Kids eat. A lot. If a kid has three meals and two snacks each day, parents a providing for a whopping 150 eating sessions per month. That’s a mountain of food. But as with many things, having the right tools for the job makes a difference. The best food storage containers for kids can not only help simplify prep and organization; they can allow hungry kids feed themselves, cutting down the time you spend in the kitchen. And if you leave snack containers out, they transform healthier options into easy-access ones: slices of fruit suddenly become as accessible as a bag of chips.
When shopping for containers, look for ones that are easy to open and close, so kids can use them on their own — that is, after all, the whole point. Make sure they’re see-through, so kids can immediately deduce what’s inside. Plus, you want ones that are stackable, dishwasher-safe, and come in a variety of sizes to suit all snack requirements.
These containers are among the simplest to use: Just push the button to engage the airtight seal. Pop the button to open them. They're stackable. They're roomy. And they actually look good. They come in a variety of sizes.
Each of these plastic bowls (made of tritan) holds 1.75 cups of food, so they're a good option for smaller kids who eat less. You can microwave them, or throw in the dishwasher or fridge. The bowls are stackable and have leak-resistant, pop-top lids.
If total organization is your jam, you need these handsome containers. Not only are they clear, but each lid has a window so kids can see exactly what's inside, from any angle. The airtight lids pop on and off. Containers and lids are dishwasher safe.
If you're confident that your kids won't drop anything on the floor, get these gorgeous glass canisters. They're stackable, thanks to the raised lips on the oak lids. The glass is dishwasher-safe (the lids are not), and the containers have airtight seals. You simply pop the lids on and off to open.
All the convenience of traditional plastic storage bags, with none of the waste: These sealable silicone bags are reusable and dishwasher-safe. They're also microwave-safe, up to 400 degrees. A half-gallon bag should do the trick for hard-core snackers.
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