Best lunch boxes & bags according to redditors

We found 2,090 Reddit comments discussing the best lunch boxes & bags. We ranked the 849 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Lunch Boxes & Bags:

u/badhoneylips · 70 pointsr/1200isplenty

I know you didn't ask me, but I literally typed "Skater bento" into Amazon's search and it was the first one on there. I know we're running on low calories but c'mon.

u/ImaginaryCheetah · 60 pointsr/electricians

dude, you bring a microwave to the job site? that is some next level genius there.

i've got a nice thermos, and grabbed one of these

to run off the truck inverter... but i think i really do need a microwave.

bringing your own food is way healthier than eating out, anyways.

u/IFORGOTMYLOGINTWICE · 53 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I have what would appear to be the same containers. I guy them on Amazon. They work well but you should use plastic cutlery with them because metal knives will score them.

They are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Enther Meal Prep Containers [20 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Reusable Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe,Portion Control (36 oz)

u/chipbloch · 36 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Not OP, but I believe those are the same containers I use. You can get them here, they're fantastic.

OP confirmed!

u/_triangle_ · 32 pointsr/meirl

My mother made mine. I can't stand the plasticy fabric so mine are made from thin linen and grocery bags from thick linen.

But you can get them from supermarkets usually and online

u/devenluca · 24 pointsr/AskWomen


It's nice and small but it can hold so much. And I love to go all out for my lunch since I don't eat much dinner. Add to the fact I hate when I spill soup in my backpack this is the best thing since magic for me.

u/ThisbeMachine · 22 pointsr/financialindependence

Haha, no – it's not a crock pot you can cook with, it's just a reheater. So I bring in stuff I've already cooked (usually on meal prep Sunday), and after an hour or two in the pot it's hot and ready to eat.

u/kaidomac · 22 pointsr/mealprep

I have a microwave at my office space rental, but I'm on the road a lot with my job, so I've looked into many different solutions. There are a variety of options available.

Non-electronic storage:

They make a squattier version of the Thermos you have from RTIC, which is what I sometimes use:

Spoon for size comparison:

It's not so deep that I can't get a spoon in. It'd be nice if it were a little wider, but it does the job. A bit smaller than your Thermos at 17 ounces. Pinnacle Thermoware sells insulated a pretty nice insulated bowl set, if you specifically want a bowl shape:

If you need more food than just one bowl can hold, Ailijin makes a 2-bowl, single-tote insulated solution: (kind of a round bento-style)

If you need to heat up a soup before you go to put into an insulated storage container, I use one of these vented microwave mugs, so it doesn't explode all over the inside of my microwave when heating up:

Electronic storage:

Beyond that, there are 3 common electronic options, depending on what power you have available: (12V in a car or an A/C wall plug)

  1. Crockpot Lunch Crock (A/C power)
  2. RoadPro 300F lunchbox oven (12V car power)
  3. HotLogic lunchbox oven (A/C power, car-compatible A/C, or 75w+ inverter for car power)

    The Crockpot unit is basically like your Thermos, except you plug it in to heat it, and it has a pretty nice wide bowl size. My buddy has one & it's pretty dang handy! My brother has the RoadPro, as he's on the road all day long, and it's super nice because it does a pretty decent job (heats up to 300F, basically like a mini oven), so you can heat up burritos, melt cheesy stuff like lasagna, etc.

    The HotLogic is nice because instead of just being a mini portable crockpot, it's also a mini oven, and can be used from a wall plug, a newer-vehicle 2-prong car plug, or with a 75-watt (minimum) inverter. There's a good Facebook group available as well! It heats up to 218F & then holds the food at 180F, so it's more for reheating food than cooking food, like the RoadPro can do (HotLogic says you can cook chicken breast in it in about 2 hours, but ehhh...), but it's also a bit more versatile as you can plug it directly into the wall an hour before lunch & have your food ready to go without needing a microwave or toaster oven.

    Homemade soup:

    If you're into soup & haven't heard of Souper Cubes, it's basically a silicone ice cube tray with 1/2-cup & 1-cup markings (4 per tray) & lids, plus a wire frame around the top to hold it together, which makes portioning out bulk soup cooks super easy:

    I mean, just look at this insanity:

    Also, if you're into making soups at home, the Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) is my makes cooking soup a lot faster & more automated (aka easier overall!). Poaching from another one of my posts, here are some soup ideas: (I use the IP for soups, stews, bisques, broths, stocks, etc.)

  1. Store a variety of soup flavors at home (Souper Cubes or canned soup)
  2. Heat it up in the vented mug if you need it hot before you leave
  3. Put it into your container of choice
  4. Heat up your container (if needed) & enjoy!

    For me, it's really about nailing down a solid process & taking care of all of the little annoying details. Like you said, the tall insulated mugs are too small to get a spoon into & eat out of, so you have to find something better that meets the needs of your individual situation better. Then, setting up a system to support convenience means you can always have a variety of soups to grab before you leave the house, whether it's a can that you heat up in a vented mug & store in a food thermos or a frozen Souper Cube that you toss in a Crockpot Lunch Crock & plug in before lunch!
u/SJbiker · 19 pointsr/askportland

Amazon has those.

Enther Meal Prep Containers [20 Pack] Single 1 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Reusable Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe,Portion Control (28 oz)

u/PursuingBetter · 18 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Freshware Meal Prep Containers [21 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe, Portion Control, 21 day fix (24 oz)

I had just bought what i believe to be the exact same ones :)

u/UnalphabetizedThings · 18 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I do this to a degree. I love the bento boxes because of all the little containers. I don't go to the extreme of faces/characters, but I think they're usually quite pretty.

I bought a lot of bento boxes off Amazon, these four have held up the best over 2 years of daily use (I have three of each, so that may help too):

u/Calmiche · 17 pointsr/Frugal

If you are making your boyfriend lunch every day, you need to take a look at bento boxes! It's a Japanese lunchbox. Usually it has rice, fresh veggies, eggs, noodles, chicken, sausages, or anything else you can imagine! I've even made sushi, dumplings and soup. I haven't made any in a couple years, but I used to make them for my wife. They are very healthy and filling and don't need heating.

They make special boxes if you want. However, a couple Tupperware containers will work fine. If you really get into it, you might find a thermos lunch jar.

You can try this book from Amazon. It's a good intro from an American perspective.

u/VerteNinja · 17 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

This with an appropriate car adapter so you can plug it in. I got one for my gf who works out of a truck

u/Kittehhh · 15 pointsr/1200isplenty

Not op but that looks like the Skater bento box from Amazon:

u/vfdsugarbowl · 14 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

PS, Not a dumb question! Screw you ^(/s), I'm gonna upvote!

Seriously though, I bought 3-compartment containers and the containers themselves freeze and refrigerate alright, though they get a bit brittle in the freezer. The downside here is that for one I feel pressured to cook more things to put in as sides, which complicates the process, even though nobody would really care if I put stew in all three compartments or something. Another downside is that different things microwave at different times, so one food may stay ice cold while the other is like hot hell fire.

I'm a bit envious of the folks that sprung for the single-compartment glass containers. You're a bit limited to stuff that can mix, but that's not actually all that limiting. Plus you maximize storage space (you loose a lot in between the compartments) and it all heats up at once.

I guess that's not really what you were asking, but oh well.

u/mispelt · 14 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Excuse me from copying my reply from a previous BIFL, but I still feel strongly:


It's a bit complicated--follow me here. It's an insulated tube just like a thermos, with four round containers. I'll take you through them, from the bottom up.

Soup bowl: Actually a pretty nice soup bowl. It's got a lid that screws on, as well as a pressure-valve on the lid to prevent a vacuum forming as it cools (it's going to cool a little, no matter the insulation... thermodynamics still exists).

Rice bowl: It's a Japanese product, so there's a big compartment for rice. I never have a problem fitting a sandwich in here, if that's what you're in the mood for. You... you get used to sandwich-pucks eventually. Important thing here is that the lid on this bowl is thick and insulated, to help keep whatever's in here and the soup warm.

Veggie bowl: As I understand the typical Japanese meal (read: none), this is a bowl that's supposed to house some vegetables. You may have noticed that the bowl below this has a thick insulating layer. The way it's designed, this compartment and the one above it aren't insulated. It's actually pretty cool, when you think about it. I would usually use this for some roughage... dry cereal or something.

Tiny top bowl: This is it. Another non-insulated bowl. I'd usually put a cookie or two in here.

The whole thing is leak-proof, and it really does a fantastic job. Once you think about the two-hot-two-plain thing, you can put some fun meals together. The insulation works well--soup was always warm come lunchtime. And it's surprisingly big, too. You won't finish eating and want for any more. I didn't finish a lot of times, or I'd use one of the compartments just to hold a mid-day snack.

I know you might balk at the price, but if you think you might like something like I'm describing, I really can't endorse the product enough.

u/Magnussens_Casserole · 13 pointsr/ZeroWaste
u/dalek_999 · 12 pointsr/mealprep

Some tips/comments for anyone interested in doing something similar:

  • Make sure you have enough freezer space. Our fridge freezer can only hold about 30 boxes (and that's if it's crammed full), so we had to buy a small standalone freezer to hold the rest.

  • Pick meals that freeze & reheat well. I didn't do that the first time around, and had a couple of meals that were not so great. Pasta seems to freeze and reheat really well, for example. Cream or cheese based recipes...not so much. This time around I did some research online to get an idea of what works well - lots of people out there with tips and suggestions on freezer meals.

  • Next time we do this, we plan to split it out over two days, just so that it doesn't turn into a whole day effort. Day one: brownies, one meal, and any cutting/prep we can do. Second day will be the rest of the meals, and plating.

  • If you have a slowcooker, that's a good way to do one meal with minimal effort.

  • We basically used every pot, pan, and cooking utensil in the house.

  • The boxes we used are these ones. The lids are a bit of a pain to get on, but once on properly, they work fine.

  • We use a dry erase marker to write down the meal name and the date.

  • Cost: can't be exact, but this was roughly $150 at the store (with some non-prep groceries mixed in that total, so I'd estimate closer to $130 for just these meals). We're still filling in some blanks in our pantry, too, like sugar/flour, some spices, etc., so some of those are upfront costs that will apply to future recipes, rather than being a normal monthly cost. I'd estimate, though, that if this month and last month are typical, that it will cost roughly $100 - $130 a month to do 5 separate meals.
u/thaaatguy · 12 pointsr/1200isplenty

Looks like this one, which I have and really like.

u/throwir · 12 pointsr/ems
u/Quesa-dilla · 12 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I recently bought something similar that you may like. They look to be a bit bigger, but you might be able to find something of similar size to the pick you linked on Amazon. The product I linked was at a pretty substantial discount, I think I paid ~$15 for a 10 pack.

u/twirlies · 11 pointsr/ZeroWaste

I love these silicone stasher bags. I actually use them for my onion halves too! Haha

u/CivilianNumberFour · 11 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Alright you just inspired me. I just went and bought the tupperware, had no idea it was so cheap online as opposed to in store! 15 trays for 12 bucks:

u/torpedodaisy · 10 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Here are some on Amazon I like I suggest hand washing but haven’t run into issues microwaving them. And they actually keep the foods divided. I don’t like my foods mixing so that’s a big plus for me

u/Aperture_Kubi · 10 pointsr/Bento

Mr. Bento weighs in at 1,230ml.

Ms. Bento is shy of your goal at 828ml.

u/bubonis · 10 pointsr/Parenting

I bought this lunch container for my daughter when she was in kindergarten and it's still going strong, and she loves it. It has two temperature-controlled containers and two "regular" containers, so I can give her hot and not-hot foods at the same time (e.g., soup and a sandwich). I can make her a hot lunch at 7:45am and by lunchtime it's still hot. As a bonus, the lid doubles as a bowl so I can give her foods to mix on the spot at lunch, which she adores.

My daughter is now 10 and in fifth grade and I've made virtually all of her school and preschool meals. I learned three distinct lessons in those years:

  1. Never put food or drink that she's never had before into her lunch.
  2. The ingredients of a food matters less than the presentation; it needs to be fun.
  3. Think about the effects of preparation and packaging.

    The first point is easy enough to understand so I won't dwell on that.

    The second point ties into your frustration with your sandwiches and wraps. Those sorts of foods aren't fun for kids. Know what is fun? Finger foods, foods that look gross, and foods that they can assemble themselves. Turkey and cheese sandwich? Boring. Turkey, cheese, and bread, cut up into cubes, maybe with a little cup of mayo on the side for dipping? Fun. Add a drop of green food coloring to the mayo to make it "gross" and even more fun. Pizza bagel: Half a plain bagel, a small cup of pasta sauce, a small cup of shredded cheese, and a small cup of pepperoni. Let your kid assemble his own pizza before eating it. Fun. Chicken noodle soup is boring; chicken alphabet soup is fun. You can give your kid make-it-yourself tacos in his lunchbox with a couple of small flour tortilla wraps (they sell 6" wraps at my supermarket) and little containers of lettuce, cheese, and cooked ground beef. So much fun.

    Preparation and packaging is also very important, especially when you're dealing with breaded foods (chicken nuggets or fish sticks, for example). Through trial and error I discovered that I can fold half a dozen chicken nuggets into a paper towel, put it in the "hot" part of my daughter's lunch box, and she'll still have reasonably crisp nuggets when it's lunch time. PB&J is usually a soggy mess for kids; the jelly soaks into the bread which in turn gets mushy and gets squished in the lunch bag. This can be fixed by spreading PB on BOTH pieces of bread, then covering and refrigerating overnight. In the morning, apply jelly, put the sandwich together, and put it into a sandwich container. The PB acts as a moisture barrier to the jelly, the refrgieration keeps the PB's oils from soaking through the bread, and the sandwich container keeps it from getting squished. Perfect PB&J at school, every time. If you aren't sure how something will hold up, try it yourself. Make yourself the lunch you'd give to your kid, prepping it at the same time you would normally prep lunch for him, storing it as you would for your kid, and then take it out and eat it when it's your kid's lunchtime and see how it holds up. Soggy bread? Crushed chips? Unappetizing appearance? Keep those things in mind because if YOU see it then your kid is going to see it too.

    I'll also throw out a bonus tip: Take extra condiment packets any time you eat out. Individual serving packets of ketchup, mayo, honey, jelly, etc go a LONG way to making your kid's meal better.
u/Kristeninmyskin · 10 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

You (and OP) might benefit from a device that slowly warms up your food and keeps it warm all day. I like this Mini Crockpot Lunch Warmer for soups and stews ~$18-$24 (depending on color choice) and the Hot Logic Mini Portable Oven ~$40 ($30 during lightning sale or Prime day) for (frozen) raw or cooked chicken or fish, cooked beef, turkey meatballs, meatloaf, pasta and sauce, cooked rice, anything you want heated up without drying it out. Not great for crispy things like pizza, fried chicken or certain vegetables like broccoli that can't be slow cooked for hours without becoming pale and bitter. If you want to cook your food at lunch, the Dash Mini Griddle ~$10 can make grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, toasted wraps, eggs, pancakes, and also has a grill version and waffle maker, all very small (cook one burger at a time).

u/ShootTheHostage · 9 pointsr/Seattle

I use these too. Amazon link for those interested. They're washable and don't add much weight to your produce at checkout. I'm not really concerned about the weight, but a cashier at my local grocery store wanted to make sure I wasn't getting over charged, so she weighed each of my bags and wrote the weight on each of the tags so it can be subtracted at checkout. Pretty cool of her.

u/antman100 · 9 pointsr/LosAngeles

For those of you, like me, who are going to miss having the versatile plastic shopping bag, you can buy 900 of them at Amazon for about $25. Those stupid small garbage bags cost about $46 for 360 of them; what a rip-off! And they don't have handles!

And it says "Thank you! Have a nice day!" I like that.

u/notthekyrieirving · 9 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

The black containers are from Amazon: Enther Meal Prep Containers...

The red ones are Mama Fu’s take-out containers lol

u/TheBardsBabe · 8 pointsr/1200isplenty

I use a Stasher bag and it works well!

u/mnpharmer · 8 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Freshware 15-Pack 3 Compartment Bento Lunch Boxes with Lids - Stackable, Reusable, Microwave, Dishwasher & Freezer Safe - Meal Prep, Portion Control,

LIFT Certified BPA-Free Reusable Microwavable Meal Prep Containers with Lids, 28-Ounce, 7 Pack (Includes Ebook)

u/fukitol- · 8 pointsr/ketorecipes

Looks like these

They're amazing and I love them

u/Daynightz · 8 pointsr/ketorecipes

2 Compartment Meal Prep Containers - Certified BPA-free - Reusable, Washable, Microwavable Food Containers (7 Pack, Two Compartment, 28 Ounce)

Oops. The ones in the picture are actually these:
Freshware 15-Pack 2 Compartment Bento Lunch Boxes with Lids - Stackable, Reusable, Microwave, Dishwasher & Freezer Safe - Meal Prep, Portion Control, 21 Day Fix & Food Storage Containers (25oz)

u/Darjeelingtea42 · 8 pointsr/Bento
u/petit_avocat · 8 pointsr/Bento

Thank you! It's this one.

u/caligaris_cabinet · 8 pointsr/LosAngeles

Here you go. 25 bucks. 900 bags. You'll be set for the next decade.

u/dustinpdx · 8 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Hey you should check out the Hot Logic! You can get glass dishes that fit it perfectly and can be reused. There are 12v and 120v versions. We use the 120v with an inverter for the car. My wife plugs her lunch in around 3-4 hours before she wants to eat it and it comes out perfect temperature every time.

u/HImainland · 7 pointsr/bikecommuting

I'm not in school, but I throw everything in a bag then in my basket. I also had a Mr. Bento that had a carrying case that I slung on my back and rode in with.

u/eliseg14 · 7 pointsr/vegan

If you want to cut down on your plastic use, try these!

u/DonaldTrumpinYou · 7 pointsr/electricians

This right here is one of the best work investments I have made. Look into it, I highly recommend it. The reviews speak for themselves. I would also recommend a cheap inverter for the truck incase you're on the road. Leftovers never taste like leftovers, can heat a can of soup, you name it.

u/madpiratebippy · 7 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

You can make a ton of freezer and crock pot meals, so your wife only has to pop something in the oven, microwave, or crock pot.

