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I'm obsessed with these deli containers for meal prep — and they're on sale for $1 a pop

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to stick to a healthy diet is to meal prep. That means making a whole bunch of food at once and then keeping it in the fridge or the freezer for later consumption. The idea is that this way, you won't be tempted to order takeout or go to the drive-thru the next time hunger strikes as a healthy and delicious meal is already at your fingertips. Of course, in order to meal prep, you need food storage containers that can go in the fridge, freezer and microwave, and you'll want a lot of them. My absolute favorite options? The humble Comfy Package plastic deli food storage containers — and they're on sale right now. Yes, these are very similar to the ones you get with takeout, but in my opinion, that's a good thing. That means they're food-safe, they're durable and they're affordable enough that if one gets ruined, it's not a big deal.

These food containers are perfect for meal prep and come in all different shapes and sizes. This handy 32-ounce size is particularly affordable — each costs just under a dollar.
$21 at Amazon

I adore them because they're just so versatile. They come in all different shapes and sizes, which means they're excellent for organizing almost anything. Now that you know they're great for meal prep — you can buy them in bulk and use them to store homemade soups and leftovers in the freezer for weeks, plus they're microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe. But they have a ton of other uses, too.

They're fantastic as travel containers for picnics or camping. I like using these as a prep bowls for when I'm baking or preparing a large meal. They're also perfect for arts and crafts supplies, or organizing your tool box. Bonus: Since they're stackable, they're easy to store.

Three deli containers filled with fruit, pretzels and soup, on a pastel background
These deli containers are affordable, durable and come in all shapes and sizes.

Don't just take my word for it. These Amazon shoppers are fans, too love it too. One satisfied customer explained, "They last a long time. If they get discolored, I just soak them in bleach, and they are good as new. They are totally leakproof. I use these for all of my leftovers now, even if I have to use two or three, because they take up little room in the fridge, and I can stack them on top of each other. I also portion leftovers in them and freeze them for a later time."

"I love these containers," said a happy buyer. "They are cheap and durable. I hate Tupperware because the lids eventually never match and they don’t stack. I get these and the pints. It’s awesome because they all have the same lids and stack nicely. They’re also versatile. They don’t crack in the freezer and I use them or store craft supplies sometimes too. Plus they’re cheap enough that when you do inevitably melt one on a hot surface you don’t feel bad."

"Great product for the money!" raved one reviewer. "I used these to freeze soups and sauces in. Could not find the ones I usually would buy in store but now happy I did not because these are a better deal! I have not cleaned and re-used so I can's say how they hold up over time. I was making food for my daughter and son-in-law after having a baby and told them to just throw them out after use (to help with clean up). Will buy again!"

Available from an 8-ounce size all the way up to a 128-ounce size, these containers are endlessly versatile. Perfect for food storage, arts and crafts or pretty much anything you can imagine.
$17 at Amazon

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