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17 Things That'll Make It Easier To Eat Anywhere And Everywhere

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1. A flattening coffee dripper so you'll never have to be without that sweet morning pour-over.

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Its coffee dripper is made of silicone, so it's completely dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I really like that it's collapsible, and therefore perfect to take along for travel or camping. Once dry, you can also just collapse it and throw it in any kitchen drawer." —BeccaM

Get it from Amazon for $12.

2. And a luggage drink holder to keep your ~very~ necessary coffee within reach when you're pulling a suitcase (plus, it'll stop it from spilling).

Promising review: "I'm not a world traveler, only flying about once or maybe twice a year, but I DO work as a traveling court reporter in my state and use these big airline bags to carry my equipment around. And when arriving at the courthouse, I only make one trip inside. So now I can attach the drink holder to my bigger bag for my NECESSARY DD iced coffee, slide my purse over that handle, and then have two hands to push my equipment bags inside." —Jenny BGet it from Amazon for $20.
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Promising review: "I'm not a world traveler, only flying about once or maybe twice a year, but I DO work as a traveling court reporter in my state and use these big airline bags to carry my equipment around. And when arriving at the courthouse, I only make one trip inside. So now I can attach the drink holder to my bigger bag for my NECESSARY DD iced coffee, slide my purse over that handle, and then have two hands to push my equipment bags inside." —Jenny B

Get it from Amazon for $20.

3. Finger tongs for preventing your hands from becoming seasoned with sauce.

These finger tongs are made from food-safe polypropylene, so you should hand-wash them only.Promising review: "The trongs started out as a gag gift for my husband who HATES to get his hands messy when he's eating...but he loves the trongs. They're definitely amusing, but they're also very functional!" —DebGet a set of six pairs from Amazon for $20.
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These finger tongs are made from food-safe polypropylene, so you should hand-wash them only.

Promising review: "The trongs started out as a gag gift for my husband who HATES to get his hands messy when he's eating...but he loves the trongs. They're definitely amusing, but they're also very functional!" —Deb

Get a set of six pairs from Amazon for $20.

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4. A ready-to-drink breakfast with caffeine...for those who just really need to leave, like, NOW.

Promising review: "I'm not somebody who hates food. I am somebody who loves it way too much. The best compliment I give to Soylent is that it is unoffensive. This meticulously well-balanced human fuel is so delightfully bland in both flavor and texture that it triggers absolutely no desire to have a second bottle. It's hands down the most successful meal replacement I've ever had." —S. TomlinGet a 12-pack from Amazon for $39.
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Promising review: "I'm not somebody who hates food. I am somebody who loves it way too much. The best compliment I give to Soylent is that it is unoffensive. This meticulously well-balanced human fuel is so delightfully bland in both flavor and texture that it triggers absolutely no desire to have a second bottle. It's hands down the most successful meal replacement I've ever had." —S. Tomlin

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $39.

5. A bento lunchbox with interchangeable compartments to section out all your food groups.

These bento boxes are BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, AND microwave-safe! So you don't have to bento-ver backwards to clean them.Promising review: "Great lunch box for work. I'm able to fit a sandwich, veggies, salad, condiments, etc. One day I put leftover soup in the larger container and didn't have to worry about it spilling or leaking. These also help with portion control and it motivates me to pack my lunch more often, rather than spending money on eating out somewhere." —IslandGirl82Get a pair from Amazon for $16.
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These bento boxes are BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, AND microwave-safe! So you don't have to bento-ver backwards to clean them.

Promising review: "Great lunch box for work. I'm able to fit a sandwich, veggies, salad, condiments, etc. One day I put leftover soup in the larger container and didn't have to worry about it spilling or leaking. These also help with portion control and it motivates me to pack my lunch more often, rather than spending money on eating out somewhere." —IslandGirl82

Get a pair from Amazon for $16.

6. A drink cup with a built-in snack container — it makes for a perfect grab-and-go early-morning snack.

This cup is BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and freezer-safe. That's a lot of safe.Promising review: "At first I didn't think the snack cup would be large enough to hold a good-sized snack. When it arrived, I was happy to see that was not the case. So far it has held multiple servings of popcorn, pretzels, grapes, blueberries, Goldfish, and granola. There is also enough room for a clementine or small apple. Needless to say, I use it a lot." —Arlin StockstillGet it from Amazon for $10.
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This cup is BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and freezer-safe. That's a lot of safe.

