With this cooler weather kicking off, I thought it would be a great time to talk Packing Hot School Lunches. A good quality thermos or thermal container will keep food warm for up to 4-5 hours. Thermal containers can also be used to keep food cold in hot weather for up to 4 hours.
Where to buy? Kmart, Big W, Target and online lunchbox stores. The brand I use is the Lunch Bots, which I prefer because of the bowl-like shape, ease, quality and size. I have been using this one for over 2 years, and it is still in perfect condition.
Price? Prices range from $5 up to $30
How to use? Fill the container with boiling water and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes. Discard the water, then fill with hot food of your choice. Make sure the food is piping hot before adding it to the thermos.
What to pack?
- Fried Rice
- Beef Meatballs
- 2 Minute Noodles
- Chicken Nuggets
- Mac and Cheese
- Hot Dogs
- Porridge or Oats
Do you send hot lunches to school? I would love to know what you pack and what type of container you use.