This small investment will change your meal prep game forever.  

By Lauren Wicks
February 27, 2019
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We are big fans of meal prep here at Cooking Light, and we even have a whole newsletter dedicated to equipping you with fresh, healthy recipes on a weekly basis. Meal prep can be pretty intimidating at first, but with a little help, it can be one of the best things you do for yourself and your family each week.

But even if you have the recipes, the groceries, and the Sunday set aside to do your prepping, there's one thing you still need: Good containers to put it all in!

So we dug through Amazon for the most loved, most affordable, and most fun meal prep containers on the market to help streamline your process and make it that much easier to prepare and serve your dishes. They all had an average rating of four or more stars and hundreds of five-star reviews.

Fitpacker Meal Prep Containers

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These containers have almost 3500 five-star reviews on Amazon, and for good reason. One reviewer said they are perfect for small kitchens, as they stack neatly and don’t take up too much precious storage space. While they are made from plastic, they are FDA-approved and BPA-free. The Fitpacker containers are reusable, dishwasher-safe and can easily be stored in the freezer or reheated in the microwave, for whatever you are cooking up each week.

Shop Now: Fitpacker Meal Prep Containers (16-count), $19.99

Efficient Nutrition Portion Control Containers

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Nearly 2400 reviewers loved these containers, noting that they're perfect for those taking weight loss seriously, as many reviewers shared using these pre-portioned containers based on each food group helped them practice better portion control. These color-coded containers made it easy to properly portion food throughout the week and even come with a portion control guide with 21 days of healthy recipes for weight loss.

Shop Now: Efficient Nutrition Portion Control Containers Deluxe Kit (14-piece), $13.95

Freshware Three-Compartment Meal Prep Containers

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These containers are the best-selling bulk food storage item on Amazon. Reviewers love these containers for helping them practice better portion control with three compartments, for saving space by stacking easily, and for their durability. They are BPA-free, microwavable, dishwasher and freezer-safe, and extremely leak-resistant.

Shop Now: Freshware Meal Prep Containers (21-pack), $15.70

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Prep Naturals Two-Compartment Glass Containers

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Looking for something a little more sturdy? These glass containers are sleek and a great alternative for those looking to reduce their plastic usage. Almost 500 reviewers loved these containers for their durability, the fact they're microwaves and dishwasher safe, and their two-compartment design for better portion control and variety. This set of five helps to easily distribute portions for working lunches at the office.

Shop Now: Prep Naturals Two-Compartment Glass Meal Prep Containers (5-pack), $33.99

Utopia Kitchen Glass Food Storage Containers

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While this set had fewer reviews than the others on this list, it is still considered one of the best-selling glass meal prep container options on Amazon. These containers are dishwasher, oven, and freezer-safe and boast leak-proof storage capabilities. While reviewers note they aren’t very stackable, they love the quality and reliability of these containers, and say they are very easy-to-clean.

Shop Now: Utopia Kitchen Glass Food Storage Containers (set of 9) $34.99


Lock & Lock Airtight Food Storage Containers

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These food storage containers are perfect for those with specific container sizes in mind, as you can purchase six different sizes individually, or one giant 14-piece set. Reviewers say they are worth spending a little extra on because of the wide size varieties. Many said they loved the taller containers for storing loaves of bread and preventing food waste, and the longer containers were perfect for packing a salad or roasted veggies.

Shop Now: Lock & Lock Airtight Rectangular Food Storage Containers (set of 7), $35.52

 

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