaging
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    20. A tear-off grocery list, so you'll know exactly what you need when you arrive at the supermarket and don't end up with, like, twelve boxes of Oreos, instead of actual food. It comes with a magnet, so you can stick it to your fridge and update it as you empty things out.

    A tear-off grocery list with a pen next to it.
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    Grab some cute pens, so you can start filling it out as soon as it arrives.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    21. A five-pack of fold-up nylon totes that'll see you through your biggest grocery shops, without needing any plastic bags. Reviewers say they're a cinch to refold and are sturdy enough to hold a ton of groceries (like, two of these bags hold what five regular grocery bags could carry).

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    Get a pack of five for $20.98. Available in five different mixed pattern packs.

    22. An Instant Pot that'll keep you from buying a bunch of single-function appliances and make your meal prepping adventures a breeze. If you like making no fuss, no muss-style dishes, this will be your new favourite gadget.

    An Instant Pot with macaroni inside
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    One BuzzFeed writer loves 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. Check out their full review of the Instant Pot.

    Get a six-quart Instant Pot on Amazon Canada for $129.95+. Available in three sizes and five bundle options.

    23. A full set of cooking utensils, so that you stop scraping your pots and pans by stirring with forks and knives. They're made of silicone and can withstand super-high temps, so you don't need to worry about them melting into your food.

    The cooking utensils laid out on a cutting board
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    It comes with a spoonula, whisk, spoon, brush, spatula, slotted spoon, ladle, slotted turner, pasta fork, plastic holder, bottle opener, and a pair of tongs.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99. Available in three colours.

    24. This measuring cup that has the measurements written on the inside and outside, so you can clearly see how much you're pouring. It's made of plastic, so it won't shatter into a million pieces if you knock it off your countertop.

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    You know what sucks about baking? Getting down to eye level with your measuring cup every time to see whether you've actual hit the one-cup line. This solves that problem by listing measurements on both the inside and outside of the cup. Now I don't have to do a squat to ensure that I actually poured out enough milk or flour.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    25. A space-saving collapsible colander that won't take up a ton of space in your kitchen cabinets, but can hold a giant batch of pasta. It has expandable arms that can be stretched to fit the width of your sink, so you don't have to worry about it tipping over while you strain your noods.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.98+. Available in three colours.

    26. A pack of double-sided recipe cards, so you'll always remember how to make your favourite dishes. They have designated sections where you can write ingredients, prep time, cooking time, directions, and more.

    A recipe card on a holder next to a plant and a water bottle
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    Get a pack of 50 cards for $18.99. Also available in a floral version.

    27. A set of flexible silicone lids that you can stretch over bowls to seal in flavour. It comes with twelve lids in six different sizes that'll fit everything from cans of tuna to giant mixing bowls.

    Silicone lids covering bowls, pots, jars, and fresh fruit of all shapes and sizes
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    They're safe to put in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher.

    Get a set of 12 on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    28. A pair of chopping scissors that'll make throwing together gourmet-level salads and stir fries a cinch. They can cut through fruits and veggies with ease, so you can craft healthy meals with minimal effort.

    A person chopping a tomato into a bowl of salad with the scissors
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.92.

    29. 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.

    Several airtight storage containers filled with pantry staples
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    Get a set of 20 on Amazon Canada for $67.22. Also available in six-piece and eight-piece sets.

    30. A set of stainless steel measuring spoons that stick together with the help of powerful magnets. Because they're attached to each other, they take up less drawer space, which is great if you're not working with a ton of kitchen space.

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    I hate measuring spoons that come on a keyring, because if you dirty one, you need to wash the whole lot. Not with these! You simply detach whichever tools you need and leave the rest sparkling clean. They're also dishwasher safe, so you don't need to spend your precious time trying to scrub off flour or honey.

    Get a set of four (¼ teaspoon, ½ teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon) on Amazon Canada for $18.49. There's a cup version available, too, if you want to complete your baking set.

    31. A straight-up 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 $18.99.

    32. 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.

    The four mixing bowls filled with fruits and veggies
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    It comes with five bowls and corresponding lids.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.99.

    33. A trio of plastic cutting boards that have grooved edges to catch juices and spills, saving you from a messy countertop. The set comes with three sizes, so you won't have to dirty a massive board just to chop some garlic.

    A person cutting vegetables on the largest cutting board
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    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $21.24. Also available in red.

    34. And finally, a stainless steel kitchen bar that'll remove smelly cooking odours from your hands. It won't melt down like regular soap, so you can use it over and over again. You don't even need water to make it work!

    A person holding the kitchen bar above their sink
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    It's dishwasher safe, so you can just throw it in with your bowls and plates if it gets dirty.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    Now all you need to do is master your favourite recipes:

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