After two quarters of grad school, I’ve learned a couple of things. One, I’ve been spending $15 or more on nights I have class because I buy food on the way to school. Two, I can save a lot of money by making my own food and carrying it to school in a 16 oz Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Food Container.

Made out of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, this sturdy container is BPA-free, doesn’t leak, and doesn’t break when I drop it. I can fill it up with bean and pasta salad, and toss it into my computer backpack without worrying that olive oil will leak out of the container and all over my iPad and computer.

The 16 oz. Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Food Container is an ideal size for me because it holds enough food for my dinner and it’s also hander for storing nuts and raisins–my energy food for long study days. I also often use it when I don’t have time for breakfast. I fill it half full with my favorite breakfast foods: Bob’s Red Mill muesli, a handful of roasted hazelnuts and some berries, and I’m off. (I carry a small container with rice milk in it, and I always have my favorite titanium spork in one of my pack pockets.)Single-Wall_Food_Canister_Set_–_Klean_Kanteen

By packing meals and snacks in my Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Food Container, I’m saving about $120 a month! That makes me feel smart.

The Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Food Container has also been handy for travel. No more icky plane food; I fill it up with chopped veggies and nuts for a short flight and with pasta salad for longer flights.

Available in 8 oz and 16 oz (and available for purchase individually or as a set), this durable container is the new brown lunch bag. Ideal for picnics, potlucks, car camping. I’m going to start taking it to the store with me (and out to eat–for my leftovers) so I can avoid using plastics bags when buying bulk foods. So many uses.

Bottom Line: Thanks to the Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Food Container I am saving $, saving trees, and eating healthier.

Manufacturer’s Site: www.kleankanteen.com

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