How to Pack a Lunch Salad Container So It Travels Well

Knowing how to pack a lunch salad container can make all the difference in how it tastes! When I take my lunch to go, I usually pack a salad of some sort. It’s healthy, easy, affordable and fast. But, if you’re not careful, it won’t travel anywhere near as well as you’d like it to. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®.

How to Pack a Lunch Salad Container So It Travels Well

Pack a Lunch Salad Container

Sure, you can toss everything in a bowl with a container but your salad won’t arrive where it’s going looking or tasting very good. The key is to keep the various pieces separate from each other so they stay fresh. Plus, I hate when the salad dressing pools at the bottom and makes everything soggy. Here are a few tips I follow when putting together a lunch salad container.

Separate Compartments

There is nothing worse that squashed tomatoes and soggy lettuce when you finally get to eat lunch. Keep all of the different ingredients separate to keep them fresh. Plus, if you have nuts, dried fruits, croutons or shredded cheese, you’ll want them to be separate as well. When it’s time to eat, you can simply mix it all up.
How to Pack a Lunch Salad Container So It Travels Well

Tightly Fitting Lid

Freshness matters. To keep your salad fresh and all of the pieces intact, make sure that your container has a tightly fitting lid. Plus, you’ll want to be sure that each ingredient is kept separate from the rest of the salad. This is especially important if any of the ingredients are liquid like salad dressing, cottage cheese, or canned fruit.

See Through Container

Have I ever mentioned the time I went to grab my salad for lunch that day and didn’t realize that I grabbed a container of leftover spaghetti sauce instead? It wouldn’t have been that bad except I was at work when I realized that I didn’t have any lunch with me for the day.

Salad Dressing

Whatever you do, pack your salad dressing separately from the rest of your salad. I cannot tell you how unappetizing a salad is that has been soaking in salad dressing for the past six hours.

How to Pack a Lunch Salad Container So It Travels Well

Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set is the answer to your lunch salad container needs. Rubbermaid’s 100% leak-proof* food storage container, BRILLIANCE, now comes perfectly designed for ready-to-go meals and snacks. With customizable insert trays and dividers, the BRILLIANCE Snack & Salad Set is the perfect salad solution.

The adjustable insert trays and dividers make separated compartments within the container and allow controlled placement based on the foods being packed or stored. The ultra-durable Tritan material keeps the container both stain-free and odor-free so you can feel free to add all the onions and pickled beets you want to your salad. Stain resistant food storage containers make cleanup so much easier. This Rubbermaid container is also BPA free and safe for the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer.

Of course, the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set has both a salad container and a snack container. You can pack extras for your salad if you like, but I like to use it for healthy snacks so I’m not tempted to grab something from the vending machine or the donut box in the break room.

How to Pack a Lunch Salad Container So It Travels Well

*Not applicable to internal compartments created by inserts.

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