From appliances to containers, here are the essentials you’ll need to plan and cook meals that are perfect for meal prep and freezing.

Baking Dish With Lid

Bake it, cool it, cover it with this glass baking dish that goes from oven to freezer and vice versa. The set includes a tight grip lid that’s leak proof to keep food contained until you’re ready to enjoy it. The glass lets you easily see what’s in the dish. Available in several sizes to fit your needs, these baking dishes are a must have for meal planning.

Dutch Oven

This enameled cast iron 6-quart Dutch oven is just what you need when making a large batch of soup or stew. You can easily use it to sauté, simmer or fry on the stovetop or move it to the oven for broiling, braising or baking. It’s easy to clean and a workhorse for almost any meal you make.

Silicone Freezer Bags

Keep it eco-friendly with these reusable freezer bags that are dishwasher safe. Available in a range of sizes for practically anything that you want to freeze, these foo- grade silicone bags are also microwave safe. Airtight and leak resistant, they’re a great alternative to plastic ziploc bags

Perfect for prepared salads, soups and more, these wide mouth glass mason jars are freezer safe as well as perfect for stashing in the fridge.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

It’s never too late to jump on the pressure cooker trend or to pick up a second Instant Pot so you can maximize your meal planning and cooking. With its popularity, there’s no shortage of freezer-friendly recipes that you can easily find online to help you fill your freezer with meals made specifically for pressure cooking. Forgot to thaw the chicken? No worries! You can cook frozen chicken, safely, right in your pressure cooker, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Mason Jars

This set of 4 32-ounce wide-mouth glass jars are freezer safe and perfect for soups, stews and other liquid foods. They’re also great for meal prepping refrigerator meals such as grab-and-go stacked salads.

Slow Cooker

If you have an old slow cooker and need to upgrade, or just want a second one for meal planning, consider this small appliance that’s perfect for cooking large batch meals. Plus, having an extra one is certainly handy during holidays! Here’s an 8-quart capacity crock pot with a digital timer that’s fully programmable for up to 20 hours.