Going Crazy Over Bags!

As a lunch packer, finding the perfect storage solution is no easy feat. Certain plastic containers get warped (and may be dangerous) to put in the microwave, and while glass is durable, it adds extra bulk to your commute. Then, there’s the struggle of opening your lunch bag only to find that the lid on your trusty container wasn’t quite as sealed as you though. Gross.

So, what’s a meal prepper to do? Buy silicone bags, says basically everyone on Amazon. It’s the number one best seller in the “Food Savers” category and has an 4-star-average rating.

They were easy to rinse and dry, and we used it again for leftover food from the picnic.,” wrote one reviewer. “We just used these reusable silicone food storage bags for a picnic, and were very impressed! They are eco-friendly, easy-to-use, save a ton of time, and perfect for a family with little ones. We were able to put carrots, cucumbers, and broccoli in one, and stone fruit in the another one.

These crazy popular bags zip-lock and can be used over and over again. Unlike the plastic variety, they are safe for the freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water — a.k.a. perfect for your lunch-packing, leftover-saving, and sous-vide-cooking needs. They are also made without petroleum, PVC, and latex. You can stock up in 11 colors and patterns and three different sizes: 4.5-inches, 7-inches, and a 10-inch option that can hold up to a half gallon.

These bags basically pay for themselves, too. Yes, 6 bags will cost you around $32, but if you spend an average of $15 on plastic baggies a month you’ll cover the cost in a little over 10 weeks. After that, that you’ll have an extra $180 a year to spend on whatever you want. (Hello, vacation fund!)

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