Best Glass Meal Prep Containers
Glass containers, with their resistance to stain and smells, are also another good option. However, while glass containers on the whole are healthier than plastic, their poor portability and inherent break-ability outweigh their positive attributes, making them a second-choice for the hardcore meal prepper. The casual lunch-bringer may be more kind.
Glasslock 18-Piece Oven Safe Assortment Set
This 18-piece set of wide-mouth glass meal prep containers comes with a variety of different sizes to meet your varying food storage needs including an option for snack foods. The stain-proof, odor-free, spill-proof containers feature easy latching lids that ensure a secure airtight seal, making certain your meal won’t find itself in the bottom of your lunch bag. The lids are made from BPA-free plastic, but aren’t designed to be used in the microwave and, since they feature a soft silicone rubber seal, probably shouldn’t be put in the dishwasher. However, the glass bottoms are microwave-, oven-, and freezer-safe. Just don’t drop them.
Rubbermaid 8-piece Glass Food Storage Set
This eight-piece glass set from Rubbermaid easily covers a week’s worth of tasty office lunches. Constructed with sleek, crystal-clear tempered glass, these containers can go straight from the fridge to the oven or microwave and back again. With nested sizes and thin snap-on lids, they are easy to store in your freezer or cupboard without taking up too much space. Whether you’re looking for a better way to store leftover food or just want to prep ahead of time for the week, these glass containers are a great midrange option to help meet your needs.
Best Meal Prep Kits
If you want a versatile meal kit that includes more than just a container, you might be interested in a meal prep kit, which include plastic containers with additional useful items and temperature control measures. Although these sets might be great for car commuters, they have multiple pieces, making them somewhat awkward for other forms of commuting. A kit might not be the best choice for those of us riding bikes or hopping on public transportation.
Evolutionize Meal Prep Bag, 3-pack
This kit was built to set your up for success all day. The meal prep bag comes with three full-size BPA meal containers and an ice pack to keep your edibles chilled. The bag also provides easy access to snacks and hold two shake/beverage bottles.
This prep kit has modular containers that snap together to stay organized, including a blue ice freezer pack to keep your food cool. Rubbermaid makes a variety of different sized food containers (and insulated bags) that piece together to build the kit that is just right for you.
Best Stainless Steel Meal Prep Container
Another food storage option involves carrying your meals in a stainless steel meal prep container. While this material won’t be the most practical for people in colder climates, there’s something effortlessly stylish about these vessels. Plus, they’re excellent at keeping hot foods steaming hot.
LunchBot Triple Insulated Food Container
A great way to tackle meal prep is to make a soup, stew, or chili that will last you through the week. And once you’ve cooked up for your favorite liquid meal (perhaps some bone broth?), store it in the airtight thermal container from LunchBot. Its stainless steel body holds 1.5 cups of food and perfectly regulates temperatures. It’s also a great option if you want something warm with your cold lunch but don’t have a microwave available.
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