13 Best Meal Prep Containers to Keep Food Fresh

Published on December 30, 2021 | 0 Comments
meal prep containers
Published on December 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

In order for meal planning and preparing to be effective, you need to have meal prep containers that will keep your food fresh and delicious until it’s ready to be served. To make your life easier, there are plenty of meal prep containers that can be used for cooking and freezing meals in addition to storing your food and bringing it on-the-go.

Whether you’re new to the meal prepping scene or are simply looking for ways to make your weekly food planning routine even more time effective, this round-up of the best meal prep containers has something for anyone who is looking to save time in the kitchen. 

 

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1. Joie Reusable PEVA Food Storage Bags

Made from FDA- and LFGB-approved PEVA, these six reusable plastic bags are more durable, sturdy and environmentally friendly than single-use plastic baggies. The Joie Reusable PEVA Food Storage Bags feature an easy-close airtight zipper to keep your food and ingredients fresh, whether you’re using them to portion out ingredients or to store leftovers. 

  • Price: $8

Joie Reusable PEVA Food Storage Bags
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2. Harold Import Co. Prep-N-Freeze Portion Tray, 6 Oz

When it comes to preparing and freezing soups, smoothies, sauces and other foods in advance, the high-grade LFBG silicon Harold Import Co. Prep-N-Freeze Portion Tray, 6 Oz is one of the best food prep containers for the job. It’s microwave and temperature safe with four separate sections, each of which are marked with a convenient fill line.

  • Price: $15.99

the Harold Import Co. Prep-N-Freeze Portion Tray is one of the best meal prep containers
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3. Joie Stainless Steel Condiment Containers, Set of 3

Once you’ve prepared your salad or sandwich, you’ll need some small meal plan containers to pack your condiments, sauces and toppings, and the Joie Stainless Steel Condiment Containers, Set of 3 won’t disappoint. These small, but sturdy meal prep containers come with leak-proof silicone lids and have a sleek aesthetic look.

  • Price: $11.99

Joie Stainless Steel Condiment Containers, Set of 3
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4. Zwilling Fresh & Save 4-Pc Pump and Bag Set

For anyone looking to get started with a vacuum sealing meal prep container system, the Zwilling Fresh & Save 4-Pc Pump and Bag Set is the perfect beginner set. It comes with a rechargeable slimlime pump and a small, medium and large freezer- and microwave-safe plastic bags. Compared to non-vacuum sealed meal prep containers, these will keep your favorite foods fresh up to five times longer.

  • Price: $74.99 

the Zwilling Fresh and Save 4-Pc Pump and Bag Set comes with some of the best meal prep containers
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5. Zwilling Fresh & Save 7-Pc Plastic Vacuum Starter Set

If you really want to save time, money and energy, then you’ll want to invest in the Zwilling Fresh & Save 7-Pc Plastic Vacuum Starter Set. In addition to the rechargeable vacuum sealing pump and two small and medium plastic bags, this set also comes with a medium and large container, both of which can be vacuum sealed to preserve the freshness of leftovers or made-ahead meals for even longer! If you want to prepare a lot of food, but don’t have a whole lot of time, then this is the meal prep container system for you.

  • Price: $99.99

 Zwilling Fresh and Save 7-Pc Plastic Vacuum Starter Set
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6. Zwilling Fresh & Save 3-Pc Vacuum Box Set

The Zwilling Fresh & Save 3-Pc Vacuum Box Set contains a set of three stackable glass containers, which are microwave and oven safe without the lid. These make especially great meal prep containers since the lids feature the fresh & save system and can be vacuum sealed (if you have a compatible vacuum sealing pump) to lock in flavor and freshness before storing in the fridge or freezer.

  • Price: $39.99

Zwilling Fresh and Save 3-Pc Vacuum Box Set comes with some of the best meal prep containers
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7. Zwilling Thermo 14.25 Oz Tea & Fruit Infuser Bottle

With the Zwilling Thermo 14.25 Oz Tea & Fruit Infuser Bottle, you can easily infuse water, tea and other beverages with steeped fruit, herbs and leaves, thanks to the removable, dishwasher-safe integrated filter. The double-walled insulation keeps your flavor-packed beverage hot for up to seven hours (or cold for up to 10), making it one of the best meal prep containers for encouraging hydration. 