I got a set of bento boxes and make a week's worth of meals at a time.

I buy a 60 pack of eggs, hard boil 30 at a time and peel them, and pop two eggs in each bento box, and the rest go in a container in the fridge for noshing. The rest go into a casserole or two that I whip up (this one sound weird but is AMAZING) and then it's just what goes into the last little hole- a treat, or some fruit or veggies.

Whole thing including cleaning the kitchen after? 5 hours, for a weeks worth of breakfasts and dinners.

So then your nursing wife will have easy to grab and go food, and you can tweak it to add things that are good for nursing Moms, like oatmeal cookies and stuff that supports lactation.

Then there is ZERO reason to have your inlaws around.

u/vector78 · 7 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I'm not OP, but I bought mine here. They are dishwasher and microwave safe!

u/nocontactnotpossible · 7 pointsr/1200isplenty

Ok so the black 3 section container is from Amazon, you can get a set of like 15 for around $15 and it's been lifechanging!

u/Mthecrouton · 7 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

5-6 meals is a whole lot. What I might do is pick a protein like chicken and vary the spices to make different kinds of chicken. Like maybe greek chicken then chicken fajitas, then chicken marinated in hot wing sauce, chicken in a mustard marinade. That to me might be easier then mixing up proteins. Thats me however. You might also try cooking a few nights a week different dishes and make a lot then freeze left overs. I've done that before, that gives me some variety for dinner and lunch without doing all the cooking in one day. Its failed me before though because I'll get home and be like nah I don't feel like cooking then eating all my lunch leftovers for dinner. As for the veggies, they make different frozen mixes so that would be easy to mix up. Green beans, or broccoli and cauliflower, or just broccoli, squash and zucchini. Me personally I don't add extra carbs like rice unless it goes with meal because honestly I don't like rice that much. l find I can hit my carb content with fruits and vegetables alone and maybe some oatmeal. Unless rice goes with the dish then I'll eat it. But it would be easy enough to cook a bunch of rice and divvy it up. You might also try a crock pot to make one type of meal in it while you make others on the stove. I think your over reaching with 5-6, I'd try 3. If you alternate them its really not bad.

As for how long they last frozen, a long time. In the fridge, a few days. Containers, take your pick, some people like these:

my brother uses the rubbermaid containers with the heavy duty plastic, I like to use pyrex rectangle glass ones because I think they are easier to clean but thats me and Pyrex is way more expensive.

u/idonotliketoknowit · 7 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Amazon! They are way bigger than I thought they would be. Definitely won’t fit in a regular lunchbox - Enther Meal Prep Containers... maybe that will work?

u/Xiver1972 · 7 pointsr/mealprep

> If I cook up a big batch of rice, chicken + veg on a Sunday night and pack it up into air tight containers then put it straight into the fridge will it all keep fine throughout the week and be good to heat up in a microwave? (would have to make 5 lunches, mon - fri)

Vegetable dishes generally keep for about two weeks in the fridge. Beef and pork will keep for about a week. Seafood is generally only good for about three days.

> Probably a really stupid question but if someone can let me know or give me sone [sic] pointers that would be great :)

Buy some meal prep containers. Basically just easy to wash lunch kits. I like the ones from Amazon that have separated areas in them. Wal-Mart, Target, HEB, etc. will generally also have those types of containers in stock.


  • Pick one or two proteins and three or four frozen vegetables.
  • Cook the proteins with salt and pepper in a skillet.
  • Frozen microwavable vegetables are cheap and easy. Microwave bag for recommended time, usually 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
  • In each meal prep container add one serving of protein and two servings of vegetables.


  • Instead of plain protein and vegetables, try some different recipes that you can find online.
  • Protein dishes to try:
    • Chicken Cordon Bleu
    • Salisbury Steak
    • Meatloaf
    • Chicken Parmesan
    • Rosemary Pork Chops
  • Vegetable Dishes to try:
    • Scalloped Potatoes
    • Mashed Garlic Potatoes
    • Broccoli salad
    • Roasted zucchini and Butternut squash
    • Potato Salad

      More Intermediate

  • Try some all in one dishes like chili, soup, lasagna, jambalaya, etc.
  • Find some good cooking videos online and try something new each week.

    BTW, call your mother and tell her thank you. Then ask her for some good recipes.
u/easa123 · 6 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I got these on Amazon. They're sturdy and a great deal.

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free Portion Control Bento Boxes (39 Oz.)

u/chenxi0636 · 6 pointsr/sustainability

Reusable silicone food bags. Just like a ziplock but reusable and dishwasher safe.

An example:

u/LemonMagician · 6 pointsr/ZeroWaste

Not a regular here, but you can use reusable silicone cooking bags. Amazon has a few different kinds.

u/binh291 · 6 pointsr/lifehacks

Stasher Bags are great, they come in 2 sizes and will be releasing a larger half gallon size very soon

u/ngroat89 · 6 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Freshware Meal Prep Containers [15 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Containers, Lunch Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Bento Box, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe, Portion Control, 21 day fix (32 oz)


Evolutionize Healthy Meal Prep Containers - Certified BPA-free - Reusable, Washable, Microwavable Food Containers/Bento Box with Lids (7 Pack, Single Compartment, 28 Ounce)

u/livestockhaggler · 6 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I use these for lunches. I like those for breakfast

u/ashfont · 6 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Yep, that's where I got them.

Enther Meal Prep Containers [20 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Reusable Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe, Portion Control (36 oz)

u/BoDid100 · 6 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Amazon, Enther Meal Prep Containers [20 Pack] Single 1 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Reusable Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe,Portion Control (28 oz)

u/Lornesto · 6 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I buy stacks of reusable containers to freeze things. Just use something else to reheat it in.

u/GtrplayerII · 6 pointsr/Cooking

Many great ideas here. I have a suggestion for containment. I have this Japanese style Bento lunch container. All fits into one and will keep items warm or cold. Easy to carry in its own bag and comes with a spork. I did much research and this suited my needs. I love it.

Zojirushi SL-JAE14 Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar

u/toddtuckeyiscool · 6 pointsr/fitmeals

I got this Bento contraption ( a couple of years ago and have been brought hundreds of lunches to work in it. Nearly all the meals I've brought in are vegetable based, so I'm not sure how safe or for how long it will hold meat.

It's got 4 small containers, 2 of them intended to maintain temperature. A typical lunch would be a pureed soup in one heated container, sauteed vegetables over quinoa in the other heated container, and then baby carrots and hummus in the other two.

u/magic_is_might · 6 pointsr/loseit

I started on Monday, so I'm a bit late to this. I'm female, ~5'1", 25 and have been overweight since my early teens. I decided enough was enough and have buckled down and started doing this seriously. No more "maybe tomorrow".

On Monday, I was 213, which I've been hovering at for months. This is my peak weight.

Today, I weigh 202. Yes, almost certainly loss of water weight and all that, but it's really encouraging.

Given my height, I decided /r/1200isplenty is the diet style I wanted to try and I love it so far. I basically just eat only 1200 cal a day. I thought it was going to suck but I've found that I'm having trouble meeting that goal since I feel full on less than 1200 cal.

My 3 biggest helpful things so far is MyFitness Pal, a food scale, and a bento box.

I love it so far because I can eat what I want, just have to watch portions and plan out ahead if I want to "cheat" on a nice burger. (By cheat, I mean allocate ~100cal less a day for the previous few days to make up for the excess I'd go over on that one day). Luckily I've never had a sweet tooth so cutting out sweets is not loss to me. I've been mainly eating meats and veggies. Luckily I LOVE veggies, so that's easy.

I even went out to eat yesterday and opted for the lowest calories items on the menu (steak!) and didn't feel at all like I was missing out and couldn't even finish my sides by the end. And I came out a few hundred cals less than 1200 for the day and had to eat some healthy snacks later to reach it. And it's only a week in. So I feel like I can really be successful with this.

My biggest challenge was ignoring the desire to eat out of habit and boredom. But I've been good at ignoring that so far. When I do give in, I eat carrots or some light yogurt :)

A lot of annoying micromanaging which I hate and made me want to not bother all together.. But I decided last week that there's no secret to weight loss. No easy way to do it. Spending 10 mins each day "micromanaging" and entering my stuff into the app and planning out lunch is well worth it.

My ultimate goal weight is 110lb and this is the first time I've ever felt like I can reach it. It will take awhile, but I've been finding this diet easy to stick to. Hoping to add exercise in eventually.

u/hello-mynameis · 6 pointsr/ZeroWaste

You could also buy or make produce bags - which are just thin reusable bags that you can fill up with your fruits and veggies if you don't want others touching them. You could sew something like this out of old fabric.

With the deli - you can try to ask them if they will put it in your tupperware but be aware they may say no due to health restrictions.

And it definitely is a lot!! Just try to remember that every small step you take to reduce waste is an improvement :)

u/dammitannie · 6 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I’ve heard a lot of flight attendants swear by this HotLogic Mini Portable Oven - Food Warmer and Heater - Lunch Box for Office, Travel, Potlucks, and Home Kitchen

It’s basically a mini oven that you can use to heat up prepared meals, frozen dinners, and things like that.

u/Jeanne23x · 6 pointsr/orangetheory


I'm a frequent traveler and have to constantly balance travel and my diet.

There's one item I pack sometimes, which is this: I buy groceries if I have a small fridge and heat up healthy, frozen meals in it. If I don't have a small fridge, I'll buy on my way home.

In my meetings, I'm expected to eat and drink with clients. I tell them to feel free to order whatever they like, but I'm ordering a light appetizer because "I got drinks and apps" earlier. I'll try to order something like tuna tartare, and other things that I know definitely can't have too many calories added to them in the kitchen.

I also stopped drinking or eating anything because it is free and I've asked myself--do I actually enjoy this? I've cut out drinking sub-par wine in flight (just because the flight attendant gave it to me). I've increased how much sparkling flavored water I drink when traveling because it feels like I'm drinking something.

If you need to bounce ideas off of someone, feel free to message me! I have to be very careful because I have hashimotos and I'm short, so I don't get very many calories for my travels.

u/Herunterladen · 6 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I saw them on amazon, and i think they're the same ones. I always wondered how durable they were. I was thinking about buying them if they were, awesome to find them here.

OP, are they good?

u/c9999 · 5 pointsr/crossfit

Zojirushi makes a vacuum-insulated one and costs less than the Kickstarter donation. =/

u/Craysh · 5 pointsr/Frugal

I use the Zouirushi Mr Bento set

It's convenient as hell, especially if you don't have a fridge.

u/bears2013 · 5 pointsr/budgetfood

seconding the bento; if OP wants food at hot/cool temps, an insulated bento would be good.

u/jcrocket · 5 pointsr/Plumbing

I know it’s expensive but I got one of these when I used to more construction field work. Been using it for a few years now. It’ll keep everything nice and hot and gets ya a good variety.

u/classywriterr · 5 pointsr/college

I'm a huuuuge fan of bento canisters like this and this. If you refrigerate containers overnight (or prime them with hot water before adding hot foods), they'll stay good for hours. Plus it's kind of comforting to have all your food sectioned out. :)

u/lumpySpacePr1ncess · 5 pointsr/Bento

I have a this :

I absolutely love it. The bottom two are great for warm food while the top two are good for colder food like fruits or other type snacks like that. You can even have soup!

Definitely something that might suit what you want.

u/ShiroiKabochaPumpkin · 5 pointsr/1200isplenty

Yep, I love hummus. :) The bento box I ordered from amazon. I really liked that it included chopsticks with their own holder integrated into the lid.

u/2comment · 5 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

I used to puncture (not open) cans of veggies, like corn, drain 1/3 the liquid, and heat them in the engine compartment of my car while driving. Think I moved beyond that.

Hard pretzels are consistently the one snack that's with low/no oil. Still would check ingredients. Not quite WFPB, but widespread, vegan and low fat. Still, I find snacks like these don't give good satiety and I keep reaching for them. Easy energy.

Taco Bell is vegan with modifications. Enough oil in it though but food on the go. The two easiest and cheapest things to order is thus:

  • Bean Burrito. Make it fresco (means replace dairy/cheese with pico de gallo).

  • Crunchy or Soft Taco. Make it fresco. Remove Beef. Add black beans.

    Grande meals composed of this are huge and cheap. Check your orders before leaving. Some locations really are bad at screwing it up.

    Some equipment I recommend in your situation:

  • A good chef's knife for chopping and prep work and a short knife (2-3") for peeling and other work.

  • a foldable mat to do chopping on. These are cheap and much easier to clean and portable than wooden blocks.

  • A collapsible silicon colander. Portable. To clean greens. I don't use a salad spinner much anymore, takes up a lot of room and I don't want my greens that dry.

  • Like before, a collapsible silicon bowl for salads and other prep plus to microwave and eat direct from. Easier than constantly tossing paper plates.

  • small glass jar (from marmalade or anything used) to mix dressing with.

    For much of your cooking, a microwave will actually be enough. Oatmeal, potatoes, rice, beans. Sure spaghetti and the rest will work too with practice.

    Panfrying and searing isn't a major requirement in the WFPB kitchen and much could also be done in a conventional oven. You can get a toaster-oven for around $50 if you stay in the same room consistently although I don't think it's necessary. You can get yourself an countertop cooktop for $50-100, but the room will unlikely have ventilation or an outdoor, so this or toasteroven can backfire if smoke occurs.

    There is one product I don't necessarily recommend for the hotel with the microwave, but if you are out on the road with a car a lot, and that's a HotLogic Mini Oven:



    Consider this not for cooking but for reheating. It's a glorified hot plate that won't burn anything. I recommend the 12v with an good inverter in the car over a 12v version for the simple reason that you can use it in hotel rooms without modification. If you buy a 12v version and buy an adapter for outlets, you are much more likely to forget the adapter in hotel rooms.

    If it's in the running due to extra people, 2 mini size is better than one family size imo.

    The pyrex 6 cup they sometimes bundle with it is not spillproof so it was useless for soups and other wet stuff, but I got a 46 or 54oz glass glasslock-style spill-proof container at a local Marshalls that was perfect.

    There is also those Indian Heat n Eat meals. Kohinoor and the like. Many have butter but there were some vegan varieties.

    Also, up raw food eating. Fruits, salads, etc.
u/PoledraDog · 5 pointsr/loseit

Not an answer to your question, but I think this might help. I love warm foods and find that I do better sticking to my eating plan if I can have them for lunch. I'm also not a big fan of how some foods end up when heated in the microwave. So I bought one of these personal "ovens" for my desk along with some glass pyrex containers (I like this size ,and it has been a game changer for me. I put my lunch in around 10-10:30 and it's ready by noon. It's a bit on the pricey side, but to me the benefit has been well worth it. Supposedly the voltage is low enough that it is safe to use in a cubicle setting.

One thing I don't like is there's no switch on the thing, so I recommend supplementing with a switch of some sort, but that's not essential.

u/comofue · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I always preach about my Hotlogic here

I just pop in the food in the morning and it’s ready by lunchtime

u/beerigation · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

No, that insulated bag is a HotLogic Mini. It's basically a low power hot plate that heats up to about 200 degrees and warms up your food. It only uses about 45 watts so you can use it in a vehicle with an inverter. I put the meat in for about an hour and the tortillas in for 20 minutes.

u/vikramdesh1 · 5 pointsr/soylent

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag with Zip Closure, Black

u/Equipoisonous · 5 pointsr/soylent

Combination of a freezable lunch bag and a double insulated thermos should work. They claim 24 hours but it won't really stay cold that long without ice.

u/mxlove · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I got these on amazon! If you look up "meal prep containers 3 compartment" you'll get a few options.

u/Jaxper · 5 pointsr/weightroom

Does anyone have any meal prep containers they would recommend? Preferably, they would be divided and leak proof. I've seen these recommended a lot, but they don't appear to be leak proof. If there aren't other affordable "bulk buy" options then I will likely go with these.

I currently use some leak proof containers from BB&B for leftovers, but want to start meal prepping and would like to get some decent containers for transport to work, etc. without having to do dishes more frequently to get containers ready.

u/SirDubbington · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I picked up a pack of 15 containers with lids for less than 20$ on Amazon prime now. Microwaveable and dishwasher safe. I’ll post a link if I can find it again.

Here they are

u/The_Masturbatrix · 5 pointsr/ketorecipes
u/erix84 · 5 pointsr/fatlogic

After 2 years of using takeout containers from GFS, I upgraded my meal prep containers to these and I'm stoked. No more multiple containers, no more insulated grocery bag just to carry 2 meals to work. My usual portion of veggies doesn't quite fit, so I had to chop them up a bit more, might get a food processor and try my hand at cauliflower rice.

u/Heatherkakes · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I don't know about OP, but I have had these in my Amazon wishlist for when I run out of my dollar store cheapies.

u/motodoto · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Cheap tips...

