When it comes to packing your lunch efficiently, it’s hard to go wrong with a cute bento box. The compartments allow you to see exactly how much of each food you pack. Nutritionists swear by them. Plus, the separation of each food allows foods like lettuce to stay fresh without wilting and crispy foods to stay, well, crisp.
And, don’t underestimate lunch when it comes to weight loss. Packing half your caloric needs into lunch can help shed some pounds. So, take it seriously, and invest in a few lunch containers that’ll make you excited for meal prep.
The Bentgo stackable bento lunch box is a great place to start. More than 2,765 people have rated this $15 BPA-free container four or five stars on Amazon because it looks sleek and offers convenience. It packs a plastic fork, spoon, and knife, comes with a recipe book, and is about 7-inches by 4.5-inches.
The large bottom container gives you ample room for grains or greens, and the smaller top sections are perfect for storing toppings. They nest into each other, and a strap wraps around the boxes to hold them securely together. They’re also microwave and dishwasher safe.
Introducing a bento box to your lunch routine can help kickstart your clean eating journey, and liven up your meal time. Who knows, the Bentgo might actually get you excited to eat your packed lunch.
This article originally appeared on Prevention US.