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. I bought all of the cute Bento accessories- cutters, picks, dividers, etc. I started pinning fun lunchbox ideas 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 and pretty much all berries, 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.
Next year, I want to be back on the lunchbox bandwagon. So this summer, I am trying out some of my “lunchbox ideas” to see what she likes and what she doesn’t. Hopefully by fall I will have a full arsenal of approved lunches! This hardboiled egg chick Bento lunchbox made the cut:
We eat hardboiled eggs for snacks all the time, so I knew that would go over well inside the lunchbox. I love to buy a package of Great Day Farms Hard-Boiled Eggs- they come peeled and ready to eat, which makes early morning lunchbox prep even easier! Full of protein, vitamin A & D, and phosphorus that help boost immune function and strengthen teeth and bones.
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!
Hardboiled Egg Chick Bento
- 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.
How do you get your kiddos to eat all of their lunch at school? Do you have any more cute Bento lunch ideas for me?