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8 Best Food Storage Containers for Meal Planning

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Eating healthy while working or going to school full-time can be quite the challenge. But for those of us who want to stay in shape without having to carve out tons of time in our day, there’s a simple solution: meal prepping. Meal prep is one of the latest health fads that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and for good reason. Here are eight of the best food storage containers that’ll have you well on your way to getting (and staying) healthy.

1. Yumbox Leakproof Bento Lunch Box

Best Food Storage Containers for Meal Planning

Yumbox Leakproof Bento Lunch Box, $31.99* on Amazon

Yumbox is perfect for foods like yogurt and soup because it’s completely leakproof. There are four compartments in this tray that can be taken out and rearranged. It’s also dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about handwashing. It’s also super lightweight and compact, which makes it great for work and school. This Yumbox Leakproof Bento Lunch Box is also BPA and phthalates-free, which makes it an extremely food-safe product.

2. Popit Food Plastic Container Set

Best Food Storage Containers for Meal Planning

Popit Little Big Box Food Plastic Containers, 8-pack, $19.99* on Amazon

Keep food fresh for longer with these Popit food containers — which are perfect for weekly meal planning. They’re made from premium quality plastic and are 100% leakproof and BPA-free. These containers are microwave and dishwasher safe, which makes them just that more convenient. This set features eight different sizes: 3 oz, 6 oz, 9 oz, 15 oz, 19 oz, 28 oz, 37 oz, and 47oz.

3. Pakkon Round Bento Lunch Box

Best Food Storage Containers for Meal Planning

Pakkon Round Bento Lunch Box, $11.95* on Amazon

With this Pakkon Bento Box Set you’ll receive 20 durable food storage containers. The lids are clear so you can see what’s inside the box (which helps when you’re meal prepping for a whole week) — you can also write on the lids to keep track. The lids on each container close tightly, making them airtight and leakproof. They’re also dishware safe and reusable, which will save you (a lot of) money in the long run.

4. Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit

Best Food Storage Containers for Meal Planning

Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit, $19.99* on Amazon

This meal kit is perfect for the beginner meal prepper because each container holds a proper serving size to help you make a balanced meal. Each lid is color-coded so that you can match it with the right food group — not to mention all the colors make it super cute. This kit features: one carry box, one removable compartment tray and lid, two ⅔ cup containers and lids (protein and fruits), two 1 ¼ cup containers and lids (grains and veggies), and a meal planning guide.

5. ECOlunchbox 3-in-1 Strainless Steel Container Set

ECOlunchbox 3-in-1 Stainless Steel Food Container Set, $34.95* on Amazon

The ECOlunchbox container set is 100% stainless steel, which makes it both durable and environmentally friendly — bye bye, plastic. The container comes apart into three smaller compartments for things like wraps, fruits, and dips. The bottom section can hold about 1 ½ cups of food and the top can keep about 1 ¾ cups of food.

6. Vremi Glass Food Container Set

Best Food Storage Containers for Meal Planning

Vremi 18-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers With Locking Lids, $34.99* on Amazon

The Vremi Glass Container set includes nine food storage containers in small, medium, and large sizes with four different-colored lids. The lids on these containers are not only airtight when snapped on but also has air vents which make them perfect for microwaving. This 18-piece set features: (3) 11 oz containers, (2) 22 oz containers, (2) 27 oz containers, (2) 35 oz containers, and nine vented lids.

7. Freshware Bento Boxes

Best Food Storage Containers for Meal Planning

Freshware 15-Pack 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Boxes, $15.49* on Amazon

These Freshware Bento Boxes come with three separate compartments so that you can pack a full meal in one container — and they’re made specifically for meal prepping. Each container can hold up to 32 oz. They are microwaveable and dishwasher safe, as well as freezer-safe and leak-proof (not to mention stackable). They’re also reusable and are guaranteed to last for a long time.

8. Rubbermaid Takealongs Containers


Best Food Storage Containers for Meal Planning

Rubbermaid TakeAlongs 10-Day Meal Prep Kit, 30-Piece, $19.99* on Amazon

If you like to meal prep for long periods of time, the Rubbermaid Takealong Meal Prep Kit is perfect for you — you can prep up to 10 days at a time. This set features: (10) 3.7 cup divided containers, (2) 2 cup, and (3) 1.2 cup divided containers with removable insert tray. All food storage containers and lids are BPA-free and food-safe, as well as microwavable and dishwasher-safe. You can also spice up your meal planning with their three fun, bright colors (pink, yellow, and blue).

*Price as of 9/5/17

Last modified on January 10th, 2018

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