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    Updated on Mar 4, 2019. Posted on Aug 19, 2018

    17 Products That'll Make Meal Prep Your Favorite Part Of The Week

    Thousands of Amazon users swear by these.

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    1. This three-tier stainless-steel bento box that'll make packing lunch fun and eco-friendly.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely love this cute, stackable bento box and lunch bag. I was able to get my salad, after-lunch snacks, and tea bags in one compact container. When I'm done, I toss it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. The lunch bag is also roomy enough to add extras I carry for meals. Will be recommending this as an option to a few coworkers and friends." —Erin L. Flannagan

    Get it from Amazon for $26.92 or Jet for $30.17.

    2. This stylish four-compartment lunch box that'll be the talk of your office.

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    Promising review: "This lunch box set is amazing. I love the superior quality and the green color of both the bento box and the lunch bag. It can fit in a kid's school bag and inside a computer backpack. I tried many leak-proof containers and by far this one is the best out there. No stain after many uses in the microwave and easy to clean in the dishwasher. No more food wasted since this container is also freezer-safe. Absolutely love it and already purchased another unit for my sister. Highly recommended!" —Y

    Get it from Amazon for $25.75.

    3. This digital kitchen scale that'll help you measure out portions in a matter of seconds.

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    Promising review: "It's light. It's tiny. It's thin. I keep it under my dish towels in a tiny drawer; it barely takes up any space. It's stupidly easy to use. You can zero it out with a glass, plate, towel, whatever on top. It switches between pounds, ounces, grams, milliliters, and fluid ounces with the push of a button. I've been measuring out portions of meat cooked in bulk, dry pasta, fresh fruit, and raw vegetables. Using this removes any guesswork." —KittyWarriorQueen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    4. This stalk chopper that'll make prepping cauliflower and broccoli way faster and safer.

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    Promising review: "This gadget makes cutting broccoli and cauliflower a breeze! Safer than a knife as well! I would trust my child with this task." —Rozlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. This bamboo cutting board that'll be gentle with your knives but tough enough to last a lifetime.

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    Promising review: "Very nice, heavy duty cutting board. This board will be a great addition to anybody's kitchen. Just coat in mineral oil and let it soak for an hour or so. Buff off with a clean rag and ready to go. Do this monthly and it should last you a lifetime." —43rpetty

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90.

    6. This reusable set of cutlery that'll reduce your waste and look so dang cute in your lunch bag.

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    Promising review: "What a nice set of reusable utensils! I don't know how I lived without this. You get a sturdy fork, spoon, and knife that magnetically stick together and fit into a silicone case. The silicone case is open on one side which allows air to circulate in case your silverware is still wet after cleaning it. A+ product if you're environmentally conscious or just like the convenience of always having utensils." —Skyler

    Get them from Amazon for $10.75 or Walmart for $11.95.

    7. This set of four reusable sandwich bags that'll help you save money and the planet.

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    Promising review: "Great containers! I do a lot of meal prep, and these bags are very useful for this. I generally cook chicken or beef, rice, and vegetables and pack them into these bags, and the food stays fresh for days in the fridge. It’s a quick and easy meal to warm up in the microwave and eat on the go (at home, before working out, at work, etc.). I was also surprised by the quality of these bags! Even though the silicone is bendable and flexible, the high-grade material is very durable and strong. The best part is that I am not wasting money on plastic bags or harming the environment!" —Rafael C

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99.

    8. This set of 16 plastic containers that'll withstand countless trips through the microwave and dishwasher.

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    Promising review: "We purchased these to start meal prepping for our family and they have worked out perfectly! We have been using them on a regular basis (even just to store leftovers) for several months now and they have held up to many countless zaps in the microwave, as well as many washes in the dishwasher. We take them to work in our lunch bags and have been tossed around a bit and never had an issue with leaking or opening." —Crystal

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 or Jet for $12.99.

