To store food, glass is probably a better choice. (There may be reasons to keep the plastic, you can decide.) Glass can be used in the dishwasher and microwave. When plastic is heated (in microwave or dishwasher) and then we eat from that plastic container, a "chemical" is released that can then be found in our bodies. The chemical is BPA. Here is a great link if you want to read more, copy and paste in your browser: http://www.5minutesforgoingg reen.com/766/plastic-in- the-dishwasher/
I no longer put plastic in my dishwasher. Not even knives with rubber handles. I wash all plastic by hand. I microwave using glass and cover with waxed paper.
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I like to use my Sundays to make meals for the rest of the week. I chop my veggies and put them in plastic storage bowls for my lunches. I cook one thing in the slow cooker to eat on all week. I portion it out for my meals so I never over eat it.
Plastic storage containers, slowcooker, and a meal plan.
I invested a small amount of money in several sets of inexpensive plastic storage containers, especially the smaller ones that are equal to single serving sizes of 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup and 1 cup. When I am storing food, I fill the smaller containers to know automatically how much food is available for future portions.
This helps with portion control as well as time when packing lunches and cooking follow up meals. There are probably many brands that would work for this, but I have found the Ziplock brand to have sizes that are very accommodating, inexpensive, and last over time.
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