Easy Bento lunch ideas with hardboiled eggs, fruit, veggies, and trail mix. Turn hardboiled eggs into cute chicks in this kid-friendly bento lunchbox.
Last year I made a resolution to pack Isabella’s lunch every day for school. I bought a Bento style lunchbox- these Reusable 3-Compartment Divided Containers are our favorite. I bought all of the cute Bento accessories- cutters, picks, dividers, etc. I started pinning fun lunchbox ideas (like these adorable Teddy Bear Toast) left and right. I don’t even think we made it a month.
Sometimes finding stuff that Isabella likes to eat is such a struggle. Which is crazy because she really is a good eater. She loves salad, pretty much all berries (like this Mixed Berry Fresh Fruit Salad), and is a definite meat eater. But when I started noticing she was coming home with half-full lunch boxes, we decided to switch to allowing her to buy her lunch.
We are back on the lunchbox bandwagon this year; so, I am trying out some of my “lunchbox ideas” this summer to see what she likes and what she doesn’t. Check out this list of our favorite non-sandwich lunchbox ideas. Hopefully by fall I will have a full arsenal of approved lunches!
I’m a big fan of the Bento lunch ideas that only takes a few minutes to assemble. This one was really quick and so perfect for spring! We eat hardboiled eggs for snacks all the time, so I knew that would go over well inside the lunchbox.
This hardboiled egg chick Bento lunchbox made the cut:
A few of our favorite lunchbox treats:
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 2-4 drops green food coloring
- 2 hardboiled eggs
- 10-12 baby carrots
- 8 blackberries
- 2 tbsp trail mix
- Use the food coloring to dye the coconut flakes green - use this as the "grass" under the "chicks".
- Slice off small tips of the carrots and blackberries to make "eyes" and "noses" for the chicks.
- Cut one hardboiled egg in half and arrange the faces.
- Fill the rest of the lunchbox with your favorite snacks - such as carrots, blackberries, and trail mix.
This post was published June 27, 2014 and updated August 15, 2019.
Friday 25th of September 2015
I stumbled across your blog and I love it! I especially loved the bento box you made. Thanks for sharing. Because it's so easy and healthy, I added it to a list of awesome no sandwich lunches! I can't wait to try more recipes!
Tuesday 8th of July 2014
Adorable! Pinning for later. Thanks so much for sharing at our Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party. Hope you can join us this wednesday night at 8:30 PM EST -Doree
Wednesday 2nd of July 2014
Such a great idea to get kids to eat eggs! Love it! I'd love it if you shared this on Worthwhile Wednesdays ~Allie
Friday 27th of June 2014
How cute is this?! I want it for myself. I'm really trying to come up with some fun and original ideas for lunches when the kids start school. Pinning this one for sure!