Rice Cooker, Slow cooker, Food Processor, Blender.

Zojirushi Rice Cookers are consistent and long lasting - I had one of these for 12 years, and it always got the job done right. When I moved in with my wife, she had a rice cooker that was old, but still worked (another Zojirushi). We recently splurged and got a really high end one. It's AMAZING, 10-15 minute perfectly cooked rice.

Cuckoo CRP-HV0667F IH Pressure Rice Cooker - For reference.


Get the simplest cheapest crock-pot - Less things to go wrong when it's as simple as this.

Get a cheap food processor

Get a decent blender - Don't go too cheap on blenders, you really get what you pay for in a quality blender. Blenders and mixers are the two things KitchenAid does best.

Now... The reason why I said get cheap stuff? Because you said you know nothing about cooking, and you might destroy a nice piece of equipment in your ignorance. It's bound to happen. Since you are going to be living on your own, if family gives you free stuff, don't feel bad about getting rid of it if the equipment sucks. They didn't want it anyways. Good tools? And you'll do a good job.

Watch this for other equipment... - Gordon Ramsay may be a celebrity, but his kitchen knowledge is definitely high-end.

Personally don't skimp on the saucepans, frying pan, and the knife (honestly for 99% of jobs you just want a really good chef's knife, other than a pairing knife can do most everything). They will make your life easier if you have quality equipment. I disagree with him about the cutting board for 2 reasons (10 years in restaurants in the past here)... One, you are a beginner and might ruin a wood board. Two, wood boards can accumulate bacteria from meats if not taken care of properly. I advise this one...

OXO Grips Utility Cutting Board - Great video showing you some good techniques in cooking. - Another video along the same vein, great techniques for cooking.

As others have said Budgetbytes is great.

Raw beans and raw rice are always going to be significantly cheaper than buying pre-made/pre-cooked. Use a slow cooker to cook beans overnight. Use google for a recipe.

Chicken skin-on, bone-in is always going to be significantly cheaper than not. Breast is usually drier/tougher but lower calorie per oz. Thighs are juicier/softer, but higher calorie per oz. Remove the skin if you want to be more calorie efficient. Keep the skin on for flavor. Personally? I always leave skin on, remove the bone (but use it for cooking to extract the flavors), and I always use a chicken thigh. Personal preference. A cool tip is to remove the skin, coat in olive oil, and fry by itself. Try that out, see if you like it. Fry till like crispy bacon. If you don't use the skin in cooking, you can use it like this as a snack later.

Seasoning things is really important. Don't over-season, less is more. Because you can always add more seasoning later. When I make chicken, I always put a pinch of salt on each side, grind some pepper (use a pepper grinder, it's always superior to that pre-ground pepper crap), slap that into it. Olive oil, don't skimp out on this either. Get stuff actually from Italy, larger bottles are usually a better deal. Chicken with salt, pepper, olive oil is simple and tasty.

Get some kinda meal prep containers... - These should work great. I like having a separation point in the container.

Some simple recipes I like... - Anything here. - Again, using the search function at budgetbytes is huge.

One thing that helps is to develop your palate. If you will be doing okay for money, the occasional outing to a restaurant to try something new can be really beneficial. When you eat food out, imagine what possible technique they could have used to achieve a certain texture or taste.

I'm just rambling, but hopefully this will help a little.

u/brose_af · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday
u/loeare · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

On Amazon! Mines are these:

Freshware Meal Prep Containers [21 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe, Portion Control, 21 day fix (24 oz)

u/codergirl428 · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Not OP but the containers in the picture look pretty much exactly like mine. I love them and they work super well for taking my meals to campus and work. Link: Freshware Meal Prep Containers...

PS: I am aware that glass containers are much better for the environment and I’m working my way up to them (really tight budget so I went with these for now).

u/PMmeyourcrochet · 4 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

These on amazon. They have some with different number of compartments. They hold up just fine in the microwave and lids fit on very secure.

u/Super901 · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/Dan_O_Mite · 4 pointsr/ZeroWaste

The gf and I had a similar discussion when we got ours, so we just bought a few to start and now we use them so much that we are going to pick up some more. We love them. You can use them pretty much anywhere you can use a ziploc/plastic bag, but these will last so much longer. And they're dishwasher safe, so we just throw them in there across a few tines and they come out like new. We got ours locally, but if you can't find them, Amazon has the best price on them that I've seen. Good luck!

u/Lovell2978 · 4 pointsr/loseit

I have the same problem. I love to cook and hate to clean. I don't have a dishwasher either. I bought some food trays with lids. They can be microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. I buy in bulk twice a month. Precook meals for the week and put them in the containers. I also bought a food saver to seal and freeze extra food. Here is a link to trays.

u/TheRaginAsian135 · 4 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Amazon here

I really like them, but I did get them previously and had to return them because they were damaged. They feel pretty heavy duty and are dishwasher safe.

u/ricamnstr · 4 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Meal prep bento boxes

These seem to be pretty popular in the meal prep community.

u/Hexadecimal1110 · 4 pointsr/Keto_Food
u/workroom · 4 pointsr/Cooking

I'd get a Mr. Bento and then cook away!

how to pack

comfort food

more recipes

or, just any thermos and a hearty soup? You can pack a lot into a minestrone, or, a "stoup" or chili.

u/slick8086 · 4 pointsr/mealprep

I love my Zojirushi Mr. Bento

The outer container is a vacuum bottle so if you fill it with boiling water and let it sit for 5 mins, then dump out the water and put in your containers of hot food, they will stay hot well past lunch time.

u/1concatenate2 · 4 pointsr/mealprep

Check out these things. They work quite well at keeping food hot/warm. Takes an extra 10 min in the morning to warm everything up, but last for awhile and you can portion things out for easy calorie count.

u/HappyPrimes · 4 pointsr/Bento

A Zojirushi sounds like it might be a good fit. I have this system and I am very happy with it and it's quality. The Ms. Bento is the smaller version of the zojirushi.

u/Data_Error · 4 pointsr/Bento

What are you looking for / what are you picky about with regards to robustness? Size? Aesthetics? Since this is your first box, you should probably come into this knowing that Bento boxes are generally pretty small compared to most lunch boxes made/sold in the U.S., so that will be an adjustment if that's what you're used to.


With that in mind, I started with this one; it's ~870 ml, so it's a touch larger than most, the lid locks into place so you don't have to worry about spills in transit so much, and mine stood up quite well to microwaving/diswashers. The removable compartments/divider were a much less finicky way to get a hang of dish arrangement, too. Should be a solid way to go for a first box.

u/drowningGreenBean · 4 pointsr/ZeroWaste

I have these and I really like them. It's fairly easy to see what is in the bag and they are machine washable!

u/JessieRahl · 4 pointsr/ZeroWaste

My fiance and I have a set of these from Norwex, his sister is a consultant and we got some at a party she had last year, among some other products (which are really nice). But looking on Amazon I found some that have a lot of reviews and have a high overall star rating:

Which reminds me that I'd like to pick up some more. Thanks!

u/itgetsharder · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

One of the fashionable men I work with carries lunch to work in this which I think is very cool if its your style

u/xienon · 4 pointsr/jerseycity

I just bought 900 bags for 2 cents each on Amazon. Definitely not using any fewer bags than before.

u/3metre · 4 pointsr/vandwellers

If I were in your situation, I would buy these three items: stainless steel electric tea kettle, the Wonderbag, and the Hotlogic mini portable oven.

The teapot will heat to boiling in less than three minutes, and can be plugged in at a gas station bathroom, while you're using the facilities. It will be ready before you're done washing your hands.

The Wonderbag is used all over the developing world because it cooks food without a continuous heat source, allowing families to save valuable firewood for other purposes. There is a great deal of information about the Wonderbag on the internet, including a cookbook!

The HotLogic bag is a small portable cooker that cooks without odor, allowing you to use it in public unobtrusively. Lots of YouTube videos about ways to use it.

I would NOT buy an Instapot, as others have recommended because they need a great deal of continuous electricity to function, and they produce a great deal of cooking odors and steam, which are challenging to manage in a small space, or if trying to boondock cook in public.

Best of luck to you!

u/Martini1 · 4 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I have the same ones which I got from Amazon.

u/romanticheart · 4 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Get these instead. Cheaper by a few cents and I've been using them since October and only one of them has cracked (a lid) and that's because I set too much crap on top of it. I wouldn't put soup in there, but otherwise they stay tight just fine.

u/kyuuei · 4 pointsr/personalfinance

Hits in our house:

u/lisnotliz · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I recommend this all the time:

Keeps hot things hot or cold things cold, has 4 separate containers inside so you can have a main and a few sides and they won't all run together. It's pricey, for a glorified lunch box, but I love mine and it's been totally worth it for me.

u/auf_der_autobahn · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

If you can fit it in another bag that you're already carrying, that's probably both the handiest and most stylish option.

Otherwise, you just have to find the least bad-looking lunchbox you can. I used to use the Zojirushi Bento set, but it doesn't work well for all types of food. You can also brown bag it, but again, might not work depending on what you typically eat.

u/tjl73 · 3 pointsr/ShokugekiNoSoma

I have this in black. It does work well as it's basically a thermos. The key is to put the bowls in the correct order so they benefit most and it's properly sealed. But, you can't mix and match hot and cold foods. You either have the main bowls with cold foods or with hot foods and the side bowls at room temperature.

So, if you've made something that will keep in a thermos, it will work.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I'm planning on buying this someday.

u/JuicyBoots · 3 pointsr/loseit

So this isn't cheap at all, but it's probably worth the money if it helps with portion control: Mr. Bento. I have the Ms. Bento which is their smallest size and my boyfriend has the classic bento box, which is larger than the Mr. Bento. He probably should have bought the Mr. Bento because the classic is a little bit too big unless you pack a lot of leafy greens and other light calorie foods that aren't energy dense. We've had them for about a month and have been very happy!

u/Anne657 · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Zojirushi's Mr. Bento is pretty good, and has a container with a screw top lid that will even carry soup, no problems. The capacity is quite large and might be surplus to requirements, though. Zojirushi also makes a Ms. Bento has a similar arrangement that's smaller capacity.

u/rhiesa · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Vacuum flask:

There are bento boxes/flasks that can keep food warm or cold:

I doubt it would last for life but with care it should last a very long time.

u/reddilada · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/tightbrosfromwayback · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/DuckyChuk · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Zojirushi SL-JAE14 Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar

u/nitronaf · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I use one of these.

I quite like it. You would have to cut up your pizza into smaller pieces to fit tho.

u/paleogirl · 3 pointsr/Paleo

Office lunch options:

Jerky and kale chips

Avocado and canned tuna (halve avocado and remove seed at work; heap tuna in the hollows and eat it out of the avocado skins with a fork)

Leftover diced meat mixed with guacamole (needs a tightly sealed container and an insulated sammich bag with an ice pack... or an office fridge)

Sammich ingredients with a couple of big romaine or chard leaves to make a wrap

High-quality lunch meat and hard-boiled eggs

Deviled eggs stuffed with guac (yes, okay, I love avocados damnit)

Chilled soup like gazpacho or carrot soup (or hot soup if you have a microwave or a Mr. Bento)

That's off the top of my head, and mostly limited to keto-friendly stuff. If you're not carbo-phobic, there are an even wider array of options.

u/1920pixels · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

Thanks! Honestly you can use any type of container. This is what I use. It has two tiers, and my "bento scraps" (foods that I weighed and already logged but I didn't use for decorating) go in the top tier. I have this one as well, but the capacity of it is too much for what I want to eat per meal. I've seen other people on here use that type of bento box though, and it looks good! See these examples: Bento 1; Bento 2

u/AtomikRadio · 3 pointsr/Bento

I have this Skater box which is great. You can take out the inserts and have it be just a big open container, or use only one half of the inserts. I wouldn't consider it super leakproof if you're going to be jostling it around, storing it sideways, etc. but it does have a gasket and I've never had it leak.

u/sarcasticchocolate · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

Bought it on Amazon! Here

u/TripleUltraMini · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

There are also some reusable bags you can buy if you never want to use plastic again.


Or yes, 1/2 the time I just use nothing. The produce might get a little dirty along on the way and on the checkout counter but I wash it all at home anyway.

u/Megbeth89 · 3 pointsr/konmari

FLIP AND TUMBLE - Reusable Produce Bags - Washable Mesh Bags for Fruits and Vegetables, Tough and Tear Proof, Eco-friendly Cloth fabric, Set of 5

u/jasonm1974 · 3 pointsr/food
u/jenhen · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pugs are awesome! The little snorty noise they make makes my heart happy. :)

Reusable grocery bag that looks like a strawberry!

u/breezy727 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

PUGS ARE AWESOME. Do you want to see my pug? Here she is sleeping!

Sorry, yeah, item too.

u/ebooksgirl · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hooray for the idea to spread the love! (Awkward sentence, I know, but I had to force it to get the tense right...)

This reusable bag on my 'Pretty Shines' list is adorableness embodied!

u/Senkimekia · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

This is the one I got, there are all different types available by different brands. I also got an inverter to plug it in the car on travel days. It has helped a ton! I heat a lot of things in it and soup lends particularly well to this.

Crock Pot Lunch Warmer

u/duce190 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I got these as gifts last year. I use mine in the winter mostly to warm up soups and chili at the office.

Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Grey & Lime

u/kaeorin · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Like one of these? That's brilliant. I know there's at least a couple of microwaves in the school where I work, but I don't love the idea of wandering through the halls at lunchtime carrying my leftovers. (I tend to eat in my desk so I can play on my phone in peace or get extra work done.)

u/billrebsue · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Get your self a hot plate lunch box!!

My husband drives semi and was getting tired of sandwiches and salads. Now he can take whatever he wants, there is one downside and that was having to switch to glass storage containers. A lot of the time he takes freezer burritos and wraps them in aluminum foil (not sure if you do the low carb wraps).

u/Pixel_hawk · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I am not a fan of cooking in microwaves and so I use the HotLogic mini for when I am at work. I use it mostly for reheating. But I have seen YouTube videos of cooking with it.

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, Black

u/Rexxam · 3 pointsr/lifehacks

Not a lifehack, but this may be worth a look.

u/ChipsFantastic · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

If you are just looking at cold lunches for convenience and have power at your desk I recommend one of these

Simple and will reheat just about anything without worrying about running to the microwave. Just plug it in a few hours before lunch, I usually just plug it in when I arrive at work, and your lunch will be nice and hot for lunchtime.

Been using this for over a year now without problem and it's great to reheat soups, leftovers, and just about anything I have tried. I have one of these, these, and these which covers just about all food types. But I have used just about any type of reusable plastic and takeout container with success.

u/PronouncingGif · 3 pointsr/slowcooking

If you want something portable that you may be able to actually use for cooking, try, but no guarantees from me because i only use it for heating. The company says it can cook, though.

u/EastCoastRedBird · 3 pointsr/loseit

If you're staying in a hotel, many of them do have mini fridges available to you, if you ask. That might make simple meal prep a couple of times a week a possibility.

Another solution is a portable personal oven which might make it possible to heat up healthy frozen dinners.

u/Wotnsleepdeprivation · 3 pointsr/mealprep

Step 1: buy lunchbox with a freezer pack in it. PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag with Zip Closure, Black

Step 2: buy meal prep containers. btw these meal prep containers fit in the lunchbox I linked you and to give you an idea of the size of the lunchbox, that's the only thing that will fit in there. Meal Prep Haven 3 Compartment Food Containers with Airtight Lid, Bento Box, Fitness Lunch Box for Meal Prep, 21 Day Fix and Portion Control, Set of 7

Step 3: buy food. You say you don't want to do any prepping which is fine but if that's the case buy applegate chicken breast. Not very high in sodium but not very low either. If you have the energy for just a litttttle bit of prep, try a rotisserie chicken. You will have to cut it up initially when you get it but once it's done, it's done for the whole week. You can eat this cold too if you don't have access to a microwave. Get canned vegetables. Rinse them off, it will lower the sodium content. Get fruit and vegetable platters that people get for parties, they are pre cut already. Other sides that do not need to be prepared can include string cheese, yogurt, mixed nuts (unsalted), granola bars, protein bars, veggie chips, boiled eggs, guacamole, hummus (this hummus company has their hummus paired with like pretzel chips on the bottom it's really just an open and eat thing).

Step 4: distribute into your meal prep containers

u/Erithacus__rubecula · 3 pointsr/AutoImmuneProtocol

I forgot a couple of things I was going to say in my extremely long comment...

As far as the ingredients, the main ones you need are produce and meat. The others (flours, coconut milk, etc.) you can order online and have delivered if you feel strongly that you need them. I would suggest not getting a whole lot of those to start out, I didn’t tolerate them well until about 6 months in, and I can only have AIP baked goods in limited quantities now after about 15 months strict AIP.

As far as lunches on the road, I had a similar issue, and I would suggest something like this portable heated lunch box. With this one you can either plug it into the wall or 12V outlet in the car. Pack It frozen lunch boxes are fantastic for keeping your food at a safe temperature until lunch time without a lot of extra work.

