When the weather dips below freezing, that means hot school lunches are coming! Find out how to pack these winter lunch ideas for kids so they’ll stay warm until you’re ready to eat.
One of the best ways to keep your meals warm until lunchtime is to use a thermos to pack the school lunch.
You can pack your hot thermos lunch with cold items in the same bag by keeping the ice pack closer to the cold items or even creating a barrier between the hot & cold items in the bag by putting a thick napkin between the two sides.
This will keep your winter lunch packing options open, and allow you to pack warm options like the ones I’m sharing today, along with any of your child’s favorite lunch sides.
What to Pack for Lunch in the Winter
Few things are better than opening up the lunch bag and finding a warm lunch in winter time. Turn up the heat with these ready-to-eat lunches.
Best Thermoses for Winter Lunches
Thermoses are crucial in keeping your kid’s lunch hot and delicious until lunch. Simply heat your child’s meal until it’s piping hot, and place it into the thermos.
The best thermoses are durable, keep food hot until lunchtime, and are kid-friendly (easy to open).
These are the top 3 thermoses I use at my house. They’ve stood the test of time and continue to recommend it:
- Best Wide Mouth Thermos
- Best for young kids: Thermos Funtainer & Thermos Foogo
- Teen favorite: Bentgo Food Jar
Now that you have the necessities, you can pack the most epic winter lunches for your kids!