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Food is getting more and more expensive these days, and as a result, more people are packing lunches at home instead of eating out. It’s a great way to save money, for sure. But the best lunches this time of year are lunches you can pack in a thermos. Thermos lunches are easily packed, totally portable, and easy to eat at your desk if needed. These twelve lunches will give you some new ideas for what to pack in your thermos.
1. German Potato Dumpling Soup
Looking for a hearty and comforting soup that’s perfect for any occasion? Look no further than this delicious German Potato Dumpling Soup recipe.
2. Sweet Potato Chowder
This sweet potato chowder with curry was delicious for cooler weather. It packs up great in a Thermos and makes a wonderful comfort food meal.
3. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is a comforting, brothy, delicious soup that you can make as mild or as spicy as you like. Add your favorite toppings right to the thermos.
4. Southwestern Turkey Chili
Send them to school or work with a bowl full of this Southwestern Turkey Chili. Pack a side of cornbread to round out the meal.
5. Brothy Cheddar Broccoli Soup
This delicious soup is perfect for a thermos. Pack up this Brothy Cheddar Broccoli Soup with a side of garlic bread to complete the meal.
6. Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup
For a thermos full of comfort from home, pack up some of this Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup. It’s delicious comfort food at its best.
7. Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup
If you love winter squash, this Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup is a perfect lunch to warm your tummy.
8. Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
This Slow Cooker Lentil Soup is a great recipe because it will cook all day long, the day before you eat it.
9. Cherry Tomato Soup
This Cherry Tomato Soup is a great way to use up your end-of-season harvest of small tomatoes, although any tomatoes will work.
10. Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew
This hearty Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew is a stew the whole family will love. It’s delicious, satisfying, and definitely a treat to find inside your thermos.
11. Refried Bean Soup
Short on time, but still want to pack a warm thermos? This Refried Bean Soup is made in minutes with just three simple ingredients.
12. Taco Soup
Want to make sure your kids actually eat what you put into their thermos? Give them this Taco Soup for lunch. That thermos will be scraped clean.
13. Potato Soup
Few soups satisfy or give comfort the way a good Potato Soup does. Pack up some garlic bread to go with it for a hearty and delicious lunch.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.