The Ultimate List Of Kitchen Tools For Easy Meal Prepping
It might be a small step at first: You decide you want to figure out your macros and then work on creating just one or two beginner meal preps a week. Maybe it’s a one pan recipe that calls for a large sheet pan or a muffin or egg cup recipe that calls for a muffin tin that you want to start with. Or, you could be so excited to start a full week’s worth of lunches that you also want to dive in and make one skillet and one dish recipes during your Sunday prep!
But, when it comes time to create all of these yummy recipes that you have found and saved on Pinterest you don’t have any of the tools you need to make them! Maybe it’s time to stop spending all that extra money on take-out and instead invest in new cooking tools that will not only save you money in the longer run but also help you attain your health goals. Because we all know that 80-90% of your health and fitness goal is proper nutrition!
We have picked some of our favorite and most necessary kitchen tools that will help you meal prep like a pro! Oh, and leave you eating like you are a culinary chef!
1. High-Quality Knives
Probably the most important tool you can have is a good set of knives that allow you to chop, dice, slice, and chiffonade like a pro without cutting off a finger! (Don’t be playing around with old, dull knives! That is one recipe for disaster!) Having sharp knives will save you lots of time during prep! We recommend looking for a stainless steel set since they last longer!
The Anolon knives are definitely next level… so, if you’re still working on your knife skills, try this set for about fifty bucks
2. Measuring Cups & Spoons
When you are creating meal preps based on your macros, it is important to measure your serving sizes! And for most of us who are following recipes during meal prep, measuring out the ingredients will be important too! Measuring cups will be using for things like grains, beans, and nuts/seeds while your measuring spoons will measure spices, seasonings, oils, etc. Have you ever just tossed in ‘extra’ chili flakes because you felt like it…..can we say TOO HOT!!
3. Food Scale
A macro counters‘ essential kitchen tool! Even though you can get away with measuring cups and spoons in most cases, for the most accuracy you will want a digital food scale. These are also ideal for measuring out your proteins which do not easily fit into a measuring cup.
20. Meal Prep Containers
You need a way to carry that food you’ve made all week, right? Well, the last, but probably most important tool would be a good set of containers! If you are unsure where to start you can check out our Ultimate Guide To Meal Prep Containers to figure out which would be best for you! No matter which you go with just make sure they are durable and something you can see yourself using over and over again — i.e, sometimes the cheap ones have to be tossed after only a few uses.