These Versatile Meal Prep Containers Are Microwavable, Dishwasher-Safe, and Basically $1 Apiece Right Now
Big-batch cooking for a week's worth of meals always starts with great intentions. I've had a massive pot of chili on the stove and cornbread going in a cast iron pan, when I suddenly realize that I have a dozen storage containers of varying sizes with and without lids. That's usually the moment when meal planning falls apart for me.
When cooking and storing make-ahead meals, the right container can make all the difference. The Bentgo Prep 2-Compartment Container is designed to make meal prep easier with a set of 10 trays and matching lids. They're stackable, so it's simple to find the containers you need, and keep meal components separate with built-in dividers. Even better, a set of 10 lidded containers is on sale for a little over $1 apiece on Amazon right now.
To buy: Bentgo Prep 2-Compartment Container Set, $12 (originally $15) at amazon.com
The Bentgo prep containers are microwave- and dishwasher-safe, which makes it easy when you're trying to heat up leftover pasta and looking to avoid pasta sauce stains on your containers. The left side holds 2 cups and the right compartment holds 1 cup, perfect for keeping the sauce on top of a thick hunk of lasagna from drowning your side Caesar salad.
The trays and snap-on lids have become an essential part of meal planning for thousands of Amazon shoppers. More than 4,000 shoppers have given a five-star rating to the containers, praising their versatility.
"I will definitely order more of these for meal prepping," wrote one reviewer. "They are sturdy and the lids fit well. I've bought another brand and the lids feel as if they will break every time I remove them. Not with these. They wash well on the top shelf of the dishwasher"
While some fans have used the containers to hold lunches, like cheese enchiladas with red chile sauce, in the refrigerator for the week, others use them to store ingredients in the freezer.
"Love these," wrote another reviewer. "I cut up fruits [and] vegetables and portion them for quick smoothies, then stack these up in the freezer. They're easy to clean [and] have not cracked."
The Bentgo Prep 2-Compartment Containers can take the stress out of big-batch cooking and meal planning by offering you a solid, easy-to-clean storage option. Grab a set while they're only a little over $1 apiece on Amazon.