Based in the Bay Area, WLK is Mikee and Jo — working parents of two loving and kind kids. They love sharing stories and tips at the intersection of work, life and kids.

Meal prep gear list

Meal prep gear list

I’ve been meal prepping for almost a year now since I found StrongerU. I love it. I have an idea of what my body is going to consume, even before it does. I like feeling it control and I like how my body feels. Here’s a list of everything you need. 

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Fubbermaid brilliance containers

They stack so well in the refrigerator and have very thoughtfully designed sizes-compartments! (Made me wonder why we ever used round containers in the first place!!!) Also love that it doesn’t stain. Interesting back story because it was designed in sistema in NZ and then acquired by Rubbermaid. The kiwis are always ahead of the game in food storage tech.

perfect no-space-wasted stacking

perfect no-space-wasted stacking

I use the large ones to store pre- cut veges like spiralized zucchini and mushrooms. Love the salad container with divider and dressing container.  Comes with salad dressing container:  And these regular ones i use most commonly for my weekly meal prep.

OXO pull-out weighing scale 

I stand by OXO’s quality and I love how this 5lb scale has a pull out display. I use it all the time when weighing food on a large plate or a big pot. Batteries been lasting! There’s also a stainless steel 11 lb version if you need more capacity. A pro tip with weighing is to use the zero out function as you’re adding new ingredients to your meal.

A few spiralizer options

I’m a big fan of zoodles and vege salads because of high low-cal and high volume it ends up being. I use a hand-held spiralizer for the occasional zucchini but bust out the big guns with my OXO tabletop spiralizer when I’m doing my weekly meal prep. But I secretly wish I didn’t already have an immersion blender so I could justify this baby- the braun multiquick spiralizer . Reviewers love it and it’ll save your wrists if you have any hand injuries.   

OXO PRO Vegetable swivel peeler

I’ve gone through many a vege peeler and the one that has stood the test of time is still my oxo pro swivel. I love the grip, it was designed to fit perfectly in the hand and has a super sharp blade. It’s the PRO, not their standard peeler. 

OXO chopper

The OXO obsession continues. Last but not least, I’m in love with their pro chopper. Im

able to dice perfectly-sized veges for my almost daily rainbow BAS (big ass salads). It really does make a difference in the salads when uniform pieces soak up the dressing in the same proportions. I know, so scientific! It’s a dream to clean and has an opening on the side for easy dispensing. 

OXO chopper does it magic 

OXO chopper does it magic 

Our favorite life hacks as working parents

Our favorite life hacks as working parents