When it comes to meal planning as a busy professional, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen. The great thing is that you don't have to when you invest in the right tools. That's why in this post I share ten must-have meal planning tools that every busy professional need in their kitchen.
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The Essential 10
I know it might seem like a lot of tools to invest in when you're first getting into meal planning. However, investing in these kitchen essentials is going to save you time during your weekly meal prep. While these might be essential, it doesn't mean you need to buy them all at once. Start off with tools like the baking sheets, meat thermometer, and blender when you're brand new to the kitchen. These are going to help you prepare multiple meals, ensure your food is cooked to perfection, and reduce the time you're spending in the kitchen.
As you become more...
(In my Sophia Petrillo voice) ...
Picture this, Suriname, 2015 ... and I've just been volun-told that I'll be working on an overnight shift for the next 16 days in a row.
Now that overnight shift did happen to fall over Christmas AND New Years, which meant OVERTIME pay!!!
(This was definitely raising the roof worthy!)
However, the con beyond not being able to see the light of day for the next 16 days was that I would need to get to work to plan out all my meals ahead of time.
For one, this was before meal delivery services like UberEats and DoorDash were a thing. And, for two, I lived overseas at the time, in Suriname and there were very limited delivery options at the time.
Since I was just starting to get into the groove of healthy eating and meal planning I didn't want the next two weeks of work...