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The 10 Most Essential Salad Containers

A wise salad sage once said that, “a salad is only as sad as it’s container.” Although we’d argue that toppings and dressing play a major role, we can’t entirely disagree with the above container sentiment. Because this lunch staple can easily fall into the territory of meal monotony, any little extra oomph of inspiration helps. And just as chic makeup cases go a long way in maintaining our preferred beauty goods, sleek salad containers make us actually want to prep, pack, and eat those leafy greens.

So in order to keep our salad game strong, we rounded up the ten most essential containers for layering, stacking, and toting. The lineup of stainless steel tins, compartmentalized bento boxes, and two-in-one jar options ahead will have you presenting your desk lunches proudly — and, more importantly, will keep your sad salad scaries at bay.

Rubbermaid’s newest Brilliance line is sheer salad-layering…brilliance — with separate compartments for greens, nuts, roasted vegetables, and even dressing.

Rubbermaid Brilliance Salad Lunch Storage Container, $12.09, available at Amazon.

While salad in a mason jar is no revolutionary packing method, Kilner’s complimentary neoprene sleeve adds a protective and easily totable layer to the equation.

Kilner Lunch Jar With Neoprene Sleeve, $20, available at Uncommon Goods.

OXO’s leakproof and stackable container lets you enjoy your salad with a side plate of whatever the hell else you want to pack.

OXO Good Grips Leakproof On-The-Go Salad Container, $17.95, available at Amazon.

One side for lettuce, the other for toppings — get ready to say goodbye to soggy salads forever.

LunchBots Duo Stainless Steel Food Container, $24.99, available at Amazon.

Sagaform’s cup-shaped, salad to-go container is prime for literally eating on-the-go.

Sagaform Salad To Go Container, $9.74, available at Amazon.

This aqua-colored lunch bowl from the container store is giving us futuristic-minimalist salad packing vibes — and we dig it.

The Container Store Aqua Lunch Bowl, $7.99, available at The Container Store.

Sleek salad bowl, dressing compartment, and side plate all in one.

Uncommon Goods Greens To Go Salad Box, $25, available at Uncommon Goods.

Feel fancy AF eating your greens from Cal Tiffin’s stainless steel bento box.

Cal Tiffin Stainless Steel Square Bento Lunchbox, $17.99, available at Amazon.

Consol not only nails the packable and stylish mason jar aspect with a pop of green top, but also throws in a sneaky dressing compartment for good measure.

Consol 2-In-1 Classic Mason Glass Jar, $16.99, available at Amazon.

For any anti-plastic packers out there, Prep Naturals has your salads covered with these shiny and stackable glass containers.

Prep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Containers, $22.99, available at Amazon.

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