Good luck to you both, we are here if you have any questions or just need to vent about this crazy way of eating. It helps so much, but it’s hard to get started!

u/ELO628 · 3 pointsr/CysticFibrosis

Get a plastic cup (large size from a Starbucks or similar place). Put your vials inside it, in their original foil. Then put that cup inside a cooler bag. I have this one:

It works well bc you freeze the entire bag! It's gel lined. You can also add more ice packs to this type of bag. If you use a regular style of cooler bag you'll obviously need lots of ice packs. But I've had TSA agents tell me I can only have so many ice packs, which is bullshit...but not much you can do. With gel lined bag that isn't as big a concern.

Then, bc I am a worrier, I use a thermometer with a long cord on it. I zip the gauge end of the thermometer in the bag, taped to the top so it's not actually touching any icepacks. And then I can keep an eye on the temp from outside without opening the bag and letting any of the cool out! Mine is the type of thermometer people use in aquariums/reptile tanks.

Typically this set up can keep my stuff at fridge temp like ~6 hours. Not opening the bag helps big time. Which is why I love the long cord thermometers! After that I have to ask for ice (like from the flight attendant or at the airport when I land). I don't know how far any method will get you on the length of flight you describe. But it's a good start.

Edit: pack some empty large gallon size plastic bags for putting ice into (like when you add ice during your layovers). Most bags, including mine, are not water tight. Better if the ice melts inside a baggie rather than your cooler. Mine leaked all over the floor of the plane. Whoops

u/reptilia_ · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Pretty easy to find what you're looking for if you just search this sub man.

u/calamazoowho · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Amazon has great options. These are the ones I use [10 Pack]3 Compartment Meal Prep Food Storage Containers with Lids/BPA Free Bento Lunch Boxes/Divided Portion Control Container Plates-Microwave, Dishwasher Safe, Free Cutlery

u/sweettutu64 · 3 pointsr/proED

these are the ones I got!

they're a 10 pack that is microwavable and dishwasher safe! It comes with sporks too and a cute thank you note from the seller :)

u/smackavelli · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Got these from Amazon a while back. Work well so far. They've been fine in the microwave, and clean up easy. Planning on buying another set.

u/Error____404 · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

Not sure if this is the perfect thread but here it goes anyway. I'm looking for some help/advice. I bought these storage containers and they're dishwasher safe. Does anyone know if they can be put on the bottom rack? I've only washed them in the top rack but it would be so much nicer if I could put them on both

u/MotherofSalsa · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Do not buy these containers. They're fine for a few weeks and washings but they crack and shatter super easily. I'll never buy them again.

I also own these and these hard ones. The single compartment ones I've ordered over and over (they're plastic, they start to show wear and tear and break down after a while. Also I just like fresh containers lol. I buy new ones evey 3 months or so) because they're so great. Never had one break on me and they're a great size. The hard plastic ones are also amazing. The Plastic is thick and not flimsy at all. They're smaller but I've had no problems with them either.

I just bought a Jaxx FitPack luchbox yesterday on Amazon. It comes with it's own containers and ice pack. A coworker has one and I've messed around with her containers to see what they're like and they seem pretty sturdy too IMO. It'll be here tomorrow so if you're interested I can update you on them when I actually have them in my hands.

u/Mitchell_Delgado · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday


Edit: these aren't exactly the same, but they're pretty darn close and rated highly

u/cambridge28 · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

These are myths go to. They also make a container with two divided areas. I love them. They also hold up really well and are not flimsy at all.

u/craniumslows · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday
u/UrBroFromAnodaHoe · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I use these and they work perfectly, haven't had any issues what so ever I do hand wash them rather than toss them in the dishwasher I'm sure they'd be fine but better to be safe than sorry.

u/chunkystyles · 3 pointsr/sousvide

For example:

These are exactly what you get if you buy the Anova bags. I have 2 of them and they work pretty well. They're a lot sturdier than a ziplock bag and there's no waste when using them. I will say that they seem to affect the cook times for shorter cooks, like those under 30 minutes or so.

u/jgardner04 · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

There are all kinds of things out there. I have something similar to these on Amazon but my wife and I picked them up from Costco for pretty cheap. They are reusable and we have washed them in dishwasher quite a bit.

u/PM_ME_NUDES_OR_TATS · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

They seem to be the 3 compartment mealprep containers. Possibly these

u/Glennwad · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Links to the meal prep containers.

Meal Prep Containers | 2 Compartment

Freshware 15-Pack 3 Compartment

u/duganaok · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

These are the ones I got and if I can say, I am quite pleased with them. They don’t seem to stain and are odor resistant.

u/murder508 · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday
u/pensotroppo · 3 pointsr/LosAngeles

Maybe consider a set of these?

I notice I tend to eat better when I've already made 5-10 healthy meals in advance, ready for nuking. It's also a time saver. Home cooking in bulk is economical and expeditious.

u/mermaidshowers · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty
u/I_need_my_fix_damnit · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

You can find them on amazon

u/purplechopper · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes

I got these ones from Amazon

I bought them over a year ago and I’ve thrown away five of them due to cracks in the bottom, which I feel is pretty good for the price. I wash them on the top rack of the dishwasher, and use them in the microwave.

u/guardianfx · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I picked them up from Amazon. I also ordered myself a new Lunchbox to go with them. It has made this week really easy.

u/925Copper · 3 pointsr/datingoverthirty

Still haven’t been able to get back to running yet but my Achilles tendinitis has greatly improved so maybe soon. I’m in PT and try to do all my exercises and stretches daily.

My meal prep containers arrived from Amazon so I’m super excited about that. I stayed up late making a double batch of red beans and rice. I’ll start learning more and tinkering and figuring out what works for me with meal prep.

And I have a (6th) date with Lamb Chops tonight. I’m bringing over some red beans and rice and he is making corn bread. He’s always cooking for me so this is my chance to finally show off my cooking skills and feed him. :D Things are really well and I’m starting to get a bf/gf vibe from us. We didn’t have plans this weekend but I got texts Saturday morning letting me know how much fun he had Friday, including a video. Lol. And we texted through the day Saturday. That’s new for us as we don’t text much.

Oh and I got a bunch of Smartwool socks and other stuff on discount that’s arriving today! So a bunch of happy but low key stuff for me lately. :)

ETA to add link: and

u/PantalonesPantalones · 3 pointsr/xxfitness
u/Kriminie · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

This is what i came to say, make large batches of things now and put them in single or double serving containers and cook/reheat afterwards. Try looking at recipes at once a month cooking . Don't forget you have to wash dishes afterward so make sure you are using dishes that can be cleaned one handed! (as in dishwasher safe or small, no handwash pots and pans etc. Also, if you have someone who can come in once a week to help maybe you could try some weekly meal prep ala budget bytes .

As far as good containers, I like vacuum sealing but if you don't have one or know someone who will borrow you one try these, I've heard good things (not aff) meal prep containers or these for liquids soup container

Also here's a link from once a month meals about single serve freezing that might be helpful!

If you want reusable containers, Mason jars work great, just read the guidelines on how to freeze in them and let them defrost in your fridge before you reheat. Also, if you are planning on a couple of dishes that use the same baking pan, you can line the pan with foil, freeze the dish, take the food plus foil out of the pan and stick it in a Ziploc to store until you are ready!

Don't forget to label!! I promise you will forget what it is or how to cook it by the time you eat it, so it's worth the time, for sure!

u/gatorade2008 · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Very true, I'm going to link some of my equipment that I love feel free to ask questions. The pre cut bags are amazing because my portion size is consistent due to the constant container size that is/was the real game changer

FoodSaver B016C4KK20 Vacuum Sealer GM2050-000 GameSaver Outdoorsman Sealing System, kkkk Black

Enther Meal Prep Containers [20...

Enther Meal Prep Containers [20...

100 Gallon Vacuum Sealer Storage Bags for Food Saver, Seal a Meal Vac Sealers, 11" x 16" Size, BPA Free, Heavy Duty Commercial Grade, Sous Vide Vaccume Safe, Universal Design Pre-Cut Bag Avid Armor

u/melrom · 3 pointsr/GiftIdeas

My hubby and I were both doing our PhDs at the same time at one point so I totally get the having no life thing. :D

  • Along the lines of the pocket knife, you can search for items like "everyday carry" or "EDC" items -- this includes flashlights, pocket knives, tactical pens, etc. PhD STEM types tend to like practical things. I've found some cool stuff for my hubs this way.
  • Another thing is one of these books: -- they are collections of comic strips but they're hilarious and super relatable to graduate school. They used to release a calendar every year but looks like they stopped. :(
  • Other non-conventional gifts to consider based on the fact that he's in graduate school and has no time on his hands...
    • Buy a pack of these disposable takeout containers and make frozen pre-prepared meals for him. If he's spending THAT much time in the lab, chances are he isn't eating as great as he should be. I cannot tell you enough how much this would've been appreciated by either of us while we were in graduate school.
    • Depending on your geolocation, there are some services that come pick up your laundry on a specific day of the week, do your laundry for you, and then return it, folded, and everything (Wash & Fold services). For reference to what I am talking about, it's similar to this company: If you're near a university, there's an increased chance of you having these services nearby. If you got him something like a couple months of this service, it's another thing that is a hassle to keep up with when you're super busy with work but one of those things that has to get done either way.
    • Depending on his eating habits, a grubhub (or similar) gift cert could be good if he orders takeout for either lunches or dinners during the week.
    • Spotify or Pandora subscription -- depends on if he enjoys music and what kind of lab he is in (i.e., whether he can play music while working). If he does enjoy music, another option is wireless headphones.
    • Does he drink tea or coffee? There are lots of nerdy mugs out there and you can pair that with some a nice tea assortment or coffee blend. If he does drink it but doesn't tend to make it himself, is there a coffee shop nearby to campus that offer gift certs?
    • If he's working in a wet lab, chances are he can't bring beverages inside with him -- so you might consider a nice new water bottle ( or a rugged travel mug ( The autosealing (hot and cold) ones by Contigo are very popular because they can be used on the go without worrying about leaking. If you have to leave your mug outside of the lab if you don't finish your coffee, you most likely want something that's also covered too.
    • If he writes or takes notes a lot, don't underestimate the power of a really nice pen. Super useful and randomly just brings great joy to us grad school folks. :D
u/itsok_imapirate · 2 pointsr/Bento
u/carmtastic · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I bought them when they were on sale on Amazon:

u/jaelifts987 · 2 pointsr/BlackLadiesFitness

Here are the containers

Lol girl it's kind of a fluke. I was just going to try it (plant based) for a little while and just haven't eaten meat again yet😂 I'm eating a plant based pescatarian diet. So, fruits, veggies, grains, and some fish and seafood. I'm trying not to be super strict and if I want meat, I'll eat it...I just haven't wanted it yet 😞

I do make my own hummus with dried or canned beans but that's because I don't like soy oil.

u/dwilliamswife · 2 pointsr/15minutefood

Have you ever seen the Stasher bags? Target or amazon has them ( and they are a miracle worker. I have 2 kids under 4 and sometimes I have to make dinner in a split second. You can steam veggies (healthier than most options) in a minute, cook rice, scramble eggs, re/heat meat, I make applesauce quickly with these as well. They can be a sous vid container as well if you want to boil a meal prepped ahead of time (or cook fish PERFECTLY, really and truly. Let it marinate while you work and boil it for a couple of minutes and voila, a healthy meal). Really, I can't sing their praises enough. I would invest in a couple of these to make dinner easy on you. Also look into some meal prepping, when it's hard to cook it's hard to motivate yourself, having some meals made already will help you stay healthy.

u/TotalJagoff · 2 pointsr/sousvide

I will second the bag side welds issue mentioned above. I haven't done any super long cooks, but a friend was doing a 24 hour pork butt and had a side seal on a zip lock go bad, and that was no fun at all.

Short of getting a vac machine, getting a reusable bag specifically meant for sous vide is a good way to go. This one by Stasher is endorsed by Anova.

In the short term, perhaps someone here could comment on double-bagging using the zip locks? Perhaps two levels of failsafe might suffice?

u/Ezl · 2 pointsr/Cooking
  • Instead of ziplocs we use reusable silicone baggies something like this. Once you have em you realize how few bags you use at one time and that you don’t really need boxes of baggies (depending on lifestyle, of course).
  • Use a cleaning rag instead of paper towels when appropriate
  • Try to use all the product (use bones and trimmings, etc. to make broth, etc.)
  • It’s more of a side effect, but we don’t buy much processed food so we have less packaging
  • Bring reusable bags when shopping
  • I buy my meat from a local butcher who sources from sustainable, ethical, local farms
  • Another side effect, but I eat very little beef - my main animal protein is chicken followed by fish. Also, my wife is vegetarian on the cusp of vegan.
  • Reusable containers
u/Cinders7450 · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Here you go. Freshware 15-Pack 3 Compartment Bento Lunch Boxes with Lids - Stackable, Reusable, Microwave, Dishwasher & Freezer Safe - Meal Prep, Portion Control, 21 Day Fix & Food Storage Containers (32oz)

u/Bhosdi_Waala · 2 pointsr/india

Yes. Usually for five days.

I bought a set of 10 3-partition meal prep containers. Like these:

Usually prep in the form of carbs-protein-fats/veggies. So far have made, rice-rajma-brocolli, noodles-chicken-brocolli, chicken wraps, rice-chicken-salad and so on.

Also helps to have jeera rice instead of plain boiled rice. Adds to the taste.

u/thestarsarewaiting · 2 pointsr/xxketo

If it's hard for you to be constantly tracking (I'm working on being strict personally but wow am I bad about it), maybe try meal prep bento boxes? I have these from amazon, and they're really useful in keeping portions where you want them. A decent rule of thumb is about a palm size of meat/chicken/fish/assorted protein accompanied by lots of keto-friendly veggies. If repetition/lack of surprises doesn't bother you, pre-enter meals into your chosen tracker app the night before in some down time, and just eat according to that the next day. Some ketoers like that it helps keep you on track too!

u/JbbmTaylor · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Freshware 15-pack 3 compartment Bento lunch boxes with lids
I obviously just started using them but have no complaints so far!

u/DuckingGoose · 2 pointsr/povertyfinance

These meal prep containers are excellent for packing lunches. I use them to separate the parts of sandwiches or hamburgers I pack for lunch so that the bread doesn’t get soggy and the veggies stay fresh. You can also make your own protein packs with them by packing hard boiled eggs, hummus and veggies, cheese meat and crackers, etc. You can also save money and room on ice packs by freezing bottles of water or Gatorade and using them to keep your food cold and have a cold drink at lunch time.

u/daffodil_94 · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

You can buy meal prep containers on Amazon that work perfect for meal prepping.

Freshware 15-Pack 3 Compartment Bento Lunch Boxes with Lids - Stackable, Reusable, Microwave, Dishwasher & Freezer Safe - Meal Prep, Portion Control, 21 Day Fix & Food Storage Containers (32oz)

u/millllllls · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

These 3-compartment containers are pretty popular around here

u/jmuhorn99 · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Here they are! They are holding up great, other than when the boyfriend throws them around or steps on them in the car. I've never had a problem:

u/shreikgristle · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

You can wash and reuse. Use the top rack in the dishwasher though, I think I screwed up a cover washing it on the lower rack.

u/ShotTopic · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Amazon. Here's a link to the ones I use. I put them in the freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

u/bobapanda · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

We have these ones which are convenient 3-compartment meal prep containers, and also something similar to this Snapware set that we got on sale from Costco a while back. Lots of different sizes and shapes for different kinds of foods! They also have a glass instead of plastic version. Both options are microwave safe!

u/OmarTheTerror · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I got them from amazon. They have decent sales on those, and the single compartment ones pretty regularly.

u/c4t3rp1ll4r · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I got these several months back and they're great. Definitely more microwave proof than my Tupperware, which is mostly microwave proof until it suddenly isn't.

u/coolzero20 · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I've been really happy with these meal prep containers .
They microwave well. They do find in the dishwasher. They're big enough to get a serious amount of food in, but they still stack well. Love em.

u/Panochuda · 2 pointsr/mealprep

I hope you find something!

Amazon also has some decent-priced containers:

[18 PACK VALUE] MiscHome 2 Compartment Meal Prep Containers | 32 Oz. Two Compartment Food Storage Containers with Lids | BPA Free Bento Boxes | Stackable Meal Prep Containers Two Compartment


Enther Meal Prep Containers [20 Pack] 36oz 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box BPA Free/Reusable/Stackable Lunch Planning, Microwave/Freezer/Dishwasher Safe, Portion Control,

u/RandomGerman · 2 pointsr/gastricsleeve

The great thing about prep after surgery is the small amount of food. More fits into the fridge. You cook once a week or every 2 weeks and just heat it up.

Get some containers you can microwave. I bought some cheap containers on amazon with compartments so the stuff does not mix (in case of souce/gravy) or invest in some that last longer. These

The first time I prepped I made some meat plus sides of cauliflower and broccoli. It started to smell badly after day 4 in the fridge so I had to throw it away. I should have frozen the food and not just used the fridge. I think if you don't eat it in 3 days you should freeze it.

Perfect for prep is shredded chicken (or beef or pork) or meatloaf or steak (cut in very small pieces). The shredded chicken you can mix with all kinds of tastes like teriyaki or curry... whatever you prefer. It all heats up nicely in the microwave.

