8 Life-Changing Meal Prep Tools You Need in Your Kitchen

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When visiting friends for dinner, have you ever wondered how some people seem to always have the most perfectly cut and gorgeous dishes? While there are a few people who are pretty skilled with a knife, don’t be surprised when you open their kitchen drawers if you see a bunch of funky looking tools you have never seen before. The thing is, not only can you cut perfectly portioned ingredients, you can do it every time you cook. Now for someone who isn’t the most ‘handy’, I am all about this!

Spiralizer
Spiralizer
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If you are looking for great tasting pasta alternatives that pack more vitamins but less carbs, you seriously need to check this thing out! With a nifty spiralizer you can make the most perfect noodles out of pretty much anything your heart desires. Personally, I recommend zucchini pasta noodles with an avocado sauce. Mm!

Veggie Chopper
veggie chopper
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I find this thing kind of funny since it reminds me of a stapler, which is something I wouldn’t ever associated with meal prep! Honestly though I think this might be one of the most useful tools you can get for your kitchen. Being one that tends to cry all over the place when chopping onions, this is a God send. Plus, if you’re making salsa, it looks super professional!

Strawberry Slicer
Strawberry Slicer
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Right now, imagine all of the crepes you could make with this thing. While I realize not everyone thinks of crepes immediately when planning strawberry dishes, if you haven’t tried strawberry crepes, you are totally missing out. Add a little butter and strawberry puree on top and you will be in heaven! If you want something a bit lighter though, opt for an acai bowl.

Avo Loop Peeler
Fruit and veggie peeler
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I don’t know about you, but I have a super difficult time trying to perfectly peel avocados and kiwi in particular. With kiwi being my partner’s favorite fruit, I don’t know how I have gone so long without this thing!

Folding Cutting Board
Folding Cutting Board
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Although some people are partial to their wood cutting boards, I will tell you now that I am not. I want something that is low maintenance and light weight. What makes this cutting board so convenient is that it allows you to fold it and sort of funnels the ingredients into the pot so nothing gets spilled. Less clean up!

3-in-One-Avocado Slicer
avocado slicer
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If you’re looking for something exclusively for avocados, this is the slicer for you. It is a slicer, peeler, and splits up the pieces all in one go. As a bonus, it’s made by one of my favorite brands, OXO. In case you didn’t know, they make the most amazing air tight ingredient storage containers ever!

Box Grater Shredder
Cheese grater box shredder
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Thank goodness for this product! There is no fear of cutting your finger or cheese flying all over the place! Honestly, I make a huge mess while cooking so anything to help minimize that is on my Christmas list for sure!

Mandolin Slicer
mandolin slicer
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Now this is what you call fancy cutting! I’ve always wondered how restaurants make such beautiful thin slices that all look the same. I think I am onto them now!


If you’re in need of some tools to save time, cut waste, and lessen clean up time, these are all great options. These are staples that’ll last forever, and are completely genius! What are your favorite kitchen tools? Let me know in the comments!

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