Third in a 5-Part Blog Series on Back to School Readiness. School is Here! Packing Hot Lunches For The First Cool Fall Days

October 8, 2017

 

 

 

 

After a long, hot summer, we all look forward to those first crisp fall days.  And with it our menus change.  Why not change the lunch you pack for your kids as well.  Salads, wraps, and cold sandwiches are great late summer options, but when the temperatures start to drop, your little ones will appreciate a hot dish in their lunch box.

 

Soup And A Hot Sandwich

 

One of my favorite school lunches as a kid was tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.  Who doesn’t love soup and a hot sandwich for lunch on a cool, crisp, fall day?  If you thought those were outside your packed lunch capabilities, think again.  All it takes is a small thermos, some wax or parchment paper and ideally an insulated lunch box.

 

Make the soup the day before from scratch, or heat up some canned soup in the morning, right before school. Get it piping hot, and if possible, run some hot or even boiling water in the thermos first to get everything as warm as possible.  Pour the soup in the thermos and sit it in the insulated lunch box.  Don’t forget to pack a spoon.  Lastly, make the hot sandwich.  Grilled cheese, or grilled ham and cheese are always a favorite, as are any type of Panini.  Fix the sandwich as usual and then wrap it in several layers of wax or parchment paper.  If you’re worried about the bread getting soggy, wrap it in a paper towel first, then the wax or parchment paper.  Keep the sandwich in the insulated lunch box and everything should stay toasty warm for hours.  Mix and match the soup and sandwich combos for endless portable lunch possibilities.

 

Chili and Stew

Of course you’re not limited to just soup.  A nice hardy stew or a bowl of chili with some chips, noodles or a side of bread make a nice addition to any lunch box.  Look for gluten-free products if you are following that eating style.  Make a batch of your favorite chili or stew and put it in your kids’ lunch boxes for the following days.

 

Another great option is to freeze it in smaller portions and take them out as needed to add to lunch boxes.  This is also a great time for you to take lunch to work or keep a bowl at home to reheat at lunch time.   As with the soup we talked about earlier, you can get a short thermos, run hot water in it, and then fill it with the piping hot chili or stew. That will keep the lunch warm until well past lunch time.

 

Leftovers Galore

Last but not least, don’t forget about leftovers.  They make for great lunch box additions.  There are wide mouthed thermos out there that can hold a variety of leftover food from pasta dishes, to salads, or anything you can think of that would work well put in a bowl.

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