linguine+marinara sauce

By Lindsey Johnson of Café Johnsonia for Design Mom.

For menu #18 of our Lunch Box Series I planned another pasta dish. A warm meal like this is so simple but satisfying — especially on a cold day. My kids are all smiles whenever they see me prepping the thermos for pasta!

– linguine with marinara sauce
-cheese and garlic bread stick
– string cheese
-carrots with homemade dip
– squeezable fruit puree*

– To make the homemade dip stir 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/2 cup sour cream together.
– Preheat the insulated bowl by adding boiling water to it, pouring it out and adding hot pasta and sauce. It really does stay warm for hours!

Fit and Fresh container
Thermos Bottle
Thermos Funtainer

*Awhile back I received the fruit puree in the picture as part of a sample pack of new Earth’s Best products to try out. I think this pomegranate cranberry apple puree is actually for babies and toddlers, but my kids and I all love it, so into the lunch bag it goes! They will be available in stores in March 2014.