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Meal prepping becomes a lot easier to do when you have the right tools.
Whether you are just looking to eat a little healthier, reduce the stress of cooking every day, or practice portion control for weight loss, we rounded up some of the best products that will help you stay on track.
Of course, the most important part is making sure you have a balanced and interesting menu to sustain you for the week, but that's another post!
1. This set of seven meal prep containers is very useful if you are microwaving your whole meal or eating everything cold.
Snacks can go into plastic baggies or portioned containers like in No. 3, while your main meal (which would usually consist of protein, a vegetable, and a carb or starch) goes into this container.
Price: $14.95 for the set.
2. These stackable salad containers serve double duty because they can also be used when you only want to microwave part of your meal.
One of the most frustrating parts of traditional meal prep containers is that you end up having to eat everything cold. With this stackable container you can put your microwavable portion in the bottom and keep cold items in the removable top section. If you want to bring an actual salad, the blue piece on the bottom is a snap-on ice pack that keeps your food cold on the go.
Price: $8.29 each.
3. This pack of seven portion control containers is perfect for helping you quickly measure out your snacks and meals.
4. A fresh 12-pack of Mason jars is like gold for any meal prepper, especially if you're prepping for more than one person.
Mason jars are the best for prepping overnight oats. Just pack your favorite dry ingredients in with your oats (like cinnamon, dry fruit, or nuts) and toss a whole week's worth in the fridge. I like to add almond milk and fresh fruit to my oats the night before and then microwave them in the morning or eat them cold. Check out how to prep oats with freeze-dried fruit here, and how to use Mason jars to prep salads here.
Price: $17.99 for a 12-pack of wide-mouthed 16 oz jars.