Stylish containers make for more interesting, cheaper and more environmentally friendly meals on the go.
Travel essentials: Bring a lunch in these sturdy and clever boxes
Light My Fire Lunch box
With its unconventional triangular shape and lids available in one of eight bold colours, this box smacks of Swedish design. Along with the Spork - a combination of a spoon and a fork that fits neatly inside - this box unpacks to form a plate (the lid) and a bowl (the base). It is BPA-free and you can put it in the microwave and the dishwasher.
Available from www.amazon.com for US$9.99 (Dh37), plus shipping.
Sigg Midi Aluminium Box
This box by the Swiss company Sigg is made from aluminium. It is lightweight, robust and less prone to wear and tear than plastic or fabric boxes. A rubber seal and two sturdy metal clasps keep the lid firmly on and make the box watertight.
Available from www.amazon.com for $24.99 (Dh92) plus shipping.
Fresh Pockets Man's Lunch box
This box is made from nylon and has an insulating lining, which helps to keep food hot or cold. The materials inside and out are easy to wipe clean. It measures 25cm by 20cm, just enough room for a sandwich, a drink, a dessert and perhaps even an ice pack. There's a pocket inside for "eatools", a fork and spoon that slot together compactly, provided with the box.
Available from www.amazon.com for $14.99 (Dh55) plus shipping.