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Tools for Holiday Meal Prep

Preparing your favorite holiday dishes can be a joyful part of celebrating the season with family and friends.


Make the most of your time in the kitchen with these tips and tools:


Get it together — bring everything to your workspace before starting (this saves both physical and mental effort); gather items and carry them in a rolling cart to save steps


Keep it simple — choose healthy recipes with fewer ingredients and one pot/pan meals (for ideas, try websites like simplyrecipes.com or ambitiouskitchen.com )


Plan ahead — make dishes beforehand so you can spend time with family and friends instead of in the kitchen; choose healthy recipes that freeze well


Focus on nutrition — expand your menu to include PD friendly recipes


Redefine homemade — follow my aunt’s favorite philosophy: heating up or opening pre-prepared food in your home is technically homemade


Tools to try for easier …


Gripping - Extra Long Silicone Oven Mitts


Cutting - Clever Cutter Kitchen Scissors and No Cry Cut Resistant Gloves


Chopping - OXO Good Grips Salad Bowl and Chopper and Swedish Cutting Board


Pouring - Clip-On Silicon Pour Spout


Stirring - Staybowlizer


Opening - Electric Jar Opener




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