It’s easy to understand the lure of eating out for lunch: it’s easy to do so and there is unparalleled variety to enjoy in dense, metropolitan areas. On the flip side, it can be unhealthy when all the ingredients aren’t exactly known, expensive to eat out every day, and generally pretty wasteful. Batch cooking is a great way to combat this but most containers simply aren’t up to snuff, made from suspect materials that leak and smell over the long term.
Prepd is reimagining the lunchbox to address this problem. Its Prepd Pack is an aesthetically pleasing, minimalist lunch box that uses modular containers for a better batch cooking experience. Each container is made from a new BPA-free, dishwasher-friendly, completely leak-proof material, and is designed to be easily stackable. Magnetic cutlery and a hygienic, easy-to-clean eating round out the experience.
The Prepd companion app lets users browse meal plans specifically curated by the company and community to fit the Prepd Pack perfectly no matter the main ingredient or diet. It also lets users track what they eat for more informed eating habits. A Prepd Pack with one set of modular containers goes for $50 and is expected to ship in June of 2016. Prepd is looking for $25,000 in funding by February 27th, 2016.
It’s remarkable what simple design can do to wholly address the individually minor but altogether bothersome problem of safely batch cooking and prepping meals. Prepd has thought of all the little details with their product and it clearly shows. Some might cry foul at its non-connected nature but in its simplicity lies its elegance. And elegant it is: while its design is functionally and aesthetically beautiful, it doesn’t seem to be able to hold too much food — which may prove a problem those who are more active and need more fuel.