17 Smart Meal Prep Supplies You’ll Find on Amazon
Use our recommended Amazon meal prep supplies to prep like a pro. We found plenty of ways to make meal prep easier.
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Glass Meal Prep Containers
A sturdy container is one of the most important meal prep supplies. This set of glass containers makes it easy to prep and organize a work week’s lunches, and the clear design makes it easy to spot your lunch in the fridge so you can grab it on the go. Bonus: These are oven-safe, freezer-safe and dishwasher-safe. For more options, check out our guide to meal prep containers.
Not overeating is one of the key steps to losing weight and eating smarter. A digital scale helps to regulate portions and streamline your meal prep process, no matter what you’re making. Weighing fruits, veggies and meat allows you to make healthy, delicious dinners with perfect proportions. Plus, batteries are included so you can use this bad boy right out of the box! When you need a treat, here’s how to weigh baking ingredients, too.
Whether you’re chopping up a roasted chicken or slicing salad toppings, every home cook needs a quality cutting board as a part of their collection of meal prep supplies. This reversible cutting board is as pretty as it is practical: The built-in handgrips make lifting this board a cinch, and we love the beautiful walnut finish. And at 20 x 15 x 1.5 inches, this beauty is large enough for any task. Learn more about the best wood for cutting boards.
These reusable silicone bags are 100% plastic-free and sturdy enough to cook in. Stasher-brand bags are safe in the dishwasher, microwave and freezer because they’re temperature-resistant. Whether you’re storing ready-to-use carrots or poaching a chicken breast, this bag will be your new best friend. They’re better for the environment (and your wallet!) than single-use plastic bags. After you pick up these Stasher bags, here are more 5-star kitchen tools on Amazon that have more than 10,000 reviews.
A leak-proof salad container is a meal prepper’s dream! Whether you’re taking a fresh salad to work or on a road trip, this OXO salad container keeps lettuce separate from proteins or grains until you’re ready to eat. Put it to use with these make-ahead salad recipes.
We love the ease of sheet pan dinner recipes. And this Test Kitchen-approved sheet pan will help you prep meats, veggies and more. Plus, the pan’s non-stick coating and embossed design mean you can place food directly on the surface—no parchment or foil required. If you don’t already know, learn about the differences between sheet pans, cookie sheets and jelly roll pans.
Leak-Proof Dressing Container
You can’t have salad without dressing. But what if you’re prepping a salad ahead of time? No one wants soggy lettuce—and carrying a bottle of dressing in your bag is a disaster waiting to happen. These cute mini dressing containers allow you to transport individual portions of sauces, dips and homemade salad dressings. Take a look at some more Amazon home essentials here.
Insulated Lunch Box
This insulated lunch box allows you to take your meals on the go. It’s large enough to accommodate nice-sized meal prep containers, so you can transfer your meals straight from the fridge to your lunch box. It’s also insulated to keep your food fresh, has a leak-proof lining and even a shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry. Try it out with these make-ahead lunch recipes!
Family meal prep just got a whole lot easier! Save yourself some time and leave all the chopping to this handy 3-in-1 food processor. The Ninja will definitely help streamline your prep days. Best of all, each container comes with a leakproof lid so you can pop your food straight into the refrigerator—no cleanup required! This appliance is so versatile you’ll use it even when you aren’t meal prepping. These food processor recipes are a great place to start.
Meal Prep Journal
Every good meal prepper needs a clear plan of attack. What better way to strategize than with a meal prep planner? This handy notebook encourages you to write out your meals, portion sizes and ingredient lists in advance. There’s even a grocery list section to keep spending on track. Try the bullet journal meal planning technique!
Mixing Bowl and Measuring Spoons
Practically every recipe calls for measuring cups and spoons, and this 13-piece set has every size you’ll ever need. Complete with mixing bowls to boot, this set of meal prep supplies fits perfectly in any kitchen or pantry. Even better, each piece is dishwasher safe for easy clean up, and it’s stackable so storage is a breeze. What’s not to love?
This produce container helps keep your fruits and veggies safe and fresh. The adjustable air vent lets your produce breathe, helping your goods last longer. If you want to go the extra mile, here are some more tricks to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer, beyond keeping them in a produce saver.
Of course! Whether cooking for a small family or a big party, having a slow cooker is a must. The appliance is easy to use and lets you multitask with ease. Not sure what to make? Follow this slow-cooker meal plan that allows you to cook once and eat all week.
Hard-boiled eggs are a nutritious addition to salads and sandwiches that can be prepped in bulk ahead of time. This rapid egg cooker can cook six hard, medium or soft-boiled eggs in a matter of minutes with little to no fuss or cleanup. We’d say that’s egg-cellent! After your eggs are done, make sure you know how to peel a hard-boiled egg correctly, and check out our best recipes with leftover hard-boiled eggs.
The name says it all with this impossibly-handy multi cooker. The Instant Pot can do practically everything—it’s a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and warmer. When it comes to meal prep supplies, what else could you ask for? It’s easy to use (follow our guide on how to use an Instant Pot), and is perfect for prepping big batch meals in advance. We’ve even got Instant Pot recipes to get you started.
Tired of wondering how long a casserole has been in the refrigerator, or how long shelf-stable goods have sit in your pantry? With so many containers and ingredients on hand it can be hard to keep track! Meal prep is so much easier with a strategy, and using these removable labels is a foolproof way to keep your goodies organized. Plus, they won’t leave a sticky residue on your containers. Here are more prep and meal planning ideas to keep in mind as you continuously improve your process and your assortment of meal prep supplies.
These timeless glass jars are good for storing anything from homemade pickles to overnight oats. Freezer-safe and dishwasher-safe, these Mason jars are the all-purpose container of your meal prep dreams. Plus, they’re just as good a serving dish as they are a storage container. Love glass jars as much as we do? Here are plenty of recipes made in Mason jars to get you started.