Types of Containers
Where you work and how you get there will determine which container is best for you. BPA-free plastic containers with lids are lightweight and rugged, making them great if you're carrying a lot on your commute or if you're biking or walking to work. They also fit well in lunchboxes with ice packs, which is essential if your office doesn't offer a fridge or you're on the go and eat lunch wherever you are.
You can also use glass containers, which are a must if you're concerned about eating out of plastic containers. I use the Ball 32-ounce wide-mouth jars, and my husband likes these six-cup Pyrex containers. Glass containers are fragile, so they're great if you're commuting in a car, bus, or train, if you're walking to work, or if you're working from home.
Both containers are dishwasher-safe and reusable, so you can feel good about putting less waste in the landfill. And both will keep your salads fresh for five to seven days, depending on how you pack them, which we'll get into on the next slide!