Stews or soups are good too. Instantpot is your friend. I use mine for all the meat or vegetables. Especially in the beginning you need as moist food as possible. Dry chicken will not sit well and if it is in a stew or with some liquid it works.

Some stuff is just too much work to prep. I make them fresh like eggs for breakfast.

This is how I started but I got lazy. It is a lot of work to prep for 2 weeks. That whole day is gone.

So... What I do now... And that is just me. I have small 5 oz plastic cups with lids. I put the meat in there and freeze those. Or I make little meatloafs (8 loaf sheet pan) with turkey and freeze those. Vegetables I buy now in a steamer bag (I got too lazy to prep vegetables) but one steamer lasts for 2 meals. And when it's time for dinner or lunch I just grab one meat item and a steamer and am good. The meat container I have already calculated and added to MyFitnessPal App. One click and the diary is done.

Variety is important or it gets boring. And... All this is for the stage when you can have all foods. :-)

I hope you did not want to prep for the whole family... That would be soooo much work. I am single so it is easier but really... Instantpot.

(sorry for the unstructured answer but I just wrote what was in my mind and that was not in any sequence.)

u/Reevos · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

You mean like these? Enther Meal Prep Containers [20 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Reusable Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe,Portion Control (36 oz)

u/ExplosiveLogorrhea · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

I am right now making... it's not hot dog cheap but it's bulky and satisfying and cooks ahead for 2 days:

jasmine rice (1/4c per)
ground beef (8oz per)
cucumber (1/2 per)

and I have these bento boxes

so I precook:

fry ground beef

cook rice

shave/grate cucumbers (add 1 T white wine vinegar/1T sugar per)

and then just put a little portion cup of teriyaki (prefer gojuchang but the store was out!) in each and..

I am just in love with this. Husband's been REALLY picky with food lately cuz he just went back to effexor so when he likes stuff now I know it's awesome.

Sorry about your Jeep 😢

u/FantasticBurt · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I bought mine off Amazon $13 for 21 Containers

Cheap enough that I don't stress when they crack.

u/smelliott0323 · 2 pointsr/KetoMealPrep

Got them on amazon, so far so good.


u/Chef0053 · 2 pointsr/recipes

Good for you! its not easy but once you start you will feel so much better!

First make a meal plan for the week ie. How many days are you going to have that you can or will cook for the week. plan accordingly that way you can eat leftovers in between cooking days.

Also plan around your staples for the least expensive menu. That being said you can cook a large amount of something such as chili, spaghetti sauce, soups etc... and freeze them in serving sized containers to make an easy meal for lunch or dinner if you find you don't have enough time to cook. the crock pot can take care of a lot of that for you.

Meal prep containers are a great way to freeze and to portion control your food. like these I love these use them all the time

These are great for things like Spaghetti, or lasagna, enchiladas etc...
[16 ounce single compartment]

these are great for a lean protein such as half a chicken breast, with your vegetables and a small starch.

[28 ounce single compartment]

for soups and stews I love these have been using them for years.

[16 ounce containers]

These are great for putting enough soup stew spaghetti sauce in the freezer for the two of you or more for dinner

[32 ounce]

These pens are washable markers says for wine glasses. I use the for my plastic stuff just write what is in it on the lid let it dry and freeze or put it in the fridge.


Now a few recipes for you These you can make in the crock pot while you're at work.

[Bigest loser crock pot turkey Chili]

[homemade crock pot chicken tortilla soup]

Can't make this one while at work it only takes 4 to 5 hours.

[5 ingredient slow cooker balsamic chicken]

Not slow cooker recipes
you can use beef or turkey or meatless crumbles in this it tastes the same. Great recipe

[Semi's Chili]

[semi's spaghetti sauce]

[Sauteed chicken with dijon white wine sauce]
(Not slow cooker recipes)

[Authentic Mexican Enchilada casserole]

these would also be very easy to make and put straight into your meal prep containers and put into the freezer or in the fridge for then next day or twos lunches. Just skip the foil and heat right in your container.

[foil pack chicken enchiladas]

u/Sriracha-Enema · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

"Bento Boxes"

I got these when I used to get quick meals at a place called My Fit Foods, the meals came in these containers and I saved them. I have had the lot for 8+ years now and still use them over and over with no warping. I'm sure they come in all kinds of sizes I use mine for individual meals.

u/Darth_Adnil · 2 pointsr/firstimpression

Amazon Enther Meal Prep Containers

I love them, they’re only one chamber but all my food just gets mixed together anyway. I think the same company makes one with more chambers. They’ve been super good for over a year now, packed everyday and put through the dishwasher. No cracks yet!

u/CactusSmackedus · 2 pointsr/OkCupid

Yeah that's what I've been doing too but I think I need to lock it down a bit more to basically make it impossible to ruin things with unplanned snacking.

Are these good, do you think?

u/I_am_sherlocked · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I literally bought something similar a few days ago. I obviously can't vouch for how much of a BIFL purchase it is, but they make it clear what should go in what container, such as soups, cold foods etc. and it also states that you shouldn't tilt the tiffin box either - so the instructions are pretty clear. So far I'm enjoying it. No spillage. My food stayed warm. No complaints.

I was unusually excited to pack my lunch this week.

u/1DFWrealtor · 2 pointsr/Bento

Yes it’s this one Zojirushi
Day 1 and I love it. Kept the food nice and warm! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. $4-5 for lunch vs. $12-15.

u/kycolonel · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Bento Boxes: like these

u/snookums · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Not under $15, but you should still look at the Mr. Bento.

u/TheReaperLives · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I second the hot food thermos. The mr. bento works mint if you want to have hot and room temperature goods in different containers.

u/StellaMaroo · 2 pointsr/Bento

I have a Mr. Bento which I don't see much of in this subreddit but it works for me. :) I'm totally lazy when it comes to making my lunch look pretty so I kinda just throw stuff in the bento.

This is my flickr album of some of my bento lunches. I added description of the food below the individual pictures. I haven't added any pictures lately because I've been a little busy.

One thing that helped me out for healthy snacks to put in the Bento was paying for Graze. It's a small box of snacks I would get in the mail at 5 bucks a pop once a week. I'm not sure if they increased the price though because I stopped the service when I planned to travel for a few months earlier in the year. This is a picture of one of my Graze boxes I received in the mail.

u/sugar_cubed · 2 pointsr/Bento

I hope I can help a little but I'm no bento pro myself.

Your rice drying out is more problematic than being clumpy. Sushi (aka short grain/Calrose) rice is sticky. This is actually great if you're planning on eating with chopsticks. Since you can't heat up your lunch you do have a few options.

You can always:

  • Invest in a Mr. Bento which are great for keeping food hot for hours.

  • Pack a sauce to go with/on your rice to add moisture to it.

  • Place something moist on top of your rice to keep it from drying out. Meat, sauce or even a cabbage leaf would work.

    My main concern would be that jasmine and basmati rice are types of aromatic rice. Their taste is distinct and it will change the flavour of the dish you're making if it calls for simple white rice. If it were me, I'd just bite the bullet and buy a bag of short grain/Calrose rice. Hope this helps. Good luck with your bento!
u/thetiffany · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Breakfast: yogurt + granola + fruit. Or I'll make a breakfast casserole and portion that out for the week.

Lunch: animal protein + vegetable (usually salmon and spinach, steak and broccoli, or chicken and green beans), some type of curry + rice, or a 1/2 sandwich and vegetables. I like to make different chilis, stews, or chicken fajitas in the crock pot and eat that throughout the week as well.

I usually do fruit, vegetables or crackers + hummus, or chocolate for a snack.

I also make bentos when I'm craving Japanese or local Hawaii food. I have this container which is actually the best insulated lunch container I have ever owned. If I pack hot food, the temperature will remain in the safe zone for hours so I don't have to be awkward in the work kitchen to heat up the food. It also comes with a travel bag and spork.

u/astrofizix · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

My wife is a subscriber to meal plans/groceries list and does lunch cooking on sunday (she is the bomb). I drive to work on mondays with 5 lunches and snacks and stuff them in the fridge. I swear it must way 45 pounds with the pyrex containers. I eat cereal or oatmeal for breakfast at my desk, a healthy carb filled lunch, a snack at my desk in the afternoon, and then ride home and have dinner. I have lost 15 pounds this season and get to eat 4 times more than anyone else in my office. This may not be the most helpful for you OP, so let me suggest a little jem from my amazon wishlist that I haven't tried yet, the bento box

u/somewhat_pragmatic · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Mr. Bento

Its a bit pricey, but you can keep both hot and cold things in it. The trays are liquid seals when seated together so soup isn't a problem. Why buy lunch meat when he could be eating higher quality, but cheaper cut, meats like pork shoulder (who doesn't like pulled pork) or marinated flank steak for lunch!

u/PM-ME-YOUR-FEARS · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Check out these. I picked one up for ~$20 at a flea market in perfect condition.

u/jmassaglia · 2 pointsr/EDC

I have a few different lunch boxes depending on what I'm going to eat that day. I really like the Zojirushi Mr. Bento because it has multiple smaller containers that can hold different things including one for soup. Other times if I am only bringing something liquidy I will use a Stanley Adventure Food Jar. If I am just bringing a sandwich I will use a soft insulated lunch box with some tupperware-style containers inside.

u/NgArclite · 2 pointsr/ems

Get yourself a cooler like /u/ScarlettsLetters says or a lunch box with the ice packs and take sandwiches or food you can eat cold/don't mind cold.

If you want hot food I'd say invest in a bento that can store hot foods. I use this not the biggest one available so if you are a hungry person or eat big portion look for a bigger one. I can supply better pictures of the container sizes for this one if you want. I also found a nice food thermos at walmart for the winter months were I make oatmeal in the morning or I just put oats in there and when I get access to hot water I make it for a later snack/meal.

Otherwise you are kinda stuck just making sandwiches in the morning and tossing in some chips. You don't have to be making Rubens or masterwhiches everyday but it sure beats fast food in terms of nutrition. Buy bulk chips from costco/sams club/BJ and toss some in a ziploc bag or a container. Or pasta. fills you up and its just noodles and w.e sauce / meats/veggies you want. Just give yourself maybe 10-20min in the morning to make food.

u/akcafe · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I use a PackIt Lunch Bag when I'm just doing a sandwich and chips for lunch and a Bento Box when I'm bringing what I slow cooked the night before

u/teh_capn · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Wow. I just ordered this. Until today I was ignorant that these even existed. Glad I checked out this thread. Thanks for posting that.

u/miss_mchammerpants · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

Reusable tote bags and veggie bags for the farmers market.

I've found some really great recipes in this cookbook, if he cooks:

For coffee, if he doesn't already have any of these: a French press, a pour-over (, or an insulated coffee mug. I think stumptown coffee does a coffee club subscription thing.

Random, but a bento lunch jar could be cool if he has to take lunch to work. Reduces packaging, plastic sandwich bag use:

u/radiodrift · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

We bought these for our kids lunches. You can keep hot and cold items separated. Watch the videos for full explanation.

u/TheFlyingSpork · 2 pointsr/loseit

I'm a fan of bento (sorta) type lunchboxes and I have been using a zojirushi for a few months and really enjoy the compartments. There's different sizes so I'm just linking you to the biggest size:ÅMÅZÕÑ&qid=1483552879&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=mr+bento&dpPl=1&dpID=41p5bbuAleL&ref=plSrch

u/nunz · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

The best strategy is to make a quick dinner and make 2-3 extra portions. Store your leftovers in some tupperware, and put one of the servings into a lunch jar ( Leave it in your fridge to grab on the way out the door in the morning.

Ta da! $2-3 lunch.

The instructions say it isn't dishwasher safe. I've washed it on the top rack without issue. The vacuum jar and the one insulated lid shouldn't go in the dishwasher, though.

u/Das_Orakel_vom_Berge · 2 pointsr/Bento

I actually ordered it off Amazon, it really does work great. Skater Brand apparently.

u/Ima_Sock · 2 pointsr/Bento
u/merkergirl · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

Here it is! I love it.

u/thomas533 · 2 pointsr/urbanfarming

I would actually recommend you build this composter as the type you linked to can be difficult in my opinion. Especially if you are in an apartment, lifting and sorting trays while trying to harvest worms from one bin to another is going to be a messy process. If you don't want to build a wooden framed one, I just used a tall plastic laundry basket instead.

With the composter I linked to you will just harvest finished castings from the bottom. To make tea you will just take those castings and put them in a big fine mesh bag (check out your local grocery store for reusable produce bags) and them let that bag soak in a bin of water. You can experiment to see how concentrated you'll want to make you tea.

How long you wait and how much you get depends on how much and how often you feed the worms. Your colony size will adjust to how you feed them. Expect to wait at least a month though.

u/mtg4l · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Y'all need to get yourselves some reusable produce bags and cut down on that carbon footprint!

Note I just selected the first amazon result - there are many available

u/cleogray · 2 pointsr/ZeroWaste

I'm in a similar spot as you - trying to reduce my waste within the constraints of being a uni student. One of the first changes I made was buying these. You could make produce bags yourself if you're crafty, but I'm not and didn't have time to figure out how to do it. Also, relying on freezer bags is a lot harder if you just don't have them in the house. We stopped buying them, and although tupperware does take up more space in the fridge, I think it's worth it. You also save money that would have gone towards freezer bags.

For cheap cleaning rags I just cut up old clothes/sheets that are at the end of their life, and keep them in a bucket under the sink. It's easy to just grab those instead of paper towel for spills/wiping the table/counter tops/cleaning the bathroom, etc. We throw them in the wash when we have a lot of dirty ones. For napkins, I went to a local thrift shop and bought a bunch of plain cloth napkins. They're nothing fancy so I really don't mind them getting dirty (although they always come clean in the wash).

As for bathroom supplies, you can find relatively cheap shampoo bars, and I've found that they last me much longer than bottled shampoo. I get mine from Lush, but you can definitely get cheaper - I'd recommend checking Etsy for some homemade options.

I'm still working on bathroom products, especially face wash and moisturizer, but I know there are a lot of diy tutorials online. Good luck! I've learned that even baby steps are important steps :)

u/bored_trophy_mom · 2 pointsr/Bento

I really like this box, it's lasted us three years so far and nothing has broken on it. This is an ECOlunchbox, I got it from Amazon:

u/Zerim · 2 pointsr/news

just don't throw them into the ocean for any whales to eat. cough.

u/wip30ut · 2 pointsr/news

or you can buy 900 of them from Amazon for $20. One case will last you several lifetimes.

u/sheisaeval · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

yay, scotland is awesome, I went there last summer

1.01 strawberry bag

u/qqpugla · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


  1. When I complete an exercise or when my hubby smiles at me, tells me he loves me, or that I am beautiful :-) (i know, mushy stuff)

  2. I want to get in shape because I want to be around for a long time for my kiddos and hopefully one day grandkiddos :-)

  3. Drink lots of water!!! Here is a pedometer on amazon for $1.92 :-)

    Here is my cheap item :-)
u/missxjulia · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cooking for myself makes me feel good about myself.

My daughter motivates me.

Less sugars, more water.

my item

Thanks for the contest

u/awkwardlittleturtle · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Strawberry reusable bag (plus you'd have moolah leftover to at least buy cheap MP3)

u/wepa · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love to spread the love! This bag is only $1.08 =]

u/processnotperfection · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

It sounds like what you have is working for you but, this is also an option. Works well and isn't as bulky.

u/darthfresa · 2 pointsr/swoleacceptance

Brother, get thee to a soup crock pot. Your meals will not need to be put into the fridge.


Mods, forgive me if the link is not to be included. But think of other brothers and sisters who may face a similar dilemma! Even on construction sights/schools/park ranger stations, where some of our swoliest work, they have electric outlets where this may be plugged in for a warm and satisfying meal worth of Brodin's love.

u/Greatrisk · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I just wanted to say that this little mini crockpot is awesome and helps me avoid the community microwave in my office! It doesn’t cook your food; it keeps your already cooked food warm. Turn it on in the morning, have warm lunch waiting. I use mine often! [crockpot]


Edit: fixed the link

u/plc268 · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

I know this is /r/slowcooking , but that doesn't seem practical. You're better off taking leftovers with you and keep them heated using this:

u/Saajuk-khar · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

If you have access to a plug or 12v outlet in a vehicle I recommend grabbing one of these, will heat food to steaming hot in about 2 hours and keep it warm so there is no need to refrigerate it.

u/phoonisadime · 2 pointsr/ElectricalEngineering

Save yourself some trouble.

HotLogic Mini Portable Oven - Food Warmer and Heater - Lunch Box for Office, Travel, Potlucks, and Home Kitchen

u/kloseweight · 2 pointsr/loseit

As to your fourth point, I recently purchased a HotLogic portable oven and it's so awesome! Takes about an hour or two to heat up food, even frozen food, and the food tastes way better than in the microwave. All you need is an outlet. I'd invest in that since you don't have a microwave at work. You'll still be able to have hot food.

u/mattzawr · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I've been using this hotplate lunch box that reheats your food over a few hours (3+ for a big meal), and it is a huge improvement over nuking it in the microwave. I typically have chicken, coconut rice, and veggies, and it always comes out great. The reviews say it heats up a few hours but I generally find this isn't enough for big meals, and I want the food temp to be well out of the danger zone, so I usually aim for 3+ hours.

