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5 Best Soups to Pack In a Thermos for Lunch

Cold weather or not, soups are always a great idea to pack for lunch! They can be made ahead of time, served for dinner, and the leftovers packed for lunch later in the week. Plus, soup is always better the second day.

In this post, I am going to share with you my family’s favorite soups to bring to school and the office; and therefore, they are my best soups to pack inside a thermos for lunch!

What is the best thermos container for hot soup?

If you want your soup to stay warm, you will NEED a durable thermos container to pack any of these delicious soups or hot lunch. Check out my top thermos picks in the video below to see which one is the right fit for your family.

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16 Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sticks

For nights where you need an easy dinner, this Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sticks idea will be a mealtime saver.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: This classic combo is a delicious meal to pack in a lunch box for the kids!

What I love about today’s recipe is that the slow cooker does all the heavy lifting (cooking) while you go on about your day. Dinner can cook while I run the kids to swim practice, art class, or karate!

As a busy mom to 3 young kids, I appreciate when one of my friends shares with me strategies that work with the kids, especially when it comes to making mealtimes less of a struggle and making sure my kids get enough of the nutrition for the day. This veggie tomato soup is a great way to fill my kids with veggies and giving them something they love at the same time, grilled cheese!

By cutting the grilled cheese into strips and using them as dippers, my kids forget they are eating soup that is loaded with the extra nutrition they need for lunch or dinner.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

What’s your family’s go-to meal that also pleases the younger kids?

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sticks

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 – 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes or puréed tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients inside a slow cooker. Cook for 6 hours on low.
  2. Prior to serving, insert an immersion blender and blend until smooth, or blend in smaller batches and serve.

 

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that’s already done. Easy and delicious!

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Soup is one of our favorite dinners to enjoy as a family. There’s just something about a big bowl of soup that’s so comforting and calming after a long day. I love making this Enchilada Soup or a big pot of Paleo Chili, but sometimes I like going back to a classic – chicken noodle soup!

Related: Top 5 Thermos Containers We’ve Tested

What’s more classic than chicken noodle soup? I swear it cures a cold as soon as it hits! The best thing about this version is that it’s completely made in the Crockpot, which means it cooks while you’re at work or running errands, and it’s done when you get home. A dinner that takes almost zero effort? Win!

If you’re looking to really cut back on preparation time for dinner, have the ingredients delivered to you already chopped and measured! We’re happy to be partnering with FreshRealm to bring healthy, delicious meals right to your doorstep. Get the ingredients for this Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup delivered to you!

The leftover soup makes for a great thermos lunch. That is, if you have any leftovers!

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that’s already done. Easy and delicious!

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1½ teaspoons dried)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta (wide egg noodles, spaghetti, or fusilli – gluten-free, if needed)

Instructions

  1. In a large Crockpot (6-quart), place all the ingredients minus the pasta. Cook for 6 hours on low heat, or 4 hours on high.
  2. After 4 or 6 hours (depending on temperature setting), remove the chicken and chop to bite-size pieces. Place the chicken back in the Crockpot.
  3. Add the pasta, turn the heat up to high, cover, and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  4. Discard the bay leaf, and serve soup immediately.

Notes

You can also use leftover chicken that is already cooked. Follow the recipe as is.

 

1 easy to make vegetarian enchilada soup! Leftovers make a great thermos lunch!

Enchilada Soup Recipe – The Perfect Thermos Lunch!

Looking for a new soup to add to your winter meal rotation? Warm your family with the familiar flavors of cumin, chile powder and smoky paprika in this Enchilada Soup Recipe that comes together in minutes.

Looking for a new soup to add to your winter meal rotation?  Warm your family with the familiar flavors of cumin, chile powder and smoky paprika with this Enchilada Soup Recipe that comes together in minutes.

easy to make vegetarian enchilada soup! Leftovers make a great thermos lunch!

About this time of the season my soup rotation is feeling a little tired.  While chicken noodle, potato and hearty vegetable soups are all favorites, sometimes you just need to mix things up a bit.  This Enchilada Soup will do just that.  Cumin, chile powder and smoky paprika make it a flavorful soup for the adults, without being too over the top for kids.  Finishing it off with your favorite mexican toppings such as shredded cheddar, avocado and fresh pico de gallo make it even more fun.

In addition, this soup is one of those great recipes that tastes even better the next day, making it an excellent thermos lunch! Check out how easy it is to make in this short video below.

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Enchilada Soup

easy to make vegetarian enchilada soup! Leftovers make a great thermos lunch!
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oil (your choice)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2-15 ounce cans of Pinto beans, rinsed and drained.
  • 1 bag of corn
  • 1-28 ounce can of crushed, fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Toppings: avocado, shredded cheddar, green onions, fresh pico de gallo.
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Instructions

  1. In a large 5 quart pot, over medium-high heat, heat up oil.
  2. Add chopped onion and garlic; sauté until the onion is tender and translucent.
  3. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and paprika and stir.
  4. Next, add in broth, pinto beans, corn, and crushed tomatoes.
  5. Bring soup to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer; cook for 20 minutes, stirring a few times to combine.
  6. Ladle soup into bowls and top with your favorite toppings.
  7. Store any remaining soup in an airtight container and refrigerate.

 

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