Cooking one meal is hard enough, let alone enough to meal prep. When I’m cooking, it’s nice to make one meal per night, not several at a time. But, meal prepping also saves a lot of time for your future self. In order to not make things more difficult than they already are, a great set of meal prep containers is essential. These are different from a lunchbox in a few ways. For starters, there need to be plenty of them, so that you have a place to put all of your food. They should be microwavable safe if need be, and they should be a little nicer than regular old plasticware because you’ll be eating out of them after all. To help make your meal preps a little more enjoyable, we’ve rounded up some excellent meal prep containers.
FOR A MATCHING SET
Bayco 10 Pack
This ten pack of containers are all the same size and have the same lids. The benefit here is that you won’t spend much time looking for matching lids. This also makes them easily stackable to save room in your fridge.
FOR A PORTABLE SET
Thin Bins Set of 4
For a plastic option, these thin bins are great for those with a commute in mind. They are microwave safe and color coded, but most importantly, they are collapsible for easy storage.
FOR A COMPLETE GLASS SET
Pyrex 18 Piece Set
These glass meal prep containers are a personal favorite of mine. They are on the heftier side of things, which I prefer, and they are pretty difficult to break as a result. They come in every shape and size imaginable so you can put whatever you need to into a corresponding container.
FOR A COMPLETE PLASTIC SET
Rubbermaid Easy Find 42 Piece Set
This lightweight plastic set has 42 pieces. Each lid has a vent on top to help release hot air and the plastic is BPA free, easily washable, and microwavable safe. What’s not to like?
FOR A ROUND SET
Glasslock 6-Piece Set
Most containers like these are rectangular, but these round ones break the mold. I think these are better for soups and stews, and honestly, to eat out of in general. It feels more like a bowl, rather than a container.
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