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CARMELITA238 SparkPoints: (4,902)
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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.

1/9/13 11:31 A

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.


1/8/13 3:13 P

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.

FTSOLK Posts: 1,403
1/8/13 12:58 P

I am looking for containers I can heat and freeze soup in. I'm just worried about leakage when travelling.

1/8/13 6:59 A

I use the Ziploc containers too.

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (251,081)
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1/8/13 5:55 A

Ziploc containers. Screw top or snap on. Only cost a couple dollars for 4 or 6 and you don't care if they disappear or mind replacing. Good sellection of sizes.

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
1/8/13 12:00 A

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.

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,852)
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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

FTSOLK Posts: 1,403
1/7/13 11:21 P

I can't heat and eat soup out of a ziploc bag.

1/7/13 6:57 P

I use Plastic Ziplock containers (BPA free) that screw on. I like it because I can just throw it in the mic and there is no mess from bag leaking or during transfer to bowl.

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,805
1/7/13 6:38 P

I freeze soups in Ziplock also. But found some great glass frig/freezer containers at TJMax for a low price. I think they were Pyrex

GOPINTOS Posts: 6,263
1/7/13 5:16 P

I like to use freezer bags also. They lay flat and stack nicely.

MLANCE1 SparkPoints: (3,628)
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1/7/13 4:40 P

I let it cool really good then put it in individual meal sized ziplock bags to freeze. Super convenient and virtually no cost!

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
1/7/13 3:09 P

I use pyrex containers for freezing and reheating.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,583
1/7/13 2:21 P

Tupperware used to sell a microwave soup container

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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1/7/13 2:17 P

Why not good, quality freezer bags? Then you can just carry the one bowl and drop it in after it thaws. :)

FTSOLK Posts: 1,403
1/7/13 2:10 P

I thought it would be a good idea to start having soup for lunch (like the minnestrone in the Sparkpeople cookbook). I just don't know what kind of container to pack it in.

I have a microwave at work, so I don't need a thermos. Ideally, I want containers that hold more than 2 cups of soup, and ones I can freeze soup in for quick meals.

I have a small versa glass container for 1 cup servings of soup (it holds 1.5 cups), but it it a bit pricey To get the larger containers.

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