Hot and Cold Lunch on the Go
- What: Thermos Funtainer Food Jar
- When: 2 years and up
- Why: Durable, affordable, practical
- Where: Amazon
We’ve had a Thermos Funtainer for years because my oldest child loves soup, and wanted to take some to school for lunch. With the pandemic in full swing, and the kids only allowed to eat outside, we invested in two more over the winter so each kid could have their own.
This ten ounce container holds just enough warm food for a hungry kid on the go. In addition to soup, which doesn’t leak, you can stuff it with pasta, burritos, or even a warm sandwich. If I get the food piping hot, it will still be warm more than three hours later when my kids get around to eating, though I do pack it in our insulated lunch boxes as well. It will also keep food cold for up to seven hours as the warmer weather arrives.
If you want to hit the road and not spend a fortune on fast food, or just want to enjoy the spring weather and some warm food during an outing, these containers will do the job. They come in a variety of bright solid colors like purple and red, or you can choose a theme, such as Star Wars, Mario, Frozen, Paw Patrol, Spiderman and more. The lid screws on tightly and nothing leaks out, even though my kids turn their lunch boxes upside down and all around. But they can still open the containers themselves, too. The Thermos can go in the dishwasher for easy cleaning after use (though it recommends hand washing), and comes out clean thanks to the wide mouth and straight sides.
Whether you want to keep a snack cold or fill your kids with hot food, these insulated Thermos Funtainers make it easy.