Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lunch for your High School Athlete (with THERMOS)

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Thermos provided the Hydration Bottle but all opinions are my own.

Back to School is in full swing but the heat index is still almost in the triple digits here. For the first time, I am packing lunch for a high schooler and one who also plays football and practices for 3+ hours every day after school. With some trial and error we found what works for us for lunch and I wanted to share our finds with you!


Water (and I mean lots of it) was our first priority with temperatures still in the high 90s. Thermos sent us their 64 Ounce Foam Insulated Hydration Bottle and believe me: it is the best water jug we have EVER tried! Even in 100 degree weather, standing on the football field for more than 3 hours, the jug kept the water cold (even the ice was not completely melted!!).

On a few milder days, the Hydration bottle kept the water cold from 5 am all the way until the afternoon. This is really one of those finds that was a huge help during the double sessions (7 am to 3 pm practices). I could always be sure that his water was cold!

We love the safety features that prevent accidental spilling:

  • Hygienic push-button, flip-up lid with hygienic hard spout
  • Locking latch for extra security

  • And of course the convenient carrying handle that folds down when not in use!


    Now that we had found a great water jug solution, I was trying to find lunch ideas that would keep him field during school and for practice. I discovered the amazing cookbook FEED ZONE and there are so many amazing recipes for athletes. I eventually purchased FEED ZONE PORTABLES and especially the rice cakes have worked great for my family. Packed in our trusted Easylunchboxes!

    Here is a video on how to make the rice cakes:

    We make them with whatever we have in the house, although I do follow the original recipe most times. This time however, I added turkey, spinach, and onions only and topped it with a little bit of cheese.

    We have tried them with white and brown rice and once they cool down, they will stay compact and transport well.

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