3 Meal Prep Essentials

A couple of weeks ago, I revealed to you guys some of my go-to meal planning tips for people who think they are “too busy” to meal prep.  This week, we are going to take it a step further with some of my favorite products that make meal prep time manageable and, on some days, even down right fun!


Multi-tasking is the name of the game so, your best prep is going to take place when you can have a couple of things going at the same time! This is why I would not be anything without a good crock pot.  A crock pot allows you  to cook a nice, home cooked meal with minimal effort.  I don’t know about you, but that’s always appreciated when it comes to prepping my meals - minimal effort, maximum taste = win x win.  I’ve tried several different types and brands of slow cookers but my absolute favorite hands down would be the Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook' N Carry 6-Quart Oval Manual Portable Slow Cooker in stainless steel. Now, there are others that cost a little bit more and claim to do a great deal more but, I promise you, this model is both affordable and effective!

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Safety is very important too.  Believe me, as someone who is known for getting distracted and grabbing for something before realizing that it is hot (ouch!), I know how important it is to always protect yourself which is why I love these Silicone Oven Mitts, With Quilted Liner For Extra Protection from Crucible Cookwear.  These are my top picks because of they are easy to clean and are extremely durable. The only downside is that they do not come as a set but, they make up for that in their operational ease and ease of clean up.  Plus, no shrinkage from the dryer like your typical oven mitts!  I have lost so many oven mitts that way!

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The last thing that I suggest for all serious meal preppers is a dope insulated bag that can hold all of your meals for the day. If your plan is anything like mine, on any given day you may be packing 3 meals and 2-3 snacks and organization will help keep everything together.  Recently,  I invested in an Jaxx FitPak XL with Meal Management Container Set which included portion control meal prep Containers and an ice pack. So many bags are huge and this one is perfect for me because it isn’t big and bulky and holds my protein bottle, a water bottle plus my meals and snacks, all while keeping them cool. There is nothing worse than being scared to eat a meal because it may have been left out to long.

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With these three things I feel like you are setting yourself up to be a part of any amazing meal prep squad. What makes your weekly meal prep execution go off without a flaw?

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Please Note: One of the products mentioned in this post were provided by Crucible Cookware. This post is sponsored. All comments about this product are my own and I have and will always remain transparent about my opinions. I will not endorse any products that I would not and do not use in my own household.