DAY 2: Get the Kitchen Tools You Need to Succeed
Today’s Goal: To gain an overall understanding of the basic must have meal prep kitchen tools, and the nice to have, but still very helpful tools. Divas completing this task will also learn how to purchase kitchen tools at a fabulous discount!!!!
TODAY’S EASY DIVA TASK:
1) Assess the list of must have and option tools. Determine which items you have, and write down the items you need to purchase.
2) Make a wish list of the items you need to purchase!! Try to take advantage of holiday sales when purchasing; like those that are happening this 4th of July weekend !!
Alright divas, let’s get down to it!! Let’s review both our personalized “MUST HAVE” and the “NICE TO HAVE” lists!! Please be aware, this is not a complete list but a great, great start.
TOP 10 "MUST HAVE" Meal Prep Tools 1. Meal Prep Containers (click here) or (click here) Necessary to transport your prepped meals when you're away from home! Make sure they are spill proof, microwave / dish washer safe, and fits in your lunch bag! 2. Multi-meal Lunch Bag (click here) or (click here) Assists in transporting multiple meals while away from home! My personal favorite bag!! Large enough to fit our Fabulous meal prep containers! 3. Non-stick cookware (click here) The Non-stick feature is key! Helps with making not just fabulous TASTING food but they will also LOOK fabulous too! I prefer ceramic or porcelain finishes! Excellent even and FAST conductor of heat! 4. Nylon, Silicone or Wooden Cooking Utensils Set (click here) No metal please! This will ruin your non-stick cookware! This fab set includes your measuring cups and measuring spoons!! Great price! 5. Knife Set (click here) Chop your veggies, fruit, or protein with ease!!! A sharp knife set is key! 6. Parchment Paper and Aluminium Foil (click here) Parchment paper is the best!!!! Prevents your protein / veggies from sticking to the pan! Better than foil! 7. Healthy Fat Cooking Oil (click here) or (click here) Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oils are all great choices! No Crisco divas! 8. Low Sodium, but Full of Flavor ALL Natural Seasoning (click here) Too much sodium can adversely affect your weight loss goals! 9. High powered Blender (click here) or (click here) Every diva loves a good green and/or fruit smoothie! The key to creamy smoothies is a quality blender! 10. Quality Food Storage Containers (click here) Needed to store excess food that can be frozen or saved to prepare a meal later in the week!
A few "NICE TO HAVE" Meal Prep Tools 1. Small Hand Juicer (click here) Used to effectively juice lemons, oranges and other fruit for dressings, toppings, and smoothie ingredients 2. Vegetti (click here) or (click here) Some may say this is a MUST HAVE! Helps to create a non carb noodle / "spaghetti alternative 3. Mason Jars (click here) Used to make jarred salads and overnight oats! Easy, convenient and tasty meals. 16 ounce jars are ideal for salads! 4. Toaster Oven (click here) Heats up far faster than standard size oven! Food cooks faster. Convenient for single serving meals! 5. Small Food Processor (click here) Mince, chop, and grind a variety of ingredients to make salsa, soups, guacamole and others!
So there you have it!! Our Fabulous list of Meal Prep Tools of the Trade! Please note that everything we shared above is from Etsy.com or Amazon.com, and that’s intentional! Here’s why…
- SAVE MONEY, SAVE MONEY, SAVE MONEY!
We love ordering online for the convenience! However, you can also get money back on your orders with every purchase! Money back on items you would already purchase from almost every store online!!! Want a fabulous savings tip???? USE THE EBATES TOOl! Get it here. I have been using it (I just moved cross country and am buying lots of new items), and have saved on the 4th of July sales AND have gotten money back in the form of rebates!!!! Yup, double the savings! So far I have earned almost $1000 ! This program costs $0!!! No lie, no strings attached!! It applies to almost every store online, including Gap, Macys, Nordstroms, Expedia, Priceline you name it!!!
2. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MONEY, SAVE MONEY!
Yes, yes, yes, by using EBATES, you will earn money back from Amazon as well as Etsy. But Amazon also offers the Prime Membership! Are you familiar with Prime? If not learn more about it here!!! It’s free for 30 Days!
Ready? Set? Go! Complete today’s Easy Diva task!
TODAY’S EASY DIVA TASK:
1) Assess the list of must have and nice to have tools. Determine which items you have, and write down the items you need to purchase.
2) Make a wish list of the items you need to purchase!! Try to take advantage of holiday sales when purchasing.
3) Share in our Private Diva Support Group (CLICK HERE: Fit, Fyne & Fabulous Divas) if you are an avid online shopper! Share with us if you already use EBATES or Amazon Prime! Do you love it too?? Share with us: CLICK HERE: Fit, Fyne & Fabulous Divas
If you have any questions about any of the items listed above, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or in our Fit, Fyne & Fabulous Diva Support Group! I would be glad to hear from you!
P.S.: If you would like to learn more about our monthly 30 day diva support meal prep challenges, please visit: Back to Meal Prep Basics
I’m Nicole Twyman, a native New Orleanian, who has lived all across the US! Although, my small family of 4 currently calls Los Angeles, CA home. I am a proud 40+ year old mom of a wonderfully energetic and theatrical daughter, and a handsome, scholarly athlete!
While I have worked in corporate America as a certified senior project / program / portfolio manager for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble & IBM, my passion is service. It has always been my desire to live a life of service to others; which I took every opportunity to explore as an active member of many of my church’s ministries and of my public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Well, now I am over the top excited to have the opportunity to serve divas through my very own ministry, Fit, Fyne & Fabulous.