One way our family attempts to stick to our budget is to pack lunches for work, school and snacks on the go. I have found that buying prepackaged snacks are not always the most economical way to go, so I often buy larger boxes for less and pack snacks into individual serving sizes. I always feel guilty stuffing snacks into little plastic baggies that are going to get tossed everyday. It just seems so wasteful and I know it is not at all eco-friendly. That is why I was so excited to learn more about the MIRA Stainless Steel 3 Container Set! It’s perfect for packing little Bento style lunches and snacks. The containers are the perfect size to pop into a handbag or lunch box and a great way to carry snacks on the go.
We received a set of 3 blue containers for review (which happens to be my daughter’s favorite color); needless to say, she was excited about trying out the containers for lunch. One of my favorite features of the containers is that they feature non-toxic kid-friendly easy-snap secure lids, Free of BPA, phthalates, PVC and lead. Eco-friendly and reusable, they are perfect for holding perfectly portioned sizes of fresh or dried fruit to pretzels, chopped veggies, Goldfish crackers, mini salads, dips, cereal and more! The three sizes are: Large container 16-ounce, medium container 8-ounce and small container 5-ounce. They nest perfectly into one another for easy storage when not in use.
Since I am currently tracking all of my food and exercise on My Fitness Pal, I have found that prepacking these containers with healthy daily snacks like fresh fruit pieces, nuts or carrots and hummus or dip, have really helped to keep me on track and I can grab them and take them along with me if I have an extra busy day where I am finding myself on the go. In addition, the stainless steel containers stay nice and cold when refrigerated or kept close to an ice pack in a cooler.
Another great feature of the containers is that after washing them, they are always free of odors and no staining or residue that can often be found when using plastic containers. These are a cinch to clean – and I have even tossed them into the dishwasher along with the lids. Both came out clean with no warping. They are unbreakable too – so no need to worry about shattered glass or cracked plastic, making them perfect for toddlers!
What is there not to love about these awesome little containers? I plan to purchase a few extra sets so each of our family members can have a set of their own! They also make great gifts for college students, bridal shower gifts and baby shower gifts (great for packing toddler snacks and foods). Right now they are just $17.95 per set on Amazon (that’s 49% off the list price!) – Remember – Amazon’s prices are subject to change at anytime so be sure to order while the price is hot!
What are your go to snack containers? Have you tried stainless steel containers for storing your favorite snacks, goodies or leftovers?
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