Fitness Minutes: (3,832)
18 1/9/13 1:56 P
Disposable tupperware type containers Gladware, Ziploc or store brand Medium Round size
They are micrwavable and cheap enough to throw away but durable enough to reuse over and over. I have found it's worth it to buy the name brands. The lids don't ever leak. The lids on the store brands are not always a perfect fit. The last ones I bought were Ziploc brand and they have a lid that screws on instead of just snapping. It's very easy to find coupons for these.
You want the container to be almost full to prevent freezer burn. Re-heat in microwave on 50% power in 2 minute increments until desired temperature is reached. Stir between increments.
I too normally freeze soup flat in ziploc bags, but you are wanting to go to work with this soup, so would agree with others, pyrex glass bowls with the plastic lids. I bought mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond using a 20% off coupon, so made the price reasonable, and I've had them for years now with no issues.
I bought four Pyrex bowls with rubber/plastic lids. It was a good investment, even though they aren't cheap. I *hate* spilled soup in my bag, and homemade soup is a great low-calorie lunch choice, especially on cold days, and these don't leak. I bought two sizes, one is about 1.5 cups, the other is, I believe 2 cups. Well worth it.
I freeze soup in Ziploc bags as well, It's a real space saver. I won't microwave/reheat food in plastic containers because of all of the contaminants. I used to keep a small ceramic plate and bowl -- silverware -- that I picked up at the resale shop in a drawer at work. That way I wouldn't have to worry about lugging that back and forth or breakage.
Homemade soup is great since it not only tastes better but you can control what's in it. It's crazy what the sodium level is in most processed foods.
Fitness Minutes: (54,999)
3,348 1/7/13 11:36 P
no, but you can take a reusable bowl along with you to let the soup thaw, or you can lay it out the night before and place it in a container in the morning before you head out.
Using ziplock bags would be the most economical route. I also use ziplock containers or gladware, but it can get pricey and not to mention it takes up too much cupboard space
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