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1.A popular microwave pasta cooker to make cooking pasta, rice, and veggies somehow ... even ... easier? Truly all you have to do is put water and dry ingredients in it, hit the microwave buttons, and strain it right out of the container. Week's worth of noodles = done and done.
2.A *super* compact eight-in-one spiralizer that also grates cheese, juices fruits, and cuts ribbons, and more. All you have to do is change out one of the interlocking caps for a new function. Basically, you're going to be adding zoodles and freshly grated cheese to every meal you prep from now 'til the end of time.
3.Or for heavier duty meal prepping, a larger veggie chopper that also spiralizes, juliennes, and slices, so you can give your poor hands a break and let this bb do all the work for you.
4.A two-stage knife-sharpener, because those blades you bought back in the day?? They're probably super dull by now, even if you haven't noticed since it's happened over time. But sharper knives = faster, safer prepping, so you can ~refresh~ them with this.
5.A rapid egg cooker that I am warning you right now is going to become your only personality trait. It can make soft, medium, *and* hard-boiled eggs in addition to poaching, scrambling, and making omelets out of them. This gizmo is like, a thousand potential brunches and meal preps in one.
6.A silicone baking mat for your sheet pan, so you can roast big batches of veggies with all your favorite sauces and seasonings without worrying about your pans (or wasting parchment paper).
7.A weekly meal planner you can use to map out all your meals and grocery needs in advance — particularly handy if you're trying to cut costs, save time ordering groceries, and minimize your number of trips to the store.
8.Or a personalized spiral meal prep planner for anyone who wants to have a bird's-eye view not just on this week's prep, but all the weeks to come.
9.A produce-saver storage container designed to keep your fruits and veggies fresh way longer, so you can meal prep your salads without dreading the one slightly wilted one on Friday that got sacrificed to the hands of time.
10.A bottle of gluten-free, paleo- and keto-friendly avocado hot sauce to both delight and emotionally confuse your tastebuds with a combo of creamy avo + HEAT so delicious you'll never get bored of your own meal prep ever again.
11.A silicone muffin mold to make perfect single-sized portions of egg bites, muffins, and basically any muffin-shaped food your meal prepping heart desires.
12.An electric potato peeler that whoops, just got a permanent spot on your counter. Not only does it effortlessly peel potatoes, but it can handle pretty much any peeled produce you throw at it, from apples to kiwis to oranges to tomatoes. (To be clear, though, your highest priority should *always* be mashed potato-ing.)
13.A reliable little food scale to help you portion out all your ingredients for batch cooking, letting you seamlessly toggle from ounces to fluid ounces to grams to milliliters with the touch of a button.
14.A three-in-one avocado slicer small enough to slide into your utensil drawer – it'll more than earn its keep by taking care of those pesky pits and giving you perfectly portioned slices when you're already busy trying to prep 15 things at once.
15.A set of glass meal prep containers that are safe in the oven and the microwave, meaning you can cook, reheat, and eat out of 'em without ever bothering to go find a plate. Plus, these lids are tighter than the Pentagon.
16.Or a set of adorable reusable bento boxes if you have different parts of your meals you want to portion out. These are also microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe, although they may just be too cute for you to stand.
17.An eight-pack of ready-to-eat refried beans with a 12-month shelf life, so any time your meal prep needs a little extra something to it and you don't have time to get to the grocery, you'll always have at least one delicious option at the ready.
18.A pair of shredder claws to carve all your meats up faster than Wolverine can blink, sparing you and your measly fork from getting in a lengthy tug-of-war once a week's worth of meat comes out of the oven.
19.A pair of herb scissors with five blades, so you can have fresh! garden! herbs!!! in all your salads and sprinkled on all your favorite dishes, jazzing up meal prep staples that might have gotten a lil' tired by now.
20.A rapid grape, strawberry, and tomato cutter so you can safely get perfect halves for any genre of salad you're prepping, whether it's a straight up fruit one or a traditional veggie one.
21.A meal prep digital download full of four weeks of creative meal prep ideas *plus* a cost-saving grocery list to go with them — basically meal prep with training wheels for anyone who is new to the concept, or wants to majorly save some $$.
22.An insulated meal prep cooler specifically designed with deep-as-heck pockets to accommodate all your Tupperware, with space for three containers, two bottles, and a top pocket for extra snacky snacks.
23.Or an insulated thermal lunch tote that says, "Meal prep, but make it fashion." The larger size of this leakproof-lined bag has the capacity to hold up to 24 (!!) cans, so it's got all your meal prepped goods on lock.
24.An air fryer that can cook so many different dishes using the power of rapid air technology that it'll spoil you for other methods of cooking forever. You can get a week's worth of perfectly crisped veggies or meats in less than 20 minutes — no oil (or patience!!) required.
25.A trio lasagna pan designed so you can meal prep three different kinds of lasagna at the same time and avoid meal prep fatigue (and also get *chef's kiss* perfectly crisped edges in every slice).
26.A bag of cassava flour, a plant-based, grain-free, gluten-free option perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions who wants to batch cook bread options at the beginning of each week.
27.A mini waffle maker you can use at the beginning of the week to churn out a batch of adorably-sized, perfectly cooked-through waffles so quickly it'll put IHOP to shame — not to mention hash browns, paninis, biscuits, and even (gasp) PIZZA.
28.A rice cooker that will make eight cups of rice in one go, then neatly pop into the dishwasher when you're done. It also comes with a built-in steamer, so if you're like, "Get this bread! But also these veggies!!" you can prep them at the same time.
29.A set of adorable meal prep stickers small enough to fit on your planner pages, and bright enough to remind you that it is, in fact, Meal Prep Day.
30.A set of reusable silicone Stasher bags you can get in a ton of bright, fun colors and different sizes for an environmentally-friendly way to store prepped food. Plus, these work in more than just the fridge — they're freezer- and microwave-safe, too.
31.A set of three mini salad dressing bottles, because honestly, you deserve better than to be shaking dressing out of a tiny Ziploc bag just to enjoy your Caesar salad in peace.
32.A sleek FoodSaver vacuum sealing machine if you go above and beyond with your meal prep and don't just set yourself up for the week, but looootsa weeks to come. This will help prevent freezer burn and keep frozen foods fresh up to five times longer, and comes with custom settings for dry and moist items.
33.A cauliflower prep tool designed to help you quickly de-stalk your cauliflower and broccoli in a fashion altogether more orderly than my go-to, which is "just rip it apart with your bare hands."
34.A yogurt maker that can make 6-ounce containers of up to seven different types of yogurts at once, so you can make fruity yogurts in every color of the rainbow 🌈.
35.A digital food thermometer to prevent any mishaps when you're doing your big beginning-of-the-week meat prep — this compact, lightweight model easily cuts through meat to give you a temp reading in three to five seconds, so you can have perfectly tender meat every time.
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