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20 Products That Might Encourage You To Pack A Lunch

Your lunch game is going to be on point.

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1. A mini Crock-Pot so you can skip the microwave line and heat up your leftovers right at your desk.

It has a 20-ounce capacity. The removable vessel and lid are dishwasher-safe.Promising review: "A friend recommended this little Crock-Pot and uses it at work, she loves it and is always talking about it. I used mine today for the first time — had it on my desk at work — and it was sooo handy. Had chicken casserole and it was so nice to reach over and have a nice hot lunch at my fingertips. I eat a lot at my desk and work through lunch. Wish it had an on and off switch but just need to remember to unplug it after lunch. I asked a co-worker if she could smell my lunch heating up (don't want to bother others around me) but she could not. The screw-on top seems to keep the food smell contained (but maybe it was what I was eating). Love it and so glad I bought it, will use it regularly." —camurphGet it from Walmart for $19.94 (also available in green).
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It has a 20-ounce capacity. The removable vessel and lid are dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "A friend recommended this little Crock-Pot and uses it at work, she loves it and is always talking about it. I used mine today for the first time — had it on my desk at work — and it was sooo handy. Had chicken casserole and it was so nice to reach over and have a nice hot lunch at my fingertips. I eat a lot at my desk and work through lunch. Wish it had an on and off switch but just need to remember to unplug it after lunch. I asked a co-worker if she could smell my lunch heating up (don't want to bother others around me) but she could not. The screw-on top seems to keep the food smell contained (but maybe it was what I was eating). Love it and so glad I bought it, will use it regularly." —camurph

Get it from Walmart for $19.94 (also available in green).

2. A veggie spiralizer for an easy way to whip up some tasty and refreshing zucchini pasta.

It has four blade settings, from 2mm (angel hair) to 10mm (curly fries).Promising review: "What a great inexpensive find this tool is! It’s very handy and easy to use. Suction cups on the bottom of the unit make it sturdy during use — beware, blades are extremely sharp!" —Asalwaysmary2Get it from Walmart for $19.97.
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It has four blade settings, from 2mm (angel hair) to 10mm (curly fries).

Promising review: "What a great inexpensive find this tool is! It’s very handy and easy to use. Suction cups on the bottom of the unit make it sturdy during use — beware, blades are extremely sharp!" —Asalwaysmary2

Get it from Walmart for $19.97.

3. A set of pretty lunch containers with vents that'll make whatever you pack inside look even more appetizing.

They're microwave-safe and top rack–dishwasher safe.Promising review: "Great quality. Beautiful. Worth the money." —SandyzownGet a set of four from Walmart for $15.88.
Walmart

They're microwave-safe and top rack–dishwasher safe.

Promising review: "Great quality. Beautiful. Worth the money." —Sandyzown

Get a set of four from Walmart for $15.88.

4. A thermal lunch bag to secure your ~o-fish-ial~ title as the person with the cutest stuff in your office.

It's large enough to hold three food containers.Get it from Walmart for $10.99 (available in four designs).
Walmart

It's large enough to hold three food containers.

Get it from Walmart for $10.99 (available in four designs).

5. A bento box kit (complete with a carrying bag and flatware) so you won't accidentally leave your fork at home.

The containers are leak-proof, BPA-free and dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe.Promising review: "I love this kit! Because I am a small portion eater at lunch, this kit is FANTASTIC! Although it's dishwasher-safe, I prefer to wash the kit by hand. It's the perfect size for everything!" —CarolynGet it from Walmart for $19.99.
Walmart

The containers are leak-proof, BPA-free and dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe.

Promising review: "I love this kit! Because I am a small portion eater at lunch, this kit is FANTASTIC! Although it's dishwasher-safe, I prefer to wash the kit by hand. It's the perfect size for everything!" —Carolyn

Get it from Walmart for $19.99.

6. A large, insulated floral tote with enough room for more than just your lunch.

Promising review: "This bag is roomy so it fits everything I need to take to work. I can keep drinks and utensils in the side holders, my cell phone in the zip pocket, and any other miscellaneous items in the non-zip pocket. Perfect for when you work 12-hour shifts!" —keyboardnewbieGet it from Walmart for $19.98.
Walmart

Promising review: "This bag is roomy so it fits everything I need to take to work. I can keep drinks and utensils in the side holders, my cell phone in the zip pocket, and any other miscellaneous items in the non-zip pocket. Perfect for when you work 12-hour shifts!" —keyboardnewbie

Get it from Walmart for $19.98.

7. An adorable owl snack box that'll have your co-workers asking, "Hoo-hoo-hoo does this cute container belong to?"

It's made with food-safe plastic and is microwave-safe with the lid off.Get it from Walmart for $6.43+ (available in four colors).
Walmart

It's made with food-safe plastic and is microwave-safe with the lid off.

Get it from Walmart for $6.43+ (available in four colors).

8. An insulated food jar (with a spoon) to keep your chicken noodle soup hot for the entire workday, even if it's freezing in your office.

This 16-ounce jar can keep contents cold for nine hours and hot for seven hours.Promising review: "I bought these for my school-aged kids. As the average school lunch costs two dollars daily, these thermoses will pay for themselves in less than a month. They keep food hot — not warm — when you follow my preheating tip below. Tip: Pre-fill them with boiling water and let stand for 15 minutes before emptying water and adding your desired hot food." —ravengalGet it from Walmart for $19.99.
Walmart

This 16-ounce jar can keep contents cold for nine hours and hot for seven hours.