It's called the Hot Logic Mini. I keep one at work and bought an extra one for home. Eventually I'd like to put my dinner in the box in the morning but I'm not sure how comfortable I am having my food heated all day.

u/Zzznola · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Someone posted about it a few weeks ago, it’s this:

u/shurehand · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I use this to warm up my food at work.

HotLogic Mini Portable Oven (Black)

u/blargyblarg · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Hot Logic Mini is nice if you're just reheating. The disadvantage is speed. But if you can plan it out, they're nice.

u/HelloMyNameIsAmanda · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I had something similar while I was briefly on the road: . I really liked it, but it was 120v and I had a pretty underwhelming electrical system, so I usually only used it when I was plugged in or at an actual campsite. The thing is, that although these things are low draw, they take a really long time to actually heat your food. Like, two hours for reheating leftovers. That said, they're a very gentle heat, so leftovers come out warmed a lot nicer than if you used a microwave. And with the one I had I could just put my tupperware in there and half the point was avoiding dirtying dishes and using more water. Didn't try to do any actual cooking with it, though. Had a butane campstove for that.

If you have a robust battery bank/solar and want to have something to reheat stuff or warm up frozen meals nicely over a long period of time, it's not a bad product. Maybe run the numbers and see if you can plug it into your cigarette lighter while driving? But either way, get one of them that are soft-sided so that you can stuff it away somewhere and it takes up barely any space. It's a pretty specific use case, but I was pretty fond of mine.

u/heatherjasper · 2 pointsr/preppers

I've been researching the heck out of emergency cooking for the past few weeks, and here's what I found:

Outdoor stoves:

-Grill (assuming you have a yard or similar area to use one in).


-Solar stove.

Outdoor ovens:

-Coleman camp oven

Indoor stoves:

-Gas stove

-Sterno cans (aka canned heat). You can get some alcohol stove stands off of Amazon that you can put pans onto, such as these ones:

-Coleman stoves. I've seen mixed results about theses. The manufacturer says don't use them at all indoors while others say use them with proper ventilation. I would have one just in case but have other resources to start off with.

-Flameless cookers. The systems I know of are the Barocook, Yabul, and Magic Cook. Barocook and Magic Cook use the double boiler method. You put water into the first pot and then put activated heat packs into the water. Place second pot with food into the first and wait until your food is done. With Yabul, you put the food directly onto the heat pack. I don't know if the heat packs are interchangeable.

Indoor ovens:

-DIY tealight oven. Basically, you take a toaster oven, gut it of its heating elements, replace elements with a bread stone and tealights, and be careful. You can find the instructions here:

-HotLogic Mini Personal oven. Just came across this on Amazon, and it seems nifty. You would need a power source (a power bank or generator) to run it, though.

Before you try anything with fire or gas, I would highly recommend having a fire extinguisher and gas alarm on hand. I would also keep a food thermometer and a guide nearby.

For basic heat and power:

-Blankets. Lots of blankets.

-Fireplace, if you have one.

-Make a fort or set up a tent and focus your energy on heating that up, rather than your entire house.

-Have a power bank, at the very least. Get one that could power, say, a mini fridge or CPAP. Definitely have smaller ones for your phone and similar electronics. Keep them charged.

-Have a generator and keep fuel on hand. Make sure to keep on maintenance for it. It won't work super long term, but you'll be able to have something for a while, long enough to be ready to switch to Plan C (whatever that may be for you).

-HotHands or similar heat packs. You can get one-time use packs or reusable ones.

-Rechargable batteries. Keep them charged and keep enough for any electronics that require them that you want the keep powered.

-Candles (again, have a fire extinguisher or two on hand). You can get long-running emergency ones off of Amazon. I would steer away from stocking up on a ton of scented candles, just because it would get annoying to stay inside with five difference scents burning almost 24/7.

u/boostme244 · 2 pointsr/Cooking

The interest shown in this prompted me to jump on the old search engine and see what is out there. Apparently there are hundreds, if not thousands, of answers for travelers. If you shop around I am sure you will find something that suits your needs. Here is one I found very interesting. From reading questions and answers on this it apparently is used a lot by people in your situation and has no problem with flying.

u/mcrouch824 · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

My husband takes a mini hotlogic personal oven and puts leftovers in it, casseroles etc. Works great on the road.

u/TableTopFarmer · 2 pointsr/Cooking

The problem with cooking a whole meal is that you will need to leave a whole other set of need spices, oils and liquids at work.

But you could reheat a meal assembled from your own leftovers from the night before. Or purchased, ready made frozen dinners.

If you want a fresh meal, consider investing in a Hot Logic mini-oven, $39 at Bed Bath and Beyond. This site has a 20% off coupon code.

Assemble your meal at home, season it, and plug it in when you get to work. It will be ready at lunch time, and leave your break free to enjoy lunch, without the worry of cooking it.

u/ocm522 · 2 pointsr/electricians

I use a HotLogic Mini
Changed my lunches dramatically and takes up a lot less room than a microwave

u/silvery_silver · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

You could try a heated lunch box like this one!

Maybe you can freeze your meals in bulk and reheat it from its frozen state in the lunch box. I believe it takes 2-3 hours to heat it up before you can eat it.

u/HappyKapi · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I don't know if you could use something like an electric lunch box (pretty much a hotplate in a insulated bag) but it works for me. No smells since my container is closed and no cold spots

u/goblinish · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Ouch lunch thieves are the worst. Maybe something like this would work for those days you need to keep something cold to give you more options for healthy lunches.

u/monch511 · 2 pointsr/povertyfinance
  • Veg and hummus/peanut butter is hard to beat. Carrots and celery are fairly cheap, and home-made hummus is a relatively cheap option too. They may not be a substantial meal, but it will keep you going. Plus, there is no real need to keep them cold. Add an apple or a banana and it can be quite filling.
  • Make your own granola bars. Some Agave syrup/honey, semi-sweet chocolate chips, dried fruits, quick oats, flax seed flour (or your choice of protein-rich flour), peanut butter (optional), generic rice crispies, and nuts can go pretty far in curbing hunger while not being too bad for you (just go easy on the sugars). At ~$3-4 per batch of 18, you can make them ahead of time and take a couple with you each day. I pretty much always use no-bake recipes.
  • It's not inherently the tastiest thing, but canned/pouch soups can be eaten at room temperature as well.. If you can find a microwave (a number of gas stations still have them, just buy a banana or something if they act annoyed at you using it), just pack the meal cold with some ice (or use a pack-it lunch bag).
  • Pack-It bags and an insulated thermos can be your best friends in keeping food hot/cold throughout the day.
  • Bagged salad mixes are pretty cheap and can keep you going for less than $1.50 per meal.
u/DondoYonderboy · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I've been using these for a bit over a year, now. One has broken in that time. I don't run them through the dishwasher; I hand-wash them but I do use them in the microwave (with the lids).

u/wenchkins · 2 pointsr/keto

I use these, though I have the 2 compartment ones. They don't leak (Though liquid can move between compartments), and stand up to repeated microwaving and dish washing really well. I've had the current set for a bit over a year.

ChefLand 3-Compartment Microwave Safe Food Container with Lid/Divided Plate/Bento Box/Lunch Tray with Cover, Black, 10-Pack

u/muchmadeup · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I believe the link was to those boxes, but I ended up getting these, looking at the review pictures they do not ahve a logo on the lid :)

u/davedawg2000 · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Yep! Microwave all the way.

I get mine from Amazon -- in addition to being microwave-safe, they are also dishwasher safe, very durable, and delightfully stackable :)

u/Commiserator · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

If you're interested in containers with compartments, I got these based on the suggestion of another user on this forum.

Only complaint is that the lids are fragile, must be careful when taking them off.

u/Genesis2001 · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Curious. Is this assessment limited to only the containers linked in OP?

I've had my eye on these for a couple months now but haven't had the money due to YNAB budgeting (money went more to savings than expendable money).

edit: If either OP or the ones I linked are bad, can you recommend alternatives? :)

u/d_hearn · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Not OP, but they look a lot like the ones I bought. Here is the link on Amazon.

u/sandersdc · 2 pointsr/mealprep

Seems kinda wasteful. That plastic builds up and gets costly fast, here are some that I have that are reusable.

u/DudeOnACouch2 · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I'm still new to meal prep, but this is what I'm using. 16 of them for $14.

If you click around, you should be able to find ones with partitions, like these.

u/GetThere1Time · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I got these, and they definitely do the trick, but there are countless similar products available, depending on the quantity and compartments you're looking for. I bike to work so I wrap two elastic bands around before putting it in my bag which works well, nothing here has much liquid though.

u/coachkiss · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Look for a Zojirushi on Amazon. They are good quality. I'm a big guy, and I do fine with one. They are great.

I have this one:

u/bc2zb · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Another option is a well insulated lunchbox, something like this. This will keep your food warm until lunchtime.

u/Munchkingrl · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Depending on how long it is from when you leave home until when you eat you could just bring something you don't mind eating at room temp.

My old office only had 2 microwaves for over 100 people, probably over 150. The office before that had 2-4 and for a few months none. Needless to say there was always a wait at lunch time. I just started eating my food room temp.

Obviously not everything tastes as good at room temp. I've had good luck with Japanese bento style meals; rice, veg, a bit of meat. Just bento cookbook is a good resource. She has tips for making ahead and freezing parts of the meals as well.

If you have time to cook something quick or heat up some soup a good lunch jar will keep it warm until it's time to eat. It great for pasta and sauce.

For a heartier meal and/or more variety mr bento can't be beat. The stuff at the bottom stays warmest. Again it requires some prep time in the morning though

u/HisDivineShad0w · 1 pointr/IAmA

Is it a waste rule, or a health rule? If it is just a waste rule, try a Bento , or some other box of your own supply.

u/Oliver700 · 1 pointr/Quebec

Je suis à Québec (coin de Limoilou) et keto m'a totalement transformé. L'an dernier, durant exactement un an, j'ai perdu 70 livres (en partant de 230). Mon objectif cette année est de ne pas peser plus qu'au début de l'année. Je suis à -5 livres...

Je serais possiblement partant pour une commande. Il y a des produits que j'aimerais essayer. Tu dois savoir qu'il faut être prudent avec les produits qui simulent ce que tu ne souhaites plus trop manger...À long terme, ce n'est peut être pas une solution. Quand même, on n'est pas en religion. On fait comme on veut! :-)

On peut aussi se donner des trucs pour les lunchs...J'ai pas trop de misères à varier et j'utilise ceci, parce qu'on ne se fait pas de sandwichs, en temps normal! :-) . Ça fait une belle job!

Si on sent qu'on est mutuellement fiables!, je veux bien prendre une partie de la commande. :-)

u/omg_pwnies · 1 pointr/Frugal

This nice lunch set (as mentioned by someone in another post) seems awesome for keeping your hot stuff hot until lunchtime.

Also the Jetboil is made for camping but it screams 'lunch pho' to me. Bring noodles, veggies, etc. in a ziploc and boil up for lunch. Yum!!

u/DurraSell · 1 pointr/Bento

I'll concur with the consensus here. I do own this vacuum jar that I use in the winter when I want soup or broth with lunch.

u/tonequality · 1 pointr/Cooking

I have an insulated lunch box that keeps things warm (or cold) for hours. It's the same concept as a thermos, but with different compartments for food. A normal container is not going to stay warm for four hours.

u/witchyz · 1 pointr/Bento

Haha, Mr. Bento is the one I thought of immediately. I have this one:

Got it on sale for $35 about 3 years back, still holdin' up. :) Just a vote of confidence for it.

u/wangatanga · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

If you want to keep ingredients separate, consider a bento! They can even keep hot/cold stuff in different layers in the same container.

u/Swurley · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife
u/mgmuscari · 1 pointr/KerbalSpaceProgram

i've had my eye on this one for a while

u/hydrazi · 1 pointr/keto

I actually make bento-like lunches. The whole family has bento lunchboxes like this.

I then usually have some chopped raw veggies (red or green peppers, celery, etc). Some meat slices from a pork or beef roast or seasoned chicken breast. Stuffed olives, pickles, or the like in another container. And the last container has greens or boiled eggs or even cheese slices.

Very often though, I just make a killer meaty salad. I prep all the items that go in it on Sunday and assemble in the morning. Takes me about 5 minutes for 2 people.

u/naazrael · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Perhaps look at r/Bento. Traditionally eaten cold and there's lots of ideas there.

As for salads, I've been eating chickpeas lately as I find they're pretty filling.

Perhaps also invest in stainless steel containers to keep hot food warm for a bit. A good thermos that's vacuum insulated should also allow you to have warm soup if it was hot in the morning.

EDIT: something like this maybe:

u/sasha_says · 1 pointr/Bento

A friend has this Mr. Bento and regularly takes soups in it. You can use flexible dividers like paper or silicone cupcake liners.

u/enough_cowbell · 1 pointr/Gifts

Good quality Bento Box very nice for people who like to eat healthy when they travel - or just for work lunches.

u/metabug · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have a Zojirushi. It's pretty nice. Although this particular model might not be large enough depending on how much you eat. I have a small appetite and it's just big enough.

It's also very compartmentalized so if you prepare simple lunches it might be too much of a pain in the ass.

They do make several other models that are worth checking out.

u/Pipiru · 1 pointr/Frugal

The bottom one has an insulted, liquid proof.
Next highest is insulated, not liquid proof,
Then there is I think 2 more for the regular Mr. Bento, just simple tupperware.

Everything has lids. It's pretty awesome.

(I realise it's not exactly frugal, but it is awesome, and explains in detail what is there)

u/El_Hechizado · 1 pointr/Cooking

Try glass, maybe. Just be sure to get a type with a locking lid--the ones without locking lids are more prone to spilling. I learned this the hard way. WeanGreen is a good bet.

I also love my Zojirushi Mr. Bento stainless steel lunch jar. This thing is a miracle. It keeps food piping hot (or cold) for hours on end.

u/mr_richichi · 1 pointr/ottawa

As far as I know its not sold in Ottawa, but I bought a Zojirushi Mr. Bento which has been absolutely amazing. I know it isn't cheap, but it has been a real game changer for lunch. I heat stuff up in the morning and come 2-3pm its still hot. I rock a Zojirushi coffee mug to and I need to make my coffee 4-5 hours previous before I can really slurp it back. I can't say enough good things about their products.

I realize you said they don't shop online much and if this stuff is sold in Ottawa then I would definitely recommend it. That said, I would still throw it out there to them as an idea because really, their products are life changing.

u/BigYangTheory · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I recently ordered these bento boxes for the bf and I to bring lunch to work. I've been extra motivated to make awesome lunches, and we've saved so much money already in the past two weeks.

u/MethodicalFoam · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I don't know if you've done this already, but if you search for large bento boxes [like this](MB Square black the Square Bento Box, that might be more what you're looking for..?

Edit: I've just seen that the listing doesn't show the inside. Very strange. Here.

Also see r/bento for the boxes they use.

Edit again (sorry): Saw this one being used on r/bento. I think that one is pretty good, much better than the one I found.

u/navydoc8406 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Reusable produce bags.

Plasti-mesh,take the Hydrapak seeker cap that you'll never use again, bore out a nice hole in the top, screw over mesh on Befree bag. These bags weigh less than half an ounce for the whole bag. If you cut it down to a small section, that + the Hyrapak cap might weigh in under a quarter ounce.

u/Kingy10 · 1 pointr/Bahrain

Get some of these for your fruit and vege. We also got a few of the reusable bags from Alosra for our main groceries. Very sturdy and reliable. Just got to make sure you remember them :D

u/baconwiches · 1 pointr/ottawa

For produce, just buy some reusable bags. These are cheap on Amazon right now, though delivery is like a month+:

Then bulk Barn allows you to bring your own containers.

Most meat departments will wrap your stuff in paper versus plastic, so while not zero waste, it's still better.

I agree though with the sentiment; would love zero waste options to be more prevalent.

u/wookieukindly54 · 1 pointr/Cooking

I'm with you! I cannot stand waste in most forms but especially when cooking. I use these to buy produce: find here. Also, of course, tote bags are always helpful. Etsy has a lot of reusable cooking equipment for sale (e.g., coffee filters, reusable Saran Wrap).

u/microwavepetcarrier · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I have these reuseable mesh produce bags. I put all the greens into the mesh bag, put a folded paper towel in the bottom of the container and put the mesh bag of green back on top. The mesh bag keeps the greens from touching the plastic and allows better airflow around the greens, and the paper towel absorbs the excess moisture.

I use a similar method for all my other produce too. A head of lettuce will stay crisp this way for months (no joke!), same with chard and kale, carrots, zuchs, etc.

u/VeganAilurophile · 1 pointr/vegan

Great job, but maybe cut back on the plastic?? There's no need to put produce in plastic bags. You could just not use them, or grab some reusable produce bags :)

u/BotanicalBrunchSkunk · 1 pointr/vegan

> We can’t even buy vegetables without putting them in plastic.

u/orangefolders · 1 pointr/OkCupid

Lick your fingers sensually, then rub the wrong end of the bag for 5 minutes before having to re-lick your fingers and try the wrong end again before you realize it. Make sure you make unbroken eye contact with the stocker the whole time. Hopefully don't get kicked out before buying fruit.

