A set of right meal containers can completely transform the way you prep your meals. Most people starting prepping their meals in advance as a way of both saving time and ensuring they’ll have tasty and healthy meals each day, despite the little free time during the work week. Meal prepping is a powerful tool in the weight-loss process, and it will help you stay on track with your diet and lose weight more easily.
Instead of stressing out about flimsy, low-quality containers that leak easily and spoil your food with a plastic aftertaste, choose a great set of containers that will make your life easier.
Here’s our list of top 5 meal containers that will help you chose the best set for yourself!
With the handy design that divides the food into two compartments, this meal container set became our instant favorite. With 20 containers and lids in the set, the 2 Compartment Meal Prep Container Set will have you covered even when you prepare meals in advance for the whole family. Containers can easily be stacked in your fridge or cupboard, and the tight lids prevent both leaking of the smell and the food from spilling out. The two compartments inside the containers are great if you like separating the sides from the main dish, or if you like sauces or dressings included in your meal prep containers. Both the containers and the lids are made from high-quality BPA-free plastic, and we loved that the containers from this set are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, so you can use them however you want, whether you’re warming up you pre-made diner or freezing leftovers.
This great set of 16 made-in-the-USA containers and lids lost the first place by a tiny margin. Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, Fitpacker Meal Prep Containers are made from high-end BPA-free plastic, and are extremely durable. The size of these containers is just right- you can easily fit them in your bag when you go to work or stack them to save up some space in your fridge. The patented SureLock seal keeps the lid tight in place, making it virtually impossible to smell the food until you open them, or for food to leak from them.
Made in Canada, with only FDA and CFIA approved materials, this set of 7 containers with lids is microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, and incredibly sturdy- so count on having them for a long time. The single compartment design makes it easy to pack your meals, and the clear tight lid makes it hard to mix up your meals by mistake, or for them to spill out when the lid is on. They’re also great as a lunch box in case you want to bring your own lunch to work- they’ll fit in any bag easily. The rectangular shape of these meal containers makes it easy to store them one on top of the other and save on space. You’ll also get an eBook with useful ideas and tips on meal prepping with this set, which is a cool bonus!
The only round set of containers on our list, Pakkon Bento Containers are BPA-free, dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. Inspired by Japan, these containers will not only help you organize your meals efficiently, but make them look more beautiful, too. The lid creates an airtight seal, so you don’t have to worry about leaks or spills, and the transparency of the top will help you keep track of your meals with ease.
Last but not the least, Bento Lunch Box Set includes 9 containers with clear lids, and it’s safe to use in dishwasher, microwave and freezer. A great option for easy meal prep, these containers are made from high-quality, BPA-free food grade plastic, and the lids have a snap-lock mechanism that keeps the food fresh longer, and prevents it from spilling out. Same as the most meal prep containers, Bento Lunch Box Set is also easy to store, since the flat lids allow you to stack them and save on space.