Going Beyond the Soup (and the sandwich!)

A thermos is a great tool for school lunch. Think a thermos limits you to soup? Not so! Here are a few ideas to delight the littlest foodie.
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Some kids may get tired of sandwiches day after day. Hot Lunches the school makes do not always cut it nutritionally or come close to a warm, home-cooked meal. A thermos insulates the food keeping it warm so they can still have some of their favorite foods from home in their lunch. And, don't forget about "Hot Re-Runs"! With all the leftovers from last night's dinner, lunch couldn't get any easier.

What's in your Thermos?
The trick to using a thermos for hot foods is to "pre-heat" by putting hot water in the thermos and sealing it for 10-15 minutes prior to putting food in. Now you are ready and here are some ideas:

  • Tortellini and pesto sauce
  • Spaghetti
  • Pasta Fagioli (Great recipe, can be found here)
  • Mac 'N' Cheese
  • Hot oatmeal
  • Lasagna
  • Chili
  • Potstickers
  • Stir-Fry
  • Chicken nuggets with dip (dip contained in a Kids Konserve Mini)
  • Rice 'N Beans
  • Risotto with Chicken
  • Baked beans & little dogs
  • Warm chicken salad
  • Pasta & hot dogs (My son's favorite recipe is Old West Weiner Dish)
  • Wontons with dip (dip contained in Kids Konserve Mini)
  • Udon Noodles
  • Taco meat or beans with chips on the side
  • Minced meat tofu stew
  • Sloppy Joes (my picky eater loves this recipe, go figure! Recipe)
  • Hot Cocoa (what a treat!)

And don't forget, the thermos can be used to keep things cool ("pre-cool" by putting your thermos in the refrigerator).

  • Yogurt and fresh fruit
  • Tuna salad
  • Fruit smoothies (Recipes)
  • Waldorf Salad

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