Tasty hot school lunch ideas for kids, as well as kid-friendly insulated food jars and Thermos’ that are perfect for packing in the school bag – PLUS get a FREE ebook with every purchase from our insulated food jar range!
It’s currently quite cold on the Gold Coast, which is why my family is already enjoying warmer dishes for dinner – and this means leftovers for lunch! A lot of these leftovers are heading to school with the kids, who are loving having a hot lunch during the school day.
With school holidays just around the corner and Term 3 starting smack bang in the middle of winter, I’m already preparing what meals I can send with the kids to school next term. Most of these are good dinner ideas that can easily be used for lunch leftovers. The kids love taking lunch in their Thermos! It keeps it warm until lunchtime, plus it is something fun and different from the typical sandwiches I usually make them.
HOW TO USE AN INSULATED FOOD JAR
Did you know that the insulated food jar needs to be prepped ready for your hot food?
- Warm-up your Thermos by filling it with boiling water and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Empty water.
- Fill Thermos with hot contents (eg, hot noodles, hot dinner leftovers, etc). It’s okay to make this very hot, as it will cool slightly by lunchtime.
- Secure lid tight, place in lunch bag and remember to include a spoon/fork.
- Food will be perfectly warm for lunch!
CHECK OUT OUR INSULATED JARS & THERMOSES
Investing in a good quality, reusable insulated food flask or Thermos for your kids, is a great way to send them to school each day with a deliciously hot winter meal. It’s also an environmentally conscious alternative to plastic containers.
PLUS a FREE eBook! When you purchase any product from our insulated food jar range, you get a FREE ebook jam-packed with hot lunch ideas and recipes that are perfect for popping in the Thermos ready for school or work.
Insulated food jars and Thermos’ that are made just for kids, are also particularly fabulous for children with special needs or particular diets. They’re easy to open, and they allow parents to provide a much larger range of lunch options that cater to their child’s individual needs.
Designed with a wide mouth for easy access, these food flasks feature a tight-fitting stainless steel lid with a silicone seal designed to ensure no leaks. This stylish vacuum insulated food flask will keep food hot for up to 7 hours and cold for up to 9 hours. They are convenient, portable, and perfect for any age – plus they come in lots of fab colours!
Size: 9cm x 15cm | Capacity: 450ml
The double-wall stainless steel design of this trendy little vacuum insulated food flask means the outside stays cool to touch, even when the contents inside are hot. The no-leak seal and wide-mouth design make this flask a fabulous choice for school children.
Size: 9cm x 15cm | Capacity: 450ml
MontiiCo Insulated Food Jar
This insulated food jar will be the coolest – or perhaps hottest (lol!) – lunch accessory in the school yard. With 5 hours of warming and 7 hours of cooling, keeping food hot or cold whilst on-the-go has never been easier! The kids don’t need to have all the fun either, this stylish insulated food jar is also perfect for an office or on-the-go mum lunch.
Size: 8.5cm x 12.5cm | Capacity: 400ml
This is an ideal food container for teenagers with big appetites! Rather than packing two boring sandwiches to curb the hunger pains of your growing child, pack a hearty hot meal in this vacuum insulated and leakproof container – it will stay hot for up to 5 hours!
This flask features a fantastic double-wall vacuum insulation, which prevents condensation from cold drinks and ensures the flask remains cool to touch when carrying hot drinks. I like to send my kids to school with a hot chocolate and these flasks ensure it’s still hot come lunchtime.
Size: 6.5cm x 23.5cm | Capacity: 450ml
Oasis has a fabulous and functional range of food storage options that are created from the highest quality materials! They are ideal for the outdoors, or taking to work, school or university. Great selection of plain jars ideal for adults and teens.
Hot school lunch ideas
MEATBALLS – A hearty lunch idea. Serve with pasta or vegetables. Find my range of meatball recipe here.
PASTA – Pasta bakes or one-pan pasta dishes make great re-heatable lunches. My favourite is beef macaroni, find my recipe here.
CHICKEN NUGGETS – In the morning when you’re packing the kids’ lunches, put some nuggets in the oven, pop into a Thermos and send to school with a little tub of tomato sauce.
FRIED RICE – This would have to be one of my kids favourites! My recipe is really easy and is great for using up any vegetables you have in the fridge. Find my recipe here.
MACARONI AND CHEESE – Make your own or purchase from the supermarket. To make it a little more nutritious add some carrot, capsicum, celery and stir through some meat such as ham, chicken or mince. Find my Mac and Cheese recipe here.
There are so many recipes that are perfect for popping in an insulated food container and taking to work or school – the options are near endless! This is why I’ve bundled a whole bunch of hot lunch recipe ideas into an ebook that’s FREE to anyone who purchases a product from our insulated food jar range!
What hot food do you pack your kids for school?
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