There is something comforting about a hot school lunch. It somehow just feels homelier and made with love. Friends of ours are currently living in Germany and hot lunches are the norm there. Their kids are LOVING it, so with the weather rather cold and gloomy here we’ve decided it’s time to give it a try.
Pretty much any leftovers work as a hot lunch but my favourites are slow cooked stews, soups and curries. I like to freeze them in smaller portions and then reheat and put into a thermal container ready for school. Make sure not to make them too hot as the heat really does stay contained and you don’t want the kids burning themselves!
Another benefit of hot lunches for school is you can often sneak in a few extra veggies in the middle of the day. When every veggie counts (which it does for my veggie haters) it’s perfect.
Here are my top picks for hot school lunch ideas the kids will love.
Michelle lives in Sydney with her two gorgeous little boys and her equally lovely husband. She's the founder of Keep Calm Get Organised and The Basic Budgeter, as well as the author of two books on decluttering and speed cleaning. When she's not writing, Michelle can be found knee deep in laundry or attempting to shower alone. She can't live without lists, tea, girlfriends and a bit of chocolate each day. Michelle loves sharing all things organisation; from home hacks to budget tips. Her motto is organise, declutter and simplify your home, family and finances for life. You can find also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.