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Do you save your leftovers? Do you bring your lunch to work? Got kids? Ever make WAY too much food, and put it in the freezer for some other time? For all these purposes—and more—you need food storage boxes, or meal prep containers. What are the best meal prep containers for guys on the go? That depends on your needs.
There are food storage containers large enough for meals. You can buy storage containers with smaller compartments inside, for keeping foods separated. You can buy popular Bento-style boxes, just big enough for lunch.
The Best Meal Prep Containers for Guys on the Go
Why would a guy on the go need a meal prep container? The number one reason is to make a bunch of food in advance. Then just separate it into smaller containers. Each morning, just grab it and go. Now, lunch is served whenever you’re ready
This is not only great for saving time and money. It’s also important for diet, health, and fitness. Prepping meals in advance allows for portion control. That means you can gauge and predetermine your caloric intake—resulting in a controlled diet.
Why would a guy on the go want to control his caloric intake?
- To avoid overeating
- To eat fast & inexpensive healthy meals
- To track diet and ensure healthy energy
- Because fast food is garbage
So food storage prep containers are for far more than just saving money on lunch and growing science experiments in the fridge. (And seriously—fast food is garbage and you shouldn’t put that crap in your body.)
If you’re thinking about getting in shape, eating better, and generally being fitter and happier in 2020, you need a meal prep container for guys on the go. There are dozens of styles and sizes to choose from.
What’s the Best Meal Prep Container for You?
Glass and stainless steel are the most popular materials for food storage and meal prep containers because they’re reusable, generally dishwasher-safe, and cut back on trash.
Glass is heavier. But it’s preferred these days because many glass containers are oven- and microwave safe. That makes reheating a breeze—even at the office. Stainless steel is lighter in weight, but even if it’s safe for the oven you can’t put metal in a microwave.
Plastic is admittedly far cheaper than either glass or stainless steel. But much of it isn’t recyclable unless it’s completely clean—and even then, some places just don’t recycle. Unless you’re absolutely positive it’s BPA and toxin-free, we don’t recommend it. While it’s true that many claim to be, you really never know. Of course, you do what you want! But we’re not taking any chances. After all, the point is to be healthy.
Here are the ten best meal prep containers for guys on the go.
BKLYN Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Box
This 3-tiered lunch box might be our favorite new lunch portage. It’s big. All three compartments click together for an easy-to-carry package. And it seals tightly and is easy to clean. Best Bento?
Pohl+Schmitt Glass Meal Prep Containers
These 30-ounce Swiss-made containers measure 6.5” x 4.75” x 2”. They’re perfect for meal prepping and precise portion control. Made of oven-safe borosilicate glass.
Lilys Kitchen Stainless Steel Food Containers
We’d feel comfortable tossing these in our bag in the morning because these leakproof lids have a snap-and-lock design with a silicone seal. And the lids have a lifetime guarantee.
NomBox Leak Proof Stainless Steel Lunch Container
This simple, stainless lunch box comes with a silicon lid and a small dipping container that’s perfect for those side dishes. Or just ketchup or hummus.
Prep Naturals Glass Food Storage Containers with Lids
This set includes nine lids and nine containers of various stackable shapes and sizes. Made of strong borosilicate glass, they’re FDA and LFGP approved, and BPA-free.
Home & Harvest Stainless Steel Food Storage Containers
Nothing fancy or frilly about these, and they ought to last for years. Functional, solidly made, and nestable. We just wish they were a bit bigger.
elabo Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags
These food-grade silicone bags are ideal for storing milk, vegetables, meat, chicken, soup, and more. They’re also perfect for storing liquids, sauces, and leftovers.
Monka Bento Box Stainless Steel Food Storage Set
These BPA- and toxin-free stainless steel nesting containers are perfect for guys who run around all day. Two are perfect for snacks, and the third is big enough for lunch.
Bayco Glass Food Storage Containers
If you’re prepping a lot of food in advance and want freezer-safe, portable storage, this nine-piece set is perfect for you. Includes square, round, and rectangular containers in three sizes.
Freshware Meal Prep Containers 15-pack
This 15-pack features one compartment in each container. Each can store a total of 28 ounces—perfectly portion-controlled to stay full, yet fit and healthy.
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