During the chilly, snowy winter months, all my family craves are warm, comforting dishes. There’s something special about a hot bowl of soup on a freezing cold day. The same goes to school lunches. I’m always looking for new ideas to pack warm lunches for my kids when they head off to school.

A good thermos is a must-have lunchbox item in the winter! We love this 10 oz. Thermos brand thermos for packing warm foods in the lunchbox. Here’s a tip for packing hot foods:

  1. Fill the thermos with boiling water.
  2. Heat up the food you’re adding to thermos.
  3. Pour out water and add food.

Your food will stay hotter longer by prepping the thermos with hot water beforehand!

Warm Lunchbox Ideas for Winter:

Alphabet Vegetable Soup

Alphabet Vegetable Soup from Produce for Kids

Baked Mini Meatballs from Mom to Mom Nutrition

Kale & Chicken Pot Pies from Produce for Kids

Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup from Meal Planning Magic

Wonton Taco Cups from Produce for Kids

Veggie Nuggets for Kids from Weekly Bite

Kid-Friendly Lunchbox Empanadas from Produce for Kids

Healthy & Homemade Hot Pockets from Holley Grainger

Cheesy Taco Pasta from Produce for Kids

Hummus & Veggie Panini from Aggie’s Kitchen

One-Pot Cheeseburger Mac from Produce for Kids

Marinara Spaghetti Squash from Adriana’s Best Recipes

Hearty Turkey & Kale Chili from Produce for Kids

Meatball & Orzo Soup from Dash of Evans

Savory Chicken & Rice Muffins

Savory Chicken & Rice Muffins from Produce for Kids

Chicken Quesadillas from Courtney’s Sweets

Easy Sausage Stuffed Pepper Rings from Souffle Bombay

White Bean Quesadillas from Mom to Mom Nutrition

Homemade Healthy Ramen Noodle Soup from Momables

Whole Wheat Veggie Calzones from Super Healthy Kids

Crock Pot® Turkey Chili Mac & Cheese from A Cedar Spoon

Mexican Fiesta Quesadilla Bento Box from Opera Singer in the Kitchen