September 14, 2016
Today, I’m sharing five ways to recreate egg salad into healthy and fresh lunches you can pack to school or the office.
Creating a variety of meals with one main ingredient is a simplified way to plan ahead and maximize the ingredients you already have on hand.
I have more school lunch ideas using this same concept but with ham, turkey, hummus, and even hard-boiled eggs! More on that below, but for now, let’s focus on today’s star ingredient: egg salad.
Is Egg Salad Healthy?
This egg salad recipe is healthier than traditional because it uses whole milk Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. This simple switch cuts down on the fat while adding a delicious tangy flavor for fewer calories.
Not too sure about using plain Greek yogurt in an egg salad? Try going half and half with the yogurt and mayonnaise. It will still have a tangy, creamy flavor but fewer calories.
And if you’re into low-carb, high-protein meals this egg salad is the perfect fit, not to mention all the different ways you can serve it low-carb!
Best Egg Salad Recipes
There are a few different ways to prepare egg salad, and I’ve tried most of them with great success. Whether you need a version without mayo or want to use a healthier fat like avocado, there’s a recipe for you below.
School & Office Lunches with Egg Salad
If you plan to use any of these recipes for a lunch meal prep, I recommend prepping the hard-boiled eggs ahead of time. I have a no-fail method for hard-boiled eggs that are easy to peel that will save you time and the hassle of egg-shells-sticking-to-egg-whites.
I often talk about how to meal prep lunch around here, and these five lunch recipes are the perfect example. Basing your weekly lunches on one or two main ingredients is much less of a headache than making a different meal, seven days a week.
This egg salad, as well as, other school lunch ideas, are designed with parents in mind, so they can be prepped ahead and stowed in the fridge for a couple of days until you are ready to pack them for a school or office lunch. Then, all that’s left is to choose which lunch sides you want to send with your main dish! Learn more about packing egg salad for lunch here!
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What egg salad lunch will you be trying first?
5 Healthy School and Office Lunch Ideas with Egg Salad
The Best Egg Salad Recipe
- 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
- 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 small white, onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl and stir, thoroughly to combine.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
More Lunches with One Main Ingredient
Did you like these school lunch ideas with egg salad? Check out more ideas that use one main ingredient for a weeks’ worth of healthy and fresh lunches.