As the weather cools down it’s the perfect time to reconsider the lunches that we’re sending to school each day. Sandwiches and salads can take a break as we look for heartier ways to keep their bellies warm on wintry days.

Thanks to clever insulated lunch containers, you can safely send warm food to school that will stay warm and inviting by the time lunch rolls around. Yum!

Ditch the sandwiches and warm their bellies this winter.

How to use an insulated lunch container

Insulated thermos style containers are perfect for sending a warm lunch to school. Here’s how to make sure that your child’s lunch stays warm until lunch time.

  • Pre-heat your container by filling it with boiling water, sealing it with the lid and allowing to sit for 5-10 minutes while you do the rest of your lunch prep.
  • When ready, empty out the water and fill your now warm container with the hot lunch food of your choice. We share some great options in the gallery below.
  • Secure the lid of the container nice and tight while the food is still hot (food will cool down a little before lunch time, but for very young children you might want to ask their teacher to open up the container for them).
  • Pop the container in their lunch bag and don’t forget to include cutlery. Use disposable cutlery if you’re worried about it not making it home!

10 belly warmers to send for lunch