Promising review: "At first I didn't think the snack cup would be large enough to hold a good-sized snack. When it arrived, I was happy to see that was not the case. So far it has held multiple servings of popcorn, pretzels, grapes, blueberries, Goldfish, and granola. There is also enough room for a clementine or small apple. Needless to say, I use it a lot." —Arlin Stockstill

Get it from Amazon for $10.

7. A stretchable sandwich container for maintaining the structural integrity of your hoagie.

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These sandwich containers are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "I got this to fit a sandwich in my backpack and not have to carry a lunchbox. The food skin is great, I haven't had leaking issues and the sandwich fits much better in my backpack than a lunchbox would. Another unexpected perk is that the skin kind of makes any sandwich thinner, so big sandwiches I have trouble eating are easier after they've been in it." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.

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8. This salad-friendly lunch container that houses all the salad elements separately, so everything doesn't become soggy over time.

This salad container is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe so you can toss it in there without worry.Promising review: "I recently started eating salads for lunch and it was such a pain to take everything with me to work. I would have so many containers and bags to keep everything separate. No need for that anymore. This holds a really large amount of salad and the compartments hold my different toppings." —NatashaGet it from Amazon for $15 (available in four colors).
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This salad container is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe so you can toss it in there without worry.

Promising review: "I recently started eating salads for lunch and it was such a pain to take everything with me to work. I would have so many containers and bags to keep everything separate. No need for that anymore. This holds a really large amount of salad and the compartments hold my different toppings." —Natasha

Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in four colors).

9. A snappy compartmental sandwich kit with an ice pack layer to keep your perishables nice and cool.

This lunch kit is BPA-free and microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe. Very cool.Promising review: "I decided I wanted to start bringing lunches to work instead of ordering out, so I bought the sandwich kit (sandwich container, two small containers, and a small elongated container) along with the Rubbermaid insulated lunch bag and extra cooling packs to snap on to the top of the three smaller containers." —culturejammingGet it from Amazon for $8 (available in five configurations).
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This lunch kit is BPA-free and microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe. Very cool.

Promising review: "I decided I wanted to start bringing lunches to work instead of ordering out, so I bought the sandwich kit (sandwich container, two small containers, and a small elongated container) along with the Rubbermaid insulated lunch bag and extra cooling packs to snap on to the top of the three smaller containers." —culturejamming

Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in five configurations).

10. A water bottle with a storage compartment to keep your cash in (for those dashes out to eat).

The bottle is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, hurrah!Promising review: "I really love this water bottle. There are no leaks from the lid or from the place where you sip. The cover is only there to protect the mouth piece from getting dirty and it opens up pretty easily (some can say too easily). To actually drink, there is a button that you push in that opens up the mouth piece. It's just the perfect gym bottle. I don't use the storage compartment, but if you use a key-lock for your gym locker then it would hold the key for you perfectly." —JoshGet it from Amazon for $13 (available in four colors).
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The bottle is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, hurrah!

Promising review: "I really love this water bottle. There are no leaks from the lid or from the place where you sip. The cover is only there to protect the mouth piece from getting dirty and it opens up pretty easily (some can say too easily). To actually drink, there is a button that you push in that opens up the mouth piece. It's just the perfect gym bottle. I don't use the storage compartment, but if you use a key-lock for your gym locker then it would hold the key for you perfectly." —Josh

Get it from Amazon for $13 (available in four colors).

11. A bento-style jar so your food stays piping hot or ice-cold during transport.

The jar will keep your food warm or cold for as long as six hours. The bowls are microwavable and BPA-free!Promising review: "This is the second Zojirushi I have bought. It is so worth the money. The food stays hot or cold, and the containers are easy and fun to pack." —Sarah BenjaminGet it from Amazon for $43 (available in four colors).
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The jar will keep your food warm or cold for as long as six hours. The bowls are microwavable and BPA-free!

Promising review: "This is the second Zojirushi I have bought. It is so worth the money. The food stays hot or cold, and the containers are easy and fun to pack." —Sarah Benjamin

Get it from Amazon for $43 (available in four colors).

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12. A premium waxed canvas buckled tote for the chic eater.

