What do you do when you have eggs about to go bad? You boil them and make egg salad! And make enough to enjoy it all week! Today I’m sharing five healthy school and office lunch ideas with egg salad!
What’s great about this post is that you can make perfect, easy to peel, hard boiled eggs and use them up to make egg salad for the week. Fresh eggs are not for boiling! Yep, that’s right. The best time to boil eggs is when you think they are going bad.
Making 5 different lunches with minimal ingredients that offer enough variety is quite simple. Check out this video for the inspiration.
For more meal ideas to help you add variety to your office and school lunches, head over to our meal plans page.
The 5 ideas to use Egg Salad include:
Use your favorite bread for this sandwich, add some lettuce on each side of the bread, this helps to keep your bread from getting soggy in the lunchbox, and top with two or three scoops of egg salad. If you love bacon like my kids do, adding two slices of bacon makes this sandwich the lunch version of bacon and eggs.
These celery logs are a fun crunchy way to eat egg salad. You can make these as a full lunch or even as a snack after school. Fill some celery sticks with egg salad and place a few sliced olives on top! It’s that simple. Add some fruit and extra veggies on the side and another lunch is complete.
This Avocado Stuffed with Egg Salad is one of my husband’s favorite lunches to bring to the office. It is full of protein and healthy fats, which help hold him over through the day. The best part, you can change this one idea up as well, just change the toppings, a little creole seasoning, tomatoes, olives or even some crumbled bacon.
A lighter version of the above avocado stuffed with egg salad. This is a delicious way to eat egg salad, and for those bigger appetites, you might want to make two.
My kids love hand-held foods in their lunchbox and this wrap is a simple way to get my kids to eat more veggies and protein in their school lunch. Use your favorite tortilla and chopped veggies, scoop in some egg salad and you have a delicious and filling meal for lunch.
Instead of trying to send turkey today, tuna tomorrow and ending the week with PB & J because we get lazy, try using one lunch staple a week and use these great tips!
What would your kids love to eat every day for lunch?
Ever have difficulty getting your kids to eat, or even try, spinach? This recipe will help you achieve just that!
While I personally love spinach, I know it may not be the easiest food to get picky eaters to like. Not only are these Spinach Bites simple to make and easy to put together, they taste delicious.
They are also the perfect addition to your kid’s school lunches. With our massive amount of ideas and recipes, putting together a school lunch has never been easier!—come join us!
Spinach Bites can be enjoyed as an appetizer, a lunch, or even a part of dinner. They have a similar texture to meatballs and can be eaten the same way!
I love to eat mine straight out of the oven, but they are just as good dipped in marinara sauce. Yum! Sometimes providing a dipping sauce is all it takes to get a picky eater to try it.
If you can’t find chopped frozen spinach, frozen spinach leaves will do! Just roughly chop them after thawing and draining!
Have any leftovers? Pack your Spinach Bites in a lunch box with some marinara sauce for dipping. Lunch is covered!
Use an ice cream scoop to measure out uniform amounts of mixture.
If you’re using a 2-teaspoon scoop, this recipe will make approximately 45 Spinach Bites.
You can add more breadcrumbs if necessary; just add them 2 tablespoons at a time and mix well.
*To use fresh spinach: If you want to use fresh spinach, you’ll need about 6 cups of fresh spinach leaves (packed).
Recipe adapted from The Curvy Carrot.