Prepping kids lunches can be a drag for parents, especially since many go-to lunch options aren’t hearty, satisfying or appetizing. This means kids often come home with uneaten food and growling tummies at the end of the day. Worse still is when they forget to tell you they didn't eat everything, and you pull a slimy old banana out of their school bag on Friday night!
Luckily, the days of boring old sandwiches and uneaten lunches are history with the BEAST Tumbler from Greens Steel. With this lunchtime hero, you can pack your kid a delicious hot meal that stays tasty from morning to midday and beyond!
Here’s 8 tasty hot lunch ideas to pack in the BEAST that your kids are sure to love:
8. CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
You can’t go wrong with classic chicken noodle soup, which will stay warm for the entire day if you pack it in their Greens Steel BEAST Tumbler.
Send them off with a side of rye crackers and fruit for a wholesome, nourishing lunch they’ll love.
7. Fried Rice
Fried rice is satisfying and easy to keep in a tumbler, even if it is a bit unorthodox.
Throw in some peas, carrots, ham and scrambled egg for a burst of nutrition and protein. Then pack a side of spring rolls for a lunch your child will love digging into at the bell.
6. Mini Quiches
Stack up a pile of cute mini quiches in their BEAST, and bring a huge smile to your little one’s face when they crack the lid! Perfect finger food that travels well, mini crustless quiches are super healthy and easy to make.
Just mix up some eggs with shredded veggies, chopped turkey, a sprinkle of flour and their favorite cheese, then bake in mini muffin tins until golden.
5. Pasta & Meatballs
Make a kid-friendly, portable version of spaghetti and meatballs using alphabet pasta. It's easy to make, travels well to school and scoops easily! Simply simmer up some sauce and meatballs, and boil some alphabet-shaped pasta.
Next, pour it all into a BEAST Stainless Steel Tumbler so it stays toast warm all the way till lunchtime. This favorite is sure to remain a staple all the way through elementary school.
4. Lentil Soup
Lentil soup isn’t quite as well known, but it can be very nutritious and filling for your child.
Don’t skimp on the flavor even though lentils are already fairly savory; add some extra seasonings like thyme, basil, and lemon zest. Your kid won’t believe how tasty this is, especially with some crusty bread on the side for dipping!
3. Mac & Cheese in a Cup
Mac and cheese is a favorite for kids, so this one will guarantee that they eat all of their lunch by packing some into a BEAST Tumbler.
They'll need a fork to scoop it out, but the double-wall vacuum-sealed insulation will ensure that the cheese stays warm and delicious all the way through the school day.
2. Chili Con Carne
Chili is a classic dish, especially in the winter when your child may need something a little warmer and spicier to brighten up their day.
Chili can also be made flexibly depending on your dietary goals for your kid. You can make vegetarian chili, chili with several different types of meat, and add your own combination of spices to make a dish that is entirely your own.
1. Noodle Stir Fry
Don’t forget the all-time kid's favorite, noodles! Ramen noodles are quick, easy, and tasty, and they’ll stay warm in a BEAST Tumbler for hours after you pour it in.
Plus, the broth is quick to drink and will keep your child hydrated. Add some veggies or chicken for a more filling, well-rounded meal.
As you can see, there’s no limit to the dishes you can prepare for your child if you have a Greens Steel BEAST Tumbler at the ready.
Check out our tumblers today and get cooking – boring old sandwiches are a thing of the past!
Jenn | Greens Steel Lifestyle Contributor
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