Or don't use a store bag and bring your own.

u/Not-Now-John · 1 pointr/California

I got tired of all those flimsly useless bags and bought something like this.

u/AfterDarkAfterLight · 1 pointr/Calgary

I purchased a couple sets of these if you're into making a minor investment.

u/chadnik · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I use this modular steel lunchbox and a canvas sack for whatever doesn't fit in there.

u/Konstantynopolitancz · 1 pointr/food

It's only $28 on Amazon!

u/bunnylebowski1 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/ITMANAGER_KILLME_PLS · 1 pointr/orangecounty

Here's 900 plastic bags for $23. Keep them in your trunk. Problem solved.

u/Adamsandlersshorts · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

Inteplast Group THW1VAL 12.5 Mic Thickness, Thank You Bag (Case of 900)

u/msnaughtykitty · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon






Hootie gosh those are so darn cute :)

u/8serene8 · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfGifting

Alright so I found something lol.

Strawberry Folding Shopping Bag

Power Puff Girls! :p

You can find the item on my WL titled The Island of Misfit Gifts

u/cknap · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This shopping bag is exactly $1!

My favorite pokemon is charmander :)

u/cupcakegiraffe · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy birthday to your brother, Sam I Am! I hope he has a wonderful birthday!

I would like to enter to win this super inexpensive reusable bag, please! Thank you for the contest!

u/anteaterhighonants · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this reusable shopping bag

go to sleep madysan!!

u/caraeeezy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love this pocket watch necklace and adorable ! Strawberry bag! :)

u/Ajoeee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This cute shopping bag is only $1 :) chickencone

thanks for the contest!

u/casual__t · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, if it doesn't have to be shipped prime, then this plus this equals out to $1.44 with free shipping too.

u/cia1120 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This bag is $1.01

I once was driving to work and had both my front tires blow out. It was awful. It scared the crap out of me, scratched the front of my car up pretty badly, and I had to sit for over 2 hours in the snow to wait for a tow truck. It was TERRIBLE. So, I feel your pain. :(

purple penguins give me gas.

u/ann_nonymous · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[Item] ( and [here] ( is my funniest picture. It is of me when I taught in Korea. One of the art projects involved putting lipstick on the little kids so they could "kiss" the paper and make flowers. The little boy loved the pink.

u/Cupcake_Kat · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

We still like you! Thanks for the contest! I think this little bag is so cute!

u/sylviag4949 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Great contest!

u/fujiapple73 · 1 pointr/instantpot

My suggestion:

Get an Instant Pot and make your dinners with it.

Get a lunch crockpot and reheat your leftovers in it for lunch the next day (takes about 4 hours).

u/redwineonice · 1 pointr/nothingeverhappens

They even have these little minis that are pretty cool and could keep a significant amount of cheese warm. Side note, now I want to buy one for on the go nachos

u/NobleNoob · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I picked up one of these last year.

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, Black

Great to have a hot meal while in the road working.

u/Calla2015 · 1 pointr/keto

Get a six pack bag and a food warmer. I have one of those bags and it keeps my food cold for hours. And then the food warmer you can just plug it in and warm your food up that way without a microwave. and apparently they are 13% off today for Friday the 13th.

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, Black

u/huss4030069 · 1 pointr/ketorecipes
u/StolidSentinel · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Wrap in foil and throw it in the engine bay away from moving parts like belts and throttle linkage, maybe?? Also, there is also a little 12V oven that only draws like 200W. There. I think there's some YT vids on a guy trying out all sorts of recipes.

u/sentamalin · 1 pointr/flightattendants

I'm omnivorous, here, but I try to pack some healthier options whenever I can. Of course, I say that but what I do end up bringing still has a pretty high carbohydrate content (I can't get over my love of rice and noodles as a staple food).

In addition to beans and lentils (preferably with a combination of a grain to help balance out your amino acid profile), I recommend not being afraid of adding healthy fats to your food because it'll keep you sated for longer, and if you're careful about calorie watching, is more dense. In practice: I like avocados, and I use the keto trick of adding some coconut oil to airplane coffee to add fat to my breakfast.

Find ways to add fiber and proteins, secondly, to your meal considerations because both will help you feel full, like healthy fats will. Low-sodium jerky, trail mix, and protein/fiber bars are my usual no-refrigeration go-tos for those. Carbs are still necessary, but if possible get them from veggies, and you'll get nutrients to boot. Carrots, celery, broccoli, and grape tomatoes are my usual mainstays because they keep well in not-ideal coolers--especially paired with some dressing to add some fat content to your snacking.

If you don't mind using some of your layover/rest time preparing your meals for the next day and you don't want to be stuck with just the hotel microwave (if it's even provided) I recommend--like others--investing in a HotLogic Mini. I recommend going to their website to buy it because they often have sales. Your other fellow flight attendants occasionally get coupon codes for them, too, if you ask around; and sometimes they offer a BOGO Free deal. Depending on how you meal-prep (for curries, pilafs, ratatouille, etc I just cut up veggies and proteins into a Ziploc bag and spice the bag) it's as easy as putting it all in a Pyrex glass container (one of the HotLogic sets come with a glass container) and plugging the HotLogic in. Recipes that work in a crock pot work best in it, in my opinion. I've also used the Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Cooking Set to cook during layovers, and I prefer it when I'm making pasta, noodles, or rice dishes.

To keep food warm, I've been using an insulated lunch pail like the Zojirushi Mr. Bento as a complement to my cooler. The inner containers can keep food hot/cold for around 8-12 hours while the top container typically remains at room temperature. It's a little thing, but having a hot meal in-between a long 12-hour day with no time to buy expensive airport food is a wonderful way to keep your morale up.

u/starwar22 · 1 pointr/keto

No way, it can actually fully cook raw chicken breast? These are the suggestions I was looking for. Thanks man! This is it on Amazon right?

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven

u/BendWithTheWind · 1 pointr/fasting

I lift outside of fasts and still lift during fasts. I've learned to take the dramatic (so far 5% decline in rep max and weights) lifting progression declines as part of my current fast (passed 14 days mark, and counting). It helps me control appetite; the soreness after a good session makes it easier to ignore temporary blips of appetite urges. Most workouts are around 2-3 am in the morning; the large offset to the normal meal period seems to throw off my body's programming to expect a meal after a workout.

<20 g per day net carb keto diet. Track my macros; 23/1 and 20/4 really streamlines the bookkeeping. Supplement each day with 10 g BCAA (30 g on workout days), 5 g creatine, 4.4-8.8 g Vega Hydrator electrolyte, both outside and during fasts.

Try to get in 8-10 hours of sleep every night.

I'm diagnosed Type 2 diabetic, but within the margin of lab measurement error for pre-diabetic range last year, and with fasting will drop out of that range into remission this year. But I still test my blood glucose between 5-10 times per day, some days with multiple different brands of meters.

I drink 4 liters/quarts of plain tap water per day. During fasts this will go up to 8 liters/quarts; I don't pee out as much as I drink, so I'm probably exhaling all that extra water.

I travel some for work. Have to be social over many meals with my client-facing activities when I travel. There is almost always an iceberg or romaine lettuce salad option no matter where we end up, and no one bats an eyelash at that. Outside of fasts, I pack and use an ultra-portable food scale and a "portable oven". The latter is more of a slow-cooker than an oven per-se; it only goes to 150° F. Toss some protein (usually chicken or beef) in the night before, and it is ready for me the next evening. Broccoli florets and grated Parmesan in the microwave (every hotel either has microwaves in the commons area or the rooms), and I'm good to go.

Measure and track various metrics to guide my body fat percentage lower. Goal next year is to drop to 12% by various caliper measurements to justify cost of a DEXA scan and start fine-tuning. I've had to stop using keto sticks because they only test acetoacetate and I'm keto-adapted to where those drop off and I'm only producing beta-hydroxybutyrate as markers, and am looking for a home-based test that's accurate (the Abbott Labs unit on the market I didn't find to be accurate).

I stay mindful of the enormous amount of commercial inducement behind most food "programming" in public spaces now. It helped me learn and take control of my psychological conditioning to food, and makes it far easier to ignore most enticements to eat when I don't have to eat for nutritional needs. I also remind myself that in my work travels entertaining clients I've already eaten the absolute, quintessential best of nearly every kind of food one is likely to find in daily (and not-so-daily) life, and no matter what is placed in front of me, I don't need to eat it for entertainment/enjoyment value, only for nutrition. The only exceptions I will make to this are true once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences like sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro that I haven't done yet. Fasting is an enormous aid in reinforcing my mindfulness and attitude.

I learned to eat to my macros and calculated TDEE requirements. I do once a week cooking of my proteins, portioning out during that session, and extremely simple meal plans. It helps that I'm not subject to taste fatigue; I don't mind at all eating the exact same menu for weeks and months on end. These days I will usually have sauteed ground beef (from the fattiest one I can find) in a patty form, broccoli florets (I cut what little stems I can find on even these florets, as that is the part that packs in a bunch of carbs), all cooked in bacon or beef grease, and grated Parmesan for Meal Type 1, and slow-cooked chicken breast and olive oil mayonnaise for Meal Type 2. I rapidly portion out the mayo, cheese and florets on a kitchen scale with a tare function. I will experiment with duckonnaise and baconnaise next, as I'm trying to move away from packaged foods where I can.

I look for the cheapest coupon offerings of proteins that I can find in the weekly circulars when I need to stock up, then buy an entire month's worth in a single trip, and cram it all in my deep freeze. Between this and once a week cooking, I have freed up a ton of time to enjoy with my family and not detract from my business.

u/ricecake88 · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I came across this when looking at a list of items to use for travel. Not sure this would keep your cold food cold, but it would definitely fit the bill in keeping things warm, as long as you have access to an electrical plug.

u/quixoticx · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I use a lunchbox that you can plug in to warm up your food, and I can't recommend it enough! Amazon reviews say its great for truck drivers, so I assume you can plug it into a van's car charging thing. Alternatively rice meals do well in a thermos!

u/jce_superbeast · 1 pointr/taxpros

This is the one I use. Works with any container, and has been going strong for 2+ years. Even bought the casserole size for dinners at home (connectioned to a timer or smart plug)

As for recipes: all kinds of stuff, it doesn't have to be special. Lasagna, enchiladas, soups, stews, chicken, brisket, omlets, even the occasional MRE side dish pouch. It's just a tiny hot plate in a fool bag set to 180F so it doesn't cook out the water or overcook the food.

u/lakenakomis · 1 pointr/glutenfree

Things sound very similar to what my wife deals with......we've even gone so far as to ensure that everything is not made on shared equipment. I contacted Penzey's spices a couple of years back and worked with them to develop testing procedures and standards. I learned that b/c wheat is so prevalent in our food supply....that almost anything can be made on shared equipment. I had been ordering online via Amazon to get the Spicely brand of spices...but they are so expensive! Thankfully a new brand has popped up in the stores called Badia....they are certified GF.

I also wanted to mention we do travel a lot...which has been a lot tougher, and we have tried a ton of different ways to travel with our own food. One device that has been a huge help has been the Hot can find it here:
It is awesome...the food we put in is at a great temperature every time! My wife even started taking it to work to use with her lunch.

We don't eat out at too many places except for Da Luciano's in Rivergrove....they are awesome! They truly understand cross contamination. Make sure you make a reservation before going...b/c they are usually very busy.

We find the high end fine dining places do a really good job...but who can afford those?

One other I wanted to add is my wife recently figured out that dairy was causing a ton of inflammation. After some looks like a lot of celiacs have dairy issues.

If you ever have any other questions...please let me know. I know how hard it was to go through...and we didn't have any, and we had to learn it on the fly. Always feel free to reach back should feel real proud of all the progress you've made to become a happier and healthier person!

u/garyadams_cnla · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Just found this at Amazon. Combine it with a power inverter and you can cook in your car!

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, Blue

u/Koobles · 1 pointr/pics

Get a hotlogic mini and skip the microwave line!

u/james13ondzz · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy
u/Threw_it_to_ground · 1 pointr/askTO

You can get something like this and a portable power supply because I think it cooks slower than a microwave but you could do it in the car and it's ready whenever you want to eat.

u/Munkzxilla · 1 pointr/slowcooking

Actually it was the first thing that came up when I googled it, under an Amazon ad to buy one. I checked the Amazon ad for you, but it seems the large version I originally linked was too expensive and didn't pan out. It is still available for purchase, but it can only be found used. Here's the portable version that was offered in the same article I linked you to.

Edit: Funny enough, if you click the name of the company and scroll past their products, the first unaffiliated product you see is this very same mini crock pot.

u/AXISMGT · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Just bought this freezable lunchbox the other day, and so far it's been great. Keeps food/drinks cold until lunch if I freeze it the night before.

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag with Zip Closure, Black

u/snackarydaquiri · 1 pointr/Nurse

This one has ice packs built into it.

u/timetravelinginward · 1 pointr/soylent

A freezable lunch bag. I got one at Walmart for a little over $10. It keeps mine cold until lunchtime and then keeps them from getting too warm if I take a late lunch. I usually pack two a day and freeze the bag again overnight.

u/fernly · 1 pointr/soylent

Search "freezable lunch bag" on amazon or similar: convenient bags with gel freezer packs built in like this. Put it in your freezer over night, pack it with loaded shaker bottles to keep cold all day.

2000 cal of powder mixes with about 2L of water = 2Kg weight give or take. Plus some for the freezer bag, 3Kg, 6-7lbs heading out the door.

If you can establish a nightly routine of: mix one pitcher of powder, put in fridge to mellow overnight; throw freezer bag in freezer; wash bottles. Should be about 10 minutes with practice. Morning, pour drink into bottles, put bottles in bag, leave pitcher in sink full of water (because soylent hardens to plaster if left alone), head out door.

Living a busy stressful life such as you describe there is absolutely no problem with having a bag of potato chips/crisps when you want some salt. Or an apple or orange if you want to chew something. It's food, not a religion!

u/squeadunk · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

My suggestions- I'm a special Ed teacher who works with kiddos with behavior. It's very easy to lose my planning time/after school pumping time/lunch time to behavior/meetings/staffings/legal meetings/team meetings/staff meetings/and so on.

I have 5 planned pumping times. I require myself that I meet at least 4.

I pump on the way to work, at my planning time, at lunch, as soon as the students leave since I don't have dismissal duties, and between school and daycare.

Pumping in the car while driving has been very doable for me. It's "wasted" time anyway, might as well make it productive.

I always wear an underwire nursing bra (38f) and cami under any top. This way very little is exposed when I pump. (Bra flaps down, pull cami neckline under boobs, pull overshirt up). I have had people walk in on me accidentally, including my principal! Her response-nice! Very discreet!

I suggest for your hands free action. This is what I use at work and in the car. It is so easy to put on even in the car, totally adjustable, and very easy to use even over bulky sweaters!

Have a cooler in the car. I use so I don't have to grab separate ice packs-just grab one thing in the am and go.

Some medela wipes for the car for your pump parts.

I know oatmeal has a big (2-3oz effect) on my supply so I eat oatmeal or oatmeal bar everyday for breakfast.

Do what others said and check out /r/abrathatfits

I found a great place to find nursing bras for a whole range of sizes. And even with a larger bust i still found a couple bras I really like for under $30/each.

u/hugemuffin · 1 pointr/cookingcollaboration

> By the way, how do you plan your "menue" for the week?

I am getting my notes together because next month will go more in depth into planning and execution, but a few pointers. Up front, the planning for the menu happens at home. I'll sit down with a few recipes I want to try, pair them with side dishes, and come up with a grocery list. I also have enough ingredients frozen in the freezer to make some old favorites if I feel like calling an audible.

  1. I only plan 3-4 fresh meals per week, because I try to make enough for leftovers. I find using special trays like these that you can get for much cheaper at restaurant supply stores to make your own TV dinners help a great deal with leftovers. As an added bonus, because they are frozen, you don't have to eat them the next night. During the lead-up to the birth of my second kid, I cooked every night and put the leftovers in the freezer so that I only had to cook 1-2 times a week for the first month. You can also save the sides separately from the entrees if you want to mix and match. Some things, like risotto, don't freeze particularly well, but it will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge and can be reheated or even cut into triangles and fried. I also do pizza nights on Fridays.
  2. Make heavy use of one pot meals and prep as much ahead of time. I freeze all my meats in ziplock bags ahead of time and thaw them by pouring in some brine or soy sauce and thawing them in the sink. That lends itself to very quick prep time. Thaw some pork chops in soy sauce, minced garlic, olive oil, and italian herbs ahead of time. Stab some red potatoes with a fork, microwave, and then cut into wedges. Brown the pork chops over medium high heat, add some liquid (broth, wine, beer, whatever you feel like cooking), add the potatoes, season with garlic salt, rosemary, and thyme, and simmer, covered until the pork chops are done (about 10-15 minutes). You can cut some romaine hearts or wilt some spinach in the liquid when you're done if you need green with your meals. I don't even reduce the liquid into a gravy most nights. If I'm feeling up to it, I may chop an onion and brown that after the pork chops but before adding the potatoes and liquid.
  3. Shoot for variety. There are different parts of a chicken, different cuts of pork, and all that. That prevents repetition and keeps you cooking stuff. If it feels like you just cooked a dish, you probably won't be up for it if you're tired.
  4. Don't feel bad about using pre-made. Everybody's gotta eat, but once you get the hang of it, there are many recipes that are almost as easy as stuff from a box.
  5. As far as stress of cooking, I know this doesn't apply to everybody, but I use cooking as stress relief. After a rough day, I'll come home, pour myself a drink, turn on the radio, and start cooking. A whole chicken doesn't talk back as you're dismembering it. Green Beans don't send nasty emails and CC your boss as you're snapping their ends off. An onion doesn't spoil game of thrones as you're chopping it. And finally, have fun with it. If you fail miserably at a dish (and I have, many many times), don't keep the leftovers and move on. That's the beauty of cooking, the journey and the destination are one and the same.
u/ked_man · 1 pointr/Cooking

I don't do bentos, but I bought some of these and pack leftovers. I put them in the fridge and chill them overnight and take them to work. I don't refrigerate or re-heat and other than sauces breaking everything is fine. I've gotten used to eating room-temp foods.

