Caleb Company BPA-Free Divided Meal Prep Container, 3-Pack

Last updated date: August 5, 2020

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Caleb Company BPA-Free Divided Meal Prep Container, 3-Pack

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In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Caleb Company Caleb Company BPA-Free Divided Meal Prep Container, 3-Pack placed 8th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 11, 2020:
Checkout The Best Meal Prep Container for a detailed review of all the top meal prep containers.

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From The Manufacturer

A Smart Way To Keep You Going All Day: Length: 7 Inches Width: 4.5 Inches Height: 2.5 inches GOOD TO KNOW: 117oz Total Capacity 3 Piece Set Airtight, Watertight, Leak-proof Snap Locking Lids BPA Free Dishwasher, Freezer and Microwave (not lids) Safe Stackable Variety of Uses Super Strong and Sturdy Re-usable Perfect Gift Set ✅SAVE WITH HOMEMADE: A bento lunch box designed to keep all food items separate and leak free. High quality plastic, super durable and heavy duty construction, designed to be functional and look good at the same time. Helping you eat healthily by taking your delicious homemade sandwich, meals or snacks with you whilst on the go, rather than spending money at the cafeteria, restaurant or store. ✅STRONG AND STURDY: Making a great lunch is only half the story. Lunches have to taste good and look good and this bento box protects all your hard work! The airtight silicone sealed lid snaps into place keeping your food fresh and prevent messy spills or leaks that cheaper lunch boxes often result in. We've added a textured edge on the bottom to add grip and prevent slipping. ✅VERSATILE: Within each box are 3 removable compartments (one large, two small) which are configurable allowing you to use the ones you need, depending on the meal you wish to prepare. You can also mix and match these compartments so, when you open your lunch it’s exactly how you want it to be!

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An Overview On Meal Prep Containers

If you pay attention on social media, you’ve probably noticed people referring to something called “meal prep.” Meal prep lets you make meals for days at a time, at your own convenience, refrigerating or freezing them until you’re ready to eat them. But before you can get started with meal prepping, you’ll need containers thick enough to keep foods fresh, but lightweight enough to keep them portable.

In addition to the materials in the container itself, the seal between the lid and the container is essential for freshness. This is especially true if you’ll be freezing your meals and thawing them later. Pay close attention to the seal before you make your purchase. This seal will also be essential if you’re taking your containers on the go with you. A leak could mean the contents spill into your laptop bag or backpack, creating a mess and changing your lunch plans.

Meal prep containers come in bundles for a reason. They’re designed for you to make multiple meals at once, then store them in your fridge or freezer. Stackable containers make it easy to store everything together. If you pack multiple containers in your lunch box, stackability will also come in handy. Make sure you choose a group of meal prep containers that fits well together to maximize your convenience.

When you think about how you’ll use your meal prep containers, you probably realize it’s essential that they’re safe to at least store in the refrigerator and use in the microwave. However, being able to freeze your food to keep it fresh longer is useful as well. Some meal prep containers can even be used in the oven, so that’s something to consider if you plan to reheat your food that way.

Portability can also become an issue, particularly if you’re looking for a container that insulates food well. As good as glass and thicker plastics can be at this, consider that this also may make it heavier to take on the go with you, especially if you’re taking more than one container at a time. Heavier containers may work better for those planning to meal prep for home use rather than for transport.

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Convenience is perhaps the biggest benefit of meal prep. You make your meals when you have plenty of time, such as a worry-free Sunday afternoon, and have them ready during the busy workweek. But there are many lifestyle benefits that come with meal prep, including the fact that you won’t be tempted to dine out while away from home. This can save you significant money over multiple weeks, as well as giving you the option of eating healthy rather than opting to grab a hot dog or cheeseburger on the run. You can also make large meals and portion them out over multiple days, letting you make the most of your time in the kitchen.

The Meal Prep Container Buying Guide

  • If you pack multiple foods in one container, compartments are essential. Otherwise, your foods can blend together, effecting the taste experience. Some containers have compartments, while others don’t. Containers that have three compartments use one section for main courses and the other two sections for sides. You’ll also find food prep containers with two compartments that are typically equal in size. You’ll find the containers that are best for carrying casseroles and other one-plate dishes are the ones that only have one compartment.
  • Before buying, consider whether you want a disposable meal prep option or if you’d rather have a container you can wash and reuse for years. Disposable models can simply be tossed in a nearby garbage can. These can be especially useful for temporary use, such as while traveling. However, you may prefer the cost savings and environmental friendliness you get from a reusable container.
  • For reusable containers, it’s important to look at how easy they are to clean. Prep Naturals Glass Containers are dishwasher safe, but only the body of the Prep Naturals Glass Containers is. That means you’ll have to hand-wash the lid. Just because a container is disposable, that doesn’t mean you can’t wash and reuse it until it wears out. Some disposable food prep containers are even dishwasher safe.
  • Being able to pop your containers into both the freezer and microwave are essential while meal prepping. Enther Stackable BPA-Free Meal Prep Container, 20-Pack can be used in the freezer and microwave. Some models even allow you to store them in the freezer and heat them up in the microwave, oven or on an indoor grill. Although Prep Naturals Glass Containers are microwave safe, their lids aren’t, so you’ll need to take those off before you heat your food.
  • The secret to meal prep is making sure your food still tastes fresh, even if it’s been in the freezer for days. The secret to that is in the seal. Look for a seal that locks tightly into place to prevent anything from getting in or out. Certain models have an audible snap closure that makes it easy to confirm that you’ve closed the container completely.
  • Safety is important to many consumers, especially when freezing and reheating the foods you’re putting in your body. Prep Naturals Reusable Plastic Meal Prep Container, 30-Pack are made from BPA, PVC and phthalate-free materials and are 100% food safe. Prep Naturals Glass Containers are made from environmentally-friendly borosilicate glass, and Enther Stackable BPA-Free Meal Prep Container, 20-Pack are designed using high-quality BPA-free material.