Sitting in the cafeteria is probably a thing of the past, but chances are, you’re no stranger to packing lunch or snacks, at least a few days of the week. Trade the brown bag for these bento-style boxes (insulated bags sold separately) that help keep your portions under control and cleanup to a minimum.
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It might be heavier than what you’re used to, thanks to the durable stainless-steel construction, but when a quick wash in soapy water got rid of any lingering dressing residue (from our quinoa salad, if you must know), we were more than sold. Five compartments hold about 4^ cups of food, and two “Dippers”—one large and one small—contain wet foods (think condiments and yogurt). Customize your box with a magnet set, like Modern Art and Travel (starts at $49.95 and comes with a five-year warranty; www.planetbox.com).
Although the brand was originally conceived for children by two moms, this model is meant for adults, too—and is just as lightweight and compact as its kiddie counterpart. The BPA- and phthalate-free tray insert features four compartments (one that’s sandwiched-sized, two for ^-cup servings and a small well for a dip or treat). Available in seven styles, but we think the Parisian Pink is tres chic ($28; www.yumboxlunch.com).
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If you’re a no-fuss lunch packer, who likes to keep it simple with one or two things, you’ll dig the Uno or Duo Dots boxes. A nice-sized salad rests comfortably in the Uno, while greens and a wrap fit the Duo, both of which are made mostly from stainless steel and come with your choice of colored lid ($34.99 and $36.99, respectively; www.lunchbots.com).
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