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This modular food container keeps portions in check while you meal prep (and it's on sale for $13)

If you're following through on a New Year's resolution to meal prep, good on you. It takes some real organization, effort and dedication, especially if you're trying to put together well-balanced, healthy meals. The right food container can make it easier to get the right portion sizes so you feel satisfied but not stuffed every time you eat — and the PackIt Mod Lunch Bento Box is the perfect vessel. Even better, the modular food container is almost 25% off at Amazon.

Measure your portion sizes and prevent food from touching with the removable leak-resistant dividers.

$13 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

The PackIt is about $4 off, and while that may not seem like a massive discount, $13 is the lowest this container's price has dipped in the last year. Using it for meal prep may also save you money by steering you away from takeout — you probably pay close to $13 in delivery fees and tips every time you open Uber Eats or DoorDash!

Why do I need this?

The PackIt comes with three removable dividers, so you can customize your container and wall off different dishes. It can help you set appropriate portion sizes for grains, protein, veggies and more while keeping your foods from touching, which can make carefully prepared meals into a soggy mess. For example, you could fill a container with hummus, veggies, fruit and pita chips, and your chips will remain crisp until you eat them. (No more sad desk lunches for you!)

The container holds up to 4.5 cups of food, and it's freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe (without the lid). The base is made of shatterproof, BPA-free Tritan plastic, and it has a leak-resistant lid to cut down on spills.

You could purchase five of these containers to prep meals for the whole work week, or buy one and simply use it as your daily lunch container. It's easy to pack inside a lunch box or carry in your work bag — and if you've heard of PackIt's famous freezable lunch box, it fits perfectly in there, too.

PackIt also makes a snack-size container with one divider, and you can get it on Amazon for roughly the same price as the lunch container. However, some shoppers say it's just too small.

Replace multiple containers or plastic baggies with this bento-style box. (Amazon)
Replace multiple containers or plastic baggies with this bento-style box. (Amazon)

What reviewers say:

More than 2,300 Amazon shoppers rave about these food containers, giving them a perfect five-star rating

"I love this little bento box," wrote one impressed Amazon shopper. "The barriers work perfectly. I made a salad and portioned off the dressing for later — I opened it the next day at lunch, and everything was still separated, even after being jostled around. This is so much more convenient than plastic baggies, it fits a decent amount of food for a breakfast or lunch. I highly recommend."

"These are excellent for meal prep, school lunch and other food storage," another happy customer said. "I use two of these for school lunch Monday through Friday. They have gone through several months' worth of dishwasher cycles and maintain their crystal clear appearance. Highly recommend."

"I love how you can adjust this container to separate out parts of a meal, or be used as one big dish if you have stir fry or casserole," wrote another honest reviewer. "If you happen to not have a dishwasher, you have to pay particular attention to the ridges, which are there to facilitate dividing up your meal. A small pain for a great product."

This container is freezer-safe and dishwasher-safe. You can also pop it in the microwave without the lid.

$16 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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