I have found that using Bento Lunch Boxes like these from Orgalif, makes all of this a lot easier! These lunch boxes are made with a sturdy BPA-free plastic that is dishwasher safe and can go from the freezer to the microwave easily. The plastic is nice and sturdy and should hold up to plenty of use. What I really like about them is how the lids not only have a tight seal around the outer edge, but also between each of the three compartments. The lid has been molded to fit over each of the three compartments snugly. It's not liquid tight, so keep that in mind as you use them, but it does keep food separated.
The compartments are great for helping with portion control. The large one holds 2½ cups of food, the next one holds 3/4 of a cup and the small one holds 1/2 cup. This can really help with any kind of diet you are on. You can make meals ahead of time and place them in the freezer, ready to pull out, no measuring, no fussing, just place in the microwave to heat.
I've also found that these are great to use for meals you prepare for shut-ins or those recovering from an illness. It's easy to fix some nice meals for them and drop them off. They can freeze some and know that they will have meals ready when they need them.
I know for us, having the option for my third shift workers to just pull out what I made for supper from the fridge, ready to go, is very handy. No digging around for containers to take to work. It's all ready for them to take. They would be great to tuck into your kids backpacks for school too. Just remember they are not liquid tight, so keep that in mind with what your send along.
You can purchase the Orgalif set of 7 Bento Lunch Boxes HERE!
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