Lunch packing in boxes can quickly become a challenge in preserving the freshness and temperature of the meal. This article will show you how to prevent your soup from getting cold before lunchtime. Well, an easy way is via an electric lunch box.
However, there is an alternative way to achieve this. Before we start with that, having a calendar helps very busy parents. There are certain days where it can be consensually agreed that your kids will buy lunch, and on the days they won't, you're packing it for them.
Usually, you'll want to pack them something nutritious to refresh them during their day at school. One quick tip is to have your kitchen pantry well-stocked during the weekend ahead of the week. Another tip is getting them good lunch boxes.
The Steps in Keeping Lunch Warm till Lunch Time
Step 1: Heat the Soup
Put the soup in a microwave. You can also use your gas stove to carry out the heating process. For instance, if you're using a gas burner, set the heat to medium and place your soup on it till it's very hot and bubbly. At that point, you can't eat your soup because it will be too hot then. However, it will not get cold before lunchtime.
Step 2: Heat the Thermos
If this is your preferred method of keeping lunch warm till lunchtime, purchase a metal thermos because they are ideal for this process. They retain the heat better than a plastic thermos. So, fill your metal thermos with hot water. Then seal your thermos and keep it aside until you heat the soup through any heating appliances mentioned in the first step.
Step 3: Fill the Container
Once you're done heating the soup, pour out the water from your thermos after unsealing it. You can choose to dry your thermos or leave it like that. Pour the bubbly hot soup into your thermos, cover it immediately, and ensure it's well covered to trap the heat inside.
Step 4: The Final Packing
Pack the thermos in your kids' lunch box and place a spoon with it.
You can make a tasty instant soup by using Campbell's Homestyle Light soup. They have 29 varieties of instant soup, such as the Homestyle Light Baked Potato with Bacon and Cheese. The parent has to just heat it in the microwave or on the gas stove and pack it in a lunch box. It's a good option for those who barely have enough time to prepare a meal from scratch. This soup is recommended because it is made using excellent ingredients and has no preservatives added to it.
You can also personalize your kiddies' soup by adding extra toppings. Common toppings include sliced grape tomatoes, sliced red bell peppers, and even crackers. It depends on your kids' preference. They can prefer spicy or non-spicy soup. Their preference should determine the choice of soup toppings.