You Never Knew You Needed This

By the end of this post- you will have all the information you will ever need on the subject of insulated food jars. This useful lunch packing accessory is no longer something that only grannies use.


On my search to discover and acquire insulated food jars for myself and the family, I’ve come across all shapes and sizes. Once I used Mira Brands food jars, the search was over.

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What You Want To Know:

– high quality, durable and longlasting

– premium grade 18/8 entirely stainless steel interior so food only touches steel

– BPA and phthalates free

keeps food hot for up to 5 hours or cold for up to 10 hours

– due to the wide mouth and tapered body, young toddlers and kids can easily eat right out of the container


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To illustrate the last point above- here’s a picture of the Mira jar next to another one that I have. Notice the difference at the mouth. Using the other jar, I would have to dump the food out onto a plate for little ones to eat. It was also a pain to clean because it was hard to get into the ridge underneath the opening.


Here are some meals I’ve packed for my girls (ages 2 and 4) using the Mira jar.

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It’s great for hot soups and cold salads, but I mainly put regular food in it like rice, chicken and veggies. It tastes so much better when it’s hot hours after you have packed it! Plus, we love the pretty pastel colors. I’ve packed saucy foods in it (like the beef stew next to the sandwich in the picture) and it has never leaked even when tossed around in a tote.


The Mira jars I own are 10 oz- perfect for a light adult lunch or perfectly portioned kids’ meals. They do come in a larger size of 15 oz as well.


I’m confident you and the kiddos will love this jar for eating healthy homemade meals on the go or for school and work. For younger ones, a teacher may have to help unscrew the lid. My 4 year old can unscrew it on her own but my 2 year old needs help. But once the lid’s off, they just need a spoon or fork and it’s time to dig in!


Here’s where you can shop for the Mira jars:

I’ve had my jars for about a year and they work perfectly and the condition is still like new. Insulated lunch jars are one of those things that you never knew you needed but once you have it, you wonder why you didn’t get yourself one sooner.

Here’s to delicious lunch packing!

– Kelly



*This post contains affiliate links. Should you make a purchase after clicking on the link, will earn a very small commission. This does not affect any product pricing for you. My review of the Mira food jar is based on my own experience and opinion after using it for about a year (I purchased mine on

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