Egg Recipes

American Egg Board presents a new set of appetizing and appealing recipes developed by school nutrition professionals specifically for school lunches. Each showcases hard-boiled eggs prepped in a convenient form either diced, sliced, wedges or whole. Eggs contribute high-quality protein that is a versatile, acceptable and affordable meat/meat alternate. Complete preparation instructions, meal equivalencies and nutrition analysis are provided. Click on the links below.

Spinach Salad

Hard-boiled eggs are the perfect accompaniment to spinach for this vitamin and protein-packed salad option. One six-ounce salad pairs sliced hard-boiled eggs with fresh baby spinach, mushrooms, sweet red pepper strips, dried cranberries and dressing for just 200 calories (11% saturated fat) and 367 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Protein-Packed Veggie Salad

This hearty, healthy lunch salad features wedges of hard boiled egg with Great Northern beans, haricots verts, red-skinned potatoes, fresh tomato wedges and fresh chopped romaine lettuce topped with a robust herb vinaigrette. One 8.7-ounce salad with dressing contains 302 calories (10% saturated fat) and 155 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Shake Up Chopped Salad

Easy to prepare, portion, display and serve, this shake up salad starts with a hard-boiled egg and adds all of the best elements of a salad bar, combined in a handy single-serve container. This salad provides 275 calories (17% saturated fat) and 314 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Protein Box Lunch K-8

A protein packed lunch with a hard-boiled egg powers up students for their studies. Combine a hard-boiled egg with baby carrots, fresh broccoli florets with Ranch dip, a whole-grain bagel, grape jelly and fruit for a filling meal containing 500 calories (8% saturated fat) and 527 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Egg & Ranch Roll Up

Diced hard-boiled eggs blend with shredded Cheddar cheese, buttermilk ranch dressing and sweet red pepper strips inside a soft whole-grain tortilla for this colorful and tasty protein-packed lunch option. Each 4.7-ounce wrap contains just 286 calories (23% saturated fat) and only 330 milligrams of sodium. Read Full Recipe

Bistro Egg Sandwich

Sliced hard-boiled eggs are served on top of mixed baby greens with fresh sliced tomatoes and honey mustard dressing atop a whole-grain Kaiser roll. Create a filling meal for students of all ages. Each sandwich contains 321 calories (10% saturated fat) with 447 milligrams of sodium. Read Full Recipe

Southwest Cobb Salad

Top romaine lettuce with egg and avocado slices, diced tomatoes, sweet corn, seasoned black beans and shredded mozzarella cheese, with salsa ranch dressing and whole-grain croutons. Serve with fresh pear slices, apple juice, whole-grain dinner roll and low-fat milk for a meal containing 722 calories (7% calories saturated fat) and 1057 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Power Pack

Option 1: A la Carte Entrée
Hard-boiled egg, whole-grain pretzel and sliced apples (250 calories, 22% calories from fat, 6% calories from saturated fat, 210 milligram of sodium). Read Full Recipe

Option 2: A la Carte Snack
Hard-boiled egg, small whole-grain pretzel and sliced apples (220 calories, 24% calories from fat, 7% calories from saturated fat, 130 milligram of sodium). Read Full Recipe

Breakfast Boat (K-8): Rated #2 breakfast in survey

Scrambled eggs are served on a bed of chopped redskin potatoes and shredded cheese – a tempting skillet-type breakfast. Served with a whole-grain Mini Bagel, peaches, apples slices and 1% milk, this makes a filling morning meal with 430 calories (10% saturated fat) and 517 milligrams of sodium. Read Full Recipe

Stuffed Pita Eggwich (K-8): Rated #3 breakfast in survey

Cheesy scrambled eggs are folded into a whole-grain Mini Pita, which is wrapped in foil – perfect for a grab-n-go service item. With 1 cup fruit, like a mini-tangerine and sliced strawberry cup, and 1% milk, this makes a complete breakfast with 464 calories (10% saturated fat) and 310 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Southwest Breakfast Taco (9-12): Rated #1 breakfast in survey

Mexican flavors are very on trend – this combo of scrambled eggs, black beans and cheese is wrapped in two fresh corn tortillas and served with salsa, fruit (fresh kiwi wedges and diced pears, for example) and 1% milk. As a high school breakfast, this provides 512 calories (9% saturated fat) and 452 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Two Muffin Breakfast (9-12)

Perfect for a meal-to-go, this breakfast features a Cheesy Broccoli Egg Muffin and a whole-grain, reduced-fat Blueberry Muffin. Served with 100% orange juice, red grapes and 1% milk, the meal provides 477 calories (11% saturated fat) and 476 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Green Eggs and Ham Brunch-for-Lunch (K-8): Rated #3 lunch in survey

Dr. Seuss is popular any day: Scrambled eggs with spinach, turkey ham and cheese are served with a whole-grain flatbread, sweet potato bites, salsa, a petite banana and 1% milk for 653 calories (9% saturated fat) and 1024 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Huevos Rancheros Brunch-for-Lunch: (9-12): Rated #2 lunch in survey

Southwestern flavors are popular for lunch too! Scrambled eggs served with a mildly spicy ranchero sauce, fresh corn tortillas, shredded cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, vegetarian refried beans, Mexican brown rice, orange wedges, raisins and 1% milk for 822 calories (7% saturated fat) and 684 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Very Veggie, Egg & Pretzel Panini

This filling panini starts with scrambled eggs or egg patty, American cheese, baby spinach leaves, sliced white mushrooms and sliced tomato on a pretzel bun. For a complete healthy meal, serve with baby carrots, broccoli florets and ranch dipping sauce, fresh kiwi, diced apricots and low-fat milk containing 751 calories (11% calories saturated fat) and 639 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Pretzel Brunch

Top a pretzel bun with turkey sausage, egg patties and American cheese, red skin potatoes, pear tomatoes and ranch dipping sauce. Serve with orange wedges, fresh apple slices and low-fat milk. One sandwich contains 875 calories (10.5% calories saturated fat) and 843 milligrams sodium. Read Full Recipe


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