Finding good information online about the best meal prep containers is a serious pain in the ass. You have that plenty of food you just prepared, but don’t know where or how to store it.
Because I’m kind of an enthusiast and a passionate soul when it comes to healthy eating, I have used several different types of meal prep containers till date and my arsenal has everything you can possibly think of.
From the cheap junk to some high-end containers.
Recently, I’ve been observing that majority of the individuals are having a tough time finding the best meal prep containers for their food. So, I thought to create a guide where I’ve listed out some of my personal recommendations on the best meal prep containers.
Use this guide to find the best meal prep containers for your goals and budget.
The Ultimate Meal Prep Containers Guide
I’ve divided them into three categories:
- On-the-Go meal prep containers
These are the BPA-free plastic containers and are cheap, high in quality and lightweight. Moreover, they are easy to clean, temperature resistant, and offer impressive durability and will last longer than you expect.
These containers are mapped around the Japanese bento boxes. They are leak-proof and lab tested for hygiene and safety. Not only they are the best-seller on Amazon but also offer top-notch quality, durability, and quality.
Say hello to these unique styled three compartment food containers that are self-insulated and have different levels for different types of foods. This includes liquid foods and solid foods and the third one is used for dry foods. Time to store your carbs, proteins, and veggies in a single place.
Reditainer is a freezable BPA-free, microwavable and leak-proof container that is far more sturdy, lightweight, reusable and unbreakable. It doesn’t wrap when reheat and can fit a lot of your prepared meals.
The glass category is known for its resistance to stains, smell, ease of cleaning and look. They are healthier as compared to plastic but have a poor portability and may break if not handled with care.
The Ikea Fortrolig is a heavy duty glass container that offers convenience, portability, and durability as well. Of course, care is necessary to prevent it from breaking. It is guaranteed to last for countless cycles in the microwave and dishwasher and can surprisingly bear a few falls on the kitchen floor. But that doesn’t mean to throw it intentionally and test its durability. Also, being a glass container, it offered the ease of cleaning. The snap-lock lid seals air and liquid inside.
This blue-colored lid top and stainproof glass containers are simply amazing. It is leakproof, odor-free and offers a secure seal for your liquid items. These lids are made of BPA-free plastic, however; must not be microwaved as there is a soft rubber seal on the inside of these lids. Overall, the container is dishwasher friendly, can be microwaved and freeze as well. All you need to do is take of them.
On the Go Containers
Last but not the least are the versatile options that you can choose on the go. They include plastic meal prep containers along with extra features such as temperature control measures. These can be a great option for the commuters or even for those who love camping.
This LunchBlox is above then just incredible and features modular containers that can be easily snapped together for better organization. There is a blue ice freezer pack that keeps your food cool and other different sized containers that can hoard in a lot of stuff.
A kind of a unique option that was built for your convenience. This cloth wrapped container has insulated compartments that further holds your tiny meal containers and provides easy access to them. It can also hold two shakes or beverages bottles.