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.