Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the food jar is so delightful,
And since we've got leftovers,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
It's winter. You send your children off to school wearing hats, scarves and jackets to keep them warm. What about their lunch boxes? Fill your child's school lunch boxes with warm winter treats to help warm their stomachs as well.
SOUPS & STEWS are always a great option for winter comfort food. Save some of your leftover soup and stews from dinner to put in your child's food jar for them to enjoy at school. Leftover dinner rolls can make great dippers for soup and help to fill your child up. Jazz up tomato soup with; baked fish crackers, shredded cheese, pepperoni slices, and even croutons! Turn ordinary tomato soup into extraordinary TOMATO SOUP! Pack these items in a stainless steel container so that your child can add them into the soup themselves.
MAC & CHEESE has long been a favorite of many kids. Pack macaroni and cheese in your Kids Konserve food jar and you will make their day! Make macaroni and cheese more of a well-balanced and nutritional meal by simply adding some of the following:
Add these items separately or together into the macaroni and cheese. I came across this wonderful recipe at Coochicoos from the Silver Spoon for Children: Favorite Italian Recipes cookbook.
- steamed broccoli
- diced ham
In our family a winter favorite is SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS. Leftover spaghetti and meatballs can make a tasty lunch for your child to take to school. Include a slice of French or Italian garlic bread wrapped in a Food Kozy™ as well. Older kids and adults can use the leftover meatballs and sauce to assemble their own meatball subs at lunchtime. Simply put the meatballs along with some sauce into a food jar, along with a stainless steel container of shredded cheese, and a hoagie roll.
But winter isn't just about enjoying delicious comfort foods. Winter is also the time of year for enjoying warm beverages as well. Your child may be delighted to find a food jar filled with HOT COCOA or warm APPLE CIDER to wash down their meals with.
Keep your children's bellies full and warm by packing some of these delicious wintertime lunch box treats. Remember when using a food jar, you should first place hot or boiling water into the food jar to warm it up before placing your food inside.
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