Whether you’re observing May the Fourth or celebrating the latest Star Wars movie release, serve your rebel crew a snack that’s far, far, and away the best in the galaxy!

Turning a boiled egg into the lovable droid BB-8 was a huge hit for my T1D son. As a young Star Wars fan, his favorite characters are the ones from the newest movies. And the ingredients used to make this little guy are packed with protein and essentially carb-free. May the force (and stable blood sugar) be with you!

Nutritional Information

Serves: 1

Serving Size: 1 BB-8 droid (including equivalent of 1 egg and 4g cheese; roasted seaweed amount is negligible; quinoa not included)

  • Calories: 83
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0g


  • 2 eggs
  • Roasted seaweed sheet (also called nori, found in the Asian food aisle)
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 2 toothpicks or white birthday candles

How To Make It

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. As soon as the water boils, remove the saucepan from the burner and cover the pan. Let sit in the hot water for about 12 minutes, then drain. Let eggs cool completely before peeling.
  2. Cut the very top off of one egg and discard. Flip the remaining portion over so that your BB-8 will stand up on the plate.
  3. Slice off the end of a second egg to make a half-sphere shape for BB-8’s head. Or, using the large end of a melon baller, scoop out a ball from the top of the second egg. (This naturally makes a half sphere when it runs into the yolk. If you get any of the yolk in your half-sphere, just wipe it out and use a sharp knife to trim the half-sphere to make it sit properly on top of the first egg if necessary.)
  4. Place the half-sphere of egg on top of the whole egg to form BB-8’s head and body. Insert two birthday candles or toothpicks through the top of the head to secure it to the body, leaving one taller than the other to resemble BB-8’s antennae.
  5. Using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, cut out two small circles from a roasted seaweed sheet, one slightly larger than the other. (Raisins or black sesame seeds could also work here.) Position seaweed circles on the egg to resemble BB-8’s “eyes” (or lenses?), the larger one slightly higher than the smaller one.
  6. Using a sharp knife, kitchen scissors, or a small circle cookie cutter, cut out 6 rings from the cheese. You’ll need 2 larger rings (to encircle the head and bottom of your droid), 3 medium-sized rings with an X or star pattern cut from the center (for the body), and 1 small ring (for the top of the head).
  7. Position the cheese rings onto the eggs. (The peeled egg white should be sticky enough to hold the cheese in place.) For the larger ring that goes around the bottom of BB-8’s head, cut a small gap into it, and position the gap underneath the eyes.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve on a bed of quinoa, if desired (note: quinoa is not included in nutrition calculation).

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.