So you’ve mastered your favorite lunchtime salad rotation, but haven’t quite mastered the art of packing it up in a way that doesn’t get all over your gym bag. You’re not alone. These six salad packers make prep and packing so easy, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is not scarfing down your deliciousness before your lunch hour.
The durable basic
If you’re just looking for a reliable mode of transportation that’ll get your lunch safely to work with no spillage, go for a locks-tight container like this expandable one from Wayfair. Take it for a spin with a Greek chopped salad from The Garden Grazer.
Buy it now: Cool Gear Expandable Salad Container, $9
When office fridge space is limited
The struggle feels crazy-real when you go through the trouble of packing your lunch and can’t find space in the office fridge to store it. Enter the Bento Salad Bowl, which comes with an insulated packer that promises to keep your lunch at just the right temp until lunch time. Try this one with a tossable avocado, strawberry, and spinach salad from Gimme Some Oven.
Buy it now: Bento salad bowl lush flower, $19
For Mason jar lovers
Mason jar salads are nothing new, but this new, more durable spin on the classic container is just the thing your gym bag needs to keep its contents from becoming covered in dressing. Pack your salad in reverse (dressing on the bottom, then toppings and greens on top, like in this southwestern chicken fajita salad from MJ and Hungryman) and seal it into this durable jar by Aladdin.
Buy now: Classic Mason Food Jar, $8
It’s not just versatile in the sense that it comes with a fork a knife, plus a separate section for dressing, but also because it’s microwave safe, making it useful on days where you’re packing leftovers instead of greens. Get use out of this one with a yummy avocado caprese chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette from Joyful Healthy Eats.
Buy it now: Black + Blum box, $23
Pack it and forget it
Prepare your salad the night before and count on it to stay fresh until lunch the next day when using this pretty packable. Fill it with a mandarin orange spinach salad with chicken and lemon honey ginger dressing from Cooking Classy.
Buy it now: Martha Stewart Collection Food Storage Container, Salad To Go, $10
A simple shaker
The beauty of the salad shaker is now portable and convenient than ever with a separate dressing cup and snap-on fork. Give this one a whirl with a spicy quinoa cobb salad from In Harvest.
Buy it now: Ramini Brands Fresh Salad To Go Serving Cup, $14