    9. This 10-piece Pyrex set that'll never stain or smell, so don't even worry about it.

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    Promising review: "This is a really great set. I love the size of the containers. The perfect size for an extra serving or two of leftovers. I have replaced most of my plastic containers with glass ones from Pyrex. They are so easy to clean and store and just feel more substantial than flimsy plastic ware. I love that these can be thoroughly cleaned in the dishwasher and don't hold stains and odors that plastics tend to. I plan to buy another set in the near future!" —Kevin Meng

    Get them from Amazon for $15.54, Jet for $14.59, or Walmart for $14.59.

    10. This knife that'll have you slicing and dicing like a professional chef.

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    Promising review: "I can't recommend this enough. I mean, this knife is seriously professional grade. If you keep it properly sharp, it unlocks food prep tricks you only ever see in high end restaurants. For example, I can slice a tomato almost paper thin with this on the first cut. And the sharpness will last you a whole prep session, at least enough to get everything done easily." —Dalcazar

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99, Jet for $35.38, or Walmart for $29.99.

    11. This salad chopper that'll let you finely slice any veggies, herbs, or greens without fear of losing a finger.

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    Promising review: "Not often do I buy 'gadget' items for the kitchen. They usually don't work over the basic knives and other hand utensils. We love a finely chopped salad but it really is a pain to make with all the usual leafy ingredients. So, I decided to give this salad chopper a try because OXO Good Grips has a good reputation and it wasn't a lot of money if it failed. Well, it didn't fail. A great time saver for chopping all salad ingredients, especially the leafy items. Saves a lot of time and does the job as good or better than by hand." —Jersey Charlie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. This colander that'll strain even the tiniest ingredients, like rice and quinoa for those grain bowls you love.

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    Promising review: "Don't look any further, this is the one. What a difference the 20% thicker stainless steel makes. This colander feels sturdy and the perforations are clean, not sharp." —Sue

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    13. These classic Ball Mason jars that'll be perfect for your salads or overnight oats.

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    Promising review: "Love my new jars. I use them for meal prep mostly. They hold up well in microwave, no problems in dishwasher, no rust on tops." —Ashley S

    Get them from Amazon for $17.59.

    14. This set of two nonstick baking mats that'll make roasting veggies (or a sweet treat!) headache-free.

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    Promising review: "These have changed my life. They are wonderful and I use them for everything. We roast vegetables just about every night and they make cleanup a breeze." —Heather K

    Get them from Amazon for $9.62.

    15. These reusable ice packs that just. won't. quit.

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    Promising review: "I am completely satisfied with my purchase. I packed my food at 5 a.m. this morning and it's almost 9 p.m. and the cool pack is still cold and maybe about 96% still frozen after putting them in the freezer last night. I travel for work and pack my meal preps to go and these cool packs did the job today. I am very impressed. I will be ordering more in the future." —Melissa

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    16. This eco-friendly cotton lunch bag that you should definitely customize with embroidery.

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    "This bag is GREAT. It's actually very large and can hold a ton of stuff. I bought this bag so that I wouldn't have to pack my kid's snack in the generic brown paper bag that gets tossed. Great material, washable, roomy. I love it. Oh, and the Velcro on the top of the bag is sturdy and helps keep the bag securely closed. I would DEFINITELY recommend this bag to ANYONE that currently uses brown paper bags — it will save you and the environment!" —Saffie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.92.

    17. And this chic planner you can use to track your meals and groceries each week.

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    Promising review: "I've decided to start meal planning to cut down on grocery costs, improve my kitchen skills, and most importantly, focus on eating healthy. I was using odd papers to create my meal plans and grocery lists, but decided I needed something a little more user-friendly and a strategy that helped me feel more put together — this notepad does not disappoint. I love how both my meal planning and grocery lists are in the same spot and as a bonus, the sheets are perforated allowing me to take my list with me and keep the meal plan safe at home — genius!" —L. Fisher

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

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