Deviled egg salad is the perfect use for leftover hard boiled eggs! We’re taking the traditional flavors of a deviled egg, but mashing it all together to be eaten on bread, toast, crackers, cucumber slices or on its own! It’s a delicious protein packed option for at home, or on the go tucked into a lunchbox.
Welcome to the very first installment of the new to the blog lunchbox series! WHOOP WHOOP! I am way pumped to be sharing this lunchbox series to you guys! Hunter officially starts school in 3 day. 3 DAYS. I can’t even believe it. He is super excited, and I’m excited for him too, but dang, I will miss that kid!
In anticipation of him eating lunch away from home 5 days of the week, we’ve been doing a lot of trial run lunchbox lunches and it has been so much fun! I LOVE bento boxes. They’re basically an extension of my love for snack platter lunches. The compartments allow you to naturally offer a variety of foods. We purchases 2 new lunchboxes for the school year + we already had a few lunchboxes we used on the regular for meals/snacks when we’re out and about.
I am a big fan of the durability stainless steel lunchboxes offer. We already had 3 different lunchbots brand lunchboxes (this big one, this medium one and this medium bento one). I wanted another big one since Hunter eats like an adult basically, but the compartments were what I was on the look for.
I went with the large LunchBots bento cinco and it’s been great! It is the perfect size and has the durability I love. If you’re kiddo is a small/medium eater, the medium LunchBots bento trio is a great way to go. I use that often for my 2 and 4 year olds that don’t have as big of appetites as my 6 year old. This deep LunchBots bento trio looks awesome too!
I got a Planetbox rover and this is also a new favorite. It’s super cute and holds foods really well. I am pumped to have the two different lunch boxes to rotate through during the week.
What to pack for lunches?
Here is the fun part – filling the lunchboxes! If your compartments look like mine – 5 different sections, here’s a tip on how to pack. Fill the 5 sections with these options: a protein, a carbohydrate, a fruit, a veggie and a bonus (nuts, dip, treat).
In this lunchbox here’s my breakdown:
Protein – deviled egg salad (recipe below!)
Carbohydrate – cut up whole grain toast
Fruit – grapes
Veggies – snap peas
Bonus – pistachios (that I shelled since I know lunch is limited on time at school!)
Easy, right? Feel free to use my formula and make it work for your kid/self too!
Now let’s make some deviled egg salad! Be sure to try out my trick for perfectly peeled hard boiled eggs. Peeling hard boiled eggs is a great task for kids to take on too. Gather your kids and get to making this deviled egg salad together!
Deviled Egg Salad [Lunchbox Series]
- 6 hard boiled eggs peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- In a bowl add the diced hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, sea salt and pepper. Stir until combined.
- Divide into 4 air tight containers (4 for kids, or 2 or adults) for storage. Serve on bread, toast, crackers, cucumber slices or eaten as is!
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What type of lunchbox do you like and use? Do you have favorite lunchbox recipes I should check out? Leave your links below!