How to Pack Soup for Lunch In 3 Easy Steps

top down image of lunchbox and thermos with soupHere is how to pack soup for lunch in 3 EASY steps! 

  1. First warm up your soup on the stove-top or microwave.
  2. While you wait for the soup, fill your thermos with some boiling water. Seal thermos and let sit for a couple minutes. This process warms up the thermos in order to keep the soup warm until lunch time.
  3. When your soup is done, simple empty boiling water and fill with soup.


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  1. Great idea! Now I’ve got to find the perfect Thermos and I’ll be able to pack soup, too.

    1. I just added a link to the thermos we used 🙂 Sorry I forgot that before.

  2. I would like to know where you got your thermos. Thanks.

    1. So sorry I forgot to add the link to the thermos Liz! I just add it to the end of the post. We got our thermos through Amazon.

    1. Thanks girl! It really is a fun lunch for the kiddos!

  3. This looks like a thermos funtainer, they’re 10 oz. you can find them on amazon or in most large stores like target or Walmart. I have two and use them all the time for my kids. I’ve also found the preheat to be an extra step that can be skipped, the food is just as warm withou it.

    1. Yes, we LOVE FUNtainers. I did get mine on Amazon. Sorry I didn’t include a link for that. I just added a link to Amazon for the containers we used.

  4. Used thermos from 7th-12th grade. That was 50 years ago. Recommend the hot boiling water to warm thermos & mine was still cold by lunchtime lottsa times. Always ate bean & bacon soup & still love it

  5. I’m having trouble keeping the cold food cold while packing the hot soup…like sandwich and drink need an ice pack…he hasn’t complained yet…says his soup is still warm (I just put it in boiling) but what of the turkey sandwich? I don’t think he’d ever tell me if it were warm from being by the soup!

    1. Billie, I use a double compartment lunch box for that reason. The only issue is that sometimes my older child (go figure-the younger one “gets it”!) forgets that there is food/juice in another compartment! LOL