Hot ‘n’ crispy chicken nuggets for school lunches

In the word’s of rapper Drake, “You say, ‘Do you love me?’ I tell her, ‘Only partly. I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry.'”

Add chicken nuggets to the list.

If I had to rank my three-year-old’s greatest loves in life it’d be:

  1. Nuggets
  2. Momma
  3. Bed

Sometimes I feel guilty feeding my children so many chicken nuggets, but it’s the only protein my son will eat! We like the Tyson Fully Cooked Fun Nuggets with Whole Grain Breading at home and Chick-fil-A when we’re out.

Disclaimer: I don’t think the Tyson Fun Nuggets are tasty, but my son loves them and their dinosaur shape. Maybe your children will love them too. Some reviewers claim the original recipe was tastier before Tyson moved to a 100% all natural recipe.

When I think about school lunches, I envision sandwiches. The problem is my son is extremely picky. He won’t eat the usual brown bag standbys: peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, or turkey and cheese sandwiches.

Packing sandwichless lunches is challenging. Fortunately, a Thermos is a desperate mom’s best friend. They make lunch packing easier for the “no sandwich club.”

Here’s how a Thermos keeps your baby chick’s school lunch hot and ready. If you’re a chicken nugget loving adult, get yourself a Thermos too.

Thermos Shopping

I bought ours on Amazon and asked my son to pick out the color. We have the Thermos FooGo Leak-Proof Stainless Steel Food Jar 10 Oz.

Chicken Nugget Preparation

  1. Heat your homemade or store bought chicken nuggets accordingly.
  2. Meanwhile, boil water. Just before you’re ready to pack the nuggets, pour the boiling water into the Thermos. (The heat from the container will transfer to the nuggets.)
  3. Dump out the water.
  4. To avoid soggy nuggets: Quickly dry the bottom of the Thermos with a paper towel or napkin. Throw it out.
  5. To keep the nuggets crispy: Put a crumpled paper towel or napkin into the bottom of the Thermos.
  6. Place the chicken nuggets into the warm Thermos and tightly seal the container.

A Final Thought – From the Pillow

Invest in some handy kitchen helpers because you’re worth it.

So make mom life a little easier with a Thermos purchase. And please, don’t forget to go easy on yourself. There should be no mom guilt about serving nuggets.

Do you have sandwich haters at home? What’s on your kids’ lunch menu?

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