Easter Egg School Lunch

April 15, 2014  |  Food + Drink
Easter Egg School Lunch |

With Easter just around the corner, we have been dying lots and lots of eggs. Traditionally, the eggs we dye are for decorative purposes only, often dyed with those kits you can pick up, along with all the other Easter things, in grocery stores and department stores. But I decided to switch things up a bit this year and eat them – the eggs that is. This meant using food colouring to dye the eggs, instead of the store bought kits.  I poured about ½ cup of water into a bowl and added around 20 drops of food colouring. I also refrigerated any eggs that weren’t eaten, right after dying them.

We dyed our Easter eggs just before lunch, so a lot were eaten right away. It was a nice way to transition from an activity into lunch and it gave me an opportunity to teach the kids how to peel their own eggs. They loved it!

They liked it so much in fact, I thought it would be a fun surprise for my daughter to find one in her school lunch. But before packing a hard boiled egg with the shell on, in your child’s lunchbox, make sure you teach them how to peel it.

Easter Egg School Lunch |

1. Lay a napkin out on the table (notice how I packed one with the lunch).  2. Show them how to first crack the egg on the napkin and then roll the egg to crack the shell all the way around.  3. Start peeling off the shell.  4. Until it is all off.  5. Then roll the egg shells up in the napkin.

Easter Egg School Lunch |

Kids love learning new skills, so on top of being fun and perfect for Easter these eggs are helping your child learn new life skills. Plus when children have a vested interest in something they are often more open to it, so if your child is at all hesitant about eating hard boiled eggs, this just may be the ticket for them. Give it a try at home and see how it works because hard boiled eggs are such an easy and healthy addition to school lunches.

And for everyone who already loves them these will be a nice surprise.


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  1. What a beautiful lunch! My son loves hard boiled eggs (well the whites anyway) but I find that sometimes I can barely get the shell off without totally butchering the egg. I have heard not to use fresh eggs but was wondering if I am doing something else wrong. I have educated myself on how to properly boil an egg but still have this problem fairly often. Do other people have this problem or is it just me? If you have any knowledge on how to fix this I would love your advice. Came over via BYW, glad I stopped by.

    • Hi Maggie, freshness is definitely a factor in how easy it is to peel and egg. A fresh egg has a stronger membrane which makes it more difficult to peel where an older egg has a weaker membrane, making it easier to separate the shell from the egg. I hard boil my eggs by placing the eggs in a pot and covering them with cold water. I cover the pot with a lid and bring the water to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil I remove the pot (with the lid still on) from the heat and let the eggs sit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes i rinse the eggs under cool water. I rarely have a problem peeling them. Hope this helps:)

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