Two glass jars filled with vegetables and quinoa.

7 items to make meal prep easier


To make sure you’re staying on track and eating healthy, meal prepping is so important to do before a busy week begins. Prepping can take up time as it is, but it will save you time during the week ahead, when you are running out of the house in a hurry. To make your prep time faster and easier, these are some items you should definitely consider having in your kitchen!

1. Zip-lock bags

Small and large! Small bags are great for snacks like nuts and seeds, or carrot and celery sticks, and the large bags are good for packing away left over salad leaves, or portioned out ingredients to keep in the kitchen for freshness and fast access.

2. Tupperware/containers

And lots of them! All different sizes too. Fill them with snacks and full meals, and have them ready in the fridge.

3. Scales and measuring cups

It makes it so much easier to measure out the correct amount of ingredients when following recipes. When you have the right amount, you will be controlling your portions and recognising just how much you should be eating.

4. Seasonings

Easy access to seasonings, and ready-made spice mixes are so quick to make, and even quicker to grab when needed in your next recipe.

5. Mason jars

These are great for prepping overnight oats, muesli, chia puddings, and many more! Add berries, cinnamon, or nuts and keep them in the fridge, ready to take out when needed.

6. Cooler bag/freezer blocks

For storing your meals for the day to take with you on the go, keeping fresh and cool.

7. Nutribullet/Blender

A bullet blender is a must-have for blitzing ingredients together, or making all those smoothies, juices, and protein shakes FAST! It’s ease of use, and time-saving benefits make this an important contribution to your kitchen. Throw the ingredients in, blitz them up, and consume right out of the same cup. You can also store them in the fridge, by screwing off the blade, and screwing on a lid.

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