Eggs aren’t just for breakfast; they also make delicious and high-protein lunches like my spinach egg cups.
These small bites are a great lunch idea you can prep ahead, and I’ll show you how to pack them so they stay warm! Let’s get started.
Cheesy Spinach Egg Bites
Cheesy egg bites are a kid-favorite lunch option that’s easy to make with eggs, milk, cheese, and your choice of add-ins. This recipe uses chopped spinach and shredded mozzarella cheese- a perfect way to add more greens to your kid’s day!
To make this recipe ahead, bake the egg cups and refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to pack lunch, reheat them in the microwave and add them to the lunch box with additional snacks.
What Goes in a Spinach Egg Cup Lunchbox
To turn these spinach egg cups into a balanced lunch, here’s an idea of what you can pack them with:
- Eggs cups: pack 4 egg cups for smaller kids and 6 for larger appetites.
- Fruit: this lunchbox includes chopped peaches and fresh blueberries.
- Something crunchy: today it’s trail mix, but next time it could be crackers or pita chips.
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How to pack Spinach Egg Cups for Lunch
If you’d like to keep the spinach egg cups warm, pack them in a thermos container, but if your kids don’t mind them at room temp, you can pack them in a regular lunch container as pictured above.
I’ll show you how to do both below:
Make the egg cups (recipe below), and wash and cut the fruit.
- To Keep Them Hot
Warm your thermos container and add 4-6 warm egg cups. Pack the fruit and nuts into a separate snack container.
- Room Temperature
Place 4-6 egg cups in a compartmentalized lunch container and pack the fruit and nuts into the other compartments.
- Pack it up
Place the thermos container or lunchbox (with an ice pack) into a lunch bag, and you’re ready to go!
Looking for a durable thermos container that will keep food hot for hours? Check out my favorite options here.
More Egg Cup Lunch Ideas
You can make egg cups of all kinds by mixing and matching different ingredients like veggies, lunch meat, and leftover odds and ends from dinner. With this recipe and the ones below, you won’t get tired of these baked egg bites anytime soon.
Pizza Egg Cups | Spinach & Bacon Egg Cups | Salsa Egg Bites
You can also watch how a couple of these recipes are made in this quick video:Print
Cheese & Spinach Egg Cups
Pack these cheesy spinach egg cups for a delicious and high-protein lunch!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 18 minutes
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- Yield: 24 bites
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Oven
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- ½ cup chopped spinach
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 24-count mini muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add in the chopped spinach and shredded cheese. Mix to combine all ingredients.
- Distribute egg mixture evenly into muffin pan cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Allow mini quiches to cool in the pan before carefully removing them with a small knife or spatula.
- Pack into a compartmentalized lunch container or thermos.
- Serving Size: 6 egg cups
- Calories: 196
- Sugar: 1.2 g
- Sodium: 289.8 mg
- Fat: 13.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 6 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.9 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 16.1 g
- Cholesterol: 301.3 mg
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