Making Lunch Fun, One Box at a Time

ben·tol·o·gy (ben t äləjē) Noun : The study of making nutritious and fun lunches for my daughters.

I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs. So, in hopes someone might get some inspiration from me, I've decided to post some pictures here.

This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:7-9



Step 1:  There are several sets of egg molds you can purchase.  These are the ones I have.  They were sold as car/fish, bear/bunny, and heart/star (which always comes out looking like a flower).

Step 2:  Next, you simply hard boil eggs the way you normally would.  It seems like there are lots of different methods out there.  My friend Jennifer shared her secret to boiling eggs and it seems to work great!  Bring a pan of water to a boil.  GENTLY, add your eggs to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 3:  Now, if there is a tricky part of the process, I guess this would be it.  You need to peel the eggs, but keep them as hot as possible.  I run the egg under cool water, just enough so that I don't burn my fingers when I'm peeling it.  After it's peeled, I throw it back in the hot water while I peel the others to heat it up again.
Step 4:  Next, take the warm, peeled egg and place it in the egg mold.

Step 5:  Once you have all the eggs in all the molds, place the molds in an ice water bath for about 5-10 minutes.

Step 6:  Now, simply remove your egg and viola! 

Now, if you want to take it a step further (and if you don't have issues using food dye) you can color your eggs.

Step 7:  To dye the eggs, you simply need a cup of water, liquid food coloring and your egg.  Add a few drops of color to the water and stir.  Place your egg in the colored water and leave it there until it's the desired shade. 


  1. LOVE the egg molds tutorial idea! How about how to use chopsticks? (If you know how!) I would really like to use them sometimes with my bentos and have NO idea how to!

  2. Kelly -- I'll take pictures and post the egg mold process next time I make eggs (which will be soon because the girls finished up the last of the hard boiled eggs for breakfast). Can't help you with the chopsticks but I've always wanted to know too :)