22 September 2013

Today is the first day of fall (9/22).  Welcome to Autumn!  It has already been getting cool here.  This Fall/Winter I am going to focus more on thermos lunches.  Although my daughter does not mind eating things cold, she definitely enjoys switching things up and is thrilled to eat a warm meal a few times a week!  A question frequently asked regarding thermos lunches is "how do you pack the warm food with food that needs an ice pack?"  I put another slide show together (since the last one was a hit!) to show the packing process in our lunch bag.

The key to packing these foods together is gradual separation.  Pack the cold stuff on the bottom next to the ice pack. I then try to place buffer items in the lunch bag (napkin and utensils), then the thermos. 

In the thermos:  Leftover chicken pastry soup. (I cut one of the noodles with a Mickey cookie cutter to tie it in with the theme).

In the LunchBots Quad:  Watermelon pieces, baby carrots, cucumber slices, and red grapes.

Items used in this lunch:


  1. Thanks for the tips! I'll definitely have to try them. Do you recommend using the "Thermos" brand or is there another brand you prefer? I tried once last year to send a warm lunch and my kids said it was cold by the time it was lunch.

  2. @Liezl @ LovePeaceBento I only have a Thermos brand as of now and that is what I have been using. When I get a some different brands I am going to test them and see which one keeps food warm the longest. Make sure you are warming the thermos up before putting the food in it. Boil water, pour it in the Thermos and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.

  3. I know I've said it before, BUT I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER!!! Your lunch looks delicious, especially the soup. Makes me desperate for cooler weather! And I adore that you made a Mickey noodle. Thank you for linking to 15 Minute Fridays.


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