These fantastic food containers will fulfill your meal-prep fantasies

Food containers that’ll inspire you to meal prep (Photo: Getty)

You’ve made your resolution to meal prep, right? Now it’s time to follow through. Meal planning takes effort and organization; having the right food containers on hand makes it easier to think ahead so you won’t be tempted to inhale a meatball sub when hunger strikes. You want vessels that are easy to carry, a snap to store, leak-proof, and safe. We’ve scoured the market to find the very best containers around. So map out your meals, grab that mesclun, chop up some veggies, and start prepping!

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Reusable Refrigerator 5 Container Food Storage Set—ON SALE

Reusable Refrigerator 5 Container Set (Photo: Wayfair)

With jewel-toned lids and large viewing areas so you can ogle your culinary masterpieces, this set is a winner— one for each day of the work week. BPA-free and freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Bonus: It’s 35 percent off!

Shop it: Reusable Refrigerator 5 Container Food Storage Set, $13 (was $20), wayfair.com

Savor the Scenery Container Set, 5 Pieces

Savor the Scenery Container Set (Photo: Modcloth)

Brighten up those dead-of-winter lunches with these cheerful, charming glass containers that feel retro (in a good way). The bowls are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Shop it: Savor the Scenery Container Set, $39 for set of 5, modcloth.com

5-Pack MCIRCO Glass Meal Prep Container 2 Compartment

Mcirco 5-Pack Glass Meal Prep Containers (Photo: Amazon)

Glass containers with dividers separate your protein from your fruit and veggies and can be safely placed in the microwave, oven, dishwasher, and freezer. BPA-free locking lids.

Shop it: 5-Pack MCIRCO Glass Meal Prep Containers 2 Compartment, $30 for set of 5, amazon.com

Smart Diet Control 7-piece Container Kit—ON SALE

Smart Diet Control 7-piece Container Kit (Photo: Amazon)

AMAZING SALE ALERT! With color-coded lids and illustrations showing what goes where, this portion-control set is great for the organizing obsessed. The BPA-free containers are already measured out (veggies, 1 cup; starches ½ cup…), so no calorie counting or weighing food necessary. Comes with a recipe eBook and 21-day meal planner. Freezer, microwave, and top-rack dishwasher safe.

Shop it: Smart Diet Control 7-piece Container Kit, $9 (was $25), amazon.com

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jar

Zojirushi Food Jar (Photo: Overstock)

This baby-blue cutie keeps chili, soup, oatmeal, even that fancy quinoa concoction hot for up to 6 hours. Dimples on the lid provide a nice grip.

Shop it: Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jar, $38, overstock.com

Pyrex 6-pc Round Storage Set

Pyrex 6-pc Round Storage Set (Photo: Macy’s)

This happily minimalist set of three bowls (2-, 4- , and 7-cup) can go from fridge to table without offending your guests. The round vessels are perfect for salads and grain bowls, and stack like a charm. Dishwasher, fridge, microwave, and pre-heated oven-safe.

Shop it: Pyrex 6-pc Round Storage Set, $25 for set of 3, macys.com

10-Pack Durahome Meal Prep Containers with Lids

10-Pack Durahome Meal Prep Containers with Lids (Photo: Amazon)

These takeout-like Bento containers feature one large section and two smaller ones so mains and sides can play nicely together. They’re lightweight and durable; toss them in a bag and go. Your cabinets will appreciate that they nest together for space-saving storage, and you’ll appreciate the big clear tops that let you sneak a peek and see what’s inside. BPA-free and FDA approved for use with hot foods. Top-rack dishwasher and microwave-safe, with handy lid tabs.

Shop it: Durahome Meal Prep Containers with Lids, $17 for 10, amazon.com

Monka Bento Lunch Box Food Container Storage Set

Monka Bento Lunch Box Storage Set (Photo: Amazon)

These stainless babies have got it all: leakproof lids with airtight clips for freshness, plus three sizes that stack to save your space and sanity. And they’re cute to boot. Dishwasher safe. Bonus: Comes with 60 decorative stickers!

Shop it: Monka Bento Lunch Box Food Container Storage Set, $24 for set of 3, amazon.com

Rubbermaid LunchBlox 7-Piece Modular Containers

Rubbermaid LunchBlox 7-Piece Containers (Photo: Walmart)

This BPA-free modular system accommodates entrees, sides, and snacks, and comes with two ice packs for on-the-go chilling. The pieces snap together so they won’t topple all over the fridge. Microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe.

Shop it: Rubbermaid LunchBlox 7-Piece Modular Entree Food Containers with Blue Ice Snap-Ins, $14, walmart.com

Kitchen Details Round Twist 2-Tier Lunch Box

Kitchen Details Round Twist 2-Tier Lunch Box (Photo: Amazon)

You won’t be embarrassed to bring this modern lunchbox to the office. The clean, white tower (with hidden handles on top) twists open to reveal two containers with vacuum-tight seals. Dishwasher and freezer safe.

Shop it: Kitchen Details Round Twist 2-Tier Stainless Steel Insulated Lunch Box in White, $20, amazon.com

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