Promising review: "I bought these for my school-aged kids. As the average school lunch costs two dollars daily, these thermoses will pay for themselves in less than a month. They keep food hot — not warm — when you follow my preheating tip below. Tip: Pre-fill them with boiling water and let stand for 15 minutes before emptying water and adding your desired hot food." —ravengal

Get it from Walmart for $19.99.

9. A set of wide-mouth mason jars so you can prepare tasty and aesthetically pleasing meals for every day of the week.

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Promising review: "I love these jars. I have many uses for them. I make organic applesauce with the skin and freeze it in these jars. I also use them for leftovers, homemade dog food, pesto, hummus, and more. I don't can, but I freeze in these jars. I hand wash the lids." —Priusgirl13

Get a 12-pack from Walmart for $9.83.

10. A mini pie and quiche baker for an easy way to up your lunch game without firing up the oven.

It has a non-stick interior for easy cleanup and can finish cooking in less than 10 minutes.Get it from Walmart for $29.95.
Walmart

It has a non-stick interior for easy cleanup and can finish cooking in less than 10 minutes.

Get it from Walmart for $29.95.

11. A sandwich kit with containers that can snap together and won't slide around in your lunch bag. The ice pack can also snap onto the containers to keep the food cold.

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These are freezer-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "I love these little containers and the ice pack. What a great set. I bought two of them. They fit nicely in the new lunchboxes I just bought, and they have inspired me to pack my lunch more often. They look fabulous!" —Ladylee3119

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $6.99 (also available as an entree kit).

12. A set of sandwich cutters your inner child will seriously appreciate.

The shapes include dinosaur, dolphin, heart, star, and train.Get a set of five from Walmart for $7.49.
Walmart

The shapes include dinosaur, dolphin, heart, star, and train.

Get a set of five from Walmart for $7.49.

13. A complete container set (with ice packs) so you can pack whatever you feel like, whether it's soup, salad, pasta, rice, or a sandwich.

This set includes: two side containers with lids + ice pack, one soup container with a lid, two sandwich containers with lids + ice pack, and one salad container with a lid (removable tray and dressing container inside) + ice pack. Everything is leak-proof, BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and microwave-safe.Get a 17-piece set from Walmart for $21.54.
Walmart

This set includes: two side containers with lids + ice pack, one soup container with a lid, two sandwich containers with lids + ice pack, and one salad container with a lid (removable tray and dressing container inside) + ice pack. Everything is leak-proof, BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and microwave-safe.

Get a 17-piece set from Walmart for $21.54.

14. A fruit and veggie bowl for enjoying a light and nutritious snack on the go.

It comes with an ice pack to keep the contents cold.Get it from Jet for $12.99.
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It comes with an ice pack to keep the contents cold.

Get it from Jet for $12.99.

15. An insulated TARDIS lunch box that'll keep your food cold (or hot) even if you travel to another time and space.

Get it from Walmart for $11.91.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $11.91.

16. A set of stackable twist-and-lock jars you can fill with a variety of snacks to munch on throughout the day.

They're BPA- and phthalate-free and top-rack dishwasher-safe.Get it from Walmart for $10.99+ (available in eight colors) or Jet for $12.25 (available in six colors and five styles).
Walmart

They're BPA- and phthalate-free and top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Get it from Walmart for $10.99+ (available in eight colors) or Jet for $12.25 (available in six colors and five styles).

17. A box of sandwich bags in a bold print to say "peace out" to regular ol' ziplock bags. (Plus, no one will mistake your sandwich for theirs again.)

Promising review: "I bought these because of the good price per bag and also the nice design. Also, these have a great seal and are easy to close. The plastic is just as strong as the normal Glad ziplock bags, and also I like the fact that these seem like they use a bit less plastic than Glad and are more environmentally friendly in that sense. Will definitely buy again!" —SophieGet a 100-pack from Jet for $3.99.
Jet

Promising review: "I bought these because of the good price per bag and also the nice design. Also, these have a great seal and are easy to close. The plastic is just as strong as the normal Glad ziplock bags, and also I like the fact that these seem like they use a bit less plastic than Glad and are more environmentally friendly in that sense. Will definitely buy again!" —Sophie

Get a 100-pack from Jet for $3.99.

18. Or, a reusable zipper bag for an eco-friendly way to pack a sandwich, fruits, and dry snacks. They come in a bunch of different designs!

These are made with food-safe EVA. It is PVC-, BPA-, phthalate-, latex-, and lead-free! They can be hand washed in warm/hot water with dish soap or machine-washed in cold water. They are also top-rack dishwasher-safe.Get it from Walmart for $6.95 (available in 40 designs).
Walmart

These are made with food-safe EVA. It is PVC-, BPA-, phthalate-, latex-, and lead-free! They can be hand washed in warm/hot water with dish soap or machine-washed in cold water. They are also top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Get it from Walmart for $6.95 (available in 40 designs).

19. A travel container that would work for parfaits, salads, and even sesame noodles. The best part is it'll fit in your car's cup holder.

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $4.50.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $4.50.

20. A pack of reusable meal prep containers, if you prefer doing all your cooking over the weekend and have lunch ready to go for Monday through Friday.

Walmart

These are BPA-free and microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe. They have two compartments.

Promising review: "I have tried different meal preps and so far these are my favorite containers. These are sturdy and they hold up well, even with heavier foods. When we reheat the food, it heats well and even. Everybody at work has asked me where I got the containers, and I have been recommending them. I do wish they were airtight but so far we have had no leaking or spills." —Robert

Get a 15-pack from Walmart for $13.47.

When someone tries to steal your delicious homemade sandwich:

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Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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