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If you love watching videos on TikTok of people packing healthy lunches and prepping meals for the week, you may feel inspired. There are more than a few benefits to meal prepping beyond healthier eating. Pre-planning saves you time during the week and money (especially if you usually order takeout), and it takes the guesswork out of the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?”
1. Glass Food Storage Container, 10-Pack, $39.99
Keep food sealed tightly and ready to go for the week in these glass food storage containers. They’re class and safe for the freezer, fridge, microwave and oven. This 10-pack includes five 34-ounce containers and five 12-ounce containers in five colors. You could get extra organized and color-code the containers for each day.
This bamboo cutting board makes for the ultimate meal prep station. It has a “drop zone” on one side, so you can slide it over and into one of the included silicone containers when you’re done chopping produce. (The containers are also collapsible to save you space in the kitchen.) The cutting board also comes with four types of food graters for grating food right over the container. The goal: less mess and more convenience.
3. DASH Rapid Egg Cooker, $16.99
Make up to six hard-boiled eggs at a time for breakfast, mid-day snacking, salads and more with the DASH Rapid Egg Cooker. The eggs come out perfect every time, and cleanup is a breeze. Nonetheless, you can also use this gadget to make soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs and omelets.
4. OXO Good Grips Little Salad Dressing Shaker, $11.95
Unfortunately, salad dressings often have a hidden amount of sugar, fat and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Make your own at home with this handy dressing shaker and know exactly what’s going into your salad — it will taste fresher, too.
5. DASH Deluxe Sous Vide Style Egg Bite Maker, $29.99
Make your own sous vide-style egg bites (like the ones from Starbucks!) with this mini gadget. It makes up to four mini egg bites or one large one that you can keep in the fridge to heat up later or even freeze for later. Mix eggs with your favorite veggies, meats or cheese for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.
Stasher’s reusable silicone bags are a great alternative to regular plastic sandwich bags. They’ll save you money in the long run, plus they’re super durable and more environmentally friendly. Because these bags are silicone, you can use them in the microwave to reheat your food and then toss them in the dishwasher to clean.
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