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If you're a fan of the meal, you probably live by the mantra "Do not plan, plan to fail." And while it may sound clichéd when it comes to healthy food, it is indeed right – having reliable food storage containers in the kitchen and packing pre-packaged meals is crucial to your nutritional goals.
Many people swear by the preparation of meals convenience (and save money!). In particular, Bento lunch boxes provide additional comfort, as they contain pre-portioned compartments in the container. This will help you to better estimate the correct portion sizes of food to pack. (Already lost? Here's the beginner's guide to preparing meals.)
Depending on your preferences, you might opt for a Bento lunch box, which is divided into two compartments ̵
plastic / glass bento boxes
What to consider? These bento containers are usually available in two different materials: plastic or glass. Plastic options – like this 25-pack of 25 plastic containers for only $ 25 – are often cheaper and still keep your food freshly closed. In addition, they often weigh less than glass (which brings several meals for daily use).
Glass containers also have some advantages: they are less prone to pollute or absorb food odors. Keep your food fresh longer and put it straight into the oven for easy warming up. (It is not advisable to warm plastic containers in the oven, although some can be heated in the microwave.) If you are interested in preparing meals with glass containers, we recommend Sam Anne, the inventor of @ samanne.fit, the Bento Boxes used that can be packed with hot food and later easily reheated.
Whichever material you choose, look for durable, leak-proof containers so you do not have to worry about spilled material. Below are six of the best bento lunch boxes you can find on Amazon, including plastic and glass containers. In addition to the leak-proof lids, all these options are available in low-priced price packages. This means that you will receive multiple containers (for multiple meals!) At once – without having to push in your wallet. If you're always on the road, you're so grateful that the next time you need a healthy takeaway meal, you'll have one of those lunchboxes handy (like those suggestions that are not sad chicken and rice [19659005BestAmazonGlassBentoLunchBoxes
Prep Naturals 3 Compartment Bento Box Container (pack of 3): Buy, $ 23
Misc Home 2 Glass Glass Multipack (5 Pack): Buy , $ 30, –
Mcirco 3 Compartment Glass Preparation Container (pack of 6): Buy, $ 37,
The best plastic Bento plastic lunch boxes at Amazon
BPA-Free Plastic Bento plastic food storage boxes with removable cover Dividers (3-pack): Buy, 23 $
DOURA Meal Prep Containers 3-fold Food Storage Box (3-pack): Buy it, 17 $
Ez Prepa BPA-Free Plastic 25-Pack) : Buy, $ 25
Using Bento Boxes for Preparing Meals  If you're not sure where to start, there are plenty of bento box meal preparation inspections on Instagram. (You can also make a bargain with this smart bento lunch box, which comes with an app and recipes for preparing meals.) The various compartments allow you to pack sweet and savory items side by side. We love how Madeline from @mad_about_food packs garlic glazed sesame salmon and avocado over romaine lettuce next to strawberries and pistachios in her bento box for a nutritious lunch.
Winnie Liong of @winniesbalance_ also uses her three-compartment bento box to divide pre-portioned amounts of meat, fish, grains, vegetables, fruits, and more.
Minor food preparation this week, as I'm in the winter break and have more time to cook vegetables: roasted eggplant, steamed broccoli, green beans, sweet potato. Protein: Spinach Curry Tofu, Tamari Scallops, Spice Mix Turkey, Salmon Fruits: Strawberries, Blueberries (I also have bananas, pears, oranges etc.) Grains: Quinoa, brown rice (making straight) Currently we are making some sweet potatoes, quinoa and tempeh. I hope all girls have a fantastic day! #balancedeatingrealfood
If you prefer a two-room Bento, let Liza inspire you by @ljadeparker, the shrimp scampi and zucchini pasta with theirs Containers packs pesto noodles. It keeps everything tidy and organized.