10 Clean Eating Thermos-Ready Lunch Recipes

Today I’ve got 10 clean eating thermos-ready lunch recipes for you to make and pack for lunch!

Do people use thermoses anymore? I remember when I was a kid, you always got a matching thermos with your themed lunchbox. They don’t come with them anymore, you have to buy them separately. But I always loved my thermos! There was either something cool and refreshing to drink on a hot day, or some sort of warm soup to keep me nice and toasty on a cold day.

Four of the 10 Clean Eating Thermos Ready Lunch Recipes on the list.

In a way, it seems like thermoses have gone “out of style”. I could be wrong, but it just seems like people don’t use them all that much anymore.

Well, I’d like to revive those wonderful gadgets! What better way to take a nice warm meal to school or lunch than in a thermos?!

So today, I put together a roundup of 10 clean eating thermos-ready lunch recipes you can easily take for lunch in a thermos!

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10 Clean Eating Thermos-Ready Lunch Recipes

  1. Southwestern Turkey Chili – Great with some clean cornbread on the side!
  2. Brothy Cheddar Broccoli Soup – Totally comforting on a windy fall day.
  3. Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup – Use up that leftover rotisserie chicken for lunch!
  4. Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup – This will keep them full for hours after lunch!
  5. Slow Cooker Lentil Soup – Let lunch cook itself the day before!
  6. Mini Chef’s Clean Eating Cherry Tomato Soup – Mini Chef created this recipe, and it’s delicious!!!
  7. Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew – The whole family will love this one!
  8. Refried Bean Soup – This is a fast lunch to make when you realize you have nothing to pack.
  9. Taco Soup – Delicious! No full thermoses when the kids get home, guaranteed.
  10. Potato Soup – Because who doesn’t love a good potato soup??

This article from the Gracious Pantry archives, first published 8/30/16.

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  1. I live in the mountains at 7200 feet, and our winters are monstrous. Soup for lunch is necessary for me about 6 months a year. This would be amazing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Laura – I hope you enjoy the recipes!

  2. I totally agree! I have three thermos’ one for food and two for drinks and love them.

  3. I had those matching thermos and lunch boxes! Love them. I’ve got a couple of thermos’ I’ve bought over the last few years to send with my husband or daughter, but I think the quality has declined. Even though I buy known brands and go through the preheating steps (which I KNOW my mother never did), the food is just barely warm come lunch time. I’m going to try another one and see because it’s nice to have a hot lunch, and while I have a microwave at work to reheat, my daughter doesn’t have that option at school and my husband has to walk a long way to get to one at his work.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cindy – You’re right, over time the quality has declined. It’s unfortunate. But good ones are still out there!