  • Price: $19.99

Zwilling Thermo 14.25 Oz Tea and Fruit Infuser Bottle
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8. Zwilling Thermo 0.75 Qt Stainless Steel Food Jar

Featuring an integrated foldable metal spoon and a lid that doubles as a bowl, the leak-proof Zwilling Thermo 0.75 Qt Stainless Steel Food Jar is a great reusable meal prep container, especially for bringing lunch on the go. Whether you use it store soups, salads, pasta or some other delicious meal, it will keep your food hot for up to eight hours or cold for up to 11 hours. Plus, it has an anti-slip bottom and is dishwasher safe.

  • Price: $24.99

the Zwilling Thermo 0.75 Qt Stainless Steel Food Jar is a unique meal prep container
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9. Zwilling Gusto Storage 1.5 Qt Glass Storage Container

This gorgeous glass dish has a large enough capacity to cook food inside it, such as casseroles or pasta dishes. While it’s an elegant serving dish on its own, the airtight lid also makes the Zwilling Gusto Storage 1.5 Qt Glass Storage Container an excellent meal prep container for storing pre-made food and leftovers, too. 

  • Price: $16.99

the Zwilling Gusto Storage 1.5 Qt Glass Storage Container is one of the best meal prep containers
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10. Lock N Lock Easy Essentials Color Mates Assorted Food Storage Container Set, 14-Pc

The Lock N Lock Easy Essentials Color Mates Assorted Food Storage Container Set, 14-Pc comes with seven microwave-safe storage containers in four different sizes. These BPA-free plastic meal prep containers come with airtight lids that are color matched, meaning you won’t have to waste precious time searching for the right top when you’re packing up the food. The patented locking system has been tested to ensure they remain fully leak-proof for up to three million uses

  • Price: $19.99

Lock N Lock Easy Essentials Color Mates Assorted Food Storage Container Set, 14-Pc
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11. Lock N Lock Easy Essentials Color Mates Assorted Food Storage Container Set, 18-Pc

If you’re looking for an even more versatile set of meal prep containers, then we’d recommend the more expansive Lock N Lock Easy Essentials Color Mates Assorted Food Storage Container Set, 18-Pc. This set features the same color matching lid system and patented locking system, but has nine total containers in eight different sizes, including rectangular, square and circular shapes.

  • Price: $24.99

Lock N Lock Easy Essentials Color Mates Assorted Food Storage Container Set, 18-Pc
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12. Lock N Lock Purely Better Glass 9x13” Baker With Lid

The Lock N Lock Purely Better Glass 9x13” Baker With Lid is a convenient large-scale meal prep container, an essential piece of cookware and an elegant serving dish all in one. Use this beautiful 9x13” glass baking dish for preparing casseroles, desserts and other one-pan meals in the oven or microwave. It even makes one of the best lasagna pans! Then, simply attach the airtight and leakproof plastic lid to store your food in the fridge or freezer.

  • Price: $29.99

the Lock N Lock Purely Better Glass 9x13 Baker With Lid is one of the best meal prep containers
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13. Lock N Lock Purely Better Glass Assorted Rectangular Food Storage Container Set, 6-Pc

While heavier than plastic, glass containers are stain and odor resistant, as well as being completely oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. If you’re looking for a set of glass food storage and meal prep containers, we’d recommend the Lock N Lock Purely Better Glass Assorted Rectangular Food Storage Container Set, 6-Pc, which features three different sizes of rectangular containers with patented airtight locking lids.

  • Price: $39.99

Lock N Lock Purely Better Glass Assorted Rectangular Food Storage Container Set, 6-Pc
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No matter what your cooking style and food preferences, these are some of the best meal prep containers for preparing, storing, transporting and even serving all your favorite dishes. Head into the new year ready to save time and maximize your meal prep routine by adding some of these high-quality meal prep containers to your kitchen! It’s an investment that you, and anyone you cook for, will greatly appreciate. 

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