Summer is right around the corner.
Time for swimming pools, late nights of baseball or softball games, camps, kids at home during the day, grilling, and summer produce.
And while this post won’t be able to help you with things one.two.and.three … it can totally rock your world with things four.five.and.six.
I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Rubbermaid containers for refrigerator storage and organization.
(In fact, I wrote a post about how to make produce last longer that features them.)
But, I have been hesitant to use them exclusively because I really enjoy the 360 degree clarity and non BPA materials that glass provides. With that being said, one the things that disappoints me with my current glass option is that leaks and spills happen often because the tops don’t provide the a very good seal.
Which is why I was super excited to test out the new Rubbermaid Brilliance line of storage containers. These 100% leak proof (That’s guaranteed! Crazy, right?) storage containers are made from a BPA free, stain-resistant, crystal clear plastic that provides 360 degree clarity.
These containers are made to go from table, to fridge, to microwave without staining, spilling, or splattering. And you can write on them with a dry-erase marker. Which in my opinion makes them the best storage containers for summer foods and here is why…
The Best Storage Containers For Summer Foods
- Air-tight marinades. We grill a TON in the summer. And I’m usually using some sort of marinade on the meat. I had been shying away from using my traditional glass storage containers for marinading because they weren’t air-tight and that led to dry meat on the grill and spills in the fridge. With the new Rubbermaid Brilliance Containers, I’m able to toss the meat and marinade in one. Lock it down. Shake it as necessary to coat the meat. And then go from fridge to grill with ease.
- Salad for days. I love salad kits from Costco. (Yes, yummy Kale salad, I’m talking to you.) But, they are HUGE. And there is no way I can eat a whole bag in one setting. So, I have leftovers. But that becomes problematic because air is the devil when it comes to lettuce. It makes it wilted and brown and yucky. These Rubbermaid Brilliance Containers keep salad fresh for DAYS allowing me to buy the HUGE Costco bag of salad and eat it through out the week. (This is also great for melon, berries, citrus and more.) Plus, because they have different sizes, you can make your healthy meals in advance for grab-and-go eating.
- Individual sized containers for kid meals. My kids eat me out of house and home during the summer. And if left to their own devices, they will eat junk food all day long because they are teenagers and are lazy. (Can I get an amen?) I create individual meals inside these containers which they can warm up in the microwave when “hunger strikes”. Splatter-proof containers. Less junk food. Cheaper meals. Win for Mom. Plus, these containers stacks perfectly in the fridge.
And, the best part, these containers are available at Amazon (and sometimes they have an extra coupon available).
Easy to use. Easy to find. Easy to stack. Making my summer life easier. Win-win.
And I want to make your summer life easier too. Thanks to my friends at Rubbermaid, I’m giving away one Rubbermaid Brilliance Starter Set (includes one large, two medium and four small containers) to one lucky Redefined Mom reader.
If you are reading this post in a feed reader, this is a Gleam Giveaway and will require you to go to the website to enter. Giveaway open till end of day on April 19, 2017, and only to residents of the contiguous 48-states.
Disclosure: I’m THRILLED to be partnering with Rubbermaid in a sponsored capacity on this post. With that being said, the written remarks and opinions, are entirely my own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement.