This is the next post in my series of lunchbox roundups that features different types of lunchboxes I pack for my daughters. I post them almost daily on my Pinterest and Facebook pages, so make sure to come by and say hi.  Here I am sharing some soup-based lunchbox ideas that I have packed recently.

 

 

 

Now that the weather is cooling down, I’ve been packing a soup-based lunchbox more frequently.  Soups and stews travel and keep well when they are packed in a thermos.  You can heat up the leftover soup (or some soups can be packed cold) and fill your thermos in the morning.  Along with the soup, I’ll also pack some fruit and vegetables and some kind of starch, like crackers or a sandwich.

I typically just put the thermos in a convenient side pocket of Planetbox lunchbox bag. It is a little bulkier and heavier this way, but it is a small price to pay for a bowl of hot soup on a cold fall or winter day!

Soup-based Lunchbox ideas

Below are several soup-based lunchboxes (including pictures and ingredients) I have made for my daughters in the past.

Lunchbox #1

Soup-based Lunchbox with lentil soup, cucumber and tomato, banana, strawberry and cookies.

Soup-based lunchbox with lentil soup, cucumber and tomato, banana, strawberry and cookies.

  • Lunchbox #1 Ingredients:
  • Lentil soup
  • Cucumber and tomato
  • Banana, strawberries, and a few cookies

 

Lunchbox #2

Soup-based lunchbox with chicken soup in thermos, green beans with a miso ginger dip, cantaloupe and strawberries with mini marshmallows.

Soup-based lunchbox with chicken soup in thermos, green beans with a miso ginger dip, cantaloupe and strawberries with mini marshmallows.

  • Lunchbox #2 Ingredients:
  • Chicken soup in thermos
  • Green beans with miso dressing
  • Cantaloupe and strawberries with mini marshmallows

 

Lunchbox #3

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Soup-based lunchbox with tomato/bean soup, ham sandwich, mango and a mini smoothie

  • Lunchbox #3
  • Tomato soup and ham sandwich
  • Mango
  • Mini-smoothie (love how small they are) for a treat

 

Lunchbox #4

Soup-based lunchbox with a chicken soup, grapes and tomatoes and half a wholegrain bagel.

Soup-based lunchbox with a chicken soup, grapes and tomatoes and half a wholegrain bagel.

  • Lunchbox #4 Ingredients:
  • Chicken soup in a thermos
  • Grapes and cherry tomatoes
  • Half of a wholegrain bagel

 

Lunchbox #5

Soup-based lunchbox with chicken soup with veggies, carrots and tomatoes with hummus, wholegrain bagel with salmon and strawberries.

Soup-based lunchbox with chicken soup with veggies, carrots and tomatoes with hummus, wholegrain bagel with salmon and strawberries.

  • Lunchbox #5 Ingredients:
  • Chicken veggie soup
  • Wholegrain bagel (kid size) with smoked salmon
  • Carrots and tomatoes with hummus
  • Strawberries

 

Lunchbox #6

Soup-based lunchbox with lentil soup, lavash bread, boiled egg, grapes and apple chips.

Soup-based lunchbox with lentil soup, lavash bread, boiled egg, grapes and apple chips.

  • Lunchbox #6 Ingredients
  • Lentil soup in thermos (I added about 1/2 teaspoon miso to each)
  • Boiled egg
  • Lavash bread, grapes, apple chips
  • A piece of candy

 

Lunchbox #7

Soup-based lunchbox with lentil-kale soup, sandwich with smoked salmon, grapes, carrots and tomatoes, banana and jelly beans.

Soup-based lunchbox with lentil-kale soup, sandwich with smoked salmon, grapes, carrots and tomatoes, banana and jelly beans.

Here are some of the earlier lunchbox-themed posts that you may find useful:

The Art and Science of Packing a Lunchbox

Lunchbox safety

Involving kids in lunchbox preparation

Sample lunchbox menus

Grain and pasta salad recipes

Pasta and Noodle Lunchbox Roundup

Rice and Grain Lunchbox Roundup

Stay tuned for more lunchbox round-ups! 

Tell me what is your child’s favorite lunchbox item?

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