Eating a balanced and nutrient rich diet every single day, without fail, takes dedication and focus. Having the willpower to walk away from sweets, treats, and other unhealthy foods is necessary for this lifestyle. One of the easiest ways to maintain this way of life, is to make eating healthy homemade food the cheapest, most convenient, and tastiest option available to you. Taking a strict stand on anything is particularly difficult, but the easier that you can make it on yourself, the more likely you are to be successful in your journey. Isolator Fitness food prep containers were specifically designed to take the guesswork out of eating healthy, and make mealtimes a seamless transition from the refrigerator, to the table, to the dishwasher, and back to the cabinets to be ready to use again the next time you are ready to food prep.Along with a meal management bag, which is necessary for packing, and taking, your food with you for the day, food prep containers are one of the most important tools needed to maintain complete dietary control. Food prep containers are used to store meals that have been made ahead of time, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anytime in between. They often come in different sizes so that you can carry the exact amount of food, that you need, with you without wasting space, or overpacking. Colored food prep containers are ideal to help organize meal plans, by meal types, family members, days of the week, or any other number of situations.
There are specific qualities that should be met when deciding which food prep container is right for you. These containers should be BPA free, and made with virgin polypropylene to ensure that the food that you put in them remains just as healthy the entire way through the storage and cooking process as it was when you first put it in. Quality food prep containers will be made in manufacturing plants in North America so that they can be guaranteed prop 65 compliant. They should be durable enough to withstand daily use, and lightweight enough to carry within your meal management bag, without adding significant weight. The perfect food prep container will also be space efficient, and freezer, refrigerator, and microwave safe so that you never need to dirty more dishes than absolutely necessary.
Important qualities that food prep containers should have
BPA, also known as bisphenol A, is an organic synthetic compound that has been used in the production of many plastics since the late 1950’s. According to the FDA, it is possible hazardous to fetuses, infants, and children. While the health effects on older children and adults is unknown, it is still considered to be a harmful chemical that should be avoided. It is not unlikely that processed foods are packaged within containers that may be a site of BPA contamination, which is why avoiding processed foods is one of the best ways to diminish the risks associated with BPA poisoning. The second most important thing to do to reduce your risk of BPA poisoning is to be sure that any plastics in which your food or beverages may come in contact with be manufactured BPA free, and labeled as such.
Polypropylene is a type of plastic that is used to make everything from food containers to lawn furniture, and even portable gas containers. While it is able to be recycled once polypropylene is made into certain items, like gas containers, it can no longer be made into other objects due to the toxicity of fuel. These same rules do not apply to all objects made from polypropylene however. For instance, a food container that has been made from recycled plastic may be made of plastic that was once an outdoor lawn chair or table. These items are not restricted in recycling because they do not have the toxicity levels of gasoline. They do however contain contaminants that are not necessarily healthy and should not be used in the production of food prep containers, despite the fact that it is legal to do so. Isolator Fitness protects your well being by ensuring that each of their food prep containers are made with 100% virgin polypropylene to guarantee that contaminants are not contained within the plastic that is intended for storing food.
North American Made
While Eastern countries may mass produce products that cost less, Isolator Fitness believes that quality should always come first. That is why they use only the highest quality materials to make their products and attend the utmost care to their customer’s future purchases. Food prep containers that are North American Made are guaranteed to be prop 65 compliant, which states that products containing toxic chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm must be labeled as such. As these food prep containers are not labeled to include toxic chemicals you be be assured that they are free and clear of these toxicities.
Isolator Fitness is a company based and founded in health, so it takes the health of the environment just as seriously as the health of its customers and employees. Great care is taken to make sure that the food prep containers that they distribute are eco-friendly. These containers can be reused many times without cracking, breaking, or warping and when you are finished with them and finally ready to buy more, they can be recycled to be made into something new. Reduce the need for more landfills by purchasing these eco-friendly food prep containers.
Durability goes a long way, literally. A durable food prep container will be of much more use to you overtime than a flimsy, easily breakable, unreliable one. These hold up under the pressure of everyday life traveling from the freezer, to the refrigerator, into your meal management bag to await mealtime. Once you are ready to eat they must then travel into the microwave to warm your food, and onto the table to serve as a plate or bowl. Once the food is gone from them, their job to remain intact is not yet over, because they are reusable they must be washed either by hand, or in the dishwasher, and then stored in the cabinet to await future use. This is only a single use worth of durability and these containers will last you hundreds if not thousands of uses.
