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Whether it’s motivated by saving money, losing weight, or being kinder to your body, meal prep is a simple way to change your life almost immediately.
While you might enjoy the fact that your local sub shop knows you by name, your bank account probably doesn’t. And no matter how rigorously you follow a fitness plan, if you come home and eat the same boxed mac and cheese every night, you won’t be seeing the results you should be — and trust me, I have tried it.
Meal prep can mean different things to different people, but ultimately, it’s preparing your food ahead of time to save yourself time in the kitchen and make it easier to enjoy healthy foods during the week.
If you get the right tools (and download the right apps), it can be simpler and faster than you think. Below, I’ve rounded up 15 of the highest-rated kitchen tools on Amazon that will make some aspect of meal prep easier to do. Once you set up a system, it’s much easier to get into a habit.
These 15 highly rated kitchen tools make meal prep easier:
A rapid egg cookerCrate & Barrel
Whether you prefer your eggs hard or soft boiled, the Dash cooker makes cooking them easy. Once you've filled the base of the cooker with water — it comes with a measuring cup that tells you how much water you'll need for every type of egg — you can place up to six eggs on the top tray.
The Dash also includes two additional trays: one for poached eggs, and another for making omelettes.
Egg gadgets don't normally galvanize a cult reaction in people, but this is one beloved kitchen tool.
A smoothie makerAmazon
Smoothies can be one of the healthiest and easiest meals to make. Depending on what ingredients you use, they can also be pretty filling. This top-rated Pro Blender also functions as its own smoothie carrier thanks to the serving-sized cups.
An inexpensive, easier way to diceAmazon
If you can spare the space, this is a much easier and faster way to chop, blend, or process food that your recipe calls for.
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