Because no one likes soggy croutons.
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Cost Plus World Market Mepal Salad Box
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We've all experienced the moment: You're munching away on a salad and you bite into a crouton that is soaked in dressing. Instead of a pleasant crunchy texture, you're met with a soggy, crumbly mess. We thought it was impossible to avoid, but we recently found a container that's upped our salad game: The Mepal Duo Salad Box.

This meal-prep container allows you to keep your greens and dressing separate until you're ready to eat (buy it: Cost Plus World Market, on sale for $13). This container features two compartments, plus a separate cup for dressing. The larger section is perfect for leafy greens, veggies and/or protein. Meanwhile, the smaller top container is designed for croutons, nuts, bread or any other component you want to stay crunchy.

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When you're ready to eat, it's as simple as combining the sections and tossing them together. This container is great for meal prep because you can pack the sections of your salad in advance without worrying about the dry foods absorbing any unnecessary moisture. The leak-proof container also comes with an indented lid for holding your cutlery.

And when you're done with your salad, just throw the container in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. This duo salad box is perfect for recipes like our Chopped Salad with Cornbread Croutons or our Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Feta & Walnuts, plus it's on sale right now (buy it: Cost Plus World Market, $13).