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Sep 30, 2007 03:13 PM

When you bring your lunch, what do you pack your salad dressing in?

All of my tupperware seems to leak, and it DRIVES ME CRAZY!

I also like to bring uncooked oatmeal with milk poured over it so I can heat it up in my microwave at work. Last week the tupperware leaked all over the place and I haven't done it since! I find this very frustrating.


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  1. I keep small glass jars, like spice containers with good screw lids. The BF just informed me that his still sometimes leak and suggested wrapping the bottles in paper towels and putting them in a plastic bag...but not enough to pack his own lunch.

    1. I like the screw top suggestion - also helps to pack little tupperware of dressing in larger salad tupperware so there are a couple of caontainers to leak through.
      As far as the oatmeal, individual soymilk containers are the way to go (if you can handle soymilk, maybe there are individual milk containers as well?). Small Nalgene bottles also work great! Or could you keep a small carton in a work fridge?

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      1. re: amycakes

        They do have individual milks now, and they don't even need to be refrigerated, just like the soy milks.

      2. I have a bunch of itty-bitty plastic screw-top jars from Penzey's. They're useful for lots of things, including taking along your own salad dressing. You can order them on-line.

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        1. re: pikawicca

          Oh, that's a great idea. I have tons of Penzey's spices. I will just have to wait until I'm out of something and then use that jar, or, I guess, head to the store for some jars! Thanks!

        2. You can buy a rubbermade type bowl with a compartment in the lid designed just for this purpose - you open the compartment onto the salad when you're ready to eat.
          Hope you can find one.

          made by guateplast and purchased in the supermarket of discount store

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          1. re: jh nj

            There are some sold at Bed Bath & Beyond with a thin thing of blue ice you store in freezer until you take your lunch thing with you. They have a salad one with built in dispenser but I did not like that one; I got the oblong one, very nice. I, too, use the empty salsa containers for the salad dressing.

            1. re: jh nj

              Careful of the Fit n' Fresh brand container. What a piece of garbage. The salad dressing release thing didn't work once.

            2. I use bottles I bought on eBay for Bento Boxes.
              Just search under "bento".

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              1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                Yep, I use little strawberry shaped bottles meant for Bento. I also have some little flip top critter shaped ones that would work for thicker (ranch like) dressings. None of them would satisfy someone who wants a lot of dressing or packs a large salad, although you could always pack multiple.