Shopping & Stores

Bento Boxes Are the Best Lunch Boxes (& This One Is on Sale) — Amazon Deal of the Day

We are unabashedly passionate about bento boxes when it comes to packing lunches for school or work. For one, bento boxes are just flat-out adorable with all those little containers and compartments! They also eliminate the need for anything disposable (looking at you, plastic baggies and plastic wrap!).

So imagine our excitement when we found this Rubbermaid LunchBlox Container — on sale on Amazon right now for $16.

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10 Handmade Bowls on Etsy for $25 or Less — Shopping

There's no shortage of handmade bowls (or handmade anythings) on Etsy. They're not always super budget-friendly, though. You could totally spend more than $100 on a soup bowl if you really wanted to. We're guessing you don't want to, right? Luckily, there are plenty of options for inexpensive yet still well-crafted bowls — you just have to know where to look.

Here would be a good place to start.

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There’s a New Instant Pot for Single People — Shopping

We don't hear many bad things about the Instant Pot. Our staffers love it. Our readers love it. It's basically the Tom Hanks of cooking appliances — people have only nice things to say about it!

If we had to call out one thing to nitpick about it, it'd maybe be that the sizes — a 6- and 8-quart option — were just a little too large for a household of one. If you live alone, you probably weren't getting to experience the magic of the Instant Pot because you just didn't need to make a vat of Potato Risotto.

Allow us to introduce you to the newish 3-quart Instant Pot!

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These Reusable Baggies Will Make You Rethink Plastic Storage Bags — Shopping

As much as we try to be eco-friendly in my house, I am 100 percent guilty of reaching for a plastic baggie when I need to save, say, half of a lemon or leftover cucumber slices that didn't fit in my salad bowl. At least I used to be — before I found these reusable silicone bags by Stasher.

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10 of Our Favorite Lunch Box Snacks from Trader Joe’s — Shopping

We love Trader Joe's for so many things, but if we had to choose the one thing we love the most, it would have to be their snack selection. It is nothing short of amazing. From their signature nibbles to quirky one-of-a-kind finds, they get an A+ in the snack department.

Toss any one of these 10 favorites in your lunch box and it'll make battling the 3 p.m. slump a whole lot easier.

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Save Money and the Environment with These Reusable Lunch Box Helpers — Amazon Deal of the Day

Whether you're brown-bagging a sandwich to the office for lunch or packaging up fruits, nuts, and other snacks for your kids to eat on the go, you will probably go through a ton of reusable plastic baggies over the course of your life. (Yes, even if you tend to mix things up with some plastic or glass containers every now and then.) And while their disposability makes them super convenient, they wreak havoc on the environment — and your wallet.

Want to go green and save green? Invest in a few of these Lunchskins, which are on sale now.

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