Promising review: "I had to get this for my wife for her birthday. She loves the lunch bag and it looks like it will last a long time." —badgerGet it from Amazon for $45 (available in field tan, dark oak, olive, black, and charcoal).
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Promising review: "I had to get this for my wife for her birthday. She loves the lunch bag and it looks like it will last a long time." —badger

Get it from Amazon for $45 (available in field tan, dark oak, olive, black, and charcoal).

13. A clever mason jar with an integrated dressing container for a quick jar salad.

The dressing container is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.Promising review: "This is revolutionary. It sounds silly but I used to pack a salad in Tupperware and then bring a bottle of dressing to work, which wouldn't fit in my lunch bag. It's a first world problem, but still a problem." —BeataGet it from Amazon for $13.If you like the idea of a mason jar salad, you can check out some recipes that'll actually make you feel full. You can also make a large variety of meals in a mason jar that aren't just salads.
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The dressing container is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "This is revolutionary. It sounds silly but I used to pack a salad in Tupperware and then bring a bottle of dressing to work, which wouldn't fit in my lunch bag. It's a first world problem, but still a problem." —Beata

Get it from Amazon for $13.

If you like the idea of a mason jar salad, you can check out some recipes that'll actually make you feel full. You can also make a large variety of meals in a mason jar that aren't just salads.

14. A cookbook to teach you all about making great everyday bento lunches.

Promising review: "Timelines are included to assist in packing the bento before leaving. The ingredients are easy to find and prepare, and substitutions are provided. I find this cookbook easier to utilize than other bento cookbooks — the ingredients, in particular, are much easier to obtain at a standard grocery store. I appreciate the nod to not-so-traditional suggestions, because we are using the bento-style meal prep as a tool to improve our nutrition, not necessarily as a method of exploring another culture. This serves as a nice basis for planning and is a good source of inspiration." —Dog OwnerGet it from Amazon for $14.
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Promising review: "Timelines are included to assist in packing the bento before leaving. The ingredients are easy to find and prepare, and substitutions are provided. I find this cookbook easier to utilize than other bento cookbooks — the ingredients, in particular, are much easier to obtain at a standard grocery store. I appreciate the nod to not-so-traditional suggestions, because we are using the bento-style meal prep as a tool to improve our nutrition, not necessarily as a method of exploring another culture. This serves as a nice basis for planning and is a good source of inspiration." —Dog Owner

Get it from Amazon for $14.

15. A self-contained parfait cup that'll insure your fruits and yogurt are indomitable during transport.

This cup is BPA-free, but should be washed by hand.Promising review: "I love this cup! It holds a lot of yogurt, and the dome holds a lot of fruit. Just don't pack it too full because the lid sticks up a little bit and will smash the fruit." —Savontb82Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in 13 colors).
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This cup is BPA-free, but should be washed by hand.

Promising review: "I love this cup! It holds a lot of yogurt, and the dome holds a lot of fruit. Just don't pack it too full because the lid sticks up a little bit and will smash the fruit." —Savontb82

Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in 13 colors).

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16. A silicone lunchbox that collapses into a packable shape when you're done eating.

This lunch box is BPA-free and dishwasher- and microwave-safe.Promising review: "Unexpanded you can still get a good amount of food in it, but when you expand it you can really load it up. It’s made of a thick and durable material that holds up well in the dishwasher. The lid opens and closes easily." —PC MountainGet it from Amazon for $10 (available in four colors).
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This lunch box is BPA-free and dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Promising review: "Unexpanded you can still get a good amount of food in it, but when you expand it you can really load it up. It’s made of a thick and durable material that holds up well in the dishwasher. The lid opens and closes easily." —PC Mountain

Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in four colors).

17. And a pizza pouch to adorn your neck and raise awareness about how much you love pizza.

The pizza pouch is not dishwasher-safe, so be sure to wash it by hand.Promising review: "Wonderful product. Definitely a must-have when eating a fresh pie. It not only saves me countless trips back to the box, but I now have an extra hand to stay properly hydrated while eating pizza." —Tim VanstromGet it from Amazon for $8.
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The pizza pouch is not dishwasher-safe, so be sure to wash it by hand.

Promising review: "Wonderful product. Definitely a must-have when eating a fresh pie. It not only saves me countless trips back to the box, but I now have an extra hand to stay properly hydrated while eating pizza." —Tim Vanstrom

Get it from Amazon for $8.

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