If your kids are anything like mine, they can’t get enough of the Easter egg hunt tradition. One year I decided to take the fun a step further and created an Easter Egg Hunt Lunch. Out of all of the treats I have ever made my kids, this one has probably left the longest lasting impression!

The concept is simple: Restock an empty egg carton with plastic Easter eggs that have been filled with bite-sized lunch foods. It’s so easy for parents to prepare, and kids absolutely love it. You could even hide the eggs throughout the house and have them actually hunt for their lunch. The possibilities are endless!

This lunch is ultra-portable as well. Have a big family gathering to go to? Bring the carton along for your kiddo to enjoy, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing exactly how many carbohydrates are in it.

It’s easy to adapt the contents to your own child’s likes and dislikes. You may even consider adding foods they wouldn’t normally eat; I’ve been surprised many times at how much more accepting my kids are of new foods when they’re presented in a fun way. For some reason it just tends to bring out their adventurous sides!


  • Bite-sized foods such as a sandwich cut into small squares, crackers, cheese cubes, carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, or grapes
  • Empty egg carton
  • 12 plastic Easter eggs

How To Make It

  1. Fill an empty egg carton with 12 plastic Easter eggs.
  2. Fill the plastic Easter eggs with bite-sized foods of your choice. Done!

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.