*Above image from The Home Edit, who has an entire showcase of curated items for food/pantry storage at The Container Store worth a gander if you’re after that Khloe Kardashian vibe. I specifically like these clear bins for fridge and even freezer for loose items like yogurt pouches and collections of condiments.
We cook a lot in our home and the number one food storage item always in use in our fridge? Snapware glass containers. I much prefer these to any plastic style I’ve ever tried — ours never get cloudy, warped, or scratched, look as good as they day we bought them, and work in either oven or microwave (and are of course dishwasher-safe). They also stack nicely in the fridge. (If you don’t want to invest in the entire set, you can also buy single sizes in specific dimensions here.) A couple of other great food storage finds:
JUST ORDERED MR. MAGPIE ONE OF THESE FANCY VACUUM-SEAL CANISTERS (01.) TO KEEP HIS FANCY COFFEE FRESH
PREP BOWLS WITH LIDS (02.) — GENIUS IF YOU WORK ON MISE EN PLACE EARLIER IN THE DAY, AND PERFECT FOR CUT MELON, PINEAPPLE, ETC.
THESE SILICON-WEB-WRAPPED GLASS FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS (03.) ARE CLEVER IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE GLASS BREAKING IN TRANSIT
MY SISTER SWEARS BY BEE’S WRAP (04.) AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SARAN OR FOIL — CAN BE REUSED FOR UP TO A YEAR
STASHER BAGS ARE A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC BAGGIES AND ARE DISHWASHER-SAFE (WE AIR-DRY ON BOON GRASS)
THIS SIMILAR STORAGE BAG STANDS UP ON ITS OWN (05.)
FOR LITTLES: THESE SILICON SNACK BAGS (06.), YUMBOXES, BEABA CLIP CONTAINERS (08. — WE ALSO TEND TO USE FOR TINY LEFTOVERS, LIKE DRESSINGS/DRIPPINGS/MINCED HERBS), AND – WHILE NOT STORAGE, GOOD FOR ON-THE-GO – THESE UTENSILS (09.)
THESE LUNCH POTS ARE AS SLEEK AS THEY ARE FUNCTIONAL — LOVE THAT THE LID HAS A SEPARATE COMPARTMENT FOR DIP/DRESSING/CROUTONS/ETC
THE ABOVE BRAND ALSO HAS A SLICK BENTO BOX STYLE (07.)
A TIDY SOLUTION TO THE PERENNIAL TUPPERWARE LID STORAGE PROBLEM
WISH I’D SEEN THIS MORE ATTRACTIVE THERMOS FOOD CONTAINER FOR MINI’S LUNCHBOX EARLIER!
THESE TINY ZIPPER BAGS THAT LOOK LIKE BONNE MAMAN JARS ARE JUST TOO CUTE
P.S. Bulk pantry/food storage items here — things like pasta keepers and spice jars.
P.P.S. One of my favorite simple weeknight meals — a couscous salad studded with pistachios and dried fruit in a bright lemon-y vinaigrette.
P.P.P.S. Ice cream moments.
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I LOVE our Snapware, which you recommended to me years ago! It’s been life-changing. I also swear by (and have 3 sets of) the lidded melamine mixing bowls by Rosti Mepal sold at Food52. I love that they have spouts — perfect for pouring sauces, etc! I have 2 sets of the standard sizes and 1 set of the minis. LOVE THEM.
Ooh thanks for the rec!! xx
We typically use Wean Green glass containers in the “lunch cube” size. Big enough for most of our leftovers, and I love having uniform sizing for stacking. Plus they are easy to find in the fridge at work!
What do you favor for freezing food? I am starting to prep meals and freeze for when our first baby is born next month. We can use the Wean Green, but I don’t have enough containers for everything I want to prepare. Would also love suggestions for things to prepare if you have them!
Hi Kate! Those look amazing — thanks for the tip. Very similar to the snap top glassware in this post but I like the different colored lids for the reason you cite.
Freezer – I am all ears. We usually use plastic freezer bags purely from a space-saving standpoint (or freezer is always about to implode — Mr. Magpie also cooks enough to freeze leftovers!) but there must be a better/less-plastic-driven way? I will say that if you are planning to make your child’s baby food, I loved this Beaba freezer tray:
Genius because you can just pop out the small amount you need and defrost JUST that amount.
For meals for you guys to freeze — I like things like baked ziti; lasagna; hearty soups like chili, tuscan kale and bean, chicken tortilla soup; chicken pot pie filling; meatballs; pulled pork.
So smart to do this!
I just read through your comment, and I think Souper Cubes might be good for you?? I have not bought any yet, but plan to soon! It’s one of those “Why didn’t I think of that” items, ha! I hope this can help, and congratulations on your upcoming little one! xo
oh and Indie Lee brightening cleanser $17 on the 25th!
Love this stuff — always keep in my travel bag!
Ooh thanks for all this, my fridge needs some help, to say the least! Have you heard of Souper Cubes? I think they’d be right up your alley!
P.S. Clarins Double Serum will be $45 at Ulta on the 26th! 🙂 xo
Had not heard of Souper Cubes, but this might be just the solution that Kate needs! Kate, check them out!
Thanks also for the incredible Ulta tip!!