If you are busy and constantly on the go, food preparation can be a real hassle, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you thought that food delivery and snacks are the only way to save time, think again as there are actually alternatives to preparing and packing your food and carry it wherever you go.
You don’t really need anything fancy – just a good efficient container that makes meal preparation very easy. You want containers that will work for you, store all your food portions into compartments, wash easily, last for multiple uses, and of course, be microwaved safely with no issue.
The meal containers we sell have the following benefits:
- Made of quality food-grade polypropylene material which is totally safe and BPA free (no worries about harmful BPA leaking in your food like most of the rest brands)
- Can be stacked easily on top of each other without falling apart and make you also save space in your fridge or freezer
- Can be washed easily by hands or in the dishwasher
- Each pack consists of 10 food containers lasting for using many times
- Container is divided into three compartments which yield a 32 oz. filling capacity in total–an ideal amount if you want your meal to cover your needs perfectly without being big or small
- They are easy to use by everyone, even kids
If you are just getting started to make your own meals ahead, here are just some ideas to feel your containers with full, satisfying, healthy, and delicious meals:
No 1: Food leftovers. Food leftovers are great for packing in the containers and you get to use your food another time instead of tossing it to trash -if it’s still fresh of course. Beef, chicken, ground meat, veggies, and rice are great leftover options for including them into your containers.
No 2: Vegetables and fruits. No healthy meal prep is complete without the addition of vegetables and fruits, right? You can get it from the local market or farmer (many times organic) and chop them up to make portions for the whole week on weekends. Since you do this once or twice a week, the vegetables and fruits still maintain their freshness, until you repeat the process the next week, because, after a week, they get mushy or rancid. And the best part is, you need less than a couple of minutes to slice a fruit or veggie up and you can directly place it in your container without having to slice anything up in the last minute.
No 3: Preparing and freezing meat portions is a technique that have been using for years and it’s very efficient. For the purpose of saving money and time, you can purchase all meats (usually beef chicken breasts) in bulk, and slice them or chop them up to desired size and texture. Then take 3 pieces of foil and wrap each small portion around it and bake them in the oven until they are fully cooked. Then add them to the large meal compartment separately (one container for each) of the container and top them with the sauce of your choice (you can make 3 different sauces, for example, mexican, teriyaki, and barbeque). Chicken is the most flexible for this thing but you can also do this with other meats and even bake them all at once e.g beef strips and bacon, or even fish and seafood. It does take longer if you are baking meat and want to fill up many portions at once (in my case it takes anywhere from 1-2 hours), but you’ll save time and effort preparing them together one day instead of every day. You can then cool them and store them in your fridge for up to a week in the freezer for months if you are not going to consume them the upcoming days. In case you have extra storage in the freezer, you can stack them up or add them optionally into separate portions of zipper bags.
No 4: You can also make pasta and rice ahead to supplement your meal and place it beneath your meat or in a smaller separate compartment of your container. Wherever you go, you can have your favorite meal with you. The perfect thing that helps you with it is three compartment containers. These containers are a very light and compact. Just order it and enjoy your fresh meal.