Every time I swipe my credit card to buy lunch, I feel like I’m hemorrhaging money. I think to myself, “Why am I doing this? I could have bought all of these ingredients for about half the price of this designer salad. Plus, I don’t know what’s in this delicious dressing, which means it’s probably not great for me.” In an effort to be kinder to both my body and my bank account, I’m trying to start bringing my lunch to work, which means I have to meal prep. Before I even had time to think about it, I turned to Amazon, where I found these 12 meal prep essentials, so even the laziest of chefs (aka me) can leave their excuses in 2018.