8 Products That Make Meal Prep So Much Easier
Whether you're batch-cooking for dinner or prepping lunches for the week, these tools can make the process a breeze.
As summer winds down and back-to-school season is top-of-mind once again, you might be thinking about getting back into your routine. Whether that means packing school lunches for your kiddo, re-starting a healthful diet, or prepping a freezer full of weeknight meals, it's the perfect time to get your kitchen in shape. Here, check out eight items from the Food Network collection at Kohl's that will make everyday meal prep a little easier.
Cookie sheets can come in handy for more than, well, cookies. This set includes three sheet pans in assorted sizes, and Kohl's shoppers use them for one-pan dinners, baked buffalo wings, roasted veggies, and so much more. Bake a batch of salmon filets for Emily Mariko-style bowls, or toast a week's worth of homemade granola for a protein-packed breakfast option. Each pan is designed with oversized handles for easy handling. They're all finished with nonstick coating, so you can cook with less oil, and these sheet pans are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
As you probably know, there's a lot of prep work involved in meal prep, so, do your slicing, dicing, chopping, and peeling on a new set of cutting boards. This duo is designed with nonslip edges for sturdy slicing, and they're reversible, giving you double the surface area to work with. Best of all, they're dishwasher-safe for easy care.
Available in three colors (Aqua, Red and Gray), Kohl's shoppers love these tongs for flipping food in the air fryer and keeping nonstick cookware scratch-free. We think they'd be pretty great for divvying up pre-prepped protein and veggies into individual lunch containers, too. One reviewer writes that these tongs are "Worth every dollar…wow-tastic! They work for gripping salads, meats, cheeses, and grains."
A cooling rack is a must-have for anyone who preps big batches of food. Whether you want to stock your freezer with Breakfast Cookies or batch-prep chicken breast for weeknight dinners, a cooling rack will save space on your countertop and streamline your prep routine. This tiered rack folds up for space-saving storage, too!
The Food Network test kitchen loves textured nonstick cookware, and this muffin tin is no exception. The textured finish allows for increased air flow, which promotes more even cooking. Plius, the textured titanium is designed to give whatever you're cooking a crisp finish without extra oil. So, use this pan to bake a batch of veggie-packed egg cups or single-serve desserts.
Kohl's shoppers love this grill pan for making batches of salmon, bacon, chicken, steaks, veggies, and more — and it's large enough to cook for a crowd or meal prep for the week ahead. One side of this pan is a grill, while the other is a griddle, so you'll get the perfect sear on whatever you're cooking. You can use it in the oven or on your stovetop, or even on your grill for cooking more delicate food items.
Do you track your macros, or are you prioritizing portion control? Add a digital scale to your arsenal to make your meal prep routine more precise. Kohl's shoppers love this compact, battery-operated scale because it doesn't take up too much counter space, and the digital display is easy to read.
Kohl's shoppers are impressed with the tight-fitting lids that come with these bowls, which are perfect for keeping food fresher, longer in the fridge. These mixing bowls are serious meal prep multitaskers: Use them to prep, mix, store, and serve anything from cowboy caviar to fruit salad. Use the smaller size to pack a salad for tomorrow's lunch, or one of the larger bowls to store a week's worth of healthy snacks.