5 Meal Prep Must-Haves For Back To School

Before you know it, the kids will be heading back to school. This means back to those early breakfasts, school lunches, and rushed after school dinners. Don’t panic – be prepared for the back to school rush with these 5 meal prep must-haves.

1. Reusable silicone bags

Reusable silicone bags

Joie Clip & Seal Reusable Silicone Bag, $7.99

These reusable silicone bags are a great eco-friendly alternative to one-time use bags. We love that they can be used to take fresh fruit and veggies on-the-go because their air-tight seal helps keep food fresh. Plus, they’re dishwasher-safe and freezer-safe, which means you can put almost anything in them (yes, even raw chicken). Meal prep for the win!

2. Let the kids help meal prep with fridge bins

clear fridge storage container with juice boxes

Fridge Stor ‘Extra Large’ Deep Bin, $7.99

Having a few key snacks organized and ready to eat makes meal prep and packing lunches so much easier! No more searching around for the snacks you need when they’re all in one spot. Fill a few of these fridge bins with different snacks the little ones love (like yogurt, string cheese, and fresh fruit), and let them help pack their school lunch. Plus, from August 1-11, 2019, fridge organizers are Buy One, Get One 50% off in-store!

3. Glass storage containers for meal prep on-the-go

various sized glass food storage containers

KSP Clip It Glass Storage Containers – Set of 12, $19.99

We might be a bit biased, but we absolutely adore these glass storage containers and think they’re a key ingredient to meal prep. The thick and durable borosilicate glass means these containers and freezer-safe, microwave-safe, ~and~ dishwasher-safe (although we don’t recommend putting the lids in the microwave or dishwasher). We love this set in particular because it comes with 3 larger containers that are great for lunches, along with 3 smaller containers, perfect for snacks.

4. Store your meal prep ingredients in mixing & prep bowls

set of glass mixing bowls with colourful lids

Vibe Glass Mixing Bowl with Lids – Set of 10, $29.99

These glass mixing bowls will help you meal prep easily! Designate one bowl for each ingredient (rice, meat, veggies. etc.) and use them as you need them. These bowls are dishwasher-safe and can handle warm items, plus, they nest so you can save space in your cupboards.

5. Collapsible silicone food containers

blue collapsible bento box with food

Lunch Pop! Bento ‘Rectangle’ Silicone Food Container, $14.99

Whether you want to pack lunch for the kids or let them help, these collapsible silicone food containers will keep everyone happy. With 2 compartments for snacks and 1 for lunch, kids will be able to take this food container every day. The best part? They’re silicone and collapsible, so they won’t add to the weight of their already heavy backpacks, and they’ll take up less space when not in use. Oh yeah, and they come with a double-ended fork-knife and spoon utensil with storage compartment.

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