I cook, clean, and do leftovers in a big way and hate wrapping things in foil or Saran, but, growing up, that's the way things were done in my house. I remember a lot of silver foil in my fridge. These days the problem has been totally solved. A highly evolved form of tupperware, these Glasslock containers have tight snapping lids, no leechy plastic chemicals, and a satisfying heft. They stack, clean easily, and are clear so you can actually see your food. I recommend them heartily.
Here's a great testimonial from Boing Boing about the awesome tightness: "I have biked with one filled with soup and arrived at my destination without a drop missing (something I definitely couldn't do with my old plastic ones), and I didn't have to waste another bowl in order to microwave it."
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From Italy, this set of three nicely shaped and tempered glass square containers with BPA free lids, will do the trick well and has a little bit more of gourmet Euro feel.
- ThinkBaby Complete Set - $39.41
Not just for babies anymore, this set of smaller scale food storage containers are awesome for smaller portions and kids lunches. They fit better into bags and fridges than the big stuff. With nice, tight snapping lids on stainless steel inside of polypropylene, the design is flawless and healthy: "Free of bisphenol a (BPA), lead, PVC, nitrosamines, phthalates, melamine and biologically harmful chemicals"
If style is everything (and not seeing your food), these are perfect.
For the rugged commercial approach, you can't do better than this. From Wasserstrom restaurant supply.