5 Inexpensive Products for Healthy Meal Prep

Oct 5 2018
One key to making smarter food choices is having a streamlined meal-prep routine, and the right tools make all the difference. Here are five favorites you can order over on Amazon!

OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

Heads of lettuce are budget friendly and make fantastic meal starters, but washing and draining the greens can be a pain. With this dishwasher-friendly device on hand, you’ll be MUCH more likely to make healthy salads on the regular! Use the inner basket to rinse and drain, and then spin out the excess H2O with the push of a button. (Side note: It’s pretty satisfying to watch all the water shoot out the sides of the basket and hit the walls of the bowl!)

BALORAY Lunch Bag

This mega-durable lunch tote could pass for a designer purse, and we are FEELING it! Because you're a grown-up and deserve a grown-up lunch bag. The bag is insulated and can keep food cold or warm for HOURS on end. We love that its stylish design doesn't scream, "Look at me, I'm a tiny cooler!" Bonus: It’s not enormous, yet it can hold a LOT of food and even a few beverages. And you can’t beat that price... under $13!

Freshware Meal Prep Containers, 3 Compartment with Lids, 15 Pack

We’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest meal-prep containers, and we may have hit the jackpot with this super-affordable set. It has over 2,900 Amazon reviews and an average of 4 out of 5 stars! The three-compartment design is perfect for portion-controlled meals: Put veggies in the large compartment, and use the smaller sections for protein and carbs. The containers are leak resistant, plus they're microwave, freezer, AND dishwasher safe. Best of all, they’re truly meal sized (unlike some smaller “meal-prep” containers that can’t handle our love of large portions with small calorie counts).

U-Taste 10-Piece Measuring Cups and Spoons Set in 18/8 Stainless Steel

Healthy ingredients are a good start, but properly measuring them is essential for calorie control. This 10-piece collection has basically everything we’d want in a handy measuring set. Are the cups and spoons made of sturdy, rust-resistant material? Check. Are they etched with their measurements, so that the markings don't just wear off over time? A very important check. Are they attractive and colorful? Check! The pop of color makes us so happy...

Seville Classics Easy-to-Clean Bamboo Cutting Board and 7 Color-Coded Flexible Cutting Mats with Food Icons Set

This space-saving cutting board set is the stuff dreams are made of... assuming you dream of wildly helpful kitchen tools like we do. The main bamboo board houses seven color-coded cutting mats that can be placed on top of the board. So you get the benefit of a sturdy surface paired with the advantage of different mats for different food groups. (Trust us... You don’t want to cut raw chicken on the same surface you slice your veggies.) The mats even have cute little illustrations so you know which food to prepare on which mat. Genius!
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