Fitpacker Meal Prep Containers - Portion Control Lunch Box by Fitpacker
- Fitpacker Meal Prep Containers - Portion Control Lunch Box
BEST QUALITY: Specially contracted with a USA manufacturer to provide the most dense and highest quality plastic container they have ever made.;CONVENIENT: Patented SureLock seal clicks into a close with leak resistance to keep your contents inside.;PORTION CONTROL: 28 oz capacity - Each meal prep container stores the perfect amount of food making this an excellent way to control eating and effectively lose weight & build muscle;SAFE: Food grade plastic containers that are BPA free and safe to microwave, freeze, and use in the dishwasher (top shelf) over and over.;HAPPY CUSTOMERS: 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or your money back. Our customer reviews speak for themselves, but we stand behind our product and assure you your complete satisfaction.
The Fitpackers arrived as scheduled and we eagerly pulled them out of the box for a quick wash in the dishwasher. I have to say, the additional container in each package was an awesome touch - great job Fitpacker!
That Sunday we did our usual meal prep counting macros and then portioned the food out into the containers right away (it honestly didn't take much additional time on top of the usual cooking). We let the food cool, then covered the containers and put away in the fridge.
As other readers have commented, these containers stack very nicely in the fridge. Additionally, the same amount of food that we would usually cook actually now fits in the fridge better and still leaves some space for other things, which is a nice bonus.
We found that portioning the food out into individual containers really made eating healthy a lot easier, if you can believe that. Having the containers in the fridge during the week made it so easy to grab and go or dish it out for a leisurely, well-proportioned meal. Clean up was a breeze - rinse out the containers and stack again in the dishwasher (top shelf).
-Stacks nicely in the kitchen cupboard or fridge
-Quick to clean - rinse them out and pop them on the top shelf of the dishwasher
-Makes it so much easier to eat healthy (and eat regularly) on the go during the week
-Seals tight - these containers, once closed completely, seal super tight.This is both a pro (sauces don't leak out) and a con (see below)
-Seals tight - as mentioned above, this is both a pro and a con. We've put meatsauce and chili in these containers and there wasn't a drop that leaked. However, it does take some maneuvering and patience to get the containers open. I never thought of myself as a bull-in-a-china-shop sort of person, but in the first week and a half I chipped two containers (see picture - just a chip on the edge came off). The chip, because of where it is placed, doesn't affect the seal of the container, but it did bring home to me that I can't just rip these tops off when I'm hungry. You do need to carefully open the containers at a corner and then run your finger under the lip around the edge to pop the lid open. Lesson learned - no big deal. The two containers with the chips still function just fine.
We have been using these containers for a few weeks now, and I have to say that we actually look forward to pulling one out and diving into the good food. It helps that we love what we cook - organic, free-range and grass-fed - but having everything correctly portioned in each container that is pleasing to the eye makes a wonderful addition. We actually feel (just slightly!) annoyed when we get invited to dine out - we end up missing our perfectly proportioned, organic, tasty meal :)
As pictured, these containers are a wonderful addition to anyone looking to take their meal-prepping to the next level and actually make clean eating an easy reality.
Today after working out I wanted to get something on my stomach so I pulled out my lime cilantro chicken with broccoli and sweet potatoes (Google, er Search (Sorry Amazon, LOL!): How to Meal Prep - Chicken (7 Meals/Under $5) | How To Meal Prep | A Sweet Pea Chef) from my refrigerator. As I was removing the lid to put it in the microwave, there was a loud pop and then a tink. It was an edge of the container flying to the floor. This was a new container, first meal and never been in the microwave yet. The good news, there was an extra container enclosed in my order so I still have the amount of containers that I initially expected. Now these things will meet their intended purpose with the caveat, they will probably not stand up to long term use.
While I was waiting for these to be delivered, I may have actually found an alternative. Rubbermaid meal trays with lids, a pack of three with lids for 2 USD from the store that has survived all others, and it rhymes with Ball Cart. These come in the single space 4 cup and the 3.7 cup two space container and for 5 packs of three, or 15, it'd only be 10 USD. The biggest difference is the edges, they are rounded and the lids match so they are not snap tight but more press fit.
Finally, my wife used both yesterday and if either, the Fitpacker or the Rubbermaid, would have given her ANY problems, I would have no doubt heard about it. Was my occurrence a fluke? Time will tell. I will use both Fitpacker and Rubbermaid to see which will stand up.
Good luck to all of you trying to get your diet and lives straight with prepackaged portioned meals. Stay strong, you can do it!