When you're packing your lunch for work, one of the most annoying tasks is gathering up three or four different containers for all your food, dressings and dips. But a new container hack for is going to change your lunch-packing game forever.
Last week Twitter user Mama Graciee inadvertently revealed a hack that has revolutionized lunch prep for us— the indentation on the lids of larger Glad containers doubles as a lid for the tiny cups.
Awake meal prepping Randys meals to take him tomorrow for his last week in Utah 😚 pic.twitter.com/N7tUkjGVBu— mamagraciee (@_14Gracie) September 9, 2017
That's right—the seemingly awkward circular indent in your GladWare lid isn't a weird design; it's for popping in a smaller container (think salad dressing or nuts) to nestle inside your large container (where the salad veggies go). And while we're calling this a hack, it's actually how Glad intended for this system to be used.
omg that's what that thing in the middle is for.....— m (@salteetaco) September 10, 20172017
So you mean the circle in the middle wasn't just a design this whole time... pic.twitter.com/NLhi4VLyws— Tera✨ (@GorgeouslyFlawd) September 10, 2017
literally was wondering why my mom bought a pack of these and the mini ones came without lids😂😂😂— Hunter Kollmorgen (@hunterrrkoll) September 10, 2017
We have to admit this idea is completely genius—and makes us wonder how we didn't discover it sooner. The storage potential is endless:
• Dressing or toppings for salad
• Hummus for sliced veggies
• Granola for yogurt
• Fresh fruit for cottage cheese
• Sriracha for grain bowls
• Croutons for soup
Keeping the toppings separate, but still in the same container, eliminates soggy salads and prevents you from forgetting to pack another tiny cup of ranch.