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These Insta-Famous Food Storage Containers are Ridiculously Stylish and Make Meal Prep So Chic

published Feb 17, 2022
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If you ask me, meal prep can be kind of dull. Often, I just can’t bring myself to imagine what I’ll want to eat later in the week. It’s not my strong suit, but I’d really like to change that! So I asked plant-based private chef extraordinaire Mackenzie Richmond for some tips. I’m absolutely dazzled by Mackenzie’s instagram. From cosmic blue overnight oats to the silkiest macadamia ricotta ever, her photos are stunning. But she’s much more than just a food photographer. Fun fact: We used to teach at a plant-based culinary institute together, so I can assure you this gal knows her stuff (I’ve also eaten plenty of her delicious dishes). Her solution for easy and gorgeous meal prep? These chic INKA Food Containers.

Mackenzie uses INKA Food Containers to pack and transport pre-prepped meals to her clients. “I love the modern, sleek look of INKA containers,” she says. “They make meal prep more aesthetically pleasing!” Available in nine colorways, these containers come in multiple sets, and they can also be purchased individually in three sizes. While Mackenzie uses these containers for clients, they also have a place in her own personal food prep process: “Sometimes, they simply hold my grains and greens or sliced veg for the week, so I can quickly whip up a bowl during my lunch break.”

These BPA- and BPS-free food storage containers are both microwave- and dishwasher- safe, so heating up dinner from a stack of INKAs in the fridge is as easy as cleaning them. The best part? “They’re also leakproof, which makes transporting a breeze.” Mackenzie loves this “leakproof” aspect, since these containers are made with a removable, easy-to-wash gasket.

Credit: Mackenzie Richmond

Aside from transporting food to her clients, Mackenzie explained how the Food Containers frequent her picnics and make great lunch holders when she’s traveling. She uses a couple other essentials from the WOC-owned brand, like their Chopsticks and Sauce Pot (a little container which holds just enough salad dressing, yogurt sauce, or dipping sauce for a single serving).

Non-toxic and lightweight, the Tritan Copolyester used to craft these awesome containers is even FDA-approved for babies. Even though the material is much stronger than other plastics used for food storage containers (with a much longer lifespan to boot), it still has a low-carbon footprint. Sustainable and chic? Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll have to go thank Mackenzie for turning me on to these amazing food storage solutions!