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We have simple and easy Hard boiled egg lunch ideas. Kids will love these delicious bento style ideas with fruit and more.

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Hard boiled egg lunch ideas

Today we are serving up breakfast as lunch! My kids love this idea and it is so simple! They get so excited when we make these.

This idea is so fun and really tasty.

cinnamon sticks and eggs and fruit

Ingredients for easy lunch ideas for kids:

  • hardboiled eggs – cut in half
  • strawberry yogurt
  • Cinnamon Toast – cut into sticks
  • fresh fruit – we did watermelon and grapes but any will do

How to make hard boiled egg lunch box:

First, you need to boil the eggs. Simply, put them in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan. Add water so that they are completely covered.

Next, heat the water on high to bring to a boil. Put a lid on the pan and turn the heat off. Make sure to leave the pot on the hot stove and let sit for about 10 to 12 minutes.

Finally, strain the water and add cold water over the eggs so they won’t cook any longer. Peel and enjoy!

Did you know you can make hard boiled eggs in the oven?

How to Bake Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven – make sure you read this post, because it is great when you are making a ton of eggs at once. If you like to meal prep, this is a great way to make a bunch at once.

Now, let’s make cinnamon toast!

This is so easy and my kids love it. For my cinnamon toast, I take a slice of wheat bread and butter it. Then I sprinkle it with my cinnamon and sugar recipe.

Put in your oven on the broiler setting. Make sure to watch it closely and not walk away because it only takes about 1 to 2 minutes before it starts to brown.

Let it cool and slice into 3 or 4 pieces.

Equipment you need for hard boiled egg lunch box:

We love these easy lunchboxes. We have used a cheaper version in the past, but I have switched to the name brand easy lunchboxes. They do a much better job and they last a lot longer. It is worth the few extra dollars for the name brand.

I also bought these mini dippers because they fit better in the lunchbox and are great for dips and small servings of yogurt. You can also use the plastic condiment containers if you need a dispoable option.

You could even put in a go-gurt. My kids like it when I put them in there frozen.

cinnamon sticks and eggs

How long do hard boiled eggs last?

This is a great question. Most people think that you have to eat them as soon as you make them, but that isn’t true at all. In fact, if you keep them in their shells and you boiled them completely through the eggs will last for 7 days in your fridge.

However, mine never last that long. My kids are too busy eating them for lunches and for snacks.  I’m lucky if they last a day or two at my house. I don’t mind though because it is a healthy option.

So, go ahead and make a lunch or two and store them in the fridge until your kids are ready to eat.

Try hard boiled egg for toddlers!

The entire family loves this lunch idea and it is also great for toddlers. You can’t go wrong with this fun, easy and delicious meal.

Variations to try:

  • Salad- I like to make a variation that includes a cobb salad. Yum
  • Yogurt- You can use any type for dipping. Greek yogurt is great as well because it gives you added protein.
  • Creamy avocado- This is great to add. So delicious!

More ideas for leftover hard boiled eggs:

hardboiled eggs with cinnamon sticks

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Easy Lunch Idea for Kids

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We have simple and easy Hard boiled egg lunch ideas. Kids will love these delicious bento style ideas with fruit and more.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Course Lunch
Calories 282
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 2 hardboiled eggs – cut in half
  • 1/4 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 1 Cinnamon Toast
  • fresh fruit


  • Place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan. Cover completely with water.
  • Heat the pot on high heat and bring the water to a full boil.
  • Cover the pan with a lid. Turn off the heat but leave the pot on the hot stove. Let it sit for 10 – 12 minutes.
  • Strain and run cold water over the eggs to help them cool and prevent them from cooking longer.
  • Peel
  • For cinnamon toast, take a slice of wheat bread and butter it. Then sprinkle it with  cinnamon and sugar recipe. Place it in the oven in the broiler for about 1 – 2 minutes until it starts to get brown. Allow it to cool and then slice it into 3 or 4 pieces.
  • Add eggs, cinnamon toast and fruit to lunchbox.

Recipe Notes

This lunch is great to make the night before and store in the refrigerator until it’s lunch time the next day. 
*Any type of yogurt or fruit works great in this easy lunch recipe! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 282kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 17g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 379mg, Sodium 288mg, Potassium 263mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 539IU, Calcium 142mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. This recipe is confusing, in the ingredients you say a hard boiled egg cut in half, yet the instructions say to hard boil the egg!