I learned it from some co-workers/friends who have done this daily for years with no ill effects.

Dinner on the other hand, I don't know if they would make it that long. You may want to stick with something longer lasting than leftovers.

u/hosway · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

A company called ChefLand. I saw someone on Reddit recommend them and purchased them off of amazon. They're pretty inexpensive and get the job done. They're a bit on the flimsy side, but I have reused them several times already with minimum problems. Here is the link.

ChefLand 3-Compartment Microwave Safe Food Container with Lid/Divided Plate/Bento Box/Lunch Tray with Cover, Black, 10-Pack

u/unimportantname · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

These are my favorites. I also have these. I've used them for about a year and have only had to discard a few (one I dropped and it broke, the others were normal wear and tear).

u/NavVasky · 1 pointr/Fitness

Where would someone be able to buy those containers?

Edit: Thanks for the replies, I found them using your tips.

Amazon Canada

Amazon USA

u/rosebatteredgirl · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

[10 Pack]3 Compartment Meal Prep Food Storage Containers with Lids/BPA Free Bento Lunch Boxes/Divided Portion Control Container Plates-Microwave, Dishwasher Safe, Free Cutlery

I just ordered these off Amazon today. Not sure how well they work yet, but I'll check back this week to let you know! 😁

u/WestcoastWonder · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I got them from Amazon:

I'll say though that the lids aren't great. I may get some different ones at some point as it's a bit of a pain to get a good seal on the lids. But they were definitely cheap, and they do work.

u/iceice67 · 1 pointr/loseweight

Hey there!
I'm in a similar boat. 24 years old, just below (or at, depending on the day) 300lb mark. I hate it. I've been logging into myfitnesspal the last 80 days, but the past month has been rough.

For lunch at work, maybe getting these will help-- I bought them off of amazon and they held up well!:

Are you on MyFitnessPal by any chance? They have lots of tips on different types of meal plan. If you're not struggling with food addiction, then the simplest thing is everything in moderation, and those containers really help with that. If you think you are struggling with food addiction then Overeaters Anonymous is a great resource:

Best of luck to you, slow and steady, you got this!
Feel free to reach out if you need any support :-)
It can be a lonely road, but it doesn't need to be!

u/ASYMBOLDEN · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Those LOOK like the ones I have! I bought theeese

I want to see how yours hold up op! Mine are pretty decent!

u/stephpl2d · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Ordered them from Amazon: 10 Pack - SimpleHouseware 3 Compartment Food Grade Meal Prep Storage Container Boxes (36 ounces)

u/pksullivan · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

No problem! Got them on Amazon. A set of 10 is pretty cheap; I'm going to hope to get a year's worth of lunches out of them before I recycle and get a new set.

u/SonyRae · 1 pointr/1200isplenty

A couple things I do/make:

  • I cut all my strawberries for the week and weigh them out and pack them away in my meal prep containers. (5 oz of strawberries, one gala apple (~170-190 grams) and 33 gram of peanut butter (or 2 tbsp). I cut my apple the morning of because of them browning over time) ~325 calories for breakfast/morning snack.
  • Make a greek yogurt tuna recipe that lasts about three lunches ( I double the recipe). I pack them in the same meal prep containers along with my Melba Toast Rounds and three pickles. ~300 calories for lunch.
  • If I want chicken for lunches, I make a fajita dish. Super easy, I like to make more volume for this recipe, so I use three-four chicken breast cut into fajita sized slices seasoned any way you like your fajitas to taste and 4 bell peppers (any color you like, i use this) and one onion. I usually have my bf fire up the grill for the best taste. Or just pan fry them (which takes a lot longer to get that crispy look). ~200 give or take the quantity for lunch.
u/Jinnofthelamp · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

So I bought these simplehouseware containers to make meals to freeze and I'm not happy. When put in the freezer the plastic becomes very brittle and breaks easily. After three batches I'm out a couple lids.

u/Jynxers · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday
u/Swarliey · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free Portion Control Bento Boxes (39 Oz.)

u/remembertosmilebot · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

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u/Turtleonapost · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Available on but not at a reasonable price.

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free & FDA Certified Food Grade 3 Compartment Food Containers Portion Control & Stackable Bento Box Lunch Box Food Storage 3 Compartment

u/_Redburn_ · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

The wife and I got something similar to these off Amazon. Being so cheap, if they started to absorb odors, crack, etc... We'd just rotate them out.

u/allkindsofmamba · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I purchased my containers on Amazon!

u/Ramitt80 · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I have found these 2 products awesome for food prepping. They are reusable and dishwasher safe, though they last longer if you handwash.

u/axlloveshobbits · 1 pointr/Cooking

These are great. I'm sure something similar exists in europe!

u/Gogzy · 1 pointr/sousvide
u/paosnes · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

Have you checked these out? they are reusable and should function in a sous video application. I agree with you about the instant pot getting more every day use

u/PumpkinQueen · 1 pointr/whole30

It seems like you are in pretty good shape in terms of new cooking supplies and grocery lists. My biggest piece of advice would be to plan, plan, plan for the week! Go to r/MealPrepSunday for tips on how to meal plan. I use a OneNote notebook to track everything...what I'm eating for each meal, what I need to buy at the grocery store, my favorite recipes and snacks, etc. If you want I can share with you what I use. But I think a key for you will be to make sure you plan ahead and figure out what you need for the week.

Also make sure you have plenty of tupperware if you do bulk prep...I currently use these.

u/rachinator87 · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Freshware Meal Prep Containers [15 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Containers, Lunch Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Bento Box, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe, Portion Control, 21 day fix (32 oz)

u/HorizonDivided · 1 pointr/keto

Thanks! This is my first meal prep and it came out pretty good. Spent less than $10 all together for the chicken breasts, broccoli and sprouts and it made four meals all together. It's enough for me since I only work three 12 hour shifts.

If you're interested in the containers I have provided an Amazon link.

u/Stargaryan · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Freshware 15-Pack 3 Compartment Bento Lunch Boxes with Lids - Stackable, Reusable, Microwave, Dishwasher & Freezer Safe - Meal Prep, Portion Control,

u/cupofkate · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Freshware Meal Prep Containers [15 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Containers, Lunch Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Bento Box, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe, Portion Control, 21 day fix (32 oz)

I’ve had them since January and they’re pretty durable! They’re dishwasher and microwave safe. I usually carry a backpack or shoulder bag and they fit great!

u/Jimmbones · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Hey there, I picked these up from Amazon Prime Now:

I was planning on going to the restaurant supply store, but they are closed on weekends.

u/scottocs · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

It's these, but I almost would prefer to switch to a more open container without dividers, because the dividers take up so much room.

u/bigheartlittlechest · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday
u/Burrowing_camel · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I got these containers from Amazon. They stack up nicely and are supposedly dishwasher and microwave safe; I'll see how they hold up long term.

u/BentBarViking · 1 pointr/loseit

I have a similar issue. I work right next to the Cafe at work and it always smells like food and there are vending machines right in the hall outside of the office. The culture here also doesn't help. Everyone always wants to order in lunch on Fridays and or go out and drink after work. Meal prep has been the best possible thing to help fend off the cravings/temptations. I am a personal fan of anything that can be cooked in a Crock-Pot/slowcooker. For lunch I normally buy my desired amount of chicken/meat of choice for the week.(Mon-Fri) and I cook it on Sundays. I also have a rice cooker and I use that to make enough rice for my meals as well. Then I bought these: Freshware 15-Pack 3 Compartment Bento Lunch Boxes with Lids - Stackable, Reusable, Microwave, Dishwasher & Freezer Safe - Meal Prep, Portion Control, 21 Day Fix & Food Storage Containers (32oz) as my container. I put my food in the freezer and pull it out in the morning before work. Microwave for lunch and eat.

Example food for a work day:

breakfast (6:30 AM): 3 hard boiled eggs, 1 banana, 1 serving of Almonds. 3 cups of coffee.(black with cinnamon) ~490 cals

Snack 1 (9:00 AM): 1 scoop protein shake. 120 cals.

Lunch (~11:30 AM): .5lbs of chicken with peppers and .25 cup of brown rice. ~422 cals

Coffee (Noonish): One k cup of whatever I have on hand. ~0-70 cals

Snack 2: (~3:00 PM) I'll eat something small around 200cal. I like Siggis yogurt or a banana with peanut butter. ~200 cals

Dinner (6-9 PM): something I have at home that fits into my calories. On days I workout I will also have a second protein shake. ~400-600cals

Notes: I drink a lot of water 1+ gallons a day. I recommend flavored selzer water while at work. The bubbles make it had to drink too fast and the flavor makes it a nice treat. I eat around 1600-2000 calories a day depending on my workout. I will post more tips for Crock-Pot cooking if anyone wants it.

u/GhazaliGTE · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Thank you! All there is to it is to do it! I only have my dinner plate left after my workout tonight, everything has been going well! These containers are holding up great, but of course this is the first use. They held up in the microwave and I don't see any deformations. The lids clip on tightly and securely! They stack very well with the little ridges they have on them, I don't want to speak prematurely but I think I recommend them haha here's the link again:

u/iaintjewish · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Thanks! I got them on Amazon, they're not the greatest quality but they do the job. I figure if I get into meal prepping enough, I might buy some better ones. But these are super cheap and work pretty well!

u/justpickanyusername · 1 pointr/askMRP

I would lead here again. Really it is yours and her only shot. Tell her we are going to be healthy and not have health issues when we get older. Throw away all of the shit in the house. Meal prep. Go to Amazon and pick these up. Put yourself and her on a strict diet and an exercise regime. The good news is you will drop even further down from 17% and she will start shedding the pounds as well.

She might call you insensitive dick, but do you really care? Your wife can't weigh more than you do.

What did she weigh when you first met? That is probably a reasonable expectation for a goal to meet. You should have that be your goal as well if you aren't there (with the exception of added muscle weight).

It will take her time, but hell, if you eat clean, hit your daily calories, and get her lifting it won't take too terribly long.

She will shit test you and outwardly hate you, but deep down she knows she is overweight and may be looking for leadership and a kick in the ass.

You need strong frame to continuously drag her ass a long in the process.

After seeing my obese father-in-law get diabetes and have two knee surgeries from excess weight I decided I was going to stay healthy. That was even before MRP. Now, it has taken a whole new meaning with lifting, but she is too big.

Good luck bro.

u/2beta4meta · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Amazon! Recently bought these and they work great! Can prep 3 meals a day for the entire work week.

u/5tobey · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Here are they ones I bought!

u/lunaris1013 · 1 pointr/keto

I use these containers for my meal prep and put half of them in the freezer so I don't have to worry about fridge life. They're also good to take to work because they're light. And if something does go bad in the fridge you don't feel bad tossing one out.

u/craychel · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Sometimes the containers will tell you how much each compartment holds. Like these from Amazon, the larger compartment holds 16 oz and the smaller compartment holds 9 oz.

u/tony-bromo · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I got them on Amazon

u/embersue · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These meal prep containers.

I'm hoping they go down to $8 or so which will make them cheaper than the ones I buy at the dollar store. I meal prep on Sundays and use a ton of containers!

u/TwistedEnigma · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Which deal should I take?!

I've been looking everywhere for these my girlfriend and I both had surgeries and both have about 40 more lbs to lose and we are gonna start meal prep and she sent me this link like 10 minutes ago.

u/-Skadi · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here. They have other ones too with more or less compartments.

u/kinarism · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Old post but I bought these exact ones on amazon

Enther Meal Prep Containers [20 Pack] 36oz 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box BPA Free/Reusable/Stackable Lunch Planning, Microwave/Freezer/Dishwasher Safe, Portion Control,

u/theshawnch · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

[Amazon! Love them. ](Enther Meal Prep Containers [20 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Reusable Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe,Portion Control (36 oz)

u/sraffetto6 · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Does this link work??

Enther [20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers with Lids,Premium Food Storage Bento Boxes, BPA Free, Stackable,Reusable Lunch Box, Microwave/Dish

u/Cyt6000 · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

It looks like the same ones I have. They're $17 on Amazon. Your local thrift store might have similar for cheaper though

u/_Migals · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

What about these?

u/__REDDlT__ · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I think I might have the same ones? I love them

Enther Meal Prep Bowls

On mobile so if that doesn’t work, let me know

u/Angry_Farmer · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

This is the exact one I ordered on Amazon and with prime they came in just 2 days:

(sorry if there is a better way to link this, I'm on mobile, currently.)

u/dontsuckmydick · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Thanks! Found this in the suggested items which is in stock from Amazon:

u/lyista · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

One of my favorite budget recipes is hippie stew. One can corn, can of black beans rinsed, one can diced petite tomatoes not drained, a pound of whatever meat you want, taco seasoning and cheese on top if you want it.

I cook the meat first until it's done. Then I add everything else. For the seasoning, I usually have the big container from Costco. I start with 3/4 cup and increase to 1.5 cups depending on how spicy I want it. I also add enough water to make it look some what runny and cook it for a few more minutes to thicken. Add more water if you over thicken.

We usually serve it on rice but will eat it as is. It serves our family of 4 for two meals.

For the containers, I have these.

They have been leak proof for me and I put them in the top rack of dishwasher. No melting or warping yet and I've had them about 6 months.

For planning, I look at sales for the grocery stores. If I need protein that is what I look at first since that is where the biggest chunk of my budget goes. Hamburger is usually on sale somewhere and I will get split chicken breasts and just cut them up. If I want steak I usually get sirloin,but only if on sale.

I will then get on Pinterest and look for recipes. Allrecipes also has a function you can add your ingredients in and it will give you recipes with them.

u/inkedupelephant · 1 pointr/keto

Thanks! I want to make it a ritual for us, too. I'm a little concerned about traveling on weekends and coming home to no prep, but I guess we'll be rolling with the punches like you :)

The containers are from Amazon, 20 for $20

u/helloworld748 · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Thanks. Try this: Freshware Meal Prep Containers...

u/s0undsleep · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

These containers are what I’ve used for meal prep. They’re relatively cheap, store easily, and have lasted about a year of frequent use so far.

u/A_Random_Boner · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

[I got these.] ( I have their bag so I initially got an assortment and have really liked them. They've lasted several years, I just needed more. The plastic can handle the dishwasher, microwave, and the lids stay on nicely and don't leak. My personal favorite is the 28 oz size one. Seems to be the perfect size.

I'll warn you too. I was looking at these too and my coworker has them. Said his have melted in the dishwasher and the lid doesn't stay on all that tight.

u/1Juliemom1 · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I recently bought these from Amazon.

They seal amazingly well. I put water in one and tried to get it to leak out but it stayed inside the container. I will be using them this week for the first time. They are taller when filled than my Walmart ones so I can't stack as many in the fridge but they seem like better boxes. It was supposed to be 20 boxes but there were only 19 in my shipment.

u/missehka · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Split up the steps when you have time. Take 5-20 mins to do all the prep work — chopping, marinating, etc., and when you have another window, start the cooking!

What helped me was buying a 25 pack of meal prep containers from Costco (looks like this I had a small window of time the other day between feedings and was able to chop up a bunch of fruit and veggies and store them for salads, juicing, and smoothies. I also was able to marinate some meat and pop them into the freezer for use later. A lot of my time spent when preparing a meal is during the prepping period so having stuff chopped up or already marinated is a huge help.

We generally stick to quick-cooking food. Stir fries and grilled meats and veggies. I have an instant pot I like to use for stews, soups, and braised meats and this helps a lot as well.

But I also took a croissant into the shower the other day (and was done showering before I had finished my croissant) because sometimes there’s just no time.

Good luck, momma!

u/involver · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I went with these ones cause you can fit more food in than the ones with 3 compartments

u/ManiacalV · 0 pointsr/Cooking

I've wanted one of these for a while, but I haven't bought one yet.

u/campkikiwakawaka · 0 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Buy a small crockpot food warmer if you have an outlet and space at your desk. It doesn't cook food, but will warm your food in a few hours without drying it out.
Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Grey & Lime

u/AdvocateReason · -1 pointsr/massachusetts

I realize I'm in the minority here, but I really don't like this for so many reasons including:

  • the 10x increased waste / transport cost of paper bag replacements
  • the sheer convenience of free plastic bags and their myriad advantages over paper: light, handles, waterproof (as a parent this is huge), airtight
  • Currently the grocery store is the place where I recycle much of the mailer packaging I receive from online shopping, popped VacPacs and whatnot. You'll see a message on them that says "recycle with plastic bags". If the grocery store no longer uses plastic bags what incentive is there for them to keep and empty those recycle bins?
  • government overreach; I'm as liberal as they come but freedom is f-cking important. Bans are serious business.

    For those that need plastic bags here's a link to the ones I have purchased. If you time it right you can get 900 for $10.