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Eggs in Schools

Hard-Boiled Egg Ideas & Benefits

It can be tough to plan healthy school meals that meet federal guidelines and appeal to kids of all ages. Hard-boiled eggs can answer that challenge by helping you create delicious and nutritious meal and snack options. Serve them whole as a protein-rich snack with spicy herb blends or savory dips or cut up as a meal complement.

They’re easy to slice, dice or cut into wedges for use as a non-meat protein topping on salads or tucked inside a sandwich or wrap. Paired with fresh vegetables and fruits, hard-boiled eggs help complete a satisfying meal. We’ve got the recipe ideas to get you started creating lunches, snacks and suppers too. Hard-boiled eggs offer school nutrition operators a convenient and affordable meat/meat alternate to create enticing meals students will love.

Easily Prepared Egg Forms

The perfect protein-rich snack any time of day

Makes a great snack or salad protein partner

Top a sandwich, salad or plate with vegetables

Perfect for salads, tacos or wraps

Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes

American Egg Board presents a set of appetizing and appealing recipes developed by school nutrition professionals specifically for school meals. Complete preparation instructions, meal equivalencies and nutrition analysis are provided. Click on the links below.

Shake Up Chopped Salad

Easy to prepare, portion, display and serve, this shake up salad contains all of the best elements of a salad bar, premade in a handy single-serve container. The seven-ounce salad features layers of diced hard-boiled eggs, chicken, sweet peppers and tomatoes, chopped green onion and tender spring peas topped with buttermilk ranch dressing.
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Egg and Ranch Roll Up

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.
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Bistro Egg Sandwich

Sliced hard-boiled eggs are served on top of mixed baby greens with fresh sliced tomatoes and honey mustard dressing, nestled in a whole-grain Kaiser roll.
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Protein-Packed Veggie Salad

This hearty and healthy lunch salad option features wedges of hard-boiled egg paired with seasoned Great Northern beans, haricots verts, red-skinned potatoes, fresh tomato wedges and fresh chopped romaine lettuce, topped with a robust herb vinaigrette.
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Spinach Salad

Hard-boiled eggs accompany spinach in this vitamin and protein-packed salad option. One six ounce salad with an ounce of dressing contains sliced hard-boiled eggs, fresh baby spinach, fresh sliced mushrooms, sweet red pepper strips, topped with dried cranberries and balsamic vinaigrette.
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Protein Box Lunch (K-8)

A protein packed lunch supplies fuel to hungry students for their studies. One large hard-boiled egg pairs up with baby carrots, fresh broccoli florets and a one-ounce cup of Ranch dip, along with a whole-grain bagel, grape jelly and choice of fruit for a filling meal.
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Features & Benefits of Hard-Boiled Eggs

  • Acceptable — Students of all ages are familiar with and enjoy hard-boiled eggs.
  • Affordable — One large hard-boiled egg equals two oz. eq. meat/meat alternate in school meals for approximately $0.20 per serving.
  • Convenient — Precooked hard-boiled eggs save preparation time and labor in the kitchen.
  • Gluten Free — Hard-boiled eggs fit into special meal considerations.
  • Inventory Friendly — Multi-purposed hard-boiled eggs help turn inventory.
  • Labor Saving — Purchase precooked or prepare on site; hard-boiled eggs fit easily into any school nutrition operation.
  • Safe — Further processed eggs are pasteurized.
  • Vegetarian — Hard-boiled eggs in any form help build flavorful vegetarian recipes.
  • Versatile — Breakfast, lunch, snacks or supper, hard-boiled eggs fit every meal occasion.
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