I pack a lot of items that are warm as well. A child-size thermos is the perfect way to keep a delicious lunch hot until lunchtime. Today, I packed Grayson a thermos filled with whole wheat pasta and marinara sauce. I cooked a box of noodles last night, so all I have to do in the mornings is heat it up. Quick and easy!
There are plenty of simple options for warm lunches such as healthy soups or dinner leftovers. Plus, there is something my kids really enjoy about using a thermos, so it ads a little excitement to lunch!