Egg Salad Lunchbox

Enjoy hard-boiled eggs on their own or chopped up and mixed with creamy dressing and some veggies thrown in for good measure. Dip a whole-wheat cracker into the mix or assemble an egg salad sandwich when you're ready to eat (last-minute assembly keeps the bread from getting soggy). If you're making lunch the night before, sprinkling the apple slices with a little cinnamon will add flavor and help mask any unsightly browning.

Egg Salad Lunchbox
Photo: Diana Chistruga
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 large hard-boiled egg, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped celery or shredded carrot

  • 2 tablespoons Creamy Yogurt-Dill Sauce (see Associated Recipes) or ranch dressing

  • 8 small whole-grain crackers or 1 small whole-wheat hamburger bun

  • ½ apple, sliced, or 1/2 cup mixed berries

  • ¼ cup sliced peppers, cucumbers and/or grape tomatoes


  1. Combine egg, celery (or carrot), sauce (or dressing), salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pack the egg mixture along with crackers (or bun), apple (or berries) and vegetables in a divided bento-style lunchbox or in separate containers with lids. Refrigerate or keep cold with an ice pack until ready to serve. Serve the egg salad on the crackers (or bun).

Associated Recipes

Creamy Yogurt-Dill Sauce

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
13g Fat
43g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Vitamin A 1173IU 23%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Potassium 489mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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