Imagine carrying around 6 heavy glass food prep containers full of an entire day’s worth of food; now imagine if those containers were instead lightweight and plastic. It is possible to easily avoid carrying an additional 3-7 pounds of weight around by switching from a heavy food prep container to a lightweight container. This will not only cut down on the amount of effort that must be expended to carry the meal management bags and food preps, but it will also put less strain on the bags themselves, which inevitably gives them a longer lifespan.
Space is a high end commodity in today’s world. Everyone is looking to gain more space or at the very least, find ways to maximize the utility of the space that they already have. And no matter how much space you have, and more specifically, how large your kitchen is, does it not always seem as though you never have enough space for all of your food, cookware, bakeware, appliances, food prep containers, and cooking utensils? It is almost as if the more space that you have, the more things that you seem to acquire to fill up the space, until there is nothing left. This is why space efficiency is so important when it comes to food prep containers. It is necessary to save space where you can, so that you can have everything you need, without sacrificing convenience or style.
Freezer, Refrigerator, Microwave, & Dishwasher Safe
Food prep containers that are freezer, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher safe ensure that you will only need to use one dish from prep and storage, to packing and reheating. It also guarantees an easy, hassle free clean up. Nothing is worse than spending your time on food prepping only to find out that even more time will need to be spent to transfer your food every step along the way to different containers. In addition to wasting time, food prep containers that do not transfer effortlessly between freezer, refrigerator, microwave, and the dishwasher would mean more dirty dishes to clean up at the end of the day, wasting water, soap, and energy.
Many food prep containers made by the same manufacturers all look the same. They are the same design and the same color, making them impossible to organize efficiently. Isolator Fitness understands the importance of saving time in all areas of food prep, and have introduced their colored containers as a way to help the organizational process be more effective and efficient. With their 7 different colored options, including: red, blue, gold, green, purple, orange and of course the original black, you can now store each day’s worth of meals in a different color, or every meal of the day in a different color. You will never again leave the house with the wrong meals for the day, simply because you were rushed.
Food Prepping Is The Cornerstone to Healthy Living.
Through this simple practice, many other aspects of your life will be enhanced and improved. You will find that you have more money, because you will no longer be wasting your money on unhealthy processed junk food, restaurant meals, or fast food. People who practice food prep are more likely to be better connected with their families because they have an abundant amount of time to spend with them every single day of the week. They are also more likely to live with relatively lower levels of daily stress than those who fail to plan and prepare their meals ahead of time. All in all, their overall and general wellness is enhanced and improved by the fact that nearly every aspect of their lives is touched, and bettered, by the addition of food prep practices.
Hundreds, or even thousands of dollars can be saved on a yearly basis by food prepping, the reason being two fold. First of all when you food prep, your next meal is only as far away as your meal management bag. It is the ultimate in convenience meaning that less of your money will be spent on fast food or restaurant meals, because they will no longer be the most convenient, or quickest option available to you. The second reason behind food prep savings, has to do with your grocery bills. Whole foods may seem to be the more expensive option when compared to prepackaged products, but when weighed against the amount of food, and number of meals they can yield, not to mention their health benefits, whole foods win out tenfold.
Connected Family Life
The less time you have to spend in the kitchen making dinners for your family every night, the more time you will have to spend with your family. This additional family bonding time can be spent in a variety of ways, none of which have to be crammed into a small kitchen bumping into each other attempting to make food. Your weekly meals will be made ahead of time creating a less stressful environment to enjoy your family’s presence. Getting the entire family together for an evening activity after dinner, that keeps everyone moving and energized, also helps to fight off health risks and dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Many aspects of the cooking process are stress inducing; from deciding what to cook, to making sure your refrigerator and cabinets are stocked with the correct ingredients, and finally the actual cooking and cleanup processes. Being able to avoid these stressors on a daily basis by preparing meals for the entire week ahead of time, creates an environment of less stress, and daily hassle. Not to mention the stress that will be lost when each member of the family can choose what they want for dinner, without you having to be a short order cook and make 4-5 different meals per night. The added bonus here, no sink full of pots and pans to wash every single night. Now they only dishes you will have to wash will be the food prep containers that held your dinner from storage, to reheat, and all the way through consumption.
Food prepping guarantees healthy meals, for every meal of the day, which fortifies a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle in turn creates a heightened level of overall wellness in life, including: a better social life, sharper mental acuity, strengthened emotional bonds, and increased professional proficiency. Food prepping helps all of these forces to work together to bring your life into an overall healthier state of being, so that you can live a longer, fuller, and happier life.
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