What to do - Replace Your Plastic Lunch Container with Glass
- Think about the food you need to carry. If you will be heating anything in the microwave, get a glass container. If you will not be heating anything (e.g. salad or cut fruit), you can use metal since it is lighter.
- Go to the store and consider your different container options. The kind that we favor has four "snaps" to keep the lid attached, and a silicone seal to prevent leaking. This particular brand is "Glasslock by Snapware." We found these containers at the Container Store and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
- Think about how large your lunch is, and buy the smallest option. These containers are heavy! We started out with the medium square 3.8 cup version, then downsized to the medium round 3 cup version since we don't need to bring that much food in, and the weight savings is nice.
- Microwave your food without the lid on - put a paper towel over the top to keep it from splattering.