A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep Part 1 Supplies

 

 

21 Day Fix Motivation...Sunday is my planning and prepping day!!:

  I have been meal prepping for almost 5 years, meal prepping is basically prepping your meals ahead of time. It can be overwhelming and time consuming initially. However, I found it gets easier the more you do it and plan ahead. The last thing I feel like doing after work is cooking, I’m tired. Even if I did want to cook, often times a meeting or something comes up derailing my plans. My car would  auto-pilot its way through the drive of a restaurant, or a store grabbing something unhealthy because it was quicker and I was starving by than. I started meal prepping as a way to eat healthier, lose weight, free up time, and feel better.

 I will be sharing helpful tips for meal prepping in a three part series called,  A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep.  Generally, I prepare meals for 3-4 days at a time on Sundays and Thursdays. You can choose any day of the week that works best for you. So, ready, set, and lets go it’s time to learn about meal prepping supplies.

You will need some basic supplies, to cook, store, and prep your meals. You probably own some of these items already.  I use the following supplies below as my go to supplies, these are only suggestions!  Containers are great way to help with portion control, freezing, and grabbing  meals on the go.  Supplies are the spice of life, I  mostly use Amazon, Walmart, and my local grocers. Amazon is an easier way to get a variety of products delivered to your door, as you can tell 98% of my products come from there.

Plan Ahead:

Supplies:

  1. storage containers and baggies
  2. cookware
  3. bakeware

A variety of containers, I’ve purchased:

  ChefLand 3-Compartment Microwave Safe Food Container with Lid/Divided Plate/Bento Box/Lunch Tray with Cover, Black, 10-Pack

Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
$14.69

 

 

   

 Paksh Novelty Plastic Containers for Lunch / Small Food Containers with Lids, Leak Proof, Microwavable, Freezer & Dishwasher Safe, 8 Ounce, 40 Pack

$9.99
Muffin Cupcake Quiche Pan, 6-cup (Set of 2) 100% Food Grade Nonstick Silicone Bakeware by Happy Cook     Muffin Cupcake Quiche Pan, 6-cup (Set of 2) 100% Food Grade Nonstick Silicone Bakeware by Happy Cook , price is around $12.00
Evelots 8 Cup Non-Stick Mini Loaf & Brownie Baking Pan, Kitchenware       I use Wilton or Baker’s Secret, price is around $10.00.
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You can use any nonstick pie pan, I got my own clearance after thanksgiving at Kroger for $6.00
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Ozeri Scale $12.00
  Also, I use T-fal nonstick pans, a long nonstick baking pan, blue diamond mini cups with lids, and disposable tea cups frequently.  My day begins really early at 4:00 am, factor in a long commute, so, I have to take all my meals with me. I need containers to keep the hangry monster at bay, convenience, and control.
  Don’t feel overwhelmed looking at the supplies I use, I’ve been doing this 5 years and you don’t need to use all of these items. These supplies are just my preference, they help me prep, plan, and portion control.  The ability to reuse most of these items cut down on the cost of rebuying drastically. The supplies you need will be based on your preference and meal preparation. I eat a lot of eggs, chicken, salmon, nuts, fresh fruits and veggies.  I will share a sample of my meals  and the benefits in parts 2 and 3.  Stay tuned…

2 thoughts on “A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep Part 1 Supplies

  1. Thank you for the follow Laina, I found this post very interesting although I don’t really have a need to food prep’ I think it is a wonderful idea for busy people like yourself. I look forward to visiting you blog often.

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