Meal Prep Picks for Your Healthy Lifestyle

Make your weekly healthy meal planning easier than ever with these awesome meal-prep products.

Meal Prep Bento Boxes

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This pack of three glass bento box-style containers is a must-have for meal prepping. Prepare three days' meals at a time, or get two packages to prep for your whole work week at once. Each box even comes with its own set of mini utensils to save you time and space. ($40; amazon.com)

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Instant Pot

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The Instant Pot is a lot of things combined—slow cooker, steamer, pressure cooker, warmer—but all you really need to know is that it cooks your food two to six times faster than other methods. Making rice, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, oatmeal, and more in a fraction of the time means your meal-prep days are going to have a lot more free time. ($80; amazon.com)

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Portion-Control Containers

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If you're a visual learner or just love nutrition made easy, these color-coded portion-control containers are the perfect solution. Each color coordinates with a specific food group—fruits, veggies, protein, carbs—to make getting the right portion size for your meal incredibly easy. ($10; beachbody.com)

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Freezable Lunch Bag

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Don't take up precious lunch bag space with an ice pack when you can buy this freezable lunch bag. With 12 hours of freezer time, the cool gel lining built into the bag will keep your food cool and fresh for up to 10 hours. Fold it down the night before you need it so it doesn't take up your freezer space. In the morning, simply open it and pack all of your meal-prepped goodies. ($20; packit.com)

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Kitchen Scale

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For those of us who struggle eyeballing the number of ounces we're actually supposed to be eating, this slim, space-saving kitchen scale makes it simple. Not only will it help you eat the right amount of food, but dividing bulk-prepped foods into even meals will be way easier. ($20; walmart.com)

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Stackable Refrigerator Bins

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Nobody wants to dig through pre-portioned veggies, fruits, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, meat, and more when they're already running late. Make packing your meals in the morning quick and easy by dividing different food groups into these clear, stackable refrigerator bins. ($12; organizeit.com)

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Food Processor

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The most time-consuming part of meal prepping can easily be cutting up all those vegetables. Save yourself time and energy by investing in a food processor like this KitchenAid, which has a 7-cup bowl and a tube fitted for putting in whole fruits and vegetables. ($150; crateandbarrel.com)

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Reusable Zip-Close Storage Bags

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Zip-close plastic bags are perfect for taking grapes, baby carrots, celery, nuts, and more mid-day snacks with you wherever you go—but they have their downsides. Disposables can run out when you need them most, and they can leave you feeling a little guilty for not being eco-friendly. Save yourself and the environment by investing in these awesome reusable silicone bags. ($20; bedbathandbeyond.com)

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Meal-Prep Planner

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Keep all your healthy meal-prep plans in one place with this handy menu. You can write out each breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack, and cross them off as you prep them for your week. It's also helpful when you're trying to piece together all the ingredients you'll need for a week's worth of meal shopping. ($7; worldmarket.com)

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