04 Dec, 2008
Egg Molds for Cute Bento Lunchboxes
Posted by: Meg In: Lunchbox Products
Hard boiled egg molds are easy and fun, and a great way to add a nutrient rich protein to a lunchbox. They are inexpensive and come in a bunch of different shapes to appeal to the whims of your kid or the lunchbox theme of the day. My kids favorites are the car egg mold and the bunny egg mold.
To use the egg molds, you boil eggs as you usually do for hard boiled eggs: Cover eggs with water in a pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Next, run eggs under cold water. Peel the eggs, squish them into the molds and soak the molds in cold water for 10 minutes.
For added fun, you can color the hard boiled eggs. In this regard, you have 2 options. One is to use typical food coloring: soak the molded eggs in water with food coloring until desired color is reached. For a more natural technique, use some of the natural dying tips from JustBento.
There are several options for buying hard boiled egg molds online, the cheapest I have found is Ichiban Kan, although they often seem to be out of stock. Ebay is a good option, too, but beware of high shipping costs from some sellers. From my experience, expect to pay around $15 for a set of 4 including shipping.
Any other tips for